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…if its flyable we will be out flying

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Colombia 2017

After a day relaxing and getting kit prepped yesterday, we took a trip up to the mountain this morning for a shakedown flight.

The plan was for some local thermalling, landing back of the accommodation after we were happy with the tracking system and general equipment set-up. After taking off into a good looking sky, we cruised around just to shake out the rust, base was at just over 8000ft which allowed us to fly out into the flatlands and explore the area with the vultures for a couple of hours before returning to land. I landed at base, then got Dave to land out so we could check the accuracy of the tracking system which worked perfectly.

Tomorrow’s plan Is an out and return to Buga, as a final shakeout before the clients arrive.

Lee and Dave


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CP training and Tandems

We had another day of training CP students on the 7/7/16.  The forecast was for strong conditions all day so only the CP students were called in. As I was busy with students Dave came in and took Tim on the tandem for a nice 35 min flight.

We spent most of the day ground handling but our patients was rewarded with some nice evening flying before the rain came at 6pm.

Congratulations to Tom for completing his EP and huge congratulations to Chris for completing his CP. Well done. 


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Can this really be true????

Two days of EP and CP training in a row. Well done to David Molloy for completing your CP training today with some text book flights. Congratulations to Dave and Ben for completing your EP course in just two days, well done.

Looks like I’ll be out with day ones tomorrow morning if these thunderstorms pass through. Time for beer and bed, I’m shattered.  


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Training on the Summer Solstice 21/06/16

Well what a fantastic days training for the EP and CP group. Despite the strong wind we managed a full days flying in almost perfect conditions. Congratulations to Peter Littledale for completing your CP, some really great fly buddy. I’m looking forward to flying with you soon. Well done to the EP group for some top ground handling this morning. All the hard work was worth it with some text book flights this evening. It’s been a long day, in fact the longest day. Time for beer and bed as we’re doing it all again tomorrow.  


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CP training 17/05/2016

We had a lovely morning’s training starting at 7 AM. Congratulations to Peter Littledale on completing a fantastic 20 minute soaring flight on his brand-new Triple Seven Rook II. The wind and thermals blew up by 11 o’clock so time for a little staff training. It was great to share the sky again with Mr Cox.


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Training again 30/03/16

After a long look at the weather forecasts we decided to cancel the EP and tasters and call in the CP students.

We meet up at 15:00 for some theory and ground training then flew until sunset.

Well done Nigel and Chris, some really great flying and ground handling. 

Dave and I are staff training tomorrow as it’s far to thermic for safe training. We will report on how we get on.