Conditions were better on Sunday morning and at around 8am the balloons launched from Oaksey Park and in the easterly wind flew over AD to Chalford.
Paul Lazenby and yours truly took off in the Falke to watch them from the air.
We are indebted to Adrain Giles and Richard Burgoyne for driving the winch. The heavy rain that greeted us at 8 o'clock cleared through the morning and we were able to get in the air just after 11.00.
Thereafter, the two-seaters were kept busy flying the one-day course and enthusiastic groups of ATC scouts and UWE students.
Thereafter the two-seaters were kept busy flying an enthusiastic group of UWE students and Indi and Lee on the one-day course.
We didn't quite have to line up car headlights for the last landing, but it was dark by the time we got the toys away.
So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
Members taking a stroll around the airfield may experience a feeling of disorientation and confusion if they visit the west end of the cross runway.On Sunday Morning Christoff and Stuart Thackary had site checks and Craig Mustoe had ridge checks, with 17 visiting aircraft and numerous local aircraft the ridge was very busy, in the after noon the wave set up and a number of pilots took advantage with my self being prevented from going higher than 8000ft because of airspace and sunset fast approaching.Monday and Tuesday morning were non flyable due to rain, on Tuesday the weather broke at lunchtime and flying started at 1400hrs, Craig endured more two seat flying on a busy ridge while several Cotswold pilots had wave flights to over 7000ft.Wednesday started as Tuesday had finished, Craig took another two seat flight and again several pilots found wave but this time only to 5000ft, with the wind getting stronger and more turbulent flying halted at 1400hrs.Thursday was a quieter day wind wise but wave was in the forecast, Craig took his first solo ridge flight and nearly all CGC pilots got above 4000ft.Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.