|2 December 2006 -
|There was a break in the
weather and Saturday looked a possibility for flying. As you must
take every opportunity offered at this time of the year we got up early
and headed for the airfield.
|The cloud was quite low and
although it had been raining it had stopped by the time we arrived at the
airfield. We decided to take off and perform a couple of circuits to
check before going further afield. Having decided it was quite safe
we flew over past Popham, the onto Lasham,
|not many gliders flying
today, then over to Cranleigh and past Dunsfold. We don't often pass
on this side of the airfield.
|Then on to Guildford and back
along the Hogsback and over towards Basingstoke and Reading. We
called up White Waltham from point Sierra to obtain the airfield landing
details. It is always nice to return to White Waltham although we
had almost forgotten just how sticky the field can get there. With
muddy boots we headed for the clubhouse to sign in and pay for the
fuel. We were pleased to see we could still obtain our favoured
bacon baguettes and coffee for lunch. Feeling refreshed we left the
club house where the Christmas decorations were being erected.
|We headed for home
and decided upon landing that as there was still some light and the engine
was warm we would take advantage and perform an oil change. We have
this off to a fine art and with the "modded" plastic tubing and
container we completed the task very quickly. We washed the WW mud
off the plane and put the covers on before placing her in the parking
hanger. The weather was certainly getting colder and gales were
forecast for Sunday.
|We returned home very
grateful for a flight in December.