Back in February MIL gave Hubby a glider lesson voucher for his birthday. He put it aside until the weather was more settled then a couple of weeks back booked up to fly yesterday. You know how these things usually are - you book a date, then wake up to find it's raining - you ring up and it's confirmed that the weather is too bad to fly (remember the helicopter charter I organised for his actual birthday?).
Well, wasn't it just typical that yesterday was a scorching hot day and if anything a bit too hot and settled for gliding? Never mind, off we set for the Cambridge Gliding club out on an airfield in the middle of the countryside near Little Gransden. We thought it would probably take an hour or so and didn't really expect to be sitting on the edge of an airfield (next to a field full of rapeseed - nice for my hayfever...not!) for pretty much the rest of the day, with only the wings of gliders and an old minibus to offer shade from what turned out to be a blistering hot day.
I'm just a little bit red and sore today.....why didn't I think to grab some sun lotion on the way out of the house?
Anyway, I thought I'd pop a few photos onhere - you can click for a bigger version.
Getting ready to go
The winch taking up the slack
Up in the air (check out that sky you people who think it's always raining in the UK!)
Tow rope about to be released
From the glider
Looking down on the airfield - I've marked where I was huddling for shade!
Coming in for his first landing
Luckily for us there were a few more thermals to be found in the afternoon than they'd had in the morning so his flights were of pretty good length and he enjoyed the day. Not sure he'll be wanting to take it up though - he has a problem with "well, you don't really go anywhere, do you?". hehehe
Hope you enjoyed the weather this weekend and that you were more organised and therefore less sunburnt than I was!
Back next time with some crafting - I've got some cards made using some of the DT set of Crafty Templates to share.
Thanks for dropping by today