Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Craig flies his 29 and the club’s 21

Craig and AS G29Sunday (31 August 2008) was certainly a great day both for the club and me personally. After the long wait, delays and frustration of shipping, I finally got the chance to fly my new glider.

Nerves prior to the ground roll became calm as soon as the controls took effect and I realized that it was going to be no different to any other launch. I was immediately comfortable in the glider; it seems very easy to fly and very responsive.

It will take a while to get used to all the instruments (electronics) and efficient use of the engine. But I’m looking forward to the challenge.

Thanks to all those who helped with the unpacking of the container and thanks to Mark Morgan, David Lawley, Nigel Baker and John Hudson who all helped get me into the air.

AS G29 cruisesI was lucky enough to have a flight in the 21 while Mark was doing his evaluation flight of the 29. I got some air to air shots of the 29, some of which are in the photo album.

The 21 will be a great acquisition for the club. It is a very easy glider to fly and particularly easy glider to land. It was great to be able to experience some aerobatics with Robo. We have not had aircraft with this capability for a while, so some of us will now get the opportunity to extend our flying experience.

Plenty to look forward to.

Craig

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