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News from January 2010

Posted on: January 28th, 2010 by Rob
The recent January snowfalls grounded the GRP Viking gliders at Hullavington. Not so the sturdy, wooden, 60 year old Slingsby "Barge" which flew again giving pilots and passengers spectacular open air views of Wiltshire in white and a real feel for the sub-zero air temperature!

"Home of 621" from Mike Newton“Home of 621VGS” by Mike Newton

"WB922 in the Snow" from Mike Newton“WB922 in the snow” by Mike Newton

“Flying until sunset” by Mike Newton

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFZ4W-YBZuY

“Snow Flying” by Rob Newbold

Posted on: January 9th, 2010 by Rob

A low cloud Saturday morning in December with broken winch and no caravan left us with no way to launch our usual Viking gliders for the weekend and looking for other ways to get airbourne.
So we borrowed a Robin for the morning! You just can’t keep a good VGS on the ground

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri7TVVil1_Q

Unless there is the odd hiccup!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYD_ZISyymU

In the late afternoon the cloud cleared allowing us to fly the open cockpit “barge” into the early sunset of a cold, sharp December evening. A good way to end the day!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWKdFfjSGak

From Rob Newbold

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