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Meanwhile back Booker a first solo

Booker Gliding - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:03

Congratulations to Michael Criseil who went solo in a glider for the first time. A long time power pilot he has come along to try out something new. The smile on his face shows he enjoyed it and cannot wait to do more.

Early and late wave

Booker Gliding - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 20:30
There was just time for a quick sortie to 10,000ft for 315 this morning before the front arrived, and some rain. Most people went to the Black Faced Sheep for a cake fix. Later in the afternoon the sky cleared and 315 launched again, along with Howard in his new Ventus, and climbed to around 6,000ft before descending into the sunset.

Waiting for the tug
Morning wave
Later that same day
Howard and a lot of wing

Rest day - mostly

Booker Gliding - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 17:31
Today the early morning was obscured by clouds - or mist, depending on viewpoint. However, the sky cleared and the sun came out and the benign conditions favoured circuit practice and Mark Dyos, who had his first wave flight yesterday, today achieved his first Aboyne solo.

The grin says it allOther activities included a walk round Craigendarroch and a check on local teashops and outdoor clothing shops.

Field landing assessment

Booker expedition to Aboyne - good things come to those who wait

Booker Gliding - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 20:39
Most people arrived on Saturday after a remarkably easy drive - no pouring rain, no hold ups, beautiful scenery and cloudscapes - so on Sunday there was plenty of energy for rigging the Duo and the K21 for check flights.

Today was warm and sunny with nil wind, so the early flights were difficult to sustain - although Richard and Jacek had a memorable encounter soaring with a golden eagle. Later on it was possible with care to find a mix of thermal and wave with the max height being around 6,000ft. Everyone flew, so we are now ready for anything!

Early morning mist
Loch Muick from not very high AGL
Mount Keen
EvidenceDee Valley
Looking good in the Aberdeen airway

The picture above shows the setting for Birkellunn log cabin, our accommodation for week 2. It's in the centre of the pic and the Cambus O May bridge on the river Dee points at it!

Lochs and Morvern viewed from the south.
Bit of a flat sky, but it looked nice

Top 15 high wind windsurf spots: Best windsurfing for experts

Windsurfing - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:00

Looking for the best windsurfing for experts? Well this list of the top 10 high wind windsurf spots are a good place to start. Best windsurfing for experts Windsurfing in high winds is considered to be the pinnacle of the sport for many people. Simply because it offers the most...

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Indian activity holidays: 19 best adventure sports in India

Windsurfing - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 12:09

Most people don’t think about Indian activity holidays when considering visiting this incredible country. But the best adventure sports in India are right up there with anything else you can find around the world, often at a fraction of the price. Indian activity holidays India is a country that’s well...

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Strikes, delays and baggage charges: Do we have to fly anyway?

Windsurfing - Sat, 09/28/2019 - 19:00

Are strikes, delays and baggage charges making you reconsider taking an adventure sports holiday? We ask the question ‘do we have to fly anyway?’ Strikes, delays and baggage charges News that British Airways and Ryanair staff could strike again is bad for travellers. As are delays and major travel disruptions...

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