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October 26, 2005

Fun, Flying and Flour

Well, another week is halfway through and things are moving alongas usual. I am starting to make my application for a PhD at Imperial College that I hope todo with some sort of further involvement with JET. I'll post any further developments here.

I was intending also todo some work on the project on saturday but didnt have access to the data for the whole weekend so that killed that idea.

On sunday I went flying again. Took a group of four people and Chris Deeks brought along another 3 later on. We just managed to get them all a aerotow and a winch. I did some flying aswell, the two duty instructors who both know me tried to send me on my own straight away but I chickened out and asked for a check flight having not flown for two weeks. I had this and then went up on my own. Managed to find a little lift, though the best bit was inside a cloud and I couldn't follow it :(.

Also I talked to Tom Burton on the airfield who is trying to organise a competition between us, coventry and loughborough. The idea at the moment to todo something soon that will involve flour bombing targets on the airfield from the gliders. This sounds like excellent fun and I shall do some more videoing if/when it goes ahead.

On the subject of videos, the Soaring 2005 video is now complete and can be downloaded from http://gliding.oliford.co.uk/videos . This is a great video of everything we get up to on our week long gliding courses. It includes some aerobatics and spins.

Right, now I must go and do some project work.


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