Flight Logs

Where and when we've been flying

Mountbenger delivered the goods again! It was a disappointing start, with just a breath of wind and nowhere near the soarable speeds forecast. So the wingbeat crew (Sean, Tommy, Rob, Dudley, Derek, Fred, DaveH and the loverly Linda) did what they do best - parawaiting along with a bit of para-showing based on the fact that most folk had brought along recent purchases (gloves, jackets, instruments, lightweight harnesses, crispy wings....).

Qobby, Dorita, Annette and I escaped to Montenegro for a flying week at the end of the summer season.
Montenegro is relatively small country (pop 600k) trying to join the EU and competing with nearby Croatia for the tourist dollar and coming second.  The coast to the north is reasonably well developed but the rest of the country still asleep.

Strange strange day. Ended up making an early afternoon dash to Witchie when skies suddenly brightened and wind backed towards south. Only short-lived and back to westerlies with big cloud build up threatening rain as I passed Benger. Arrived at Witchie just after Gerald & Garry, and breeze was back to nice and straight onto the south face. Hmmm.

We just had a big club day out on Mountbenger. After some initial concerns about wind direction/speed we got some unexpectedly good conditions for mid-October.

A second trip to Singlie in a week and it didn't disappoint.

Plenty of lift and easy to push well out front, although quite lumpy in places. Good fun but not relaxing flying.

This site is quickly becoming one of my favourites - it just hoovers up the lift from the valley.

Forecasts have been a bit all over the place recently and difficult to predict the good days. Funny though, I always think a good day may turn out less good, but never consider the reverse that a bad day might be much less bad and even good.Yesterday at Singlie we got the latter, and were rewarded with over an hour of surprisingly lifty conditions that let us have a right good explore of this new (for us) site.