After just over a year of planning, discussions, a trip to the US for winch trials and a trip to Argentina for some tow training, and many of our rare free days on our home water, we were ready to open our doors to our first Pilotage Control Course or what everyone else liked to call "SIV" course.
The start of our second May Pilot Thermalling week was rudely interrupted by a weak cold front that passed through during the weekend. The Sunday delivered an impressive thunderstorm and a bit of a down poor which had us running for the bar for some Spanish coffee and a chance to get to know each other.
Upon returning from FlySpain´s Tow and Winch training camp in Argentina i got back to greet some familia faces all set to begin Mays first Pilot thermalling course. It was really nice to catch up with the EP, CP trio of Nigel, Rob and Laura who had all trained together with us the previous September. It was nice to welcome a new face
Aprils Club Pilot paragliding course was a cracker with 3 of the Elementary Pilots staying on, and 2 new faces joining us for what the forecast was shaping up to be a good weeks flying. The week got off to a good start the sun had returned and the winds were light.