Not Overly Warm at the Dyke

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Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
7 Feb 2018
Takeoff site: 
Devils Dyke
Wing Type: 
Flex HG
Wind Direction: 
North
Wind Strength: 
20-25mph
Sky: 
Cu
Thermic activity: 
Very weak
Pilots present: 
<5

I flew at the Dyke today, all on my own until P/Gs took off at 14:45. I didn't wait for a gust up the hill before taking off from the paddock and once running, I realised that I was having to run a bit sideways to keep into wind and the wings level. Only JUST got airborne but then o.k. along the north ridge. Lots of sailplanes. I got a 0.7 up thermal at Truleigh but the sailplane which was also in it, persevered for a lot further up/back than I.