The calm before the storm
For the last few weeks I have been gagging to fly my demo glider (Gradient Aspen 2) that Richard Westgate has lent me to try. On Sunday 9th March, Ben and I got up early and drove to Butser Hill, not far from Closewood. We got there at 9am and between us we managed lots of ground handling and about 20 minutes of flying between us on Butser’s West facing slope. By 11am the wind was blown out. There were no other pilots there!