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Wednesday was a very windy day with about 15 G 25kts. Everyone was required to fly with an instructor, but the wind meant the ridge was working well and we all got to about 3000'. Chris took the last launch of the day and saw a wonderful sunset from 3000', shown in the picture. However, flying in the clouds and with cold temperatures, the airbrakes froze close and a sideslip landing was planned, until they unseized at low level. A useful lesson learned, but a stunning flight nonetheless.
Thursday was flyable but with light winds, so the ridge didn't work. Jenn and Rob stayed behind to get some circuit practice while the rest of us went walking in the local hills to a reservoir.
Friday was not forecast to be good but turned out to be the best day of the week. Chris and Timo started early with check flights to be allowed to go solo in the Junior.