I also want to fly some different slopes in different areas of the country, again for varieties sake. I've previously flown on the Great Orme in north Wales, Parlick Hill in Lancashire, and Rame Head in Cornwall, all of which offer great flying. So the weekend of the 7th March I'm heading to the South Downs to fly with the guys at Slope Soaring Sussex, and I'm having a weeks holiday down in Cornwall towards the end of April to fly some of the spectacular sea cliffs down there, St. Agnes Head in particular.
Anyway, back to the PSS thing. Paul Hampshire at Slope Soaring Sussex was advertising a Flair English Electric Lightning for sale, and I couldn't help myself and had to snap it up. It is in need of some attention, so I have a bit of work to do, but I know it flies.
This is it as it is now.
And this is how I'm hoping it will look once I've done some magic on it, in the colours of 56 Sqn, who I was with in the mid 70's at RAF Wattisham, although they were flying Phantoms by then.
And this is how she flies. I may have to add a ballast tray though.