2002 Gliding Expedition
28th June 2002: Departure
Ready for departure.
arrive at Dover docks.
set out to cross France...
glider pilot's dream sky...
at Birrfeld, west of Zurich, by early evening.
rest of the group drove through the night to arrive by lunchtime the next
day. Here, we are crossing the border from Germany into Swizerland.
from Tom's diary...
long anticipated departure day arrives and the team prepares to leave Dunstable.
First to leave at midday on Friday are Robin and Peter in our Robin 300 Yankee
Mike, destination Birrfeld airfield in Switzerland, via Troyes in France. They
cross the Channel and proceed through France under a stunning sky with a cloudbase
of 7000’, while the rest of the team gather during the afternoon and set
off towing the three gliders, ASH25 "13", DuoDiscus "LGC"
and LS-4 "70". By midnight we were leaving the ferry at Calais to
start the long haul which saw the team united at midday on Saturday at Birrfeld.