Posted by: 13rob | November 20, 2012

Nov 20th – Flat tyre

We didn’t fly today, partly because the weather was overcast and threatening showers (very little ever reaches the ground here) and I was in need of a bit of down time too.

Yesterday, I got to the glider and found the main wheel flat. Thanks to John Bally and some cobbled together kit we managed to fit a new tyre and tube in a couple of hours, and then go on and do a 1000. There are thorns all over the place and (usually) they don’t penetrate reinforced aircraft tyres. We just got unlucky.

Still refreshed now and looking forward to something tomorrow.

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