Coastal flying in September!

The forecast was good and on 24th September, Ben and I took off from our local field near Denmead in Hampshire. The skies were blue with puffy clouds. It was looking good.

We gained height and flew over the outskirts of Portsmouth to Hayling Island, before dropping down low having jumped the gap to the Witterings.
This was quality flying! We had about 12 litres of fuel on board and flew the coast all the way to Littlehampton before following the railway line and river up to Arundel Castle and then Petworth. The wind had strengthened from the west and we changed our original plan which was to fly to Brighton to land at the Dyke. So we headed home following the 272 to Petersfield and Butser Hill where we saw three paragliders trying to soar on the west slope. We cruised by waving and after 3 hours, (110kms) landed back at our field, in time for tea at Mum’s… nice…

(photos of orange ReAction are Ben’s and the ones of the Synthesis are mine)