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Old 20th Dec 2020, 18:32
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blind pew
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: by the seaside
Age: 72
Posts: 1,009
Caught out

Two decades ago I was slope/ wave soaring a slope in the lee of mount Brandon in Kerry around 400 ft agl in a phoebus C in which I had replaced the turn and slip with an ex RAF horizon and an inverter. To windward and below I saw a cloud forming so turned into wind and turned on the horizon. Unlike a turn indicator it was unusable for several minutes but fortunately I had a second generation gps which was fast enough to keep the wings level. I was engulfed in cloud within 30 seconds and briefly considered bailing out. A 360 would have seen me impacting the mountain.
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