Winter continued, and once the airfield was open again I was taken for a jaunt in a light aircraft – my pilot made a point of making sure I took my camera! The Highlands were plastered in snow on all slopes, south-facing as well as north-facing, and all the lochs and so on were frozen including Loch Leven, next door to the gliding club.
In this picture you can see the ski centre car-park is only part-full, and from the plane I couldn’t see any lift queues. Apparently the Glenshee side of the A93 had been shut overnight thus limiting access. The image is rather blue, but this is reflecting the beautiful blue sky.
There was a strong wind – about 40 knots at flying height. It took over twice as long to fly there as back.