For the entire week leading up to the event the long-range weather prediction became increasingly gloomy. Looked like one of those infamous little East Coast Low's was going to come into play on the very day we wanted a great day's flying!! The Area 40 Forecast promised gusty southerlies with wind speeds up to 55 Knots at 2,000' and 5,000' with occasional showers in the mix.
As the day dawned there was virtually no wind on the ground at Watts and it stayed that way all day. Unbelievable. Upstairs was a different story however! Nonetheless, pilots are a hardy bunch and in excess of 80 aircraft made the trek. Fair to say the numbers were skewed toward the General Aviation end of recreational flying but that doesn't matter. Many more than usual elected to drive in so they could still enjoy the day.
And it was a great day!! Lots of aircraft movements, lots to look at including quite a few aircraft not seen at Watts Bridge before, superb hamburgers and all the hot coffee you could wish for.