Mike with the Blanik waiting to take off

Mike Disney waiting to take off in the Blanik 2-seater glider in which he had a share. In the background are the Black Mountains which overlook the Wye Valley far below and behind us. One will be pulled aloft by a tug plane which will cast off near the summit allowing one to soar all day in ridge lift if there is any Westing in the wind, which there usually is.