Thanks to adverse weather and waterlogged ground, we had to wait for our first flying day of 2015, until 4 January, which was clear, cold and sunny. As the ground was still too wet for the tug, we got the winch out. Geddes and Patrick were first to go, in the K21, followed by Colin H in the Astir. There was some good lift to start with, but it fizzled out about half past one, and a few short flights ensued. Robert and Teresa arrived on site and leapt into R1. Half an hour later we heard one half of a conversation, from which we deduced (correctly) that they had made the first field landing of the year, at the bottom of Ben Aigen. At least it was a short and easy retrieve.