Friday, January 19, 2007

Wish You Were Here

Day one Kealakekua. Yo, we had some fun today. Alas, I must admit that there was some parawaiting but we made the best of it by picking the brains of the locals while we waited. Alex and I came over early into Hilo and did the drive over the Saddle road. We did our best to get to the launch as quickly as possible. Zoom. Jim came into Kona and met us at the LZ where we had a nice tour of the new LZ.

Let's just call the LZ a work in progress. Just ask Alex and Jim about their attempt at hitting the carpet area at the LZ. The LZ is sloped at enough of an angle such that if you came in 20 feet over you could go all the way to the end of the LZ and still be 20 over. Alex was lucky to have his wing slightly snagged by a tree which kept his wing out of the live fire pit at the LZ and Jim came in a little high and threaded the needle all the way to the bitter end of the LZ. You'd have to see it to believe it. Alex had three flights and Jim and Bob got two each.

Gene has a small comp scheduled for tomorrow and the rules are going to be very favorable to visiting pilots. It looks like there will be over 10 O'ahu pilots and perhaps up to ten Big Island pilots as well. This could be good. Wish you were here. Thanks to the Big Island pilots for their excellent hospitality.

1 comment:

Nick said...

Thanks for taking the time to write a short article on the B/I. I'll definitely be living vicariously through it. Great pics.