Saturday, September 04, 2010

She's Back

Got a couple flights in at Kahana Bay today. My first solo venture almost ended up badly when I decided to fly out an incoming squall. The wind died to nothing once the squall passed and I luckily made the beach on glide from pretty low. While I was waiting for the wind to pick back up so I could dry my wing out from the rain some other folks were up on North launch waiting too, Mc Stalker, James & Lorie, TommyRD, and maybe some others too.

By time my wing had dried out Tommy RD had landed out by the cow pastures, and Allan C had graciously gone off to pick him up. Mc Stalker headed on downrange before I could get my act together for a second round, so I didn't even get to say "hi" (except via radio).

Once Allan C and Tommy RD got back Ginny and our surprise guest for this story Laurel made an appearance and Laurel, Tommy and I hiked up North launch to give it a go. We all had nice launches from low down on launch since the wind was consistent and brisk but not too brisk. Scrappy hiked up and helped Allan C off for his 3rd flight, then Scrappy was off in his tandem. I came down and soared the trees for a while after an hour. Someone had written a nice message in the sand.

After I landed some other pilots headed up to get some air too, Scrappy for another tandem, and Rich. I didn't see JK but Cbox made it seem like he was there and had some snag issues on launch. Laurel had a great flight, getting way up near cloud base it sure was good to see her out there skying out.

2 comments:

Laurel said...

It was great getting to fly with you!! I'll be out again when school isn't killing me. Alooooha!
~ Laurel

JeffMc said...

Thanks for the write-up Jim! I added my own pic from my little down-ranger.

Wish I waited for you to join me, but I had the itch and had already been in the air for an hour and a half and was worried about squalls.

Hoping for another one this afternoon!

-Jeff