Monday, September 30, 2013
A month ago, Alex coaxed me into uploading my flights to Leonardo. It's a very good tool for reviewing your XC flights and keeping a log on your wing. It's also an easy way for local clubs to host a friendly online competition for the season, comparing the cumulative total of the highest scoring six flights from each pilot. Alex set up a test league for 2013, and we are thinking of making it official for 2014 if there's enough interest. I am sure Alex is kicking himself now for getting me into this, because I am slowly closing in on his lead in the 2013 test league, even with my late season start. A few more hail marys and the trophy will go to the NFC!
I am calling Alex's Division the AFC: Always Flying Consortium. My division would have to be the NFC: No Freaking Clue.
Sunday filled the bleachers again, with twenty-one pilots braving the elements to be rewarded with some awesome flights. Duck finally was able to push away from his desk to hike with me up to north launch, and with the sensor at 54 degrees … bay crossing madness was the play of the day. At least nine pilots made it over the bay and up on the other side! That could be a record.
Divot Steve got his first trip over there, along with new pilot Steve. Yeah, Reaper, you did miss a few firsts, and they did pony up, but I drank yours. It was the least I could do. I got my first double chronic: a 22 mile double round trip to Kualoa and Punaluu, as first pioneered by Mad Dog last year. Alex got the same flight but must not have thrown to the wide receiver enough. NFC won the day with a score of 53.11 to the AFC's 52.19.
Woody, Maui Doug, Duck, Gaza and Harvey also got the big runs across the bay, with Duck completing a chronic and a half. Not sure if Chandler crossed the bay, but he ended up making a run to Pounders, and Shawn retrieved him. Thanks, Shawn! Wings were getting packed in the dark, and the QLR was quickly emptied. Thanks to Alex, Divot and Scrappy for the celebratory beverages.
Roll Call: Alex, Woody, Steve (that boy needs a nickname and soon), Sebastian, Jonathan, George, Sidehill, Duck, Maui Doug, Scrappy (tandem), Divot, Shawn, Harvey, Gaza, Scotty G, Dr. Swan, AZ Chandler, Solar Jeff and Sean, Kevin, Alaska Jeff.
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