Wednesday, October 30, 2013
BC visitors Janet and Joris started the day with a long morning session. Then Mad Dog and I showed up shortly after noon to check out the cross country options. The transitions gave Mad Dog and me our first real chance to compare his fancy new wing with my old tired one. His is a lot faster at trim, and mine has a bit more glide at speed, but overall I think they are quite comparable.
I followed Mad Dog from Kahana to Mokolii and then all the way to Hauula and back. But even after that, conditions were just getting nicer, so we joined Joey and Thom for another loop. Jeff fought valiantly in the grovel pit above Crouching Lion but couldn't quite claw his way up from there. Later on he entertained us with an exciting coconut maneuver! Woody took student Steve up for a nice long tandem, and Kevin and Drew joined in for the late shift. Also great to see Joe, Jonathan, Thor and Duck out there.
As soon as I get some time I'll put together a video - I got some beautiful footage, and Mad Dog is definitely the star. That is one pretty new wing!
Posted by Alex at 9:23 AM