Friday, November 22, 2013
We couldn't really push the XC boundaries because of the wind strength and the low clouds, but we enjoyed a couple of sweet sessions of flying between the drop zone and the point. Visitors entertained us with acrobatics and sailplanes soared around us easily in the strong ridge lift.
Our new launch spot acquitted itself with aplomb. Not sure we can say the same about all our pilots! Although I think everyone found the launches either educational or entertaining or both. I'm super excited to have a new launch out there that will work in a variety of conditions and directions, but I guess I have to admit it isn't as easy for everyone as I'd hoped. And the hike is not long, but it's steep and grueling. It's twenty minutes of unrelenting exertion. Hiking up twice was a heroic challenge.
I got video from the first flight and pictures from the second. If anyone else has video or pictures, let me know and I'll include them here.
Roll call: Allegra, Ike, Thom, Drew, Charlie, Gary, Garrett, Joey, Woody, me, Gaza, Scot, Paul, Kauai Bob, Brazilian Alex, the Dude.
Posted by Alex at 10:17 PM