Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I ran up and launched just as I felt the wind picking up, and by the time I fought my way through the inevitable rotor, and benched up over the Crouching Lion ridge, I could see a couple of nasty squalls bearing down on me. What terrible timing!
I tried to cross the bay and escape towards Kahana, but the wind was really picking up, raking streaks across the water as the squalls rolled closer. I gave up and made my way to the LZ, setting up my approach from the fish pond, and barely avoiding getting blown back over the trees in the increasing flow.
The thing about northwest flow at Kahana is that it's rarely a nice stable condition - and today was a good example of that. But hopefully we will get some more consistent days to try this launch again!
Posted by Alex at 11:30 PM