Thursday, December 04, 2014
It was still strongish, but worth the hike up to Juice to check it out. Maui Doug was on his FreeStyle, there were three speed wings up, and I could see one regular wing, which turned out to be Flash. I launched and started feeling it out. A little gusty but doable. I poked my head around the corner towards Puu O Kona, but it was too strong for XC today. At least I was getting some much needed airtime.
During the flight, we got a distress call via Alex, stating that someone had gone over the back near Green Walls. I didn't see the speed wingers, so I was guessing it may have been one of them. But then Flash let me know that it was his buddy Colorado Garrett. He was very lucky to land okay on the other side and got a ride back.
The air was lumpy, but it was still definitely worth the shot of Sky-alis, and it was great to air out the wing. Visitor Peter launched his M6, only to have a locked cravat, and had to make his way to the LZ. A few drops started to hit me, although I couldn't tell where from, since the clouds didn't look that dark, but I headed in.
While we were folding up, Franky launched for a quick flight. Flash, Becky and the flying pup gave me a ride to my truck, where we met Garrett for a quick debriefing and a birthday scolding.
MPU Roll Call: MauiDoug, Flash, Becky and Pup, CO Garrett, Peter, three speedies, Franky and me.
So, even if it's not perfect,
It's Time to Fly Get Your Gear and Go!!
You never know when another bone will get tossed your way.
Posted by Thom at 9:33 PM