Friday, January 16, 2015
A few days ago we noticed the forecast seemed to suggest the possibility of strong enough flow for Diamond Head on Thursday, but later prognoses didn't look as positive, so most of us had stopped thinking about it. But Jeff was on it. He made the call this morning and headed out, launching and flying completely alone. He texted me a picture of his boots above the lighthouse, and I dropped everything and ran out the door, texting everyone I could think of and posting on the chat box. Thanks for the heads up, Jeff!
Conditions started out strong enough for Jorge to fly his little acro wing, but by the time I showed up he had landed and had switched to his big wing. I launched in pretty light flow, but it wasn't hard to get up at that point. But it got progressively lighter throughout the day, and the last few flights were pretty short. The vog was pretty thick over the island, but it was clearer where we were flying.
Roll call: Jeff, Jorge, me, Bill, Kaaawa Larry, Thom, Vin, UT Mark, TommyRD, and a visiting pilot from Minnesota, whose name I didn't catch.
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