Sunday, February 22, 2015
Kevin wins the prize for the highest altitude. He was thermaling his head off, and he must have reached close to four grand above Kaaawa, way above cloud base, over and over again. In shorts without a pod harness! The poor guy was shivering long after he landed. It was fun thermaling with you, Kevin! Painfully fun! Thom and I thermaled multiple rounds between Kahana and Kualoa, as we slowly started to ice up, logging flights of four and five hours. We finally landed just to thaw out.
Pilot list as far as I remember: Woody, me, Jekyll Steve, London Harry, Scrappy, Divot Steve, Sandy, Johnimo, Gaza, Duck, Heckle Drew, Kevin, Berndt, Jim, Maui Mark.
We heard that quite a few pilots flew Makapuu: Jorge, Doug, UT Loren, Jim, JeffMc, Andrew, and others. Doug flew to Haiku and back, and Jorge and Loren flew to Likelike and back. Also we heard that Kauai pilots Bob and Joe heard Thom complaining about the cold over the radio while they were flying high and far from Anahola to Hanalei!
Many of the day’s pilots gathered to celebrate our chilly good fortune with a barbecue and bonfire at the Punaluu Ranch. Thanks to everyone for their contributions to the feast!
Posted by Alex at 11:58 PM