Thursday, May 20, 2010

Double Slacker Fail

Matt landed out today. He was too embarrassed to show his face when his crew arrived. He kept mumbling something about how he'll never be as good as Tony on cross-country days.

But just as we were getting ready to leave, Tony showed up and landed in the same field. Here he is wondering why we didn't bring both trailers on the first trip to the field.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I don't get it

This one must be for the ladies:

Hunky family guy goes gliding. I guess I'm not part of the target audience.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wave Friday

The forecast for Friday showed possiblities of wave (Rick and Kevin concured). Sure enough Friday afternoon had wind blowing 45-50 kts straight from Sugarbush and lenticulars were all around. Christopher help me set up the 304 and Andy took off work to give me a 7000' tow (Christopher told me "not to get off early") to the north west at 4:00. Andy placed me just under the leading edge of the cloud shown in the first picture. From there it was 1-3 kts up, up to just short of 13,ooo. I poke along with a ground speed of 0-10 kts all the way up to Spruce Mountain. I don't think I turned more than 45 degrees from takeoff until I got to Spruce Mountain. The cloud I was following ended at Spruce Mountain so I turned around. The return trip was probably 110 kts over the ground. By 5:30 there were still nice looking lenticulars but they were all to far away and I had a nice long ride down to land at 6:00. Christopher waited around to help me disassemble. Thanks to Christopher, Andy, Rick, and Kevin for the great flight.

We should make every Friday "Wave Friday".

The pictures are Christopher's.