Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Two flights

Tony (7H) needed only a few more feet of altitude to make the pylon turn around the Mount Washington summit yesterday. He had to settle for peering into the Observatory windows as he flew by on the west side. Tony reports that there is still some snow in the north facing cols.

Meanwhile, S2, who would like to claim a long flight, cheated...twice. At the end, I didn't have enough height to fly across Lake Fairlee.


Anonymous said...

Nice flights!

The clouds looked great but I guess the conditions were still challenging?


S2 said...

I made two mistakes: spending too much time at the tops of thermals (the lift weakened drastically 1500 feet below cloudbase), and not flying fast enough into the headwind.

Kevin warned me about both before I took off, but I didn't listen.