Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weekend report May 25 - 27

The best part of our weekend was the party on Sunday night (you can't call it a cookout, since it rained all day, and the dining took place indoors).

Compared to last year's Memorial Day weekend, the flying was a bit of a dud. It was windy all three days and rainy for two of them.

Saturday was a total loss, but at least it was obvious early, and Greg called off flying Thursday evening.

It rained about four times on Sunday, but Iron Man Dennis was determined to get in some practice, and we were able to insert three training flights between the showers.  We called it quits after the crosswind strengthened to the point that we weren't able to complete our base leg to Runway 5, and elected to land on Runway 4, which was closer.

Finally, blue skies returned on Monday.  The wind was still a bit brisk, so we waited till early afternoon to get started.  Tim flew PM, reaching 9500 feet in wave over Smarts Mountain. Skip, Greg, and Rick had local flights. Dennis and Karl made nice 1-hour flights in the 2-33 and 1-23, respectively, but neither one of them carried a Flight Recorder, as usual.

Despite this past weekend, May was a pretty good month, overall. Here's hoping that June will be even better.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend report May 17 - 19

Update: lots more detail in the Comments!

All I know is what I read on the OLC page. It appears that Greg (JD), Tim (PM), and Moshe (RU) had good flights on Friday, with a total of 569 kilometers.  All three of them went up to Morrisville and back.

On Saturday, Skip (JS), Greg (JD), Thomas (ZP) and Moshe (RU) combined for 1051 kilometers with flights to the White Mountains by various routes.  Thomas might have had a state record, if only he had declared it.

One of these days we should choose a Task at the beginning of the day and fly together!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Evan wins Day 1 at Mifflin

It must be satisfying to beat the locals on their own ridge.  Evan smokes 'em at 90 mph!  Congratulations T8!

Update: He's the Day 2 winner as well!  Go Evan!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Tuesday Slackers

PM and JD had great flights on Tuesday.  Read Greg's writeup here.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Add "Flight Recorder On" to your checklist

Mark and Greg were able to slip out of the same building yesterday to go flying.

Mark took the 2-33 around the area and up to 8000 feet on a two hour flight. He took a flight recorder but forgot to turn it on.

Greg (JD) flew a nice triangle with turnpoints at Twin Mountain and Knox Mountain.  He took three flight recorders and remembered to turn one of them on. His flight log shows a final glide of approximately Silver Distance!