Monday, November 1, 2010

Oct 30-31 Tow Pad La Belle

The day Beautifully but conditions crappy, we have an inversion of cool air pushing all the thermal activity down I flew three time into this rough bumbling air I saw the tow plane taking the HG up to 2k and then ride down and get bid up by the low thermal activity.

A day way better with the wind convergent right there at the Ridge I got cloud base at 5K ft. and was able to go any where I want with a little drift to SW.
Joel did solo two times, (congrats), Ouri manage to takeoff down wing doing an excellent job to overcome the problem and managing very good.
Jozsef have a up and down second takeoff after the weak link broke on the first try. causing him to roll over and getting all scratches from the pave road. was not that bad and he will be flying next weekend.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oct 10 2010 Tow Pad La Belle

This Sunday we did have a lot of fun. here more pictures taken by Steve.
(In memory of our friend Bob)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Oct 9-10 Lexinton Tow Pad at FL Ridge

We have two amazing flying days with base over 6K.
On Sat 9 Joel did tow me up and I get to try my new wing Synergy 4 and the Harness CX2 Pro.
Joel our new member started on his first hand towing and will be very soon flying; he is waiting for his new gear a Ellus3, Spring Harness and reserve.
Jozsef have his first encounter with a strong thermal and managed very good.
On Sunday
We have other two pilots Steve Tisdale and Johnny Perez join our group (Luis, Joel, Mauricio).
Steve and Mauricio they flew all over the tow pad cloud base (6K+) and later I join them. Mauricio and I flew to Florida ridge. I forgot to mention that Joel flew in a tandem with me where he did have the opportunity to flight in to a thermal and practice some control.

I will be out From Oct 15 to Oct 26.