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It was indeed, 2 completely different days of flying, all in the span of an hour.
After seeing Jerome have the shortest flight I’ve ever seen out of him, my ego got the better of me and thought I could make something happen. Wrong-o. A 3:30 launch followed by 15 minutes of struggling, even with a hawk giving me hand-outs.
At 4:19, the base winds were steadier and a more consistent direction. Benched up over the towers in smooth lift the whole way. Cloud base was not far away and it was easy to stay there the rest of the afternoon until it started to push down. Was definitely the smoothest air I’ve been in at Soboba, to date. Lift was everywhere.
Hail to the cameramen (Jerome and Stan):
I second Jerome’s idea about adding “working cats” to AJX – the breakdown area had barely a trace of any gopher activity.