March 19, 2020 at 7:05 PM #7327David WebbGeneral Member
Amidst the COVID scare, this happened (yesterday):
The gist is he flew from Santa Barbara to almost the Cajon Pass – 6:50 flight time and a 185 km route (272 km tracklog length). Pretty amazing.March 22, 2020 at 9:26 PM #7528Ken HowellsGeneral Member
Nice! There have been a few flights from Santa Barbara to AJX that I know of. One was a rigid wing. I saw two HG’s land at AJX during a fly-in after launching Santa Barbara.March 24, 2020 at 10:13 PM #7547
Ken, I’ve never heard about pilots making it to AJX from Santa Barbara. When I lived there the record was just over 100 miles (it was a big deal when I flew 85). Maybe I missed it, or maybe it was actually from Pine Mountain (often considered a SB site).
Anyway, I’m super jealous and inspired by Logan’s flight!
Hell of a flight Logan!March 25, 2020 at 3:39 PM #7552Dan DeWeeseGeneral MemberCSS Instructor
THe flights to AJX were probably from Pine Mtn. aka Reyes Peak NE of SBarbara. Flights much past the 5 are rare, in that the days are short and cloudbase is usually low when the conditions set up~ Post frontal and cold. Nice track Logan.March 25, 2020 at 4:20 PM #7560David WebbGeneral Member
I don’t know anything about SB sites, but the xccontest page said the launch was “Skyport”.
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