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  • #8984
    Ken Howells
    General Member

    Launched a Sport 3 170 hang glider from the 750 launch at about 15:25 on 6/7/2020 under clear skies with scattered puffies and some PGs & HGs floating around.

    Went subterranean briefly through the first spine, as my GPS track will attest, so you can imagine the strength of the sink!

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    Bumped into several bits of lift that were not there when I went back.  Almost was lucky above the training hill. Wind switched 20 degrees to my right on final. Wrestled downtubes to keep it level as I trotted it out. 4.5 minutes. Video will be delayed; too many highlights!

    Similarly switchy the next few landings; otherwise unexpected wing-drops and such. Pilots reported big sink along with the lift. An intermediate pilot landed at the bailout LZ in Devil Canyon, downwind, uphill, fly-on-the-wall like you’re supposed to and damaged only his pride.

    Gliders were coming down steadily an hour later when I got back to the LZ with my truck. Wind was picking up. Heard a PG went in at Crestline after I left the LZ.

    2020-06-05 18.00.48

    #8985
    David Webb
    Board Member

    It was indeed a cool Sunday. Here’s mine:

    Got in a morning uber/hike/fly from Marshall. The flowers along the road really liked the rain:

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    Had a smooth, boaty, 30 minute flight at 10AM with lots of cloud cover. Definitely could have scratched more for lift to stay up – was a sign of things to come.

    Late afternoon on Marshall turned much more West, which made for weird launch conditions. Several PGs blowing launches. Got in the air and lift everywhere – lots of no-turn climbs, but I couldn’t seem to push much past 5600′ (other pilots above me though). Also had a few firsts:

    • Tagged the radio towers east of Marshall
    • Tagged the freeway
    • Tagged the reservoir

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    Was hard to get down at the end, even with big ears and speedbar – lift seemed to be more widespread as it got later.

    Track log

    #8987
    Ken Howells
    General Member

    Sunday Sledder Sport-3 Seven-Fifty
    If’n Ida observated a spell afore launchin’ I could of timed it advantageous like.

    This Seventh day of June, the Year of Our Lord Twenty ‘n Twenty.

    #8998
    David Webb
    Board Member

    Shot a little bit of video too – it shows how quick the cloud development was (this was over the course of about 2 hours):

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