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March 18, 2023 at 9:13 PM #17528Jerome DaoustGeneral Member
Only Marshall (not Crestline) was on the delivery path for both Sandy vans, due to limited parking at Crestline. It was flyable all afternoon, thanks to an early switch from the North wind at Crestline.
I launched at 2:30 pm (video thanks to Cory) and flew 2 hours, launching before the bulk of the cloudiness to rapidly increase. I reached over 9k in 2 separate parts of my flight with a max of 9655′ before gliding back North towards the desert. Strong sink for most of the travel North to Silverwood, but finding lift back to 7k on the far side of Silverwood valley. For an easy retrieve, I landed back upwind to Hwy 138. I was joined by David during this “trip over the back”. Easy return drive thanks to the friendly landowners.
The view from over Billboard at 9500′ and looking East…
Landing area in Silverwood. Higher res version.March 18, 2023 at 11:10 PM #17529David WebbGeneral Member
Epic day. My personal altitude best (9331′), and first trip OTB. Ditto on Jerome’s report.
Track Log here, plus proof that the lake and my feet exist:March 19, 2023 at 1:19 PM #17532Jonathan DietchGeneral Member
Nice photos and flight gentlepilots!
I launched around 2:57 and flew a little under 3 hours covering 37 miles along 3 turn points. I did not allow myself to climb above 7,700′ due to hypothermia creeping in. Alex G flew a similar but larger circuit than mine having launched 2 hrs earlier but struggling for a while before getting under way. The day was exactly what the NAM and ECMWF forecast models showed. I have the whole flight on video with stereo audio and when I get around to editing I’ll post it here.
https://www.sportstracklive.com/en/track/map/VicariousIcarus/5/marshall-california/719265?mode=3DMarch 19, 2023 at 1:38 PM #17534Jana PivkovaGeneral Member
It was a way better day than I expected! I didn’t do anything special, late launch, but at least I got a good view out of it. 😄
I learned during flight that I brought two LEFT gloves 🤦🏼♀️ and put my K2 sleeves in back of harness where they’re useless. When I got to over 8,600ft, I headed past Pine, but by the time I got there, my hands were hurting bad from the cold. I turned back, lost altitude and when I got up to Last Chance, I was too low to catch anything good to help me stay up. I learned that 1.) I need to stop waiting so long to launch and 2.) make sure to have comfortable gear.
SportsTrackLive, March 18th 2023March 19, 2023 at 2:04 PM #17536David WebbGeneral Member
Must have been cold. According to SportsTrackLive, Jonathan got out and had himself a walk to warm up at Cajon Mountain 😆March 19, 2023 at 2:55 PM #17541Jonathan DietchGeneral Member
Must have been cold. According to SportsTrackLive, Jonathan got out and had himself a walk to warm up at Cajon Mountain
You’re not too far off!
March 19, 2023 at 5:48 PM #17543Mark HoffmannGeneral Member
Nice flights and pictures you guys!!! I left lift at Basically 9K due to temps… Jana, I had an extra long sleeve thermal in my harness and had wished i had worn it. The 2 thin jackets i flew in were doing ok but that 1 extra layer would have been nice 🙂March 20, 2023 at 11:35 AM #17552Jana PivkovaGeneral Member
One of these days we’ll learn from (some of) our mistakes. 😜
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