September 20, 2020 at 9:25 PM #10257Jerome DaoustGeneral Member
My wife counted 14 pilots in the air. And 4 kittens to watch pounce on each other.
I got over 3 hour airtime and up to 5k. Smoother air than usual. Big turnout, but all good.
Video of my launch, thanks to David Webb. Available until end of this year.September 20, 2020 at 9:42 PM #10258David WebbGeneral Member
2 1/2 hours for me, and just shy of 4700 max altitude. Very smooth air and lift everywhere.
Made my first trip to the “S”.September 20, 2020 at 10:06 PM #10259
With all the launches at Andy Jackson Airpark closed due to the El Dorado Fire, I jumped at David Webb’s invitation to go to Soboba today. It did not disappoint. 2 hour-and-16 minute flight with lift up to 705 fpm. Got to core a strong thermal with Jerome in locked and tight synchronization. What a rush! Maxed out at 4,439 feet and was rewarded with glass-off smooth figure-8’s all the way down to the LZ. What a great day!September 21, 2020 at 5:05 AM #10260Bille FloydGeneral Member
I got a Lot of hours , flying Soboba back in the 80’s ; was using
a HG though. What would the owner think, about me flying
out of there, with my rigid-wing, with an engine and folding
BilleSeptember 21, 2020 at 8:02 AM #10261David WebbGeneral Member
For historical purposes, including a rare shot of the top of Jérôme’s wing (and Stan, for scale):September 21, 2020 at 10:15 AM #10262Dave BiddleGeneral Member
My opinion is I am sure Jeremy would love to have you out there.
Paramotors fly there frequently.
He would like to see more hangs flying.
DaveSeptember 22, 2020 at 6:23 AM #10264Bille FloydGeneral Member
Thanks Dave !!!
I had a pre-order in , with full payment due for a Polini Thor 202
engine at the end of the year ; was going to put it on my Exxtacy glider.
After surviving a Really nasty case of corona-19 last month ,(almost Died)
i decided to buy myself a used Atos , for a present ; so the engine
is gonna have to wait another 6 months . Good to know that i can
fly out of there next year ; and i propably will be spending a bunch
of time there.
Next up, is a better PG, (my harness and reserve are fine) but
my Skywalk Chili is simply to old and too big, for me to feel comfortable
while flying it.
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