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  • #10257
    Jerome Daoust
    General Member
    CSS Instructor

    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.

    #10258

    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”.

    #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!

    #10260

    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

    prop ?

     

    Bille

    #10261

    For historical purposes, including a rare shot of the top of Jérôme’s wing (and Stan, for scale):

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    #10262
    Dave Biddle
    General Member

    Bille,

    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.

    Dave

     

    #10264

    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.

    BUT

    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.

    Bille

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