June 6, 2006
A few guys got together on what was supposed to be one of the nicest Saturday's of the year to date. Bright sun with temps in the low 80s and a 10 m.p.h. wind. A beautiful day. There was a little bit of everything going on with most of the lift showing up before 13:00.
There was a little bit of everything going on. We saw both javelin and discus hand launching, a few 1.5 meter planes going up on a mini hi-start, numerous winch launches, aero-towing with a big gas tug, and an electric glider and aerobatic plane were also seen towards the end of the day.
Mike Glaser, a pilot new to thermal duration, caught his first thermal for a brief ride that resulted in a flight of 5:17. Good enough to complete the thermal requirement of LSF level 1! Three flights later he ended up in the real lift and twice had to bring his 2-meter Olympic 650 back to where he could see it well. It was far up wind and reached a peak altitude of 1,566 feet. The flight lasted 23:35. What an introduction to thermal duration!
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