Re: Flying on Sturday 5-19
Posted by Jim Martin on 5/20/2012, 7:42 pm, in reply to "Flying on Sturday 5-19"
Seemed like we were flying in a warm airmass, with chopped up thermals, small and tight core, with little below 2000 ft MSL, better above 3000, could only get to 4000 ft after 3PM locally. Winds were out of the East around the airport, North above 3000ft, and NW at 4K. |
It's wonderful to fly a competition machine after flying the trainers all winter. Handling is phenomenal!
Think you guys got the best part of the day early on near 1PM. Significant inversion crept in around 3PM according to the sensitive thermometer.
Jim Martin UP...
Good job Jari!
: All indications were that it was going to be a
: great day per Dr Ray, XC Skies & Blips.
: It was a good day but not great. A blue day
: with no Cu. Being a cautious soul, I
: personally don't like to venture forth until
: I can get to 5,000 ft. With that in mind,
: it took me about 2 hours before I could
: crack 5,000 ft. with most of the time spent
: at about 4,000 feet. So I just wandered
: around the area within gliding distance of
: DSV. Jari ventured sout to Avoca and was
: rewarded with a climb to 8,000 ft and he
: proceeded down to Elmira from which he
: couldn't get away. Jari landed at Elmira
: and was retrieved via aerotow by Pete Neal.
: Dr Cline went North and got to 8,000 ft near
: the Mt. Morris dam. I wandered around the
: area keeping an eye out and listening to the
: preparations for a test winch launch at the
: end of the day by Jim Rizzo Esq. in the
: glider and Tom Roberts on the winch.
: Sadly, the winch did not co-operate and
: needs a carburator repair/rebuild. I did
: enjoy my non-stress flight of 4.1 hrs ala Dr
: Bernardis/Ironpants. Hoping to hear how
: everybody made out today, Sunday. Also
: found six pack of beer on my car seat on
: Saturday courtesy of Dr. Ray. Thanks Dr.
: Ray, but you don't really need to do that
: anymore. Flying is reward enough.