#1027 Placida

Nice flight. I managed to leave the house without my phone or IPad.

ITS JUST NOT SMART TO FLY WITHOUT A LIFELINE!

So…. I satisfied myself with a few laps around the patch, watching the birds and a couple of kayaks fishing in the backwaters.

Takeoff and landing were picture perfect. The wind was very light and turned to be a downwind launch at the last minute. I could feel the wing going slack as it passed through the prop wash but my forward speed exceeded the wind quickly. The rotation and climb-out were normal.

No devices means, no pictures or pretty flight tracks on google earth.

Nuff said.

#1026

Hooked up with Mike Nelson. There were multiple cells and one boomer offshore. We both flew about 30 minutes and set down due to impending weather. On the way out of the Meadows I got a little sprinkle and a “blue sky shower” at the Malachi bridge.

The air was great below 500 feet and moderately bumpy above.

#1025

Nice.

Cross wind take off and landing, 10mph steady from the SE.

Rowdy near the surface but butter above 300 ft. After the flight I spent 45 minutes kiting in moderately difficult conditions. Good workout.

#1023

Placida with Alvaro.

Light wind from West at Launch. Wing came up nicely so I kept off the brakes and really built up speed allowing the wing to reach trim speed before lifting off.

We flew Gasparilla Island. I mostly stayed high except for a a portion of the beach run. Ground speed out was 21 or 22 knots and return was 47 or so.

Winds had picked up considerably at the LZ upon return. After a nice touch and go

Alvaro took the opportunity to catch a reverse and got off twice. Two and a half years in the saddle and looking good.