This morning was beautiful. I set up by the skydiver tent and launched on the apron. I was surprised to see that the wing was slightly wet … guess I didn’t get it bagged as quickly as I thought. It came up slow and wanted to hang back but I stayed on the “A’s” and managed to get into the air. It took about twice the distance I had expected but with plenty of room to clear the swoop pond. Nice flight.
Yesterday was a no fly day. I got to the field at 5 and set up at the west end. The winds were light and I wasn’t in a hurry. By the time I had put on my gear the winds had shifted to the north west which would have me launching over the runway. Not a good idea. Rather than drive the trike to the other end of the field I decided to wait and see what was going to happen. The winds continued to shift north and I could see virga forming. So … I laid down on the wing bag and waited some more. 10 minutes later a wind front came through that would have been horrible, had I been flying. The wind was bouncing between 20 and 30 mph and bouncing between North and West. I quickly bagged the wing and got it in the cab just as a short rain squall came through. Who would have figured? It looked so mild when I arrived.