Mike Otten…. BobHarrison and I enjoyed a sunset flight in 6 to 8 mph breeze. My gas flow problem has been solved. No Drama except that Otten stretched his flight to the very last second. We damn near had to turn on the headlights for him.
Month: December 2015
This was a last minute decision. The winds that were predicted to last into tomorrow had started to mellow. There was a high cloud cover and I thought it just might be flyable at Placida. After texting Mike Lange that I was planning to fly and pulling on some long pants I jumped into the truck and headed on out. At the LZ the wind was steady 6 mph out of the North East. Trying not to waste any time i warmed up the motor, set-up and prepared to launch. This flight was going to be naked, no GPS, Helmet, GoPro and it turns out….. No ear protection. Two seconds after launch I realized my mistake and knew it was going to be a short and naked flight.
It’s not really a milestone but it feels like one. I popped off a quick launch and landing and reset for 850. Ground fog and nil winds were the order of the day. Nice long flight, one hour and 45 minutes. I flew down to the RNYC at 850ft and dropped down to do some touch and goes on their parking lot. The air was so still that the only bumps I encountered were from my own prop wash and because it was so still, the vortex was undisturbed and packed a real wallop.
448… It’s been awhile
Wow.! It’s been three weeks since my last flight. The First week was for a good reason . Dawn and I were sailing the Eastern Caribbean on the Carnival Cruise Ship Glory. Then there was a high pressure area north of us that was encouraging a North East wind. It was blowing 10 to 20 mph constantly for more than a week. Then, last week was my birthday Thanksgiving and the girls visit. It blew so much that we didn’t even go sailing. Go Figure? It’s beautiful here in the winter and would be the best time of year to fly except for the wind.