Month: March 2016
869 Shell Creek Airpark
Good flight. I noticed that my head is banging on rail and I’m going to try lowering the seat.
868 The Perfect Flight
Everything fell into place this morning. There was a still breeze at altitude but it was calm on the surface. I went up to 2000 and played …. Spiraling…. Wing Overs … and experimenting with both brakes and wing tip toggles. It was warm and wonderful. That’s why I fly.
Ahead of the winds. 867 Shell Creek
Awoke at 6:00. Dawn was up and had been for awhile. It was predicted to be windy but right now it was calm. What the hell….I pulled on some pants and headed out. At the field it was barely blowing from the east. I motored out to the runway across from Richards house and set up for a 30 degree crosswind launch. The wing wasn’t directly into the wind but I didn’t want to inflate it pointing directly at Richards. It came up extremely high on the right side but I was able to give it some brake and turn the wing down the runway. Liftoff was quick and relatively clean. Heading east I climbed through some class 5 bumps and then passed through the surface layer into warmer and smoother air. I layed on the throttle and continued to climb to 400 feet. The GPS was showing 10 mph so I continued to climb.