I awoke without an alarm at 5:00. Not having prepared to fly but remembering the Strawberry moon and it being the first day of Summer, I decided this was a good excuse to crack off another century mark. The wind was blowing from the North East at 8 mph with little gusts and puffs up to 13. It was cool (67 degrees) so I pulled on fleece top and bottom with a wind breaker.
The launch was excellent. The wing came up smartly and my run up was short and steady. Once airborne I was climbing at 350fpm at 11 mph ground speed. Wow! I don’t usually get excited about things like that but this was really well above the average.
Flew slowly against the wind out to Track and Trails and fast back to the patch. The landing was sweet. It was a little bumpy on final but the touchdown was slick and there was enough wind to keep the wing up after I’d come to a full stop. I sat in the trike and kited the wing for a couple of minutes before pulling break and calling it for the day. Nice……
Strawberry Moon … Solstice and the first day of summer…. First Strawberry moon in 70 years.
#900 from Joe Onofrio on Vimeo.