A most excellent morning! Awake at 4am. Wide awake, no coffee needed. What to do? Continue packing for the big trip? Nah….
I threw the wing into the truck, slapped some Velcro on to the new IPad case and set off for the meadows. It was 65 degrees, the wind was light and there were patches of ground fog. I laid out the wing taking care to roll the center of the wing under to prevent premature inflation. Sat down, buckled up and pulled the trigger. The wing came up clean and the launch was quick.
The A’asssts were a bit tight during the climb. Note to self… before hooking up the A’assist, stretch the line. The trimmers have broken in nicely,
There was another pilot at the LZ when I came back to land. New guy, named Dave. He told me he was a beginner with just three flights and that his instructor was Rick Davies in Wautchula. His plan was to do a little taxi practice but decided against it. I spoke with Rick later in the morning. He is going to reach out to Dave and encourage him to get a little more training.
An excellent last flight before the big trip. We were going to get together tomorrow morning but I think I’ll pass. I’d feel terrible if I were to tweak myself the day before flying to Antigua.