Monday, May 17, 2010

Smooth sailing

I did some of the nicest glider flying I've done so far on Sunday.  It was totally overcast, so there wasn't a spec of lift around, but it meant that the air was as smooth as silk......extremely nice conditions for flying :-)  Off the winch, trim for 40kts and just cruise.  The flights are short, but man oh man is it nice while it lasts!

A couple of weekends ago I got to do the hangar flight.  The hangar flight is the last flight of the day and we had been taking off from the Southern end of the main strip, so in order to get the glider back to the hangar, you simply fly it up the strip and land it at that end.  The awesome part about that is the fact that you're cruising up the strip at 50+kts and only a few metres off the ground in 'ground effect'.  Very, very cool :-)



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