Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Soaring

The soaring forecast predicted good lift early in the afternoon but moisture and upper level instability promised some over-development and afternoon showers. Cloud development looked great on the flight over from Skaneateles.

Arriving in Hamilton Don was already rigged and ready to fly his Russia.

Jeff and Phil launched in the Lambada right behind Don and followed him on climb. After about an hour of soaring they returned with the engine off and made a dead-stick landing on the grass. Brett flew with Jeff next.

Here, Don is talking about the advantages to flying with a flight computer.

Soooo cute... I understand Don has matching PJs (with feet)

Phil, Brett, Greg, Don, Jeff

Charging the L-33 gear strut with nitrogen

Mennonite farmer at work.

Dodging showers on the return. We managed to avoid the heaviest thanks to Jeff's Garmin 496 and XM Weather

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