A slow start then to the pass and back

Wednesday gave us quite stable conditions with many having to fight to stay up around 2pm.  Myself and Dave got to the pass after a climb through the inversions to around 2600m at the Big Spine.  I spent around an hour waiting around the cemetery and pass watching Dave struggle to get up.  After an heroic effort he finally landed up near the pass.  Conditions by this time finally started to pump and I was able to get 3000m and make it back home easily while Pete collected our pilots scattered along the course.

I have been flying the Artic 2 for the last few weeks and am really pleased with this wing.   I just read Steve Uzochukwu´s review in Skywings which arrived this morning and it is pretty spot on.  Paul Russell flew the demo I am flying at the moment during the Spanish nationals and was impressed enough to buy one in favour of his usual Nova wing.

Today, Thursday we are awaiting conditions to come on at take off, though have more of a southerly today.

Posted: Thursday, July 16th, 2009 at 09:54 by Steve Ham in Flying Journal.

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