Warm weather and nice flying

Super conditions on Saturday with peaks of over 4m/s to Cu at 2600m. I was tempted to go over the pass but my hands could not stand the cold up high. Sunday more mellow, though pleaseant enough. Puri had her first flight on the Mentor on Saturday evening.

After soundly thrashing Sophie (aged 5) at snakes and ladders this morning it made me reflect that paragliding XC is much more like that game than the so often quoted ¨Game of Chess¨, a game which I personally have always been completely rubbish at and whose board and pieces seem to have little in common with paragliding. I must have read or heard the chess analogy 100s of times over the years, and have dragged out the old metaphor myself when trying to explain XC flying to non fliers. I wonder what the recipient to these lines actually thought….so, er, the castle is a paraglider yea, or is it the bishop? and the pawns, what are they? Ladders=thermals, snakes=sink, The counter=glider, nº1=take off ,nº100=Goal. Easy. Monopoly, now there´s a game……..

Posted: Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 20:17 by Steve Ham in Flying Journal, Gossip.

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2 Responses to “Warm weather and nice flying”

  1. Pat Rowley Says:

    wow! your painkillers are strong!

  2. Phil Mac Says:

    Soooooooooo jealous. My glider not been out the bag since returning from yours beginning of September. Hope its really still in the bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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