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Re: Little Florida Mountain, Deming NM (USA)

Postby RobinHastings » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:36 pm

February 2, 2019 (Groundhog Day):
Bill and I headed out from Las Cruces about 08:00 today. By 10:00 we were approaching the launch site at the Little Floridas. Conditions today were - well, undecided. Sometimes overcast, sometimes sunny, with winds 15 mph out of the west/southwest, except when they gusted over 20. Bill launched about 11:35, into some relatively smooth conditions, and just beamed on up - within seconds he was 100 feet up, and still climbing. Ultimately he soared for 40 minutes, and got 2000 feet over the mountain. He could have stayed up longer, and maybe headed out for Interstate 10 and Las Cruces, to the east, but he didn't like the virga and other atmospheric uncertainties the day was showing. He was still tearing down the glider when I reached him at 12:45. We took some time out to do some maintenance on the road to our landing zone, then headed home to Las Cruces. (The day, of course, looked nicer and nicer and the afternoon wore on.) The temperature was nice, the company was great, and I sure enjoyed seeing Bill in the air again. There's a Superbowl tomorrow? I think we already won our game, today.
-Robin
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Re: Little Florida Mountain, Deming NM (USA)

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:25 am

Up, up, and AWAY!!!

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Happy 70th Bill!!!    :wave:

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