Feb 19,2017 Sunday Funday

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Feb 19,2017 Sunday Funday

Postby Frank Colver » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:04 pm

Weather forecast for Sunday the 19th is starting to look better than it has all week. Right now it's showing W @ 8 mph during the usual flying time of the day. That's a good forecast for gliding flights on Windsports' Condor. :thumbup:

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Re: Feb 19,2017 Sunday Funday

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:51 pm

It's moved from 8 all day to 9/10 all day.

I like that trend. :)

I plan to be there if it's even hinting at being flyable. :thumbup:
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Re: Feb 19,2017 Sunday Funday

Postby Frank Colver » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:12 am

Me too. :thumbup:

I'll bring my big sand rake so we can at least get some site maintenance done and hopefully some flying too.

I'll depend on using the Condor, if it's flyable weather.

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Re: Feb 19,2017 Sunday Funday

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:24 am

Frank Colver wrote:I'll bring my big sand rake so we can at least get some site maintenance done and hopefully some flying too.


Sounds good. I'll call when I'm leaving so you'll know when to expect me.
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Re: Feb 19,2017 Sunday Funday

Postby wingspan33 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:36 am

Good Luck guys! I hope the wind is good enough to soar! :thumbup:

If you were on east coast time, you'd probably already be flying. :)

I'd love to be there and be able to get my feet off the ground today. But that's not gonna happen. :(

However, it's supposed to get close to, or over, 50 degrees today (mid/late February in central NY ? ? ?)
so I may be able to go kayaking or bicycling. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Feb 19,2017 Sunday Funday

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:20 am

Thanks Scott!!! Come out and fly with us any time.

The wind was a little light so Frank and I worked on our light wind launching and landing.

Great flying today Frank!!

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Re: Feb 19,2017 Sunday Funday

Postby Frank Colver » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:43 am

Here's my light wind launch practice. I'm re-training a tendency I have to retract my "landing gear" too soon. So in this video I'm constantly telling my brain to keep the gear down and run anytime I feel the sand under my feet. BobK is also yelling run, run, run............... but I don't remember hearing those yells, after I started running, but maybe subconsciously I did.

Here's the video: https://vimeo.com/204990911

Another good day at Dockweiler Beach! :thumbup:

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