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Re: Magdalena Rim NW of Las Cruces NM (USA)

Postby RobinHastings » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:55 pm

Thanks so much, Bill! That was very instructive. A lot of things that I didn't notice in the flight, I can study at my leisure this way. Good editing!
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Re: Magdalena Rim NW of Las Cruces NM (USA)

Postby RobinHastings » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:03 pm

Saturday, January 4, 2020:
We had another great day at Magdalena Rim. Visiting Colorado PG pilots Dan and Ryan Corley, Carl and Eric were there, as well as Had Robinson, his PG student Minnie Burke, and Steve Crye. I launched after all the Colorado pilots had flown and top landed, with Steve Crye still flying and Hadley getting ready to. I had a perfect launch in my Sport 2 155, with Bill Cummings on the nose wires and Dan and Eric each on a wing. (WInds were 15 to 18 mph, SW, conditions were mostly clear, and the temperature was about 50 degrees F.) I went up, turned left, and easily rose above the launch. I spent the next 40 minutes enjoying smooth, buoyant air with Steve in his PG; at one point a redtail hawk cruised by about 10 feet in front of me. When I set up my landing I came right down the arroyo, and in some kind of miraculous fashion had a very decent touch down, right on my feet. Wow! Bill was right there with the truck, and a roll of toilet paper to show me the wind. That roll was useful when Steve Crye came down about 20 minutes later, and then Ryan, and finally Hadley. When everyone was packed up Bill and I headed back up toward the launch, where all the cars were parked at the fence, and then took off for home. There our RGSA President, Terry Cummings, made an amazing reprise of the "loaves and fishes" story from the Bible, and fed the entire crew (minus Minnie) on "leftovers". It was a wonderful evening to cap a really outstanding day. And tomorrow, the PG pilots plan to do it again!
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Eric launching into his first Mag Rim flight.
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Re: Magdalena Rim NW of Las Cruces NM (USA)

Postby Bill Cummings » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:05 pm

[quote="RobinHastings"]Saturday, January 4, 2020:
We had another great day at Magdalena Rim. Visiting Colorado PG pilots Dan and Ryan Corley, Carl and Eric were there, as well as Had Robinson, his PG student Minnie Burke, and Steve Crye. I launched after all the Colorado pilots had flown and top landed, with Steve Crye still flying and Hadley getting ready to. I had a perfect launch in my Sport 2 155, with Bill Cummings on the nose wires and Dan and Eric each on a wing. (WInds were 15 to 18 mph, SW, conditions were mostly clear, and the temperature was about 50 degrees F.) I went up, turned left, and easily rose above the launch. I spent the next 40 minutes enjoying smooth, buoyant air with Steve in his PG; at one point a redtail hawk cruised by about 10 feet in front of me. When I set up my landing I came right down the arroyo, and in some kind of miraculous fashion had a very decent touch down, right on my feet. Wow! Bill was right there with the truck, and a roll of toilet paper to show me the wind. That roll was useful when Steve Crye came down about 20 minutes later, and then Ryan, and finally Hadley. When everyone was packed up Bill and I headed back up toward the launch, where all the cars were parked at the fence, and then took off for home. There our RGSA President, Terry Cummings, made an amazing reprise of the "loaves and fishes" story from the Bible, and fed the entire crew (minus Minnie) on "leftovers". It was a wonderful evening to cap a really outstanding day. And tomorrow, the PG pilots plan to do it again!
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Re: Magdalena Rim NW of Las Cruces NM (USA)

Postby RobinHastings » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:16 pm

Thanks again, Bill! January 4th was an excellent day, and that is an excellent video. I really liked the part with the hawk flying by...
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Re: Magdalena Rim NW of Las Cruces NM (USA)

Postby Bill Cummings » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:10 pm

Good thing I said we have, “over,” 42 years of experience between us
because it’s more like 84 years between us.
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