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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:28 am

Thursday and Friday this week:

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They both look good, but I like Friday's profile better because it's easier to set up a glider with less wind (9mph instead of 20).
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:28 am

Bob Kuczewski wrote:Thursday and Friday this week ...

I regret not going on Thursday because Los Angeles County shut down all beaches on Friday. :(

Here's the order:
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:29 am

On Monday, June 8th, 2020, Joe Faust and I had a great day flying at Dockweiler.

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The wind was strong, but crossing from the right (from the north) most of the day. There were periods when the cross component was relatively small and we were able to get great altitude and/or make some soaring flights. At other times the north cross was running parallel to the ridge making it difficult to launch and impossible to soar.

We picked up some trash from the site (including broken glass and a hypodermic needle). We also encouraged about 5 people to take lessons with Windsports from Wednesday through Sunday.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Frank Colver » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:35 am

Terrific!

Good to see my old Alpha in the air again. And good to see you and Joe back out there again after a hiatus. :clap:

Soon there will be a new Alpha 235 flying there also.

Frank

BTW - It was my son Matt's 65th birthday. It would have been great to have him flying there also. But he is way over in Colorado - it's a bit of a drive.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:56 pm

Frank Colver (underlining added) wrote:Good to see my old Alpha in the air again.

The only thing better would be to see your old self in the air again!    :thumbup:
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:02 pm

We each had 14 takeoffs, 14 flights, and 14 landings. All 84 action sectors were enjoyable and without any tissue tears.

Bob, I know you are busy (understatement); when fun, please send me a video flight of you of that day and one video of one of my flights. I'll put them up in YouTube and then post here.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Frank Colver » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:44 am

How on earth did you get a photo of me flying that day, I wasn't even there.

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:08 pm

Hi Frank,

I thought that looked like you flying your puffin.

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That looks like the same aspect ratio!!
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Frank Colver » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:43 pm

I thought the same thing.

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:16 pm

Fun day at Dockweiler today ...

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