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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby RobinHastings » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:55 pm

A couple of photos from Gray Hill, Aug. 24, 2019. Robin's red Sport 2 in the landing zone, Bill in the orange Falcon from launch.

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Soaring this hill isn't easy! Bill is doing fine, though.
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New Gray Hill XC record! (About 1 mile, maybe...)
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby RobinHastings » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:11 pm

And here is a picture of Byron Stevens with his Freedom 170, from the weekend before.

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Byron Stevens at Gray Hill, with Northwings Freedom 170.
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby SamKellner » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:05 pm

Go Bill ! Go Robin ! Go Byron !
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby Bill Cummings » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:10 pm

RobinHastings wrote:Sunday, August 25: Bill Cummings and I met up on the top of Gray Hill on Friday evening. The stars and the Milky Way were just spectacular, and the temperature was cool but pleasant. The next morning we had winds coming in alternately strong and then light, due west, southwest, and northwest. Byron Stevens joined us with Felicia about 11:00 am. Bill was the first to fly, about 11:15 am, and had a lovely soaring flight for about 7 minutes. He made use of his own design for a nose release, allowing him to put his nose-wire crew onto a wing wire instead. After I picked him up I was the next to fly, when the winds came (finally!) up the slope from the west about 3:30 pm. I had an extended sled ride, in fairly turbulent conditions, with a nice landing. Byron was next off, for his first mountain flight (he's had a number of high aerotows, though). In all the turbulence he had an unfortunate landing when he clipped a juniper tree and spun in, taking out a downtube. We'll have to get his glider repaired before the next time he gets into the air. Bill and I stayed overnight, while Byron and Felicia headed back home to the Alamogordo area. All in all, it was a pretty fun campout (with some flying!)
-Robin

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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby RobinHastings » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:29 pm

Well! That came out just fine, Bill. Nice flight!
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby JoeF » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:15 am

Bill C wrote:Remember that there is to be NO off road motor vehicle traveling on BLM land.

Do not block the road to thru traffic.

Road traffic has the right of way.

Please take only pictures and leave nothing behind but tracks on the road.
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Re: Gray Hill flying and directions.

Postby SamKellner » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:45 am

Way to go Bill C. :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:

WOW !

Now we need to create a new rating, FL nose release.

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