Indeed. But the flight itself made up for the sledders I took on my previous two flights. More video from that flight coming when i get the edits done.
Man what I would do for a sledder to make up for the flights I haven't had! _________________ Airborne Climax 14 (C1)
AT, FL,ST, RLF, TUR.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties. ~~~Douglas Adams
............do you prefer to hang high? The video makes it look like you are reaching down to the bar?
Dang.... you ARE hanging high...............Can you even turn that thing???
I was busy doing the real flight edit and didn't have time to answer this. I've stated this before and so have others: When working difficult thermal columns it is much easier to core the lift if I am tipped up rather that fully prone. I actually get far better control in this posture while coring. When I have more flexibility in flight I will spend part of the time thermalling while flying seated or even upright in order to keep in practice for landing in turbulence. When fully proned out, my chin guard will nick the base bar.
No offense taken. In the case if SG, I just consider the source.
But seriously, I know several other pilots who will rock up while working lift. It really can be a lot easier and it saves energy for the rest of the flight.
I didn't snub him............Oh and ditto on the "angle of dangle." I usually rotate a bit head-up for thermalling, then back down when going out on glide.
It's true, people. I was just hamming it up for the camera. Dave asked me to contact him the next time I flew Kagel so he could meet me there and get some video footage for (I believe) the big HG exhibition at John Wayne Airport. I was just ironic that I'm minutes from taking off and there's this voice message on my cell from Dave, lamenting his decision to fly Crestline/Marshall and wondering whether he'd called me while I was in the air. Due to the poor cell reception I was unable to call him back and let him know it was on at Sylmar so he could come out and do the shoot. I still have a real nice Bogen video tripod waiting for our resident Cecile B. DeThermal.
You all know what they say about the angle of the dangle..............
Are you sure you want to get into taunting Dave (by video, no less) about flying time and opportunities?
What next, a game of H-O-R-S-E with Lebron?
And, based on Dave's reply and your dogleg to Torrey last month, you are unaware of the sacrosanct nature of the McBus. You do realize that when someone intentionally blows off the McBus, they not only put R&D out (you should probably bust out a Jackson (vice Hamilton) as pennance), but said blower-offer may well have kept another pilot from going up the hill that day by bogarting the spot?
Good call, Dave.
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Are you sure you want to get into taunting Dave about flying time and opportunities?
What next, a game of H-O-R-S-E with Lebron?
And, based on Dave's reply and your dogleg to Torrey last month, you are unaware of the sacrosanct nature of the McBus. You do realize that when someone intentionally blows off the McBus, they not only put R&D out (you should probably bust out a Jackson (vice Hamilton) as pennance)...............
What are you. my mother now? Let's see..........How many consecutive days did DbyD fly his Summer O Fun? 36 at last count. Who's taunting who, mom? He stared it. I'm telling.
Sucked or no, most pilots make their decision to fly based on that call at 7:30 AM. By the time you're on lanch at Torrey, they've probably long since given up on flying. A flyable weekend day in January is a flyable weekend day in January. I've missed a McBus before, too, I think it was because I booked two and didn't make the second because of the first being good... which is about the same level of not thinking of others (though I think that was a summer weekday). It's just something to remember when you're placing the phone call and try to avoid, when possible. I'm not speaking on behalf of R&D, I'm speaking as a guy who has to gun for those slots. So, I say again, goodonDave.
You should have really rubbed it in and flown back to Crestline.
Believe me I thought about doing just that but I was on my Sport 2 155 and it wouldn't have been truly a great rub unless I did it on my Falcon 3 195.
And for the record, MomKnutz - I had arrangements with the two Jeffs for them to help me tune my T2 144 at Marshall on that day and so I reserved my ride. While the WW caravan was in transit for Marshall, they got a call from Kraig who had gotten a call from Stack, that it was on at Torrey for the first time in 2009 and so everyone changed itinerary mid-stream. Because I actually listened to my real mother as a lad, I knew to call ahead while en route and Jeff S informed me that everyone was headed South to Torrey. And so this other great and harmonious thread came to be: http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?t=10325