Morningside Flight Park
We didn't get to fly here last time. What a beautiful place!
Wonderful folks, too.
Tim and I launched late. Poor Tim got the bad end of light and
variable air, including a stoutish tailwind after he setup. His launch
was brilliant but, by then, it had gotten bumpy. Not by soaring
standards but it wasn't the glassy goodness we enjoy under power.
I may get in some hang gliding if their student load allows and maybe
even a sled ride off the hill. We'll see.
It's nice to start off an Enterprise trip with flight.
Light and variable sucks. I waited probably several minute and finally
launched with a light crosswind then proceeded to run at least as fast
as I've ever run before. Thankfully they've got a beautifully manicured
runway that made it easy.
I did 2 free flights off the 250 then 450, two more paramotor flights
and went for
glider flights with Josh. My last paramotor launch wound up getting
tripped up over a burm for the runway that I didn't see. Bummer. Tim
enjoyed a beautiful evening glassoff.
This south facing launch turned out to
work but it was the 3rd layout iteration that finally allowed
launching without a tailwind. Kudos to Tim for making the first try in
challenging conditions. He earned this one!
I couldn't resist. These two look alike but check out the sign. This
is what it SHOULD have said.
The flight park is behind us. Remember, this is Wednesday and
they have this much going on.