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104/05/20199:00 AM25here and there

only the good ones

Jimmythe good one204/05/201910:00 AM30Over there

some crazy stuff

BrianXi304/05/201911:00 AM45Hensons Gap

Light lift, thermals turned on late, then epic glass off and wonder wind until the sun went down

HanningSwift 5104/06/20198:30 AM60Ss

Top landings

ChrisBolero104/06/201911:00 AM5Vallejo

Big ears

RobLynx1004/07/20194:30 PM70Canoa Ecuador (El Nido)

10mpr

104/06/20199:45 AM10SHP

sled

Nova Ion 2 light103/24/20191:00 PM1Gateway

First flight

EZ 18203/24/20191:30 PM1Gateway

Sledder

benEZ18504/07/201912:30 PM1Channing

Sledder

Rob BlackEZ18104/08/201910:00 AM25Dunlap TN

Light thermals easy boaty lift

AlejandroAdvance Xi104/09/201911:30 AM15Doi bu montagne, vietnap

Straight flight to destination

Nguyen VuType a103/04/20191:00 PM1Channing Circle, Benecia

First flight! Just glad I landed safely.

JoelBolero203/14/201911:00 AM1Gateway, Benicia CA

launch, land

MikeBolero303/14/201911:00 AM1Gateway, Benecia

launch, land

Mikealpha 4403/26/201911:00 AM1Gateway, Benecia, CA

launch, land

MikeAlpha 4503/26/201912:00 PM1Gateway, Benicia CA

Launch, land

Mikealpha 4603/30/201911:00 AM1Channing Circle Park, Benecia CA

launch, land

Mike, RobAdvance Alpha 5, Serafina703/30/201912:00 PM1Channing Circle Park, Benecia CA

launch, land

Mike, RobSerafina804/01/201911:00 AM1Channing Circle Park, Benecia CA

launch and land

Mike, RobSerafina904/03/201911:00 AM1Channing Circle Park, Benecia CA

Goal: get into harness, look up at wing, locate outside A’s, land on feet, kite wing Goals: MET!

Mike, RobSerafina1004/03/201912:00 PM1Channing Circle Park, Benecia CA

Goals! attempt weight shifting, Land on feet Flight: winds low, difficult to launch but able to keep kite steady and encourage a flight, not much altitude so not much time to try weight shifting. landed on feet.

Mike, RobSerafina1104/07/20192:30 PM1Channing Circle Park, Benecia CA

Winds were strange and a lot of new equipment and unsure pilots on the hill, so only took 1 flight. Landed feet up, kited wing.

Ben, RobSerafina204/09/201911:30 AM30Crabtree NC

Sledder

NoneXi204/07/20192:30 PM3Channing

Nice second flight, wind at end a bit sinking but landed well

Rob BlackOzone Buzz Z4104/07/20192:00 PM3Channing

Nice flight down Channing, small turns

Rob BlackOzone Buzz Z4403/24/201912:00 PM1Eilings

Sled, kiting

GranthamAtom803/25/201912:00 PM1Eilings

Sled, kiting

GranthamAtom1903/26/201912:00 PM1Eilings

1-hand, no-hand, rear riser only, big ears, asymetric, look/lean, speed bar,

GranthamAtom2303/28/201912:00 PM1Eilings

figure 8 approaches, kiting

GranthamAtom2803/29/201912:00 PM1Eilings

spot landings, kiting

GranthamAtom3803/30/201912:00 PM1Eilings

spot landings, kiting

GranthamAtom4803/31/201912:00 PM1Eilings

figure 8 approaches, spot landings, kiting

GranthamAtom5204/01/201912:00 PM1Eilings

Written P1, P2 test, spot landings.

GranthamAtom5304/02/201912:00 PM1Bates

Ridge launch at Bates, sled ride down

GranthamBuzz Z6403/24/201910:00 AM1Elings Park

4 Sled ride flights. Each flight approximately 1 minute in duration. Kiting in the afternoon.

Chris GranthamAtom 3803/25/201910:00 AM1Elings Park

4 Sled rides. approximately 1 minute each. Kiting in Afternoon

Chris GranthamAtom 31803/26/201910:00 AM1Elings Park

10 flights: regular flight, 1 hand, no hand, Rear Riser only, Big Ears, Asymmetric, Look/Lean, Brake Wrap, Speed

Chris GranthamAtom 32203/28/201910:00 AM1Elings Park

(4) 1 minute flights- Figure eight approaches and kiting

Chris GranthamAtom 32703/29/201910:00 AM2Elings Park

(5) 1-2 minute flights. Spot Landings, kiting

Chris GranthamAtom 33703/30/201910:00 AM2Elings Park

(10) 1-2 minute flights, spot landing, kiting

Chris GranthamAtom 34703/31/201910:00 AM2Elings Park

(10) 1-2 minute flights. Spot landings Figure 8 approaches, kiting

Chris GranthamAtom 35204/01/201910:00 AM2Elings Park

(5) 1-2 minute flights. Written P1 & P2, Spot Landings

Chris GranthamAtom 35304/02/201910:00 AM2Bates

Cliff/ridge launch at Bates. Sled ride to beach. Kited Buzz z6

Chris GranthamAtom 3109/18/20185:00 PM2PARAMATOR CITY

2 LOW TOWES

CHUCKNOVA209/22/201811:15 AM20TOME

TANDEM FLIGHT(I HAD THE CONTROL LITTLE BIT)

CHUCKOZONE309/26/20185:00 PM3PARAMATOR CITY

3 LOW TOWES

CHUCKNOVA409/27/20185:15 PM6PARAMATOR CITY

6 LOW TOWES

CHUCKNOVA511/04/201811:00 AM15TOME

TANDEM FLIGHT(WEIGHT SHIFT PRACTICE)

CHUCKOZONE611/18/201810:00 AM3BALLON PARK

3 LOW TOWES (RELEASES)

CHUCKAPCO711/24/20188:30 AM4BALLON PARK

4 LOW TOWES (RELEASES)

CHUCKAPCO811/25/20189:30 AM5TOME

Solo flight. Checked the surge and Headed back to the YZ.

CHUCKAPCO912/17/201810:00 AM15TOME

BIG EARS. WEIGHT SHIFT. – WEIGHT SHIFT WITH BIG EARS. GLIDER TIPS.

CHUCKAPCO1012/17/201812:30 PM15TOME

BIG EARS. WEIGHT SHIFT. – WEIGHT SHIFT WITH BIG EARS.

CHUCKAPCO1101/26/20199:45 AM15TOME

PITCH ISOLATION. WEIGHT SHIFT.

CHUCKAPCO1201/26/201910:45 AM15TOME

PITCH ISOLATION. WEIGHT SHIFT.

CHUCKAPCO1303/17/201910:45 AM15TOME

PITCH ISOLATION WITH SPEED BAR. WEIGHT SHIFT.

CHUCKAPCO1404/07/201910:30 AM15TOME

SPEED BAR WITH BIG EARS. WEIGHT SHIFT WITH BIG EARS.ANALYZE THE WIND. FIND OUT THE WIND DIRECTION AND RESIST THE DRIFT WHILE FLYING. TRY TO LAND MAKING MY OWN DECISION.

CHUCKAPCO EN B5904/05/201912:00 PM1Eilings / Bates

Training flights at Eilings, then afternoon ridge soar at Bates

GranthamBuzz Z66604/06/201912:00 PM1Eilings

practice launch, spot landings, kiting

GranthamBuzz Z67304/07/201912:00 PM1Eilings

More practice launch, spot landings, kiting

GranthamBuzz Z68004/08/201912:00 PM1Eilings

More practice launch, spot landings, kiting

GranthamBuzz Z6504/11/201911:00 AM50Flight School #5

All of the em!

Mister FlymasterXie Anne1204/13/201912:30 PM1Channing Circle Park, Benecia

First flight without Rob at LA. Did fine but tripped on landing. bummer!

RobSerafina1304/13/201911:30 AM1Channing Circle Park, Benecia

Big Learning moment. Got nervous with bushes, turned left too low and wing slammed me into the ground. Rolled, no injuries. But the downslide began at “oh crap, bushes”. Good things: 1) tried not to see the bushes after I saw them 2) managed to land well in a tough situation Bad choices: 1) turned too late, despite not realizing I was doing so. Joel said next time force self to “look just at my hands”. climbed up hill desperate for one good flight but no go.

RobSerafina904/13/201912:00 PM1Channing

S turns

Rob BlackAcura 31004/13/20191:00 PM1Channing

breezy launch

Rob BlackAcura 3303/24/20192:00 PM1gateway

sledder

benEZ18403/24/20192:30 PM1gateway

sledder

benEZ18604/07/20191:00 PM1Channing

sledder

Rob BlackEZ18704/07/20192:00 PM1Channing

sledder

Rob BlackEZ18804/03/20195:00 PM1blue rock

sledder north launch

benEZ181304/13/20191:30 PM1Channing Circle Park, Benecia

sledder

RobSerafina1404/17/201911:00 AM2Blue Rock

My FIRST FLIGHT AT BLUE ROCK! BEAUTIFUL. ROB SAID “100%!” A GOOD LAST FLIGHT BEFORE VACATION!

RobSerafina1104/17/20196:00 PM30blue rock

first soaring flight. big ears, speed bar, rear riser turns, pitch control, figure 8

benAcura 31204/24/20194:30 PM15Blue rock

Ridge soaring

BenAcura 31304/24/20196:15 PM50Blue rock

Weight shift turns speed bar 360

BenAcura 31404/24/20197:45 PM5Blue rock

Ridge soar sunset no wind landing

NoneAcura 3104/03/201912:00 PM5Cliffside

Sledder, had trouble getting in my harness, soft landing

MalmbergEpsilon 7 26m204/12/20193:00 PM90Cliffside

Great soaring conditions, easy lift, small wing-overs, speed bar, dolphins

MalmbergEpsilon 7 26m304/21/201912:00 PM240Cape Kiwanda

Dune Soaring, kiting laps and good lift, may be light for my wing 5 flights

MalmbergEpsilon 7 26m1504/28/20197:00 PM20Blue rock

Speed bar. Bit bumpy air

NoneAcura 3804/02/20191:00 PM15Bingen

Sledder, opened the bridle, had more turbulence, need to work on gauging distance and penetration

MalmbergEpsilon 7 26m112/01/201810:00 AM1Gateway, Benecia , CA

1st flight. Straight about 1000ft and then land

Rob BlackMescal105/03/201912:00 AM1.5tiffee

big ears left 90 degree and right 90 degree turns

alejandroozone mojo1605/07/20196:30 PM1pt. richmond

hop, forward sledder

EZ181705/07/20198:00 PM1pt. richmond

hop

EZ18305/08/20192:15 PM15Crabtree NC

Sledder

Xi105/08/20198:00 AM20Adelaide

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Big One205/08/201912:30 PM10Adelaide

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Billy BobBig One105/08/201912:00 PM50Tiger Mountain

Take off, turns, landing

Marc Chirico1805/08/20196:30 PM1Pacifica

Short sledder

BenAcura 31905/08/20197:30 PM35Pacifica

First dumps flight. Soaring, scratchy

BenAcura 32005/10/20196:00 PM1Pacifica

Sledder

BenAcura 32105/10/20196:30 PM7Pacifica

Soar. Sank out

BenAcura 3104/28/201910:00 AM1Channing West

Avoided houses, and concrete culvert.

Rob204/28/201911:30 AM1Channing West

Rough start. Avoided bush.

Rob105/03/20195:00 PM45Tiger

Tandem with Rob

RobTandem205/05/201910:30 AM45Tiger

Tandem with Scott

ScottTandem305/05/201912:00 PM45Tiger

Tandem with Scott #2 went out further to north,

ScottTandem405/05/20196:00 PM30Tiger

First Solo, launch poor, held risers ( old skydive habit) . great basic flight, good landing, guided with LAN

JonathanBolero.505/06/20196:00 PM30Tiger

second solo. better launch, need more torpedo

JonathanBolero.605/08/20196:00 PM30Tiger

3rd solo, went over the hill, and takeoff into the bushes. redid takeoff after much adrenaline. good flight, a bit bumpy, found I needed to flare later than I thought.

JonathanBolero.105/11/20199:00 AM1Mussel Rock, Pacifica

First flights

Rob Black205/11/20199:30 AM1Mussel Rock, Pacifica

First flights

Rob Black305/11/201910:00 AM1Mussel Rock, Pacifica

First flights

Rob Black405/11/201910:30 AM1Mussel Rock, Pacifica

First flights

Rob Black2205/11/20191:30 PM1Pacifica

Sledder Sank out

BenAcura 32305/11/20192:30 PM45Pacifica

Down the ridge almost to stables

BenAcura 32405/11/20194:00 PM45Pacifica

Speed bar. Big ears. 360. Figure 8. Hands off. Good landing

BenAcura 3105/06/20197:30 PM22Tiger North

First flight. “Princess launch”. On landing pull breaks to fast

Marc ChiricoAdvance Alpha 31205/07/20197:00 PM20Tiger North

“Princess launch”. Good landing – pull breaks with right speed.

Marc ChiricoNova Prion305/10/20196:30 PM29Tiger North

First front launch, from second try.

Marc ChiricoNova Prion104/05/201912:30 PM3Kiwanda

Reverse launch

105/25/20193:30 PM6HSB

6 flights total off of Apollo 14. Totaling approx 6 min

Scott18m2505/10/20197:00 PM2Pacifica

sledder

BenAcura 32605/10/20197:00 PM2Pacifica

sledder

BenAcura 32705/11/20191:00 PM1Pacifica

sledder/long hop/kiting up and down slope

BenAcura 32805/11/20191:00 PM1Pacifica

sledder/long hop/kiting up and down slope

BenAcura 32905/11/20191:00 PM1Pacifica

sledder/long hop/kiting up and down slope

BenAcura 33005/11/20191:00 PM1Pacifica

sledder/long hop/kiting up and down slope

BenAcura 33105/07/20198:00 PM1pt. richmond

forward/hop/kiting up and down slope

BenAcura 33205/07/20198:00 PM1pt. richmond

forward/hop/kiting up and down slope

BenAcura 3205/19/201911:00 AM15Tiger Mountain

Take off, turns, landing

Marc ChiricoAlpha advance 4405/19/201911:00 AM7Tiger North

Size 28
No Soaring. Reserve fail on the ground.
Wing very slow.
First time try to use ears.

Marc ChiricoAdvance Alpha 6505/19/20191:00 PM7Tiger North

On landing loop always keep eyes on landing zone

Marc ChiricoAdvance Alpha 6505/19/20191:00 PM7Tiger North

On landing loop always keep eyes on landing zone

Marc ChiricoAdvance Alpha 6405/19/201911:00 AM7Tiger North

Wing very slow. On landing keep eyes on LZ. No Soaring today.

Marc ChiricoAdvance Alpha 6505/19/20191:00 PM7Tiger North

Marc give very old harness

Marc ChiricoAdvance Alpha 61504/21/20199:30 AM15TOME

SPEED BAR. WEIGHT SHIFT.ANALYZE THE WIND. FIND OUT THE WIND DIRECTION AND RESIST THE DRIFT WHILE FLYING.

CHUCKAPCO EN B1605/12/20199:30 AM15TOME

SPEED BAR. WEIGHT SHIFT.ANALYZE THE WIND. FIND OUT THE WIND DIRECTION AND RESIST THE DRIFT WHILE FLYING.

CHUCKAPCO EN B1705/12/201910:30 AM15TOME

THERMALING

CHUCKOZONE TANDEM1805/19/20199:00 AM15TOME

PITCH ISOLATION WITH SPEED BAR. PITCH ISOLATION WITH BRAKES.
BIG EARS. 360 TURNS. WEIGHT SHIFT. LANDING APPROACH DECISION MAKING.

CHUCKAPCO EN B2005/19/201911:00 AM15TOME

PITCH ISOLATION WITH SPEED BAR. PITCH ISOLATION WITH BRAKES.
BIG EARS. 360 TURNS. WEIGHT SHIFT. LANDING APPROACH DECISION MAKING.

CHUCKAPCO EN B905/14/20192:30 PM5Bingen

Sledder, opened the bridle, had more turbulence, need to work on gauging distance and penetration

MalmbergEpsilon 7 26m1305/18/201912:00 PM90Cliffside

First thermals, steep spirals, speed bar

MalmbergEpsilon 7 26m605/22/20196:00 PM38Tiger North

Great soaring. Big traffic in air. All gliders start to sink together.

Marc ChiricoGin Bolero (Medium)305/22/20197:00 PM25Tiger Mountain

Forward Take off, turns, landing. 5mi/hr NE winds on launch.

Marc ChiricoBolero 33305/25/201912:30 PM1blue rock

sledder, New harness (progress 3)

BenAcura 33405/25/20191:00 PM2blue rock

short ridge soar from top, figure 8s

BenAcrua 33505/25/20191:30 PM2blue rock

short ridge soar from top

BenAcrua 3105/23/201911:30 AM1Channing west

Left turn

Rob Blackmescal205/23/201912:00 PM1Channing west

Left turn

Rob Blackmescal705/23/20197:00 PM10Tiger North

First reverse start

Marc ChiricoGin Bolero (Medium)104/08/201912:30 PM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

first flight, straight

Chris GranthamOzone Atom204/08/20192:30 PM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom304/08/20193:00 PM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom404/08/20193:00 PM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom504/09/201910:30 AM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom604/09/201911:00 AM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom704/09/201911:30 AM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom804/09/201912:00 PM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom904/09/201912:00 PM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1004/12/201910:00 AM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1104/12/201911:00 AM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1204/12/201912:00 PM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1304/12/201912:30 PM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1404/21/201911:00 AM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1504/21/201912:00 PM1elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1605/18/201911:00 AM2elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1705/18/201911:30 AM2elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1805/25/201910:30 AM3elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Buzz 6 L1905/25/201911:30 AM3elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Buzz 6 L2005/25/201912:00 PM3elings park, santa barbara, usa

P2 checklist items

Chris GranthamOzone Buzz 6 L705/27/20196:30 PM20Tiger

south launch, over the spine to the left, ( no my other right) new wing, Advance Alpha 28. Needed to let the glider fly more off launch. came around corner no problem and then back and forth but did not really find lift. south landing no problem. a little long but main field

CharicoAdavance Alpha 28105/05/201910:30 AM6Buffalo

Flight #1
Forward launch
Sledder
Not a graceful landing – downwind landing

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness205/26/20195:30 PM4Magnolia airport

Tow launches
This flight was a practice tow launch
Forward launch
Did not release the tow since it was a practice introduction to towing. This was a mistake as the toe line got wrapped around the legs and was borderline very dangerous.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness305/29/20196:00 PM6Magnolia airport

Tow launch Pay in
First full tow launch flight
Forward launch
The only mistake – Left brake line was wrapped around the risers.
After gaining 600 ft, the tow was released and landed after 2 180 left turns. Smooth landing.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness405/29/201911:30 AM25Tiger Mountain

Forward Take off, turns, landing. 5mi/hr NE winds on launch.

Marc ChiricoAlpha advance 5905/28/20196:00 PM7Tiger

south launch, over the spine to the left, bad first launch, too hard, crushing leading edge. redid, better and south landing. 2nd test on used Advance wing likely to buy

JonathanAdavance Alpha 28505/29/20192:30 PM20Tiger Mountain

Forward Take off, turns, landing. 5mi/hr NE winds on launch.

Marc ChiricoAlpha advance 5605/29/201910:00 AM30Tiger Mountain

Forward Take off, turns, landing. 5mi/hr NE winds on launch.

Marc ChiricoAlpha advance 5805/30/20196:00 AM6Tiger North

Very short ride. You can use D lines instead of breaks

Marc ChiricoGin Bolero (Medium)905/31/20196:00 PM31Tiger North

Almost hit another glider in air. Almost hit hikers on ground.
Start from second attempt.

Marc ChiricoNova Prion1006/01/20196:00 PM12Tiger North

Very low landing

Marc ChiricoGin Bolero (Medium)706/01/201910:00 AM2HSB

Botat. Did a 360 turn

Lane806/01/201910:30 AM1HSB

Apollo 14. Forward launch and torpedo are starting to feel good.

Lane906/01/20192:00 PM1HSB

Apollo 14.

Lane1006/03/201910:00 AM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs1106/03/201911:00 AM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs1206/03/201911:00 AM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs1306/03/201911:30 AM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs1406/03/201912:00 PM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs1506/04/20199:30 AM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs1606/04/201910:00 AM2HSB

Botat.

Scott22m xs1106/04/20196:00 PM6Tiger North

Was to high on landing. Didn’t pool ears.

Marc ChiricoGin Bolero (Medium)1706/04/201911:00 AM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs1806/04/201911:30 AM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs1906/04/201912:00 PM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs2006/04/201912:30 PM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs2106/04/20191:00 PM2HSB

Apollo 14.

Scott22m xs106/05/20197:00 AM7Misc

Sled

106/01/20199:30 AM1Botat

Forward take-off

Lane206/01/201910:00 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off

Lane306/01/201911:00 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off

Lane406/02/20199:30 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off

Scott506/02/201910:00 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off

Scott606/02/201910:30 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off

Scott706/02/201911:00 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off

Scott806/02/201911:30 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off

Scott906/02/20192:00 PM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off

Scott1006/02/20192:30 PM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off, S-turns

Scott1106/02/20193:00 PM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off, S-turns, within 10m of spot landing

Scott1206/02/20193:30 PM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off, within 10m of spot landing

Scott1306/02/20194:00 PM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off,

Scott406/01/20199:30 AM5Heavener WSW

Forward launch
Smooth conditions
good landing

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness506/05/201911:00 AM5Heavener WSW

Forward launch
Smooth conditions
good landing

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness606/05/20194:00 PM5Heavener WSW

Forward launch
Smooth conditions. Slight lift and sink.
No thermals as it was a high pressure day.
Flared a second too early while landing but still good.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness706/05/20195:30 PM5Heavener WSW

Forward launch
Smooth conditions.
Good landing.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness806/05/20197:00 PM5Heavener WSW

Forward launch. Had to run really hard to launch.
Butter smooth conditions.
Good landing. No wind at the landing.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness106/05/201911:00 AM1Apollo 14

Executing flight plan/ landing / Forward launch

Justin Boer206/05/20194:30 PM1Apollo 14

Executing flight plan/ landing/ forward launch

Justin Boer306/05/20194:30 PM2Bo Tat

Executing flight plan/ landing/ forward launch

Justin Boer406/05/20195:00 PM2Bo Tat

Forward launch/ 180 turns

Justin Boer506/05/20195:00 PM2Bo Tat

Forward launch/ Big Ears

Justin Boer606/05/20195:30 PM5Bo Tat

Improvising flight plan/ Reverse launch/ 360 turns

Justin Boer706/05/20196:00 PM2Bo Tat

Reverse launch

Justin Boer806/05/20196:30 PM2Bo Tat

Reverse launch/ Accuracy

Justin Boer3605/28/20193:00 PM30Pacifica

First flight as P2!

Accura 33706/03/20197:00 PM90Blue rock

Long smooth evening soar

Accura 33806/05/20197:00 PM75Blue rock

Long evening soar, slightly thermic. Carolyn, Ben, Karl

Accura 32206/06/201910:30 AM13HSB

Ridgetop! First flight from up high. Big ears and 360s.

Scott22m xs Mito1106/02/20196:30 PM30Tiger

After getting the Alpha in a bush on the training hill went up with Bolero had had a great flight, decent thermals along Kingdome

MarcBolero.112/09/20183:00 PM2Gateway / Dillon

Getting to know the basics of the gear;
Building a wall, kitting.
First flight – reverse launch.
+ 12/22/18 Forward launch training – no successful flights
+ 12/30/18 Kitting at Dillon (1h)

bolero212/30/201810:00 AM4Blue Rock

Reverse launch, short flight down the hill.

bolero306/08/201911:30 AM10Blue Rock

Reverse launch, first baby soaring flight!!!!!!
+ 01/27/19 Kitting at gateway 2h in low winds

bolero401/27/201910:00 AM2Gateway

Reverse launch, short flight

bolero501/27/201910:00 AM2Gateway

Reverse launch, short flight
Got plocked and twisted my ankle
+02/04/19 (Salano community collage ) kitting 2 h with Joel
+ 03/16/19 (Channing) 3h kitting on a slope with Joel, changing winds. Big progress, i feel more in control over the glider.

603/24/201910:00 AM2Gateway

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch. Doing pre check on my own. Soft landings + in control of the glider after landing too, able to kite it after the landing. Able to make more decisions on my own.

703/24/201910:30 AM2Gateway

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch. Doing pre check on my own. Soft landings + in control of the glider after landing too, able to kite it after the landing. Able to make more decisions on my own.

803/27/201911:00 AM2Gateway

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch. Doing pre check on my own. Soft landings + in control of the glider after landing too, able to kite it after the landing. Able to make more decisions on my own.

903/27/201911:30 AM2Gateway

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch. Doing pre check on my own. Soft landings + in control of the glider after landing too, able to kite it after the landing. Able to make more decisions on my own.

1003/27/201911:30 AM2Gateway

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch. Doing pre check on my own. Soft landings + in control of the glider after landing too, able to kite it after the landing. Able to make more decisions on my own.

1103/27/201912:00 PM2Gateway

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch. Doing pre check on my own. Soft landings + in control of the glider after landing too, able to kite it after the landing. Able to make more decisions on my own.

1203/27/201912:00 PM2Gateway

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch. Doing pre check on my own. Soft landings + in control of the glider after landing too, able to kite it after the landing. Able to make more decisions on my own.

1303/27/201912:30 PM2Gateway

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch. Doing pre check on my own. Soft landings + in control of the glider after landing too, able to kite it after the landing. Able to make more decisions on my own.

1404/07/201910:00 AM3channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.
+ Ground school about turbulence and speed bar.

1503/27/20191:30 PM2Gateway

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch. Doing pre check on my own. Soft landings + in control of the glider after landing too, able to kite it after the landing. Able to make more decisions on my own.
+Kitting 2h
+Object fixation hehe 😀
Super fun day!!!!

1604/07/201911:00 AM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.
+ Ground school about turbulence and speed bar

1704/13/201910:30 AM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.
Self timed flare timing.
Smooth landing

1804/13/201911:30 AM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.
Self timed flare timing.
A bit rough landing.
Beautiful day.

1904/21/201910:30 AM3Channing / Dillon

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.
Unassisted landing. Smooth launch and landing.
Strong winds.
+ Kitting at Dillon 2h

2004/28/201910:00 AM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.

2104/28/201910:00 AM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.

2204/28/201911:30 AM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.

2304/28/201911:30 AM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.

2404/28/201912:00 PM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.

2504/28/201912:00 PM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.

2604/28/201912:30 PM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.

2704/28/20191:00 PM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Reverse launch.

2804/28/20199:30 AM3Channing

Short flight down the hill. Forward launch.
+ 04/28/19 kitting at Dillon 2h (~10mph)
+05/04/19 kitting at Dillon 1.5 h

2905/11/201910:30 AM2Mussel Rock

Short flight. Kinda swooped my landing, messed up knee 😀

3005/11/201911:00 AM2Mussel Rock

Short flight. Nice landing?

3105/11/201911:00 AM2Mussel Rock

Short flight. Nice landing

3206/08/201912:00 PM2Mussel Rock

Short flight. Bush – butt first 😀 Object fixation – better to fixate on a bush not a ditch – best version to land in a good spot but bushes are not that bad 😀

Bolero3305/11/201912:30 PM2Mussel Rock

Short flight. Bush – chest first ? Object fixation – better to fixate on a bush not a ditch – best version to land in a good spot but bushes are not that bad ?

Bolero105/04/20196:30 PM1HSB

Takeoff without torpedo. Turning and landing

LaneDolpo 2 S205/05/20199:30 AM3HSB

Takeoff without torpedo. Turning and landing

LaneDolpo 2 S306/09/201910:00 AM1HSB

Takeoff without torpedo. Turning and landing

LaneDolpo 2 S406/09/201910:30 AM2HSB

Takeoff without torpedo. Turning and landing

LaneDolpo 2 S506/09/201911:00 AM1HSB

Forward takeoff without torpedo. Turning and landing.

LaneDolpo 2 S605/18/201910:00 AM1HSB

Forward takeoff with torpedo. Turning and landing.

ScottDolpo 2 S1206/09/20196:00 PM7Tiger North

Almost crash on start, need to be fully committed

Marc ChiricoGin Bolero (Medium)1406/09/20199:00 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off,

ScottSwing Mito S1506/09/20199:30 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off,

ScottSwing Mito S1606/09/201910:00 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off,

ScottSwing Mito S1706/09/201910:30 AM1Apollo 14

Forward take-off,

ScottSwing Mito S1306/09/20196:30 PM17Tiger North

Landing at strong east wind.

Marc ChiricoGin Bolero (Medium)1206/09/20198:00 PM35Tiger

Hikes up with Celeste, horrible launch with deep brakes, aborted, started over, great launch, relax the arms, long flight with last chance thermals, flew with bald eagle. nice landing and first flight on new harness, sp much nicer

MarcAlpha 4 313906/08/201910:30 AM20Tollhouse

First mountain/high flight! Sledder with Ben, but very lifty

Accura 34006/09/201912:00 PM11Tollhouse

sledder, no lift

Accura 34106/10/20194:00 PM19Tollhouse

sledder, First thermals!

Accura 3906/12/20195:00 PM1Apollo 14

Pitch Control

Justin Boer1006/12/20195:00 PM1Apollo 14

Reverse Launch

Justin Boer1106/12/20195:00 PM1Apollo 14

Forward Launch/Turns

Justin Boer1206/12/20195:30 PM1Apollo 14

Forward Launch/Accuracy Landing

Justin Boer1306/12/20195:30 PM1Apollo 14

Forward Launch/Accuracy Landing

Justin Boer1406/12/20196:00 PM1Apollo 14

Forward Launch

Justin Boer1506/12/20196:30 PM1Apollo 14

Forward Launch

Justin Boer1606/12/20195:30 PM1Apollo 14

Forward Launch

Justin Boer1706/13/20196:30 AM1Apollo 14

Forward Launch

Justin Boer1806/12/20197:00 PM1Apollo 14

Forward Launch

Justin Boer1406/13/20196:00 PM7Tiger South

First lunch from South. North Landing. First flight on new Pi 2.

Marc ChiricoAdvance Pi 2 (27)1306/12/20195:30 PM15Tiger

super hot hike up with al gear with Luke.. so hot! great south takeoff, more relaxed. short flight then thermals came up after I landed,

JOhnathonAlpha 4 312106/09/201910:30 AM15TOME

BIG EARS. STOBILO LINE CONTROL FOR CRAVETTE.

CHUCKAPCO EN B1506/15/20191:00 PM3Mussel Rock

My FIRST FLIGHT AT MUSSEL ROCK! BEAUTIFUL. Landed in a bush, but otherwise good. Learned a lot today kiting, and also did an wonderful educational TANDEM with Mark – including orientation to the site, sharp turns and easy turns, how to avoid body swinging, feeling a rotor, lift, big ears.

RobSerafina1406/14/20195:30 PM10Tiger

short south launch, good launch, landed south after Marc suggested I go either direction. I was using too much back in forth at end blocking others to set up for final, noted. Good flight

JOhnathonAlpha 4 31105/04/20197:30 PM1HSB Flight park

The first flight off the training hill. Pretty rough landing. Ouch!

Lane LamoreauxMito Medium205/05/20198:30 AM3HSB Flight park

Second flight. Launched off west hill #3

Lane LamoreauxMito Medium305/05/20199:00 AM1HSB Flight park

Third flight. Launched off the training hill. Worked on forward launches.

Lane LamoreauxMito Medium405/05/20199:30 AM1HSB Flight park

Fourth flight. Launched off the training hill.

Lane LamoreauxMito Medium505/05/201910:00 AM1HSB Flight park

Fifth flight. Launched off the training hill.

Worked on making a better flare.

Lane LamoreauxMito Medium605/18/201910:00 AM1HSB Flight park

Sixth flight. Launched off the training hill. Worked on lanching with torpedo.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium706/09/20199:00 AM1HSB Flight park

Training hill. Worked on torpedo and coming out of it smoothly. Also worked on weighted turns – look, lean, and turn.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium806/09/20199:30 AM1HSB Flight park

Training hill. Worked on torpedo and then flat s-turns.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium906/09/201910:00 AM1HSB Flight park

Worked on s-turns.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium1006/09/201910:30 AM1HSB Flight park

Worked on s-turns and pitch control.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium1106/09/201911:00 AM1HSB Flight park

Worked on s-turns and pitch control. Tried to nail a spot landing but shot over.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium1206/09/201911:30 AM1HSB Flight park

Worked on s-turns and pitch control. Also worked on applying a bit of breaks to keep the wing from overshooting at launch.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium1306/09/201912:00 PM1HSB Flight park

Worked on s-turns and pitch control.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium1406/09/201912:30 PM1HSB Flight park

Worked on spot landings. Came within twenty feet of target.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium706/09/201910:00 AM1HSB

Forward takeoff with torpedo. Turning with pitch adjustment and landing.

ScottMito Extra Small806/09/201910:00 AM1HSB

Forward takeoff with torpedo. Turning with pitch adjustment and landing.

ScottMito Extra Small906/09/201910:30 AM1HSB

Forward takeoff with torpedo. Turning with pitch adjustment and landing.

ScottMito Extra Small1006/09/201910:30 AM1HSB

Forward takeoff with torpedo. Turning with swing adjustment and landing.

ScottMito Extra Small1106/09/201911:00 AM1HSB

Forward takeoff with torpedo. Turning with swing adjustment and landing.

ScottMito Extra Small1206/09/201911:00 AM1HSB

Forward takeoff with torpedo. Turning with swing adjustment, S turns and landing.

ScottMito Extra Small1306/09/201911:30 AM1HSB

Forward takeoff with torpedo. Turning with pitch control, S turns and landing.

ScottMito Extra Small1406/09/201912:00 PM1HSB

Reverse launch with building a wall and turning to forward takeoff with torpedo. Turning with pitch control, S turns and landing.

ScottMito Extra Small105/04/20198:00 PM1HSB Flight Park

First flight. Forward launch.

Lane LamoreauxApus205/05/20199:30 AM3HSB Flight Park

Bo tat launch. Worked on turns and landing flare.

Lane LamoreauxApus305/05/201910:00 AM1HSB Flight Park

Worked on forward launch, turns and landing flare and getting used to flying

Lane LamoreauxApus405/05/201910:30 AM1HSB Flight Park

Worked on forward launch, turns and landing flare.

Lane LamoreauxApus505/05/201911:00 AM1HSB Flight Park

Worked on forward launch, weighted turns and landing flare.

Lane LamoreauxApus605/18/201911:00 AM1HSB Flight Park

Worked on torpedo.

Scott EdwardsApus1506/16/20196:30 PM20Tiger North

Good Reverse Lunch. Good landing

JonathanAdvance Pi 2 (27)306/16/20192:30 PM1Muscle Rock – Walker’s

First at Muscle Rock! Sledder, Alex filmed launch on video, made it most of the way to the LZ.

RobEpic406/16/20193:00 PM2Muscle Rock – Walker’s

Sledder but picked up some decent hight as wind was pretty strong. Landed just past LZ.

RobEpic706/16/20199:30 AM1HSB Flight Park

Wing Cravat. Learned what it feels like and how to fly with one.

Scott EdwardsApus806/16/201910:00 AM1HSB Flight Park

A short flight in light wind.

Scott EdwardsApus1506/16/20199:30 AM1HSB Flight park

Short flight working on pitch control and weighted turns.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium1606/16/201910:00 AM1HSB Flight park

Worked on flare.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium1606/17/20196:00 PM59Tiger North

Reverse Lunch. Zig-Zag Landing. Longest flight.

JonathanAdvance Pi 2 (27)1506/16/20196:30 PM60Tiger

Great fathers day launch, smooth launch into crowded sky. lots of lift right away and spent first 40 minutes above the launch point. So fun. then came in landed by Chris Santacroce. good drills and landing right on target.

JOhnathonAlpha 4 311606/16/20191:00 PM3Mussel Rock

My FIRST FLIGHT AT MUSSEL ROCK! BEAUTIFUL. Landed in a bush, but otherwise good. Learned a lot today kiting, and also did an wonderful educational TANDEM with Mark – including orientation to the site, sharp turns and easy turns, how to avoid body swinging, feeling a rotor, lift, big ears.

RobSerafina4605/14/20192:00 PM50Santa Barbara, CA

Flights 1 through 46 completed during eight days of P2 flight training. All maneuvers/demonstrations required for USHPA rating P2 were successfully completed.

GranthamOzone Atom 34705/14/20193:00 PM40Pine Mtn. Ojai, CA

Mountain flight. Good slope launch (reverse) at 7000′ ASL. Thermal climb to approx 8600′ ASL. Mostly smooth glide flight plan over the valley to the LZ. Performed numerous turns and landed safely within the LZ.

GranthamOzone Buzz Z64806/18/20195:30 PM20Blossom Valley, CA

Blossom Valley small mountain flight. Good reverse top launch, short ridge lift flight and safe top landing at the lower “bail out” spot.

Ozone Buzz Z61706/18/20196:00 PM28Tiger North

Lift everywhere. Hard time to land. Big ears e.t.c

JonathanAdvance Pi 2 (27)1906/13/20198:00 PM6Ridgemont

Forward Launch/Big Ears/360 turns

Justin Boer805/27/20192:30 PM15Tiger

forgot this one

JOhnathonBolero.606/15/201910:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, kick into the harness, remove hands from breaks, using weight shift perform one left and one right turn, get out of the harness and land into the wind.
Notes: I got a bump of wind and some height and so had to perform another turn to scrub off the extra height before landing in the LZ.

Chris GranthamAtom 3506/15/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, kick into the harness, perform one left and one right turn, get out of the harness and land into the wind.
Notes: I launched straight down hill. The flight went as planned and I was for the first time able to get out of the harness for the and land in the LZ. I was relaxed and in control and having a lot of fun.

Chris GranthamAtom 3706/15/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, kick into the harness, assume one handed control position, perform, one left and one right turn, get out of the harness and land into the wind.
Notes: I noticed too much weight on the breaks from holding the breaks at my nose as instructed and so held them at my fore head instead. During debrief my instructor confirmed this to be the correct adjustment.

Chris GranthamAtom 3806/15/201911:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, kick into the harness, Pull on outer A’s to create Big Ears so as to loose height, get out of the harness and land into the wind.
Notes: Apparently I pulled some alarming big ears – by all accounts they were enormous. Adding one ear first and then the other caused a lot of directional change. I corrected the direction to land.

Chris GranthamAtom 3906/15/201912:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, kick into the harness, Pull on outer right A to create an asymmetric, use weight shift to correct course, get out of the harness and land into the wind.
Notes: I was less vicious on the outer A line resulting in a smaller ear. I had to lean a lot more than I had initially expected to compensate for the one sided deflation.

Chris GranthamAtom 31006/15/201912:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, kick into the harness, Switch to using the rear risers to control the wing, get out of the harness and land into the wind.
Notes: We were not to pull down on the risers (very dangerous), but to push them back instead. I had to push them back more than I had expected.

Chris GranthamAtom 31106/15/20191:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, kick into the harness, push out the speed bar, perform two turns, resume normal control, get out of the harness and land into the wind.
Notes: I could not reach the speed bar so I reached down with my hand and placed it under my foot. I pushed out, but not enough to release it from the velcro that was holding it in place. After the first turn I heard from my instructor say that I had not pushed it out. I pushed out harder, released the velcro engaging the speed bar. I sped up!

Chris GranthamAtom 31206/15/20191:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Launching by ourselves and landing in the LZ with our own flight plan.
Notes: I launches into the wind which sent me towards the canyon west of the hill.

Chris GranthamAtom 31306/15/20192:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Launching by ourselves and landing in the LZ with our own flight plan.
Notes: I launches into the wind which sent me towards the canyon west of the hill.

Chris GranthamAtom 31406/15/20192:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Launching by ourselves and landing in the LZ with our own flight plan.
Notes: I launches into the wind which sent me into the canyon west of the hill. I popped into the harness and busted out some James Bond moves in the canyon. Turns out that the canyon is dangerous and although we may launch into the wind on the east side of the canyon, we should not do so on the west side, even if the wind is coming from that direction.

Lesson 1 – canyon’s can be prone to turbulence, as is the case with this one.
Lesson 2 – you don’t have to launch directly into the wind.

Chris GranthamAtom 31506/15/20193:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Launching by ourselves and landing in the LZ with our own flight plan.
I was told to chill on the launch and almost walk it out which really helped smooth everything out. I launched south off the hill despite the slight west and it worked out well. Someone complemented me on a slick, smooth turn. Someone else complemented me on my landing. Thanks somebody! <3

Chris GranthamAtom 31606/19/20193:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Launching by ourselves and landing in the LZ with our own flight plan.
I started to think about spotting the landing site which went really well. I notice that I tend to turn into the landing quite late so as to not over shoot. I could perhaps try longer traverses with tighter turns instead. I need to remember to keep my legs together.

Chris GranthamAtom 32006/18/20199:30 AM7Ridgemont

Reverse Launch/360 turns/Big Ears

Justin BoerSmall Mito2106/18/201910:30 AM14Ridgemont

Getting a feel for ridge lift/Accuracy

Justin BoerSmall Mito2206/18/20196:30 PM3Apollo 14

Turbulence training!

Justin BoerSmall Mito2306/19/20197:00 PM1Apollo 14

Accuracy

Justin BoerSmall Mito2406/19/20197:30 PM10Bo Tat

Soaring

Justin BoerSmall Mito2506/19/20198:30 PM3Bo Tat

Accuracy Landing

Justin BoerSmall Mito906/08/20195:30 PM5Talihina Municipal Airport

Tow launch.
Getting the hang of tow launches
Smooth landing

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness1006/08/20196:00 PM5Talihina Municipal Airport

Tow launch.
Smooth air.
Smooth landing.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness1106/08/20196:30 PM5Talihina Municipal Airport

Tow launch.
Smooth air.
Smooth landing.
Spot landing attempted, overshot it.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness1206/08/20197:00 PM5Talihina Municipal Airport

Tow launch.
Last flight of the day.
All tow launches were forward launches today.
Smooth air.
Smooth landing.
Spot landing attempted, nailed it (for my current skill)
The trims were slightly out for all the tow launches today.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness1306/09/201910:30 AM10Panorama North

Only flight for the day.
Light winds.
Launch helped by Josiah Sewell.
Reverse launch.
Thermals were just starting to develop. Some bubbles of lift, otherwise smooth air.
Smooth landing.
Spot landing attempted, nailed it (for my current skill) Just a few feet from the circle in Pano LZ.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness309/08/201811:30 AM5HSB

NW ~3 mph 70 & Steady Apollo; 1130 Yeti Harness; training; forward launch

MITO L409/08/201812:00 PM5HSB

NW ~3 mph 70 & Steady Apollo; 1200 Yeti Harness; training; forward launch

MITO L109/08/201810:30 AM5HSB

NW ~3 mph 70 & Steady Apollo; 1200 Yeti Harness; training; forward launch

MITO L209/08/201811:00 AM5HSB

NW ~3 mph 70 & Steady Apollo; 1100 Yeti Harness; training; forward launch

MITO L509/09/20182:00 PM5HSB

NW ~5 mph 75 Apollo Swing Harness; training; forward launch

MITO L609/09/20182:30 PM5HSB

NW ~5 mph 75 Apollo Swing Harness; training; forward launch

MITO L709/09/20183:00 PM5HSB

NW ~5 mph 75 Apollo Swing Harness; training; forward launch; Worked on A release

MITO L809/09/20184:00 PM5HSB

NW ~5 mph 75 Apollo Swing Harness; training; forward launch; Spot landing good, s-turn, butt landing

MITO L909/22/20184:30 PM5HSB

NW ~5-8 70 Apollo; 1620 yeti convertible; turns, spot land, forward

MITO L1009/22/20185:00 PM5HSB

NW ~5-8 70 Apollo yeti convertible; turns, spot land, forward

MITO L1109/22/20185:30 PM5HSB

NW ~5-8 70 Apollo yeti convertible; turns, spot land, forward

MITO L1209/22/20186:00 PM5HSB

NW ~5-8 70 Apollo yeti convertible; turns, spot land, forward

MITO L1309/22/20186:30 PM5HSB

NW ~5-8 70 Apollo yeti convertible; turns, spot land, 1st reverse

MITO L1409/22/20187:30 PM5HSB

NW ~5-8 70 Apollo yeti convertible; turns, spot land, 1st reverse

MITO L1509/23/20184:30 PM5HSB

NW ~7-12 65 Apollo; 1630 Connect Reverse 2 Med (too small, painful); reverse

MITO L1609/23/20185:00 PM5HSB

NW ~7-12 65 Apollo Connect Reverse 2 XL (crotch grabber sucks); reverse

MITO L1709/23/20185:30 PM5HSB

NW ~7-12 65 Apollo Connect Reverse 2; reverse

MITO L1809/23/20186:00 PM5HSB

NW No wind 65 Apollo Connect Reverse 2; reverse

MITO L1909/29/20188:30 AM8HSB

1500 SW ~5 60 Top Gun s nob Connect Reverse 2; forward, s-turns

MITO L2009/29/20189:00 AM8HSB

HSB 4000 1400 NW <5 65 yippee ky-yay Connect Reverse 2; forward, big ears, 360, 8, s-turn. Didn't stay on board, strain on back.

MITO L2109/29/201810:00 AM8HSB

HSB 4000 1400 NW <5 65 yippee ky-yay Connect Reverse 2; forward, big ears, 360, 8, s-turn. Didn't stay on board, strain on back.

MITO L2209/29/20181:30 PM8HSB

HSB 3500 900 NW <5 70 Ridgemont Split leg, gray flame (more comfortable); front reserve; forward, big ears, 360, s-turn

MITO L2309/29/20182:30 PM8HSB

HSB 3500 900 Calm 70 Ridgemont Split leg, gray flame (more comfortable); front reserve; forward, 360, s-turn

MITO L2409/29/20185:30 PM8HSB

HSB 4000 1400 Calm 70 yippee ky-yay Forward launch, South w/East launch turn, big ears, 360, s-turn, 8

MITO L2510/20/20189:30 AM8HSB

HSB 4000 1400 Calm clear, ~70 yippee ky-yay Connect Reverse; Reverse Launch; 360, s-turn, s w/east launch, 8 turn, speed bar

MITO M2610/20/201810:30 AM8HSB

HSB 3500 900 NW ~5-10 clear, ~70 Ridgemont Connect Reverse; Reverse Launch; 360, s-turn, 8 turn, speed bar

MITO M2710/20/20184:30 PM8HSB

HSB 3500 900 NW ~5-10 clear, ~70 Ridgemont, 1630 Tandem harness; Reverse Launch; 360, s-turn

MITO L2810/20/20185:30 PM8HSB

HSB 3500 900 NW ~5-10 clear, ~70 Ridgemont Tandem harness; Reverse Launch; 360, s-turn

MITO L2903/29/201912:30 PM5HSB

HSB ~3-7 Apollo, 1230 Brave 4; Forward launch

MITO M3003/29/20191:30 PM5HSB

HSB ~3-7 Apollo, 1230 Brave 4; Forward launch

MITO M3103/29/20192:00 PM5HSB

HSB ~3-7 Apollo Brave 4; reverse launch; spot landing

MITO M3203/29/20193:00 PM5HSB

HSB ~3-7 Apollo Brave 4; reverse launch; spot landing

MITO M3306/15/201910:30 AM8HSB

HSB Calm clear, ~80 Ridgemont Swing Connect Reverse; Reverse launch; 360; s-turn; 180; big ears

MITO M3406/15/201911:30 AM8HSB

HSB Calm clear, ~80 Ridgemont Swing Connect Reverse; Reverse launch; 360; s-turn; 180; big ears; thermal in 360 (about 5 turns)

MITO M104/21/20195:00 PM4Heavener

First flight! Lifted legs a little early, brushed the grass at launch, but otherwise flight was good. Nice landing.

BrittonRoadster 3205/21/20196:00 PM4Heavener

Landed a little hard, but stayed on feet.

BrittonRoadster 3305/05/20195:00 PM4Buffalo Mt

Could not stay on my feet on landing. Mild sprain right elbow.

BrittonRoadster 3406/02/20191:00 PM4Heavener

No incident

BrittonRoadster 3506/02/20192:00 PM4Heavener

No incident

BrittonRoadster 3606/02/20193:00 PM4Heavener

No incident

BrittonRoadster 3706/02/20194:00 PM4Heavener

No incident

BrittonRoadster 3806/02/20196:00 PM4Heavener

No incident

BrittonRoadster 3906/08/20196:00 PM60Talihina Airport

First motor flight. Reved throttle unexpectedly on launch. Lifted legs a little early but got up okay. Climbed to about 7000 feet and circled the airport. Landing was pretty good.

BrittonRoadster 31006/09/201910:30 AM4Panorama

Josiah Sewel supervised launch. Perfect launch. Flew to LZ and did lazy circles and figure eights upwind of LZ to lose altitude. Perfect landing!

BrittonRoadster 31106/18/20197:00 PM60The Huff’s place – Clever MO

Flew with Justin. First attempted launch bombed. Second launch attempt was successful but I scrapped the ground after lifting legs too early. Lucky I didn’t bust the prop. Discovered in flight I had not connected the wing properly – risers were twisted. Unwrapped brakes and setup was stable so I continued flying. On final approach to landing I was low so I applied throttle to clear trees. Killed motor after clearing trees, but there was slight oscillation. Landing came in fast. On landing I fell forward on hands and knees, but no injury. Had fun, but several things sucked about this flight!

N/ARoadster 38206/20/20198:00 PM6Summit Lake

Mountain launches on slope, big ears.

SchlaferBuzz Z6106/01/201912:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, remain in torpedo position throughout the flight. Perform one left and one right turn to scrub off height and land into the wind.
Notes: I had two starts of running too hard into too little wind causing me to nose dived my face into the ground. Eventually I launched, I was somewhat heavy on the breaks, and responded to the adjustments given by my instructor. I completed two turns and landed in the bushes like a fucking champion!

Chris GranthamAtom 3106/01/201912:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, remain in torpedo position throughout the flight. Perform one left and one right turn to scrub off height and land into the wind.
Notes: I had two starts of running too hard into too little wind causing me to nose dived my face into the ground. Eventually I launched, I was somewhat heavy on the breaks, and responded to the adjustments given by my instructor. I completed two turns and landed in the bushes like a fucking champion!

Chris GranthamAtom 3206/01/201912:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, remain in torpedo position throughout the flight. Perform one left and one right turn to scrub off height and land into the wind.
Notes: I Launched slightly east into the wind, running down a lot of the slope. It felt as though I hit some sink and headed for a tree. I waited for instruction on how best to avoid the tree but heard none so flared, raised over the tree like Evil Kenevil – it was really a champion maneuver executed very well based on my scant experience. I turned right, and then left and once again landed in some bushes with style. My instructor said nothing about my amazing maneuver which made me a little sad… and than I got over it.

Chris GranthamAtom 3306/01/20191:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, kick into the harness. Perform one left and one right turn to scrub off height, get out of the harness and land into the wind.
Notes: I launched slightly east into the wind, not running hell for leather as previously. It was a more balanced launch and I used my awareness of the wing to balance my running input which produced a far lass frantic launch. I was also more aware of my arms and their weight on the break lines. The flight went as planned, but I was not able to get out of the harness. My thighs seemed to get stuck in the leg straps. I cushioned somewhat with my legs and landed and bounced on my bottom up onto my feet. Billy Elliot!

Chris GranthamAtom 3406/01/20191:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Flight Plan: Perform a forward take off, kick into the harness. Remove hands from the breaks, perform one left and one right turn using weight shift, get pout of the harness and land into the wind.
Notes: I launched slightly east into the wind. The flight went as planned, but I was not able to get out of the harness. My thighs seemed to get stuck in the leg straps. I managed to get only slightly out of the harness but managed to somehow land on my feet like a penguin.

Chris GranthamAtom 38306/21/20193:00 PM1Carr Park

Kiting practice. Light wind forward inflation launches off training hill.

SelfBuzz Z6106/18/20197:30 PM3Flight Park North

180 degree turns

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 6206/19/20198:00 AM3Flight Park South

180 degree turns

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 6306/19/20198:30 AM3Flight Park South

180 degree turns, Ridge Soar

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 6406/19/20199:00 AM3Flight Park South

180 degree turns, Ridge Soar

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 6506/19/20199:30 AM3Flight Park South

180 degree turns, Ridge Soar

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 6606/19/20199:30 AM3Flight Park South

180 degree turns, Ridge Soar

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 6706/22/20197:00 PM4Flight Park North

180 degree turns, Ridge Soar

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 6806/19/20197:30 PM4Flight Park North

180 degree turns, Ridge Soar

Landings getting better!!

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 6906/20/20199:00 AM6Flight Park South

180 degree turns, Ridge Soar

Landings getting better!!

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 61006/21/20199:00 AM5Flight Park North

180 degree turns, Ridge Soar

Landings getting better!!

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 61106/22/20199:00 AM6Flight Park North

180 degree turns, Ridge Soar

Landings getting better!!

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 6103/08/201810:00 AM12Maui

TANDEM

Dexter BinderTANDEM5605/14/201910:00 AM55Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Completed 55 full hill training flights demonstrating requirements for P2 with eight flying days (and one additional ground school day) from May 4th to May 14th.

Chris GranthamOzone Atom35705/14/20194:00 PM45Pine Mountain, Ojai, CA

TANDEM. Thermals. Ridge soaring.

Chris GranthamTANDEM6006/20/20197:00 PM10Lake Hill, Hatcher Pass, AK

3 flights. Ridge soar. Stalls and surges.

Jake SchalpferSkywalk Tequila 51706/23/20192:00 PM1Channing Circle

tough time getting off the hill. Not used to tall weeds. but the flight was fine. I tripped in weeds on landing, but got myself up in enough time to kite wing. passed P1 test today, could have done better.

RobSerafina506/23/201911:00 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

First flight at Channing
Great launch control. Very good flights

Rob BlackBGD Epic606/23/201911:30 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Second flight at Channing
Great launch control. Very good flights

Rob BlackBGD Epic8406/24/20193:30 PM5Summit Lake

Ridge soaring

SelfBuzz Z623906/22/20199:00 AM15ridgemont

ridge soaring

justin boerrush five24006/22/201910:00 AM1training hill

launch practice crosswinds

justin boerrush five24106/24/201910:00 AM1training hill

launch practice crosswinds reverse launch

justin boerrush five24206/24/201911:00 AM1training hill

launch practice crosswinds reverse launch

justin boerrush five24306/22/20199:00 AM12Ridgemont

sled ride

justin boerrush five24406/23/20199:00 AM8Ridgemont

sled ride. Smooth air. Stable air

justin boerrush five24506/23/20194:00 PM80Ridgemont

practice riding thermals along ridge and out infront of ridge area. Soared one hour and twenty minutes.

justin boerrush five4206/16/20192:30 PM64mussel rock

foggy soar, southy

Accura 34306/21/20198:30 AM4berryessa

SIV – pitch control, asym and full frontal, B stall

Dilan BenedettiAccura 34406/21/201910:30 AM4berryessa

SIV – pitch control, asym and full frontal, B stall

Dilan BenedettiAccura 34506/21/20192:30 PM4berryessa

SIV – pitch control, asym and full frontal, B stall

Dilan BenedettiAccura 34606/22/20193:00 PM4berryessa

SIV – autorotation, wingover, dynamic turn

Dilan BenedettiAccura 34706/22/20195:00 PM4berryessa

SIV – autorotation, wingover, dynamic turn

Dilan BenedettiAccura 34806/23/20197:30 AM4berryessa

SIV – full stall, spin to backfly, collapses on bar, SAT

Dilan BenedettiAccura 34906/23/20199:30 AM4berryessa

SIV – full stall, spin to backfly, collapses on bar, SAT

Dilan BenedettiAccura 35006/23/20191:30 PM4berryessa

SIV – full stall, spin to backfly, collapses on bar, SAT

Dilan BenedettiAccura 35106/24/201911:30 AM4berryessa

SIV – full stall (12), wingover, SAT

LoganAccura 35206/24/201912:00 PM4berryessa

SIV – full stall (12), wingover, SAT

LoganAccura 31606/24/20196:30 PM40Tiger

nice flight. missed the super Thermal. Good launch and great landing, pretty good for solo#13

JOhnathonadnvance 4 31706/25/20196:30 AM5Point of the mountain – south

Reverse take off, left turn, landings

Chris santacroceAtlas 2806/25/20197:00 AM5Point of the mountain – south

Reverse take off, left turn, landings

Chris santacroceAtlas 21106/25/20198:00 AM5Point of the mountain – south

Reverse take off, left turn, landings

Chris santacroceAtlas 25405/17/201910:00 AM2Bates

Cliff/ridge launch at Bates. Sled ride to beach. Kited Buzz z6

Chris GranthamAtom 36406/20/20198:30 PM3Summit Lake/Hatcher’s Pass

Flew Buzz Z6 for the first time. Harness was too lose. Made adjustments for second flight.

Jake SchlapferBuzz Z66606/20/201910:00 PM5Summit Lake/Hatcher’s Pass

Flew Buzz Z6 for the second time. Harness but board was waaaaay too far forwards.

Jake SchlapferBuzz Z62306/25/20199:00 AM5HSB

Nipple Launch.

Scott22m xs atura2406/25/201910:00 AM7HSB

Ridgetop.

Scott22m xs atura2506/25/201911:00 AM7HSB

Ridgetop.

Scott22m xs atura8506/26/20196:00 PM1Carr Park

Bunch of kiting. Forward launch. Kite up hill.

SelfBuzz Z62606/25/20199:00 AM7The Nipple

SMOOTH

Justin BoerSmall Mito2706/26/201910:00 AM7Ridgemont

360s/Big ears

Justin BoerSmall Mito2806/26/201911:00 AM10Ridgemont

Extended sled ride/proximity to ridge

Justin BoerSmall Mito1306/26/20196:00 AM2Point of the mountain – south

Reverse take off, left turn, landings

Chris santacroceAlpha advance 61406/26/20196:30 AM2Point of the mountain – south

Reverse take off, left turn, landings

Chris santacroceAlpha advance 61506/26/20196:30 AM2Point of the mountain – south

Reverse take off, left turn, landings

Chris santacroceAlpha advance 61606/26/20197:00 AM3Point of the mountain – south

Reverse take off, left turn, landings

Chris santacroceAlpha advance 61706/26/20198:00 AM2Point of the mountain – south

Reverse take off, left turn, landings

Chris santacroceAlpha advance 61806/26/20199:00 AM3Point of the mountain – south

Reverse take off, left turn, landings

Chris santacroceAlpha advance 6106/29/201911:30 AM2Mussle rock

Walker launch site
good launch
sled ride to LZ in Iceplant

Rob BlackKyoto206/01/20192:00 PM6Mussle rock

Walker launch site, WSW wind
good launch
soared for about 6 min, unable to get above launch
Landed in designated LZ

Rob BlackKyoto306/09/201912:30 PM3Gateway Park

East wind
good launch from just below the top of the hill
Sled ride. Encountered thermal lift, learned not to overfly the glider IE relax.
Landed in LZ w/ aggressive flare.

Rob BlackTequila 4406/09/20191:30 PM2Gateway Park

East wind
good launch from middle of the hill
Sled ride. relaxed and flew glide on decided flightpath,
Landed in LZ w/ aggressive flare.

Rob BlackTequila 4506/29/20192:00 PM15Mussle rock

WSW wind
Walker launch
Aggressive launch
Soared the cliff face.
1st time using the speedbar.
Landed in LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 4606/16/20191:30 PM20Mussle rock

WSW wind
Walker launch
Aggressive launch
Soared the cliff face. Got above the cliff top.
North to the church and back to launch area
More use of the speedbar. Get to know its capability.
Attempted big ears and only got middle ears.
Weight shift turns with ears collapsed
Landed in LZ after 3 S turns to loose alititude.
Fun flight. will have to do more of that stuff again.

Rob BlackTequila 4706/16/20194:00 PM2Mussle rock

WSW wind
Walker launch
launch was crappy lost altitude
Tried soaring SW facing cliff but unable to get lift
Landed in LZ
Needed better launch.

Rob BlackTequila 4806/23/201912:00 PM2Channing Circle Park

WNW wind
Mid hill launch
launch was good and aggressive
Sledder to LZ , encountered thermal lift. slowed down a little to stay in it
Landed in LZ using a crabbing technique approch.

Rob BlackTequila 4906/29/20192:00 PM2Channing Circle Park

WNW wind
Mid hill launch
launch was good and aggressive
Sledder to LZ , encountered thermal lift. This time I let it fly through the light thermal lift
Landed in LZ was smooth with aggressive flare.

Rob BlackTequila 45306/29/20192:30 PM2Blue rock

Sledder, no ridge lift. First flight with stirrup

Accura 35406/29/20193:30 PM5Blue rock

Thermic and poppy. Messing with asked bar so sank out

Accura 38706/29/20197:00 PM10Summit Lake

Sled rides

SelfBuzz Z68806/30/20193:00 PM1Carr Park

Kiting day. Many launches off hill in strong wind.

SelfBuzz Z61206/29/20197:00 AM90Buffalo Mt LZ

Flew my first XC with 5 other pilots at BMF 4th of July Fly-In. Motor died a couple of times before launch while idling. I may need to adjust the low jet to correct this. I got launched on my first attempt. I was a little hesitant on the throttle but the wing stayed straight and I launched with no incident. I made a conscious effort to overcome my instinct to lift my legs early and kept my legs down until well into the air. The air was very smooth and I was comfortable flying hand-off brakes. I set the trims to the red line and pretty much stayed there until approaching the LZ I played with the cruise control on the throttle and it worked well. Landing was pretty good. Good times!

N/ARoadster 31707/01/20196:30 PM45Tiger

After walking down few days ago ( good choice) went north today and had a great flight, bumpy and thermals…up above the Takeoff a few times then the winds switched and went for south landing. fun!!!!!!!

JOhnathonadnvance 4 311306/29/201911:00 AM6Panorama

Basic sledder. Nice reverse launch in mild wind. I came into the LZ a little lower than I liked – not as much tree clearance as I am comfortable with. Nice landing.

BrittonRoadster 31406/29/20197:00 PM9Panorama

There was some ridge lift and some other pilots were soaring for quite a while. I did not get much lift on launch. I scratched back and forth about four times trying to get above launch, but I was gradually losing altitude so I broke away and headed to LZ. Still had good altitude above LZ so I scrubbed. Had to turn a little aggressively to scrub because I didn’t want to come in low over the trees like I did in the previous flight. Landing was good.

BrittonRoadster 31707/02/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Chill warm up flight. All went well.

Chris GranthamAtom 31807/02/201910:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Chill warm up flight. All went well.

Chris GranthamAtom 31907/02/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

One handed control. Better than last time, felt more in control. Takes longer to turn without the lean.

Chris GranthamAtom 32007/02/201911:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Rear riser turns. Better than last time, felt more in control. Takes longer to turn without the lean.

Chris explained more about when to use these. (landing in strong wind)

Chris GranthamAtom 32107/02/201912:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Big Ears. I used smaller ears than before and remained perfectly on course as opposed to last time.

Chris GranthamAtom 32207/02/201912:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Just practicing. Working on my landings making them smooth.

Chris GranthamAtom 32307/02/20191:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Just practicing. Working on my landings making them smooth.

Chris GranthamAtom 32407/02/20191:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

First ever reverse launch. Yey. A bit tentative, but got off. Need to just turn and launch as soon as it’s stable.

Chris GranthamAtom 32507/02/20192:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Another reverse launch. Much better. Kiting on the way to becoming second nature. (Did a lot of kiting in a very mild breeze – was really cool instructive)

I lost a lot of height early so I cut hard, low and fast across the hill. Well in control and traded speed for height with a gentle flair when I wanted more height.

Chris GranthamAtom 32607/02/20192:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Nailed the reverse launch. Used a little flare to pull away from the hill gently trading air speed for height. Nailed the landing like a fucking pimp!

Chris GranthamAtom 32707/02/20193:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Lost height quickly and dove across the hill, like Bond. It was hot. Seriously.. .I think I made a bit of action hero wee in my camo undies.

Chris GranthamAtom 32807/02/20194:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

I was a little early leaving on the reverse launch – I could have waited for a better moment before heading out. But I worked it out and had an awesome landing. Buttery. I’m really dialing the landings in – smooth on the flaring and really feeling the air.

Chris GranthamAtom 35507/02/20197:00 PM64Blue rock

Evening soar. Pitch control. Turbulent. First real flight with stirrup.

Accura 39007/01/20195:00 PM210Summit Lake

good Orthographic lift

SelfBuzz Z69207/02/20195:30 PM120Summit Lake

good Orthographic lift

SelfBuzz Z62907/03/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

A chill warm up. I felt a little rusty. It all went fine.

Chris GranthamAtom 33007/03/201910:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Asymmetric deflation. I Pulled the steblo line instead of the outer A. I pulled the most outside line rather than the outer A. Need to grab the single red line.

Chris GranthamAtom 33107/03/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Sped bar. This all went better than last time on the speed bar. I released from the zelcro retainer better.

Chris GranthamAtom 33207/03/201911:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

I had another go at an asymmetric. This one went really well. I made a big one and even with the beginner wing it was necessary to compensate for a direction change.

Chris GranthamAtom 33307/03/201912:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Break wraps. This went very wellI I was waiting for right turn instructions and they didn’t come, so I took control myself but landed outside the LZ. Must remember to be the pilot.

Chris GranthamAtom 33407/03/201912:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

General practice. I let go of a toggle on launch but found it soon after.

Chris GranthamAtom 33507/03/20191:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

General practice. I came very low to the terrain and did a little run on the side of the hill. I feathered my breaks for a low flight across the LZ to get near the meeting point.

Chris GranthamAtom 33607/03/20191:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

General practice. All went well, stayed further away from the hill.

Chris GranthamAtom 32607/04/201910:00 AM7HSB

Ridgetop.

Eric22m xs atura9307/03/20198:00 PM90Summit Lake

good Orthographic lift

SelfBuzz Z63707/04/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

General practice – warm up. Forgot to take a wrap.

Chris GranthamAtom 33807/04/201910:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Hit a lot of sink. Over steered on landing.. .lots of roll but landed on feet.

Chris GranthamAtom 33907/04/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Over steered on landing a bit less.. .lots of roll but landed on feet. Feeling I’ll, went home.

Chris GranthamAtom 34007/06/201910:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Warm up lap. Unspectacular. I need to remember to cross my legs and keep them together on landing.

Chris GranthamAtom 34107/06/201910:30 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Forward launch in low wind. Focusing on running straight off the front.

Chris GranthamAtom 34207/06/201911:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Reverse launch in light wind. Turned under a bit too soon. Flared too late on landing.

Chris GranthamAtom 34307/06/201911:30 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Reverse launch in light wind. Flared a hair too late on landing.

Chris GranthamAtom 34407/06/201912:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Reverse launch in light wind. Flared a hair too late on landing.

Chris GranthamAtom 34507/06/20191:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Perfect flight. Smooth reverse launch. Wrapped, Crossed, legs together. Landed like a ballet dancer.

Chris GranthamAtom 39407/05/20196:00 PM120Summit Lake

good Orthographic lift

SelfBuzz Z69507/06/20192:00 PM1Carr park

Kiting day

SelfBuzz Z6111/12/20172:00 PM2Westford, VT

First flight, tow-in!

Calef Letorney211/12/20172:30 PM2Westford, VT

Second flight, tow-in!

Calef Letorney311/12/20173:00 PM2Westford, VT

Third flight, tow-in!

Calef Letorney411/12/20173:30 PM2Westford, VT

Fourth flight, tow-in!

Calef Letorney1406/29/20196:00 PM60Panorama North

Only flight for the day.
Wonder winds!
2nd day of the BMF fly in 2019
Reverse launch with slight high winds. The launch was perfect.
Had my first soaring experience and soared the Pano ridge for almost an hour. Shared the air space with 22 other PGs and 2 HGs.
Landing approach could have been better.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness106/24/20195:30 PM1Westford VT

Ascent/takeoff with tow. Tracked away from line, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A206/24/20196:00 PM3Westford VT

Ascent/takeoff with tow. Gained 200 Ft. altitude, released, and glided down in figure 8. Landing had to much flare too early.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A306/28/20195:30 PM1Westford VT

Set up glider, got glider overhead, torpedoed, launched, landed, but failed to put glider down in front of me properly.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A406/28/20196:00 PM1Westford VT

Reverse Kite to torpedo, launched, flare, spin, glider drop.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A506/28/20196:00 PM1Westford VT

Running start, had A lines in the wrong position. Flew, but wing was behind.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A606/28/20196:30 PM1Westford VT

Running start, needed to turn left faster, and put my kite down in front of me on landing.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A706/28/20196:30 PM1Westford VT

Launched reverse, needed to land with more flare.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A807/01/20195:30 PM1Westford VT

Reverse kite to torpedo, gained 5 Ft.flare, drop. Need to work on placing the wing down in front of me, on landing.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A907/01/20195:30 PM3Westford VT

winched up to 250 Ft. released tow, looped around field, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A1007/01/20196:00 PM3Westford VT

Winched up, over corrected glider, swerved and almost hit the winch line, before correcting to proper flight path, and gaining altitude. Glided down to a soft flare landing.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A1107/01/20196:00 PM1Westford VT

Reverse launch to torpedo, launch flare, land. need to work on setting kite down.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A1807/12/20196:30 PM15Tiger

first reverse Launch!

JOhnathonadnvance 4 311207/14/20194:00 PM1Westford VT

Reverse launch to torpedo, launch flare, land. 3Ft Vertical. Perfectly laid kite down.

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A1307/14/20194:30 PM1Westford VT

Reverse launch to torpedo, launch flare, land. 5Ft Vertical. Perfectly laid kite down. Too much flare, once I was airborn. Glider bucked, then dropped me.

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A507/14/20194:30 PM60Lawrence, KS

Practiced going into light thermals, practiced flairs and stand up landings, watched tow tech

Marc RadloffOzone mojo207/06/20198:00 AM20Heavener, OK

Practiced sliders on foot launches, practice flight landing patterns (s turns)

Marc RadloffOzone mojo207/05/20197:00 PM10Buffalo Mnt OK

Practiced sliders on foot launches, practice flight landing patterns

Marc RadloffOzone mojo306/01/20195:00 PM45KS, MO

Practiced sliders on foot launches, practice flight landing patterns

Marc RadloffOzone mojo1207/08/20194:30 PM2KS, MO

Total Paramotors flights since before this date, leaned to properly takeoff, fly, and land with motor

Ian McManusOzone Sirocco1707/06/20196:30 PM1HSB Flight park

Worked on flare.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium1807/16/20197:00 PM1HSB Flight park training hill

Worked on flare and got my spot landing.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium1907/06/20198:30 PM3HSB Flight park Botat

Worked on flight plan involving turns to bleed off altitude..

Scott EdwardsMito Medium2007/06/20199:00 PM3HSB Flight park Botat

Worked on flight plan involving turns to bleed off altitude made my second spot landing.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium2107/07/20199:00 AM3HSB Flight park Botat

Worked on flight plan.

Lane LamoreauxMito Medium2207/07/201910:00 AM3HSB Flight park Botat

Worked on flight plan and s-turns and scored another spot landing.

Lane LamoreauxMito Medium2307/07/201911:00 AM3HSB Flight park Botat

Worked on flight plan and s-turns.

Lane LamoreauxMito Medium5607/13/20193:30 PM8Bald mtn Camden ME

Extended sledder. Fun!

Accura 35707/16/201912:00 PM32Mount Brace, NY

Thermal, triangle. Nice hike up

Accura 3907/06/20195:30 PM1HSB Flight Park

Worked on Shallow S turns.

Scott EdwardsApus1007/06/20196:00 PM1HSB Flight Park

Worked on Shallow S turns.

Scott EdwardsApus1107/06/20196:30 PM2HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Bo Tat with a different flight plan.

Scott EdwardsApus1207/06/20197:00 PM2HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Bo Tat. Worked on weighted turns and landing flair

Lane LamoreauxApus1307/07/20198:00 AM2HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Bo Tat. Worked on weighted turns and landing flair

Lane LamoreauxApus1407/07/20198:30 AM2HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Bo Tat. Worked on weighted turns and landing flair

Lane LamoreauxApus1507/07/20199:00 AM2HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Bo Tat. Worked on weighted turns and landing flair

Lane LamoreauxApus4607/13/201910:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Perfect flight. Smooth reverse launch. Wrapped, Crossed, legs together. Landed like a ballet dancer.

Chris GranthamAtom 34707/13/201910:30 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Perfect flight. Smooth reverse launch. Wrapped, Crossed, legs together. Landed like a ballet dancer.

Chris GranthamAtom 34807/13/201911:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Perfect flight. Smooth reverse launch. Wrapped, Crossed, legs together. Landed like a ballet dancer.

Chris GranthamAtom 3105/23/20198:30 AM3Whisper Hill, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Straight flight in optimal wind. Minor right/left corrections performed to maintain straight flight. Brake flair for landing

Matt ConeOzone Mojo205/23/20199:00 AM3Whisper Hill, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Straight flight in optimal wind. Small Right and Left turns performed. Brake flair for landing

Matt ConeOzone Mojo305/23/20199:30 AM3Whisper Hill, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Straight flight in optimal wind. Right and Left turns performed. Brake flair for landing

Matt ConeOzone Mojo405/23/201911:00 AM3Whisper Hill, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Straight flight in optimal wind. Right and Left turns performed. Brake flair for landing

Matt ConeOzone Mojo2207/14/201910:00 AM30TOME

thermal climbing. big ears to descent and lose altitude

CHUCKAPCO EN B2307/21/201910:00 AM15TOME

tried thermal climbing. and studied the Vario during the flight.

CHUCKAPCO EN B2207/24/20193:30 PM40Tiger mountain – North

Forward launch

Marc chiricoAlpha advance 6707/25/201911:00 AM1Mussel Rock, Pacifica

Sled ride from Walker. Great flight

Rob BlackBGD Epic807/25/201911:30 AM10Mussel Rock, Pacifica

First soaring flight!!!
Big ears, soaring turns, traffic, one handed flying.
Tried speedbar, but couldn’t hook it.
Overall great flight.

Rob BlackBGD Epic907/25/201912:00 PM5Mussel Rock, Pacifica

Second soaring flight
Couldn’t get above the ridge.
Over controlling.
Good flight regardless.

Rob BlackBGD Epic1007/25/201912:30 PM10Mussel Rock, Pacifica

Third soaring flight.
Another great flight, other traffic, big ears to get out of fog, great landing.
A spectacular day!!!

Rob BlackBGD Epic107/18/20195:00 PM1cambridge

forward launch

CalefCalef207/18/20195:30 PM1cambridge

forward launch

CalefCalef307/25/20196:00 PM1sweet hill

forward launch

CalefCalef407/25/20197:00 PM1sweet hill

forward launch

CalefCalef507/26/20197:00 PM1cambridge

forward launch

CalefCalef607/26/20197:30 PM1cambridge

reverse launch

CalefCalef1107/27/20192:00 PM1Mussel Rock, Pacifica

Sled ride from Walker. Hybrid launch. Very light wind, 2-5 mph

Rob BlackBGD Epic1207/27/20192:30 PM1Mussel Rock, Pacifica

Sled ride from Walker. Hybrid launch. Very light wind, 2-5 mph

Rob BlackBGD Epic1307/27/20193:00 PM1Mussel Rock, Pacifica

Sled ride from Walker. Hybrid launch. Very light wind, 2-5 mph

Rob BlackBGD Epic1407/27/20193:30 PM1Mussel Rock, Pacifica

Sled ride from Walker. Hybrid launch. Very light wind, 2-5 mph

Rob BlackBGD Epic1407/14/20193:30 PM1Westford VT

Forward launch, Torpedo, Land

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A1507/14/20194:00 PM1Westford VT

Forward launch, Torpedo, Land

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A1607/14/20194:00 PM1Westford VT

Forward launch, Torpedo, Land

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A1707/14/20194:00 PM1Westford VT

Forward launch, Torpedo, Land

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A1807/14/20194:00 PM1Westford VT

Forward launch, Torpedo, Land

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A1907/23/20195:00 PM1Westford VT

Forward launch, Torpedo, Land

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A2007/23/20195:00 PM1Westford VT

Forward launch, Torpedo, Land

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A2107/23/20195:00 PM1Westford VT

Forward launch, Torpedo, Land

Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A2207/25/20195:30 PM2Sweet Hill Cambridge

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A2307/25/20195:30 PM2Sweet Hill Cambridge

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A2407/25/20195:30 PM2Sweet Hill Cambridge

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A2507/25/20196:00 PM2Sweet Hill Cambridge

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A2607/25/20196:00 PM2Sweet Hill Cambridge

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A2707/29/20196:30 PM2Sweet Hill Cambridge

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A2807/29/20196:30 PM2Sweet Hill Cambridge

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A2907/25/20196:30 PM2Sweet Hill Cambridge

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A1807/24/20191:00 PM1Channing Circle

tough time getting off the hill due to silly errors (turned to the right, ran left around a tree instead of right and did not apply sufficient break pressure to get out the ground). Landing was clumsy. Just out of habit.

RobSerafina507/30/201910:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill feeling things out

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 3607/30/201910:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

fluffing brakes, feeling the wind

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 3707/30/201911:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

more of the same

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 3807/30/201911:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Perfect spot landing!!

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 3107/21/20195:30 PM12Tiger Mountain

First flight!

Steve WilsonOzone Buzz 25207/28/20195:30 PM12Tiger Mountain

Second! Much more comfortable.

Steve WilsonOzone Buzz 253008/01/20195:30 PM1Westford VT

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A3108/01/20195:30 PM1Westford VT

Foreward Takeoff, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A3208/01/20195:30 PM1Westford VT

Revrse Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A3308/01/20196:00 PM1Westford VT

Reverse Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A3408/01/20196:00 PM1Westford VT

Foreward Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A3508/01/20196:00 PM1Westford VT

Foreward Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A3608/01/20196:30 PM1Westford VT

Reverse Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A3708/01/20196:30 PM1Westford VT

Foreward Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A3808/02/20196:30 PM1Westford VT

Foreward Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A3908/02/20196:30 PM1Westford VT

Foreward Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A4008/01/20196:30 PM1Westford VT

Reverse Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A4108/01/20197:00 PM1Westford VT

Reverse Launch, hard run, flew, flare, landed.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A1008/02/20193:00 PM3Channing Circle Park

WNW wind
Mid hill launch
launch was good and aggressive
Sledder to LZ , encountered thermal lift. This time I let it fly through the light thermal lift
Landed in LZ was smooth with aggressive flare.

Rob BlackTequila 41107/27/201911:00 AM2Mussle rock

W wind. very light
Walker launch
launch was good and aggressive
Sledder to LZ.
Landed in LZ was smooth with aggressive flare. Had to run it out a little due to little headwind.

Rob BlackTequila 41208/02/201912:00 PM3Mussle rock

W wind. very light
Walker launch
launch was good and aggressive
Sledder to LZ.
Landed in LZ was smooth with aggressive flare. Had to run it out a little due to little headwind.

Rob BlackTequila 41308/02/20191:30 PM3Mussle rock

W wind. very light
Walker launch
launch was good and aggressive
Sledder to LZ.
Landed in LZ was smooth with aggressive flare. Had to run it out a little due to little headwind.

Rob BlackTequila 41408/02/20192:00 PM6Mussle rock

WSW wind. strong headwind
Walker launch. 45 degree cross from left
launch was Ok.
Had to be quick with Reverse > turn forward > torpedo due to turbulence while kiting.
Soared 3 passes of the low ridge. Fogbase was low, couldn’t get too high.
Landed in LZ was smooth with mild aggressive flare.

Rob BlackTequila 41508/02/20193:00 PM5Mussle rock

SW wind. strong headwind
Walker launch. 45 degree cross from left
launch was Ok.
Had to be quick with Reverse > turn forward > torpedo due to turbulence while kiting.
Soared 3 passes of the low ridge. Fogbase was low, couldn’t get too high.
Landed in LZ was smooth with mild aggressive flare.

Rob BlackTequila 4308/03/20191:00 PM30EJ bowl->parma

sled ride. launch easy, parma landing a bit rough – gotta flare early as hell on that uphill. With Jeff, Derek gave site briefing from the launch

Derek(?)Buzz 6106/29/20195:00 PM30Pine

First mountain flight. amazing

Chris GranthamBuzz 6206/30/20195:00 PM60Pine

First high flight. with Molly, Jeff, Jamie, Jon, Chris

Chris GranthamBuzz 6408/04/201911:30 AM110Chief

Longest flight yet. Riding thermals above main chief ridge. Stayed up but didn’t climb out – tops for me seemed to be about 4700, but I was above launch at 4750 so I dunno. Awesome flight

Drew was thereBuzz 6505/23/20191:30 PM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Seated flight. Used foot strap to enter the seat. Launched into a thermal and controlled out the other side. Chained right and left turns throughout flight and navigated to LZ that was out of view from launch. Brake flair for landing.

Matt ConeOzone Mojo608/05/20198:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Seated flight. Used foot strap to enter the seat. Chained right and left turns throughout flight to control altitude before LZ that was out of view from launch. Brake flair for landing.

Matt ConeOzone Mojo708/05/20199:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Seated flight. Used foot strap to enter the seat. Chained right and left turns throughout flight to control altitude before LZ that was out of view from launch. Brake flair for landing. Minor turbulence midway from launch.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo808/05/201910:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Forward Launch. Used foot strap to enter the seat. Chained right and left turns throughout flight to control altitude before LZ that was out of view from launch. Brake flair for landing. Minor turbulence midway from launch.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo908/05/201911:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Reverse Launch in moderate turbulence. Chained right and left turns throughout flight to control altitude before LZ that was out of view from launch. Brake flair for landing. Turn on landing to cross lines

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo1008/05/20193:30 PM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Reverse Launch strong wind. Chained right and left turns throughout flight to control altitude before LZ that was out of view from launch. Brake flair for landing.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo1108/05/20194:30 PM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Reverse Launch in strong wind. First time directing glider to LZ without radio input for final turns. Brake flair for landing. Landed in the LZ but short and was able to run it out the entire way to the gathering point. Turned under lines to reset them when I killed the glider.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo1208/05/20195:00 PM9Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Forward launch. Radio was on the wrong channel so had no contact with instructors. Did two early turns and then flew over spirit ridge and over the back side. Did several S turns in the valley to line up for a landing in the confluence. Could’ve improved my approach to LZ by heading further upvalley to line up straight towards LZ.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo1308/06/20199:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Forward Launch. Used foot strap to enter the seat. Chained right and left turns throughout flight to control altitude before LZ that was out of view from launch. Brake flair for landing. Minor turbulence throughout flight.

Denise ReedOzone Mojo1408/06/201910:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Forward Launch. Used foot strap to enter the seat. Chained right and left turns throughout flight to control altitude before LZ that was out of view from launch. Brake flair for landing. moderate turbulence throughout flight.

Denise ReedOzone Mojo1508/06/201911:00 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Reverse Launch. Used foot strap to enter the seat. Chained right and left turns throughout flight to control altitude before LZ that was out of view from launch. Good flair and turn on stall to reset risers. moderate turbulence throughout flight.

Denise ReedOzone Mojo1608/06/201911:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Forward Launch. Used foot strap to enter the seat. Chained right and left turns throughout flight to control altitude before LZ that was out of view from launch. Good flair and turn on stall to reset risers. significant turbulence throughout flight. Large sways on landing. Remember to keep feet together!

Denise ReedOzone Mojo1708/07/20199:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Reverse Launch self controlled. Did figure 8s over LZ to drop height and s curves to do final adjustment before landing short of cone. Good flair and turn on stall to reset risers.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo L1808/07/201910:00 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Reverse Launch self controlled. Did figure 8s over LZ to drop height and s curves to do final adjustment before landing short of cone. Good flair and turn on stall to reset risers.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo L1908/07/201910:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Reverse Launch self controlled. Did figure 8s over LZ to drop height and s curves to do final adjustment before landing short of cone. Good flair and turn on stall to reset risers.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo L2008/07/20193:30 PM4Whisper Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

A’s and D’s reverse launch. Controlled the rolly polly and caught lift, did S-turns to kill height and landed way long on past the LZ.

Matt ConeOzone Mojo L2108/07/20194:00 PM4Whisper Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split A’s. Controlled the rolly polly and caught lift, did S-turns to kill height and landed way long on past the LZ.

Matt ConeOzone Mojo L2208/07/20194:30 PM4Whisper Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Forward. Controlled the rolly polly and caught lift, did S-turns to kill height and landed way long on past the LZ.

Matt ConeOzone Mojo L2308/07/20195:00 PM4Whisper Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split A’s. Controlled the rolly polly and caught lift, did S-turns to kill height and landed way long on past the LZ.

Matt ConeOzone Mojo L907/29/20194:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31007/29/20194:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31107/29/20195:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31207/29/20196:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32408/08/20199:00 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Forward. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25 of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo L2508/08/20199:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split As. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo L2608/08/201910:00 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split As. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo L2708/08/201910:30 AM7Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split As. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo L2808/08/201911:30 AM6Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

A’s and D’s. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Mojo L1707/13/20196:00 PM2HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Look, lean, turn. Flare timing.

LaneMito small1506/23/20199:00 AM2HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Pitch control and flare timing

ScottMito Extra Small1606/23/201910:30 AM2HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Pitch and swing control and flare timing

ScottMito Extra Small1707/13/20195:30 PM2HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Pitch and swing control and flare timing

LaneMito Small1807/13/20196:00 PM2HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Pitch and swing control and flare timing, spot landing

LaneMito Small1907/13/20197:00 PM2HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Pitch and swing control and flare timing, spot landing

LaneMito Small2007/13/20197:30 PM2HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. S turns and flare timing, spot landing

LaneMito Small2107/13/20198:00 PM2HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Look lean turn, pitch control and flare timing, spot landing

LaneMito Small2207/14/20198:30 AM4HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Look lean turn, and flare timing, spot landing

LaneMito Small2307/14/201910:00 AM4HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Look lean turn, bleeding off altitude and flare timing, spot landing

LaneMito Small308/10/20195:30 PM50Tiger Mountain

Up for a while! Radio died, landed on own well, but with poor approach.

Steve WilsonOzone Buzz 251308/05/20199:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31408/05/20199:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill – Swan Dive!

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31508/05/201910:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31608/05/201910:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31708/05/201911:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31808/05/201911:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31908/05/201912:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32008/05/201912:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32108/05/20191:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32208/05/20191:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32308/05/20192:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32408/05/20192:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32508/05/20193:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32608/05/20193:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32708/05/20194:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32808/05/20194:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 32908/06/20199:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33008/06/20199:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33108/06/201910:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33208/06/201910:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33308/06/201911:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33408/06/201911:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33508/06/201912:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33608/06/201912:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33708/06/20191:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33808/06/20191:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 33908/06/20192:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 34008/06/20192:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 34108/06/20193:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 34208/06/20193:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 34308/06/20194:00 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 34408/06/20194:30 PM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 3306/18/201810:00 AM15Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Les Ruinette 2,200 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 4.5 km flight. Skills: Big Ears, inverse steering.

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 3106/15/201810:00 AM8Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Savrayer 1,700 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 2.4 km flight. Skills: turns 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 360 degrees.

First 10 flights with Verbier Summits in a two-week Club Pilot course under the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association system. Stuart Belbas OFAC 34595.

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 3206/15/20182:00 PM15Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Les Ruinette 2,200 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 4.5 km flight. Skills: flying slow, inverse steering.

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 3406/18/20182:00 PM15Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Les Ruinette 2,200 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 4.5 km flight. Skills: asymmetric collapse.

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 3506/19/201810:00 AM15Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Les Ruinette 2,200 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 4.5 km flight. Skills: pitch control.

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 3606/19/20182:00 PM15Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Les Ruinette 2,200 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 4.5 km flight. Skills: speedbar.

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 3706/20/201810:00 AM16Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Les Ruinette 2,200 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 4.5 km flight. Skills: fly as a group (3)

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 3806/20/20182:00 PM23Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Les Ruinette 2,200 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 4.5 km flight. Skills: ridge soaring.

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 3906/21/201810:00 AM13Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Les Ruinette 2,200 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 4.5 km flight. Skills: more independent flight; shifting winds in LZ.

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 31006/22/201810:00 AM13Verbier, Switzerland

Depart Les Ruinette 2,200 meters, land Champsec 850 meters. 4.5 km flight. Skills: more independent flight; strong winds in LZ, landed a bit short.

Completed the BHPA exam and received the Club Pilot certification and IPPI 3 certification.

Stuart BelbasNiviuk Koyot 31107/14/201810:00 AM10Puli, Taiwan

Depart Puli Tiger 709 meters, land North Landing 209 meters. 1+ km flight. Skills: survival flying in strong winds with lots of turbulence, especially turbulent in very small LZ with myriad obstacles (power lines, houses, trees, greenhouses), short ridge soaring.

Chris YehNiviuk Koyot 21207/14/20182:00 PM10Puli, Taiwan

Depart Puli Tiger 709 meters, land North Landing 209 meters. 1+ km flight. Skills: survival flying in strong winds with lots of turbulence, especially turbulent in very small LZ with myriad obstacles (power lines, houses, trees, greenhouses), short ridge soaring. Wind about 7 meters/second.

Chris YehNiviuk Koyot 21307/15/201810:00 AM7Puli, Taiwan

Depart Puli Tiger 709 meters, land North Landing 209 meters. 1+ km flight. Skills: general flying in lighter winds than yesterday, less turbulent in very small LZ with myriad obstacles (power lines, houses, trees, greenhouses).

Chris YehNiviuk Koyot 21407/15/201811:30 AM8Puli, Taiwan

Depart Puli Tiger 709 meters, land North Landing 209 meters. 1+ km flight. Skills: general flying in lighter winds than yesterday, but increasingly turbulent in very small LZ with myriad obstacles (power lines, houses, trees, greenhouses).

Chris YehNiviuk Koyot 21507/15/20181:00 PM7Puli, Taiwan

Depart Puli Tiger 709 meters, land North Landing 209 meters. 1+ km flight. Skills: general flying in lighter winds than yesterday, but increasingly turbulent in very small LZ with myriad obstacles (power lines, houses, trees, greenhouses).

Chris YehNiviuk Koyot 21607/15/20182:30 PM5Puli, Taiwan

Depart Puli Tiger 709 meters, land North Landing 209 meters. 1+ km flight. Skills: general flying in lighter winds than yesterday, but increasingly turbulent in very small LZ with myriad obstacles (power lines, houses, trees, greenhouses). Caught descending air, hence the shorter flight, straight to LZ.

Chris YehNiviuk Koyot 21704/13/201912:00 PM4Channing Circle Park, Benicia, California

Basic sled run in light wind, forward launch, landed very near target.

The first 17 flights were all forward launches.

Rob BlackNiviuk Koyot 31804/13/20191:30 PM4Channing Circle Park, Benicia, California

Basic sled run in light wind, first reverse launch, landed very near target.

Rob BlackNiviuk Koyot 31507/27/20196:30 PM20Buffalo Mt

My longest free flight to date. Soared the ridge for about 20 minutes. Did not get above launch though. Flaired too soon on landing (again – ugh!) Came in a little hot and couldn’t stay on my feet. When landing I’m going to try to focus on keeping my vision more in front and not so much on the ground directly below me.

Roadster 3108/13/20197:00 PM40Forest Park central fields

Kiting for about 40 minutes with Grace. Winds were forecast 8 mph gusting to 16 mph around 7pm. Beginning of kitting winds were consistent for about 10 minutes then dropped off occasional gust cycles. Practiced reverse inflation first after winds died down could only forward launch. Had about 4 failures and 3 really good forward launches. Kited till 8pm.

old 28 meter red very heavy lol508/17/201911:00 AM120Chief

Longest flight yet. Riding thermals above main chief ridge. Stayed up but didn’t climb out – tops for me seemed to be about 4700, but I was above launch at 4750 so I dunno. Awesome flight

Drew was thereBuzz 6608/11/20191:00 PM20EJOTB->parma

EJ off the back -> parma. tangle on launch, and eventually snapped stabilo. Couldn’t turn right, barely made parma, no harm done

Eagle crew. with chrisBuzz 6708/17/20194:30 PM60Pine

Nice flight. couldn’t really scratch above Faros but then found lift heading towards LZ, climbed back to 7300. Strong W wind, maybe 10 by the time I landed. Came up short on landing, underestimated wind, but safe&good landing.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6108/17/201911:00 AM1Elings Lower

Forward take off, flare landing

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3208/17/201911:30 AM1Elings Lower

Forward take off, flare landing

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3308/17/201912:00 PM1Elings Lower

Forward take off, flare landing

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3408/17/201912:30 PM1Elings Upper

Forward take off, flare landing, left turn, right turn

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3108/17/201910:00 AM1Elings Park

Forward launch from bottom of hill.
Flare landing.
Fell forwards on landing.

ChrisOzone508/18/201910:30 AM1Elings Upper

Forward take off, flare landing, left turn, right turn

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3608/18/201911:00 AM1Elings Upper

Forward take off, flare landing, left turn, right turn, move arms and elbows forward and up

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3208/17/201910:30 AM1Elings Park

Forward launch from bottom of hill.
Flare landing.
Fell harder on landing.
Arms need to be higher, especially right side.

ChrisOzone708/18/201911:30 AM1Elings Upper

Forward take off, flare landing, left turn, right turn, used foot bar to sit down

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3808/19/201911:00 AM1Elings Lower

Forward take off, flare landing

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3108/17/201911:00 AM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff techniques

Chris GranthamOzone908/19/201911:30 AM1Elings Lower

Forward take off, flare landing

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3208/17/201911:30 AM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff techniques

Chris GranthamOzone1008/19/201912:00 PM1Elings Lower

Forward take off, flare landing

Chris GranthamOzone atom 3308/17/201912:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff and landing top of the hlll techniques

Chris GranthamOzone408/17/201912:30 PM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff and landing top of the hlll techniques

Chris GranthamOzone308/17/201911:00 AM1Elings Park

Forward launch from bottom of hill.
Flare landing.
Much straighter flight, landed on feet.

ChrisOzone508/18/201911:00 AM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff and landing top of the hlll techniques

Chris GranthamOzone608/18/20191:30 PM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff and landing top of the hlll techniques

Chris GranthamOzone408/17/201911:30 AM2Elings Park

Forward launch from top of hill.
Flare landing.
Performed left and right turns.

ChrisOzone708/19/201911:30 AM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff and landing top of the hlll techniques

Chris GranthamOzone508/18/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Forward launch from top of hill.
Flare landing.
Performed left and right turns.

ChrisOzone808/19/201910:00 AM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff and landing top of the hlll techniques

Chris GranthamOzone908/19/201911:30 AM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff and landing top of the hlll techniques

Chris GranthamOzone608/20/201911:00 AM2Elings Park

Forward launch from top of hill.
Performed left and right turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1008/19/201912:30 PM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff and landing top of the hlll techniques

Chris GranthamOzone708/18/201912:00 PM2Elings Park

Forward launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Performed left and right turns.
Kicked out of seat.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone808/19/201910:30 AM1Elings Park

Forward launch from bottom of hill.
Straight flight.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone908/20/201911:00 AM1Elings Park

Forward launch from bottom of hill.
Straight flight.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1008/20/201912:00 PM2Elings Park

Forward reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Performed left and right turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1108/20/201912:00 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat

Chris GranthamOzone atom 31208/20/201912:00 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, weight shift turns

Chris GranthamOzone atom 31108/20/201911:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Performed left and right turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1208/20/201912:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Let go of brakes, performed weight shift left and right turns.
Back on brakes.
Performed left and right turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1108/20/201911:30 AM1Santa Barbara

Takeoff and landing top of the hlll techniques

Chris GranthamOzone1208/20/201912:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Weight shift

Chris GranthamOzone1308/20/201912:30 PM1Santa Barbara

One handed braked

Chris GranthamOzone1308/20/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Put both brakes in right hand and performed left and right turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1308/20/201912:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, one hand turns

Messy take off, brakes crosssd

Chris GranthamOzone atom 31408/20/20191:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Basics practice.

Chris GranthamOzone1508/20/20191:30 PM1Santa Barbara

Basics practice.

Chris GranthamOzone1408/20/20191:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat

Chris GranthamOzone atom 31508/20/20192:00 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat steer with rears

Chris GranthamOzone atom 31608/20/20191:30 PM1Santa Barbara

Rear risers steering

Chris GranthamOzone1708/20/20192:30 PM1Santa Barbara

Big Ears

Chris GranthamOzone1808/20/20193:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Asymmetrics

Chris GranthamOzone1908/20/20193:00 PM1Santa Barbara

End of the day flight plan

Chris GranthamOzone1608/20/20192:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, big ears

Chris GranthamOzone atom 31408/20/20192:30 PM1Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Preformed “big ears”
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1708/20/20193:00 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, asymmetric flying – big eat on right, lean to left with light left brake

Chris GranthamOzone atom 32008/20/20194:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Bonus flight

Chris GranthamOzone1508/20/20193:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Preformed right side “big ears” weight shift left turn with a little left brake.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1808/20/20193:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight

Chris GranthamOzone atom 31608/20/20193:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Performed turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1908/20/20193:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight

Chris GranthamOzone atom 31708/20/20194:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Performed turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2108/21/201910:30 AM1Santa Barbara

Warm up

Chris GranthamOzone2208/20/201911:00 AM1Santa Barbara

Speed bar

Chris GranthamOzone A5807/24/201911:00 AM62Potato hill

Thermalling for real

Blacklight 15907/27/201911:30 AM110Potato hill

Thermalling for real again

Blacklight 16007/28/201912:00 PM90Potato hill

Thermalling for real again

Blacklight 16108/02/20197:00 PM52blue rock

Evening soar

Blacklight 16208/01/20198:00 AM4SIV

Stalls

Acura 36308/01/20198:30 AM4SIV

Spins wingovers

Dilan BenedettiAcura 36408/01/20199:30 AM4SIV

2 SATS wingovers

Dilan BenedettiAcura 36508/03/201912:00 PM54Potato hill

Trashy thermals

Blacklight 16608/11/20199:00 AM15Slide

Morning sledder

Blacklight 16708/11/20195:30 PM45Duck hill

Evening soar

Blacklight 16808/12/201910:00 AM15Slide

Morning sledder

Blacklight 16908/20/20197:30 PM5blue rock

Short soar sunset

Acura 34508/20/20199:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 34608/20/20199:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 34708/20/201910:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 34808/20/201910:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 34908/20/201911:00 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 35008/20/201911:30 AM1Cambridge, VT

Sweet Hill – Training Hill

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 35108/20/20196:00 PM3Westford, VT

Towing – Westford!! First flight was overwhelming, and had trouble getting used to the glider on tow

Calef LetorneyUP Makalu 35208/20/20196:30 PM3Westford, VT

Towing – Westford!! Second flight was better, and started getting used to the glider on tow

Calef LetorneyUP Makalu 34208/20/20196:00 PM3Westford VT

Towed up, flew figure 8 perpendicular to the wind, flared, and landed. Focused on being smooth with my turns.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A4308/20/20198:00 PM3Westford VT

Towed up, flew figure 8 perpendicular to the wind, flared, and landed. Focused on being smooth with my turns.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A2008/21/201910:30 AM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight

Chris GranthamOzone atom 31808/21/201910:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Performed turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1908/21/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Forward launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Used speed bar.
Performed turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2108/21/201911:00 AM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight – botched take off – stopped running too soon

Chris GranthamOzone atom 32008/21/201911:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Second use of speed bar.
Performed turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2208/21/201911:00 AM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, speed bar use

Chris GranthamOzone atom 32308/21/201911:00 AM1Santa Barbara

Speed bar 2

Chris GranthamOzone A2308/21/201911:30 AM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps

Chris GranthamOzone atom 32108/21/201911:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2408/21/201911:30 AM1Santa Barbara

Brake wrap

Chris GranthamOzone A2508/21/201911:30 AM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing

Chris GranthamOzone A2208/21/201912:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
First spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2308/21/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Second spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2408/21/201912:00 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps horrible take off

Chris GranthamOzone atom 32508/21/201912:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps, better take off. Too much turn, cane up short on spot landing

Chris GranthamOzone atom 32608/21/201912:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing

Chris GranthamOzone A2608/21/201912:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps, better take off. spot landing still short

Chris GranthamOzone atom 32408/21/20191:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Third spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2708/21/20191:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing 3

Chris GranthamOzone A2808/21/201911:30 AM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing 4

Chris GranthamOzone A2508/21/20191:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Forth spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2708/21/20191:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps, better take off. spot landing – closer at 25’ right of flag

Chris GranthamOzone atom 32908/21/20192:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing 5

Chris GranthamOzone A2608/21/20192:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Fifth spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2808/21/20192:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps, better take off. spot landing, closer to flag this time

Chris GranthamOzone atom 33008/21/20192:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing 6

Chris GranthamOzone A2908/21/20192:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps, better take off. spot landing, closer to flag this time, best one so far 20’ shy

Chris GranthamOzone atom 33108/21/201912:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing 7

Chris GranthamOzone A2708/21/20192:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sixth spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone2808/21/20192:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Seventh spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone3008/21/20193:00 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps, better take off. spot landing, closer to flag this time, Good but a bit shy

Chris GranthamOzone atom 32908/21/20192:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Eighth spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone3108/21/20193:00 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps, better take off. spot landing, closer to flag this time, Good but oscillations on landing – make less inputs and glider will correct itself

Chris GranthamOzone atom 33008/21/20193:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Ninth spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone3108/21/20193:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Tenth spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone3208/21/20193:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps, better take off. spot landing, closer to flag this time, Good , a little far past flag on landing

Chris GranthamOzone atom 33308/21/20193:30 PM1Elings upper

Reverse take off, flare landing, sit in seat, standard flight, brake wraps, better take off. spot landing, closer to flag this time, Good , last run of day

Chris GranthamOzone atom 35308/20/20197:00 PM3Westford, VT

Towing – Westford!! Third flight, fine tuning and starting to practice figure 8s on landing setup. Early round out…work on timing!

Calef LetorneyUP Makalu 35408/20/20197:30 PM3Westford, VT

Towing – Westford!! Forth and last flight of the evening. Towed about 450ft up! More fine tuning and dialed in figure 8s on landing setup. Had an early round out which will be worked on next flight.

Calef LetorneyUP Makalu 33208/21/20193:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Eleventh spot landing.
Sat back in harness.
Brake wraps.
Performed turns.
Flare landing with brake wraps and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone1608/20/20193:30 PM3Mussle rock

WSW wind. Lite to med headwind
Walker launch. 25 degree cross from left.
Easy kite
Good launch.
Soared 2 passes of the low ridge. Air was slightly turbulent as lift zone was in the condensation point.
Landed in LZ was smooth with aggressive flare.

Rob BlackTequila 41708/20/20194:30 PM2Mussle rock

WSW wind. Lite to med headwind
Walker launch. 25 degree cross from left.
Easy kite
Good launch.
Soared 2 passes of the low ridge. Air was slightly turbulent as lift zone was in the condensation point.
Landed in LZ was ok. Wing was in a slight left turn at touch down, and had to run/skate it out.

Rob BlackTequila 41708/20/20194:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse launch from top of hill.
Sat back in harness.
Performed turns.
Flare landing and reverse kiting.

ChrisOzone3208/22/20191:30 PM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing 8

Chris GranthamOzone A208/23/20194:30 PM220Forest Park Art Hill

Help from Richard and Chris Lee. 3 1/2 hours of kiting, winds were 6 mph gusting to 12 mph temp was around 90 degrees F. Worked on reverse inflations. Kept having issues with the wing twisting and falling to the right side. Chris pointed out that I wasnt holding the C’s evenly and that I May have been riding the brakes. Also I released the A’s and C’s too early on several occasions causing a frontal collapse. I also wasnt sitting back far enough in the harness and my caribeaners were slack, (was holding my arms bent and too close to my hips). Chris Lee pointed that out, and it corrected my problems. After a few attempts by myself I started noticing the differece after I was corrected. Was able to kite about 1 minute or so without it falling. I realised my problem was overthinking the controls. With the help of Richard was able to do a reverse to forward launch and got maybe 2 feet off the ground. Over all, I feel pretty good with what I learned in my second kiting session.

tequila 4 and old 28 meter red808/18/20194:30 PM40Pine

With Andi. A bit too much west wind,bouncier than usual. Lift by faros and also over the LZ. Landed towards ojai, short again but safe

AndiBuzz 6908/24/20194:00 PM60Sage

Awesome site. Billy helped me, high wind launch. Air really smooth. Could have stayed up forever, had to get back to town though

BillyBuzz 64408/26/20195:30 PM3Westford VT

Towed up, turned left, then crossed the field, turned right, then came in to final approach too quickly, and ended up flaring and landing with the wind, not against it.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A4508/26/20196:00 PM5Westford VT

Towed up, turned left, then crossed the field, turned right, flew parallel to landing zone, then perpendicular, then into the wind for final flair and landing.

Calef Letourney/Sam Para ChambersMed/Lg En-A4608/26/20196:00 PM5Westford VT

Towed up, turned left, then crossed the field, pulled a lines to initiate big ears, then used weight shift and c riser to turn right, flew parallel to landing zone, then perpendicular, then into the wind for final flair and landing.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A4708/26/20196:30 PM5Westford VT

Towed up, turned left, then crossed the field, pulled a lines to initiate big ears, then used weight shift and c riser to turn right, flew parallel to landing zone, then perpendicular, then into the wind for final flair and landing.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A4808/26/20197:00 PM5Westford VT

Towed up, turned left, then crossed the field. Next, I pushed half bar, until surge was controlled, then pushed full bar. Then turned right, flew parallel to landing zone, then perpendicular, then into the wind for final flair and landing.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A4908/26/20197:30 PM5Westford VT

Towed up, turned left, then crossed the field. I pulled a’s again, and turned using c’s and weightshift. Next, I pushed half bar, until surge was controlled, then pushed full bar. Then turned right, flew parallel to landing zone, then perpendicular, then into the wind for final flair and landing.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A7008/25/20196:00 PM72blue rock

Ridge soar sunset. First landing in Irene park

Acura 37108/26/20197:00 PM55blue rock

soar sunset. 2nd park landing very good

Acura 31908/27/20197:00 PM10Blue Rock

MY VERY FIRST SOAR!! sunset flight; climbed hill and waited. anxious all day, then not after doing site overview with Rob. Got anxious again when laid wing out. Did ridge soaring, tight turns, back and forth. weight change harder than expected, more dramatic. On the way to LZ practiced my first speed bar (half), and tried big ears but I realized later I pulled the wrong risers (I wondered at the time why I had a surge). But, all is good – it was a GREAT flight!

RobSerafina4908/27/20199:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

First Time on Buzz 6. Amazing glide.. .this wing does not want to land! :DDD

We were doing spot landings – I overshot by about 40ft

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5008/27/20199:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing
I Came in short, turning in late to point up wind and landing on my arse… poo! I scratched my knee! :'(

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5108/27/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing

I overshot the spot, landed, turned to the kite, got picked up and dumped on my arse and dragged a few feet.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5208/27/201910:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing

Overshot the spot but got closer.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5308/27/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing

Overshot the spot but got closer.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5408/27/201911:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing

Overshot the spot but got closer. I’m getting a bit of a feel for this wing.. .it’s awesome!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5508/27/201912:00 PM1Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing

Overshot the spot but got closer.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5608/27/201912:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing

Overshot the spot but got closer. I came in a steep angle, a bit near stall and backed off, but got closer still.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5708/27/20191:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Getting buoyant out there!

I got lifted up at the end and realized that I get stuck with my landing plan once on final approach. I need to drop that and be more flexible, adjusting my plan moment by moment.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5808/27/20191:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Getting buoyant out there!

I’m feeling the rind mote in my non breaking hand by holding active tension. I get so much feedback from this wing, it’s wonderful – the connection I was hoping for with the experience of flying through the air.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5908/27/20192:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Getting buoyant out there!

I’m getting used to the idea of crabbing while traversing across the wind, less concerned with heading and more with vector.
Landed one foot to the right of the spot! Fuck Yeah!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small6008/27/20192:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Getting buoyant out there!

I landed within 10ft of the spot.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small6108/27/20193:00 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Getting buoyant out there!

During take off I was lifted, I spun off my feet and was dumped. I need to be aware of being in control even when I an spinning in the air! I could have added a little break and kept the kite over head.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small6208/27/20193:30 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Getting buoyant out there!

I came in steep and slow with good air speed. I waggled left and right to hit the target and virtually crammed the tennis ball on a stick up my arse, landing 2ft up wind of it.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small6308/27/20194:00 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Getting very buoyant out there and the wind is picking up!

Another bang on landing.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small6408/27/20194:30 PM5Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Getting very buoyant out there and the wind is picking up!

I got lifted and spun, but remained in control at take off. I did about five figure 8’s before final approach (getting much better at changing my plan). Landing was bang on.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small1908/27/20197:00 PM10Blue Rock

MY VERY FIRST SOAR!! sunset flight; climbed hill and waited. anxious all day, then not after doing site overview with Rob. Got anxious again when laid wing out. Did ridge soaring, tight turns, back and forth. weight change harder than expected, more dramatic. On the way to LZ practiced my first speed bar (half), and tried big ears but I realized later I pulled the wrong risers (I wondered at the time why I had a surge). But, all is good – it was a GREAT flight!

RobSerafina108/29/20199:00 AM150Wilderness tours soccer field, Canada

Ground handling only

208/30/20194:00 PM150West Meath Overlook Canada

Ground handling, short flight x2

108/30/20196:30 PM1Mussel Rock

Sat down in the haness

Rob208/31/20192:00 PM1Blue Rock

Basic steering, Steering with just body shift. Great landing in slide slope

Rob1808/31/20191:30 PM8Blue Rock, Vallejo

WSW wind. Lite to med headwind
North launch.
Easy kite to qiuck good launch.
Soared 3 passes of the ridge. Air was slightly turbulent as lift zone was close to ridge. Unable to fully get into the harness due to foot rest strap being on my upper thigh.
Landed in LZ was good.

Rob BlackTequila 46508/28/201911:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small6608/28/201911:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small6708/28/201912:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small6808/28/201912:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small6908/28/20191:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7008/29/201910:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7108/29/201910:30 AM3Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7208/29/201911:00 AM4Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7308/29/201911:30 AM4Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7408/29/201912:00 PM4Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7508/29/201912:30 PM5Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions
Flying with Birds.. .YEY!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7608/29/20191:00 PM4Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7708/30/201910:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions
Tingly lines are getting annoying.!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7808/30/201910:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions
Tingly lines are getting annoying.!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small7908/30/201911:00 AM3Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions
Tingly lines are getting annoying.!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small8008/30/201911:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions
Tingly lines are getting annoying.!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small8108/30/201912:00 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions
I’m developing better handling of my lines and collapsed glider to be in better control and to avoid tangles and for easier inflation.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small8208/30/201912:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small8307/30/20191:00 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small8408/30/20191:30 PM4Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Very Buoyant Conditions

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small8508/30/20193:30 PM6Bates, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Ridge Lift!
Jumped off the edge and it felt like nothing compared to when I was scared the last time that I looked at the launch. Everything was great apart from there being no lift even though I scratched pretty close to the hill.

Result: Sled ride to the beach.. .landing like Bond.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small1909/01/20196:00 PM10Blue Rock, Vallejo

WSW wind. Lite to med headwind
North launch.
1st kite ended in getting dragged and shutting down wing.
2nd was good kite to quick launch.
Soared multiple passes of the ridge. Issue with getting into harness again, same as last time. Finally able to sort footrest out and use it to sit back into harness. Smooth and relaxed after that.
Landed in LZ was good.

Rob BlackTequila 42009/02/20197:00 PM4Blue Rock, Vallejo

WSW wind. Lite to med headwind
North launch.
Kited to good launch
Soared 3 passes of the ridge. Lift was too lite and fell out of the lift band. Was able to get into harness without issue.
Landed in LZ was good. Had to run it out due to lite to no headwind.

Rob BlackTequila 4108/31/20199:00 AM180Dillon

Basic introduction
Ground handling
Inflation practice
Body rotation in prep for launch

Rob BlackStudent Kit #37208/30/20196:00 PM42blue rock

First flight on ikuma P. Landed in Irene

Ikuma P7308/31/201912:30 PM86Potato hill

Thermal day, never got through inversion

Ikuma P7409/01/201912:30 PM149Potato hill

Thermal day, Struggled through inversion. Top altitude of 7200′

Ikuma P7509/02/201912:30 PM75Potato hill

Thermal day, Struggled through inversion. Top altitude of 5200. Tired. Thought about going for stonyford.

Ikuma P309/01/20193:00 PM90West Meath Overlook Canada

Ground handling, challenging conditions. Shifting winds and working at tree line. Experienced air rotor

1608/31/20196:00 PM60Mt Magazine LZ

After Britton adjusted my carburetor the Atom 80 ran nicely. Forward launch. I didn’t hold the throttle full open so I came down and almost tripped before going back up. Got high then flew low in some large fields, about 20 ft above ground. When I came in for a landing I was making some turns that were a little too tight, because I didn’t want to over-shoot the LZ. I need to get better at coming in just over the trees so I don’t need to “crank and bank”. Nill wind landing, ended on my knees, but all was well.

BrittonRoadster 31709/01/201911:00 AM5Panorama

Basic sledder good forward launch. Tripped up on landing, ended on hands and knees

BrittonRoadster 31809/01/201912:30 PM5Panorama

Basic sledder good forward launch. Good landing.

BrittonRoadster 31909/01/20195:30 PM5Panorama

Good forward launch. Rode the ridge for a few passes, but sunk out. Good landing.

BrittonRoadster 37609/03/20197:00 PM45Blue rock

Buttery sunset with park landing

Ikuma P2009/02/201910:30 AM5Panorama

Good forward launch. Good landing.

BrittonRoadster 32109/02/201912:00 PM5Panorama

Good forward launch. Good landing.

BrittonRoadster 32209/02/20195:00 PM5Panorama

Reverse launch. Wing went wonky, I should have aborted but the wing got right on its own and I sent it. I saw the video and it was ugly. Landing was good.

BrittonRoadster 32309/02/20196:00 AM5Panorama

Good Reverse launch. Good landing.

BrittonRoadster 32409/04/20197:30 AM5Panorama

I inflated the wing in forward position. To my great horror and embarrassment I realized I had grabbed the A risers without having the brakes in hand. I of course aborted. On second attempt the forward launch was good. I got lifted as I was coming in to land. To avoid over-shooting the LZ I applied brakes a little higher and came in hot. Hit the gound hard and fell down. No injury.

BrittonRoadster 32009/03/201910:30 AM1Mussel Rock

1st of 3 sledders, off of Walker. Poor first launch, did amazing save of falling wing then turned, only to poorly control my wing, without good forward movement and wing management. Ended up in weeds before ledge. 2nd attempt better. Not a good landing, ended up in weeds. But otherwise fine.

RobSerafina2109/03/201911:30 AM1Mussel Rock

1st of 3 sledders, off of Walker. Poor first launch, did amazing save of falling wing then turned, only to poorly control my wing, without good forward movement and wing management. Ended up in weeds before ledge. 2nd attempt better. Not a good landing, ended up in weeds. But otherwise fine.

RobSerafina2209/03/201912:30 PM1Mussel Rock

3rd of 3 sledders, off of Walker. Did launch independently. Rob again helped with improving landing. Did good launch (but had slight surge), and Rob led me to practice better landing – coming in fast, and waiting before flare. Slid a little at landing but ultimately a better landing! VISUALIZE before launching and all will be better. Rob reminded DONT GET COMPLACENT with launching!

RobSerafina209/04/20196:00 PM70Blue Rock

Ridge flying

Rob Black109/03/201912:30 PM1Mussel Rock

Tandem with Rob Black- Took off, flew along the ridge briefly, and then landed.

Rob Black409/03/20193:00 PM120West Meath Overlook Canada

Ground handling. Worked on staying square, cobra, getting kite over head and lowering w better control. Shifting/ limited wind.

108/31/20199:00 AM5Sheba Crater

First flight, practiced turns and approach to landing.

Chuck Woods208/31/20196:00 PM5Sheba Crater

Smooth air, nice easy sled ride.

Chuck Woods309/01/20199:00 AM5Merriam Crater

Experienced somewhat bumpy air. Buoyant air near landing zone lead to overshoot. Got my first good flare for landing.

Chuck Woods109/08/20198:00 AM2800 channing circ benicia CA

Slider

Rob Black309/08/20199:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

First solo flight. Took off not facing directly into the wind which pushed me too far to the side. I needed to compensate by continuing to turn until landing.

Rob Black309/08/20199:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

First solo flight. Took off not facing directly into the wind which pushed me too far to the side. I needed to compensate by continuing to turn until landing.

Rob Black109/07/20195:00 PM3levee road Ill

First flight was a short sled ride got up about 100 ft and the tow line broke. We glided back down to land, reset and prepped for our 2nd/3rd attempt. I’m actually glad it worked out the way it did as I was nervous and the 100ft ride really helped me to know what to expect.

LindsayGradiant tandom209/08/20196:00 PM12levee road Ill

3rd Attempt and we have lift off. Climbed to 1800-2000 feet and soared around back to where we stared the tow. winds and thermals pretty muched died out at this point and it was just another sled ride but at least I got my cherry popped. Is this what a girl thinks the first time? LOL This was one of the most scary and thrilling moments of my life. ( Other then becoming a Father ) Toggle Monkeys are Rockstars!

LindsayGradiant tandom309/07/20193:00 PM8levee rd ILL

Quick sled ride due to tow line break. Got up tp about 100 ft and had to release the pin after the line from the tow rig broke and the drogue chute was still attached to us, pulled pin, released drogue came in for a butter landing.

Lindsaytandom Gradiant409/07/20196:30 PM15levee rd ILL

First real flight, towed up to 1800-2000ft, released the tow line and soared around back toward the launch site. was nervous the first 5 minutes and just had to get comfortable as i was in the process of getting out of my head and focusing what was actually happening. thermals and wind had died down at this point so we could stay up for long ;( come in for landing and about 10 ft off the ground we hit some sink and I about ate it, was able to pull my legs back out from behind me and stay on my feet. Lindsay was A1 It was the single most scary and exciting thing I’ve ever done.! ( except for becoming a Father ) Toggle Monkeys are Rockstars!

Cant wait to continue learning new skills toward my growth in this sport. Plus I’m so jacked I get to have my Wife rite by my side as we learn and journey through this together.

Lindsaytandom Gradiant2109/08/20198:00 AM4Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

WNW wind. Lite to med headwind 8-10
Kited to good launch
Soared 2 passes of the ridge. Lift was too lite and fell out of the lift band. Was able to get into harness without issue.
Landed in LZ was good.

Rob BlackTequila 42209/08/20199:30 AM4Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

WNW wind. Lite to med headwind 10-12
Kited to good launch
Soared 2 passes of the ridge. Lift was too lite and fell out of the lift band. Was able to get into harness without issue.
Landed in LZ was good.

Rob BlackTequila 44509/07/20195:00 PM75Flight park north

Top landing

Yeti 31507/27/20196:30 PM10Buffalo

Launch supervised by Robert Simpson.
The conditions were great for soaring, but the flight plan was fly straight to the LZ as Britton was not there to supervise.
Both landing and launch were excellent.
Launch condtions, stronger winds. Reverse launch and started flying just after stepping off the launch

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness1607/27/20197:00 PM10Buffalo

Launch supervised by Gabriel Silva.
The conditions were lighter than the previous flight. Had just enough time to fly straight to the LZ and land before sunset. Both the launch and landing were good.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness106/02/20189:00 AM3Tiffi training hill

light to no wind – forward launch.

Alejandro AlbornozPhi Sonata206/02/201810:00 AM2Tiffi training hill

light to no wind – forward launch.

Alejandro AlbornozPhi Sonata2509/07/20195:00 PM5Buffalo Mt

Reverse launched into steady winds. Perfect landing.

BrittonRoadster 32609/07/20196:30 PM25Buffalo Mt

Reverse launched. My longest ridge soaring flight to date. Nice easy landing.

BrittonRoadster 32709/08/201912:30 PM6Heavener

Nice sledder. Good landing.

BrittonRoadster 32809/08/20191:30 PM5Heavener

Nice sledder. Good landing.

BrittonRoadster 3108/31/20197:00 AM5Shiba, AZ

Forward inflation, turns

Chuck woodsChuck’s spare Gin208/31/20195:00 PM5Shiba, AZ

Forward inflation, S-turns, 180 Turn

Chuck woodsChuck’s spare Gin309/01/20197:00 AM5Miriam, AZ

Forward inflation, S-turns, 180 Turns, uphill landing, landing spotting, accidentally over flew landing area, flared a little too early.

Chuck woodsChuck’s spare Gin409/01/20198:00 AM6Miriam, AZ

Reverse inflation, S-turns, 180 Turns, had excellent landing right on target, the air was getting a bit bubbly (active piloting)

Chuck woodsChuck’s spare Gin509/02/20197:30 AM5Shiba, AZ

Forward inflation, S-turns, 180 Turns, the air was bubbly (active piloting), avoided thermals by planning flight around areas where it would be present.

Chuck woodsChuck’s spare Gin4908/26/20197:30 PM5Westford VT

Towed up, turned left, then crossed the field. I pulled a’s again, and turned using c’s and weightshift. Next, I pushed half bar, until surge was controlled, then pushed full bar. Then turned right, flew parallel to landing zone, then perpendicular, then into the wind for final flair and landing.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-A8609/11/201910:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Looking for lift.
Found lift straight off the hill.. .went straight up. It felt great apart from the dog that jumped at me who I kicked in the head. Well.. .they’ve gotta learn!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small8709/11/201911:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Looking for lift.
I hunted around a bit and found some lift, leaning into the raising side of my glider. I only did this when there was room in my flight plan to get back on track for a good LZ approach what ever the outcome.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small8809/11/201911:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Looking for lift.
I hunted around a bit and found some lift. There wasn’t much.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small8909/11/201912:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Looking for lift.
I hunted around a bit and found some lift. There wasn’t much.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small9009/11/201912:30 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Exercise – Spot Landing – Looking for lift.
I hunted around a bit and found some lift. There wasn’t much at first but moving out over the field, getting ready to land I got a lovely gentle thermal. I was at about 100ft and up wind level with the LZ so I had to double back with a figure 8 and then hooked nicely into the LZ like a fucking pimp!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small5509/03/20195:30 PM4Westford, VT

Towing – Westford!! First flight of the evening. Towed to about 450ft. Warm up flight to and dialed in figure 8s on landing setup. Still early round out.

Calef LetorneyUP Makalu 35609/03/20196:00 PM4Westford, VT

Towing – Westford!! Second flight of the evening. Towed to about 450ft. More figure 8s on landing setup, figuring out restricted LZ. Better timing on round out.

Calef LetorneyUP Makalu 35709/03/20196:30 PM4Westford, VT

Towing – Westford!! Third flight of the evening. First attempt at Big ears! Popped them out no problem with brakes. Better timing on round out.

Calef LetorneyUP Makalu 35809/03/20197:00 PM4Westford, VT

Towing – Westford!! Fourth flight of the evening. Speed bar and turns with rear risers! Upon landing, Calef said I had officially become a P2!

Calef LetorneyUP Makalu 35909/09/201910:30 AM7Mont Yamaska, Quebec

Fledged off the North (Club) launch! Scary as hell forward launching off a mountain for the first time! Sam coached me down to the vineyard LZ and said I had a perfect flight! Definitely felt bumps of small thermals throughout and tried focusing on pitch control.

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 36009/09/20194:30 PM7Mont Yamaska, Quebec

Second flight of the day, off the West launch. Reverse takeoff. Focused on more pitch control. Made to many turns and came up just short of the Club LZ and landed on the DVL side.

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 36109/09/20196:00 PM7Mont Yamaska, Quebec

Third and last flight of the day. West launch. Reverse takeoff. First time experiencing glass off conditions! Went straight for LZ and had tons of altitude. Had enough height to make my first 360. However I ran out of room in the LZ and landed in the weeds on the perimeter of the field.

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 39109/14/20195:00 PM35Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Terrible take off in very light wind.. .a whisper really. I should have done a forward launch.. .it was crazy that I didn’t after having seen two others struggle with reverse launches. Don’t be a sheep.. .always adjust the plan for MY needs! I will practice forward launches on the hill as it’s been a while since doing one.

I climbed very slowly to round 9000ft after being kicked about a bit low down. I felt like I was in a chair in the sky and for a moment fancied that I was in a wooden dining chair. I was a little tense at first and leaned forward tensing my core. I managed to relax back into my chair a after a while. Even so, I feel that I would be a little more comfortable angling my harness back a few degrees so have done that for the next flight.

Landing felt really good until the very last moment. I was half on the brakes by the time I flared. I need to practice long glide finals at the hill so that I can use a full flare for when in sinky air. I think that my landing issue was two fold.. .I was a bit cross to the wind and I may have gotten some rotor off the mound. A road landing may be preferable in such conditions.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small9808/16/20193:00 PM150Summit Lake

big ears, full speed bar

SelfBuzz Z69808/30/201912:00 PM1Carr Park

Kiting Day

SelfBuzz Z69809/13/201912:00 PM1Carr Park

Kiting Day

SelfBuzz Z62309/14/20198:00 AM10Potato Hill

My first MOUNTAIN FLIGHT! Was a little nervous but mostly calm. Forward launch off small runway. Practiced big ears, speed bar, 360’s, burning altitude, figure eights, setting up landing. Landing was perfect, Rob called it an A++. AMAZING!! I did it! max altitude 3432 ft, gain 82 feet

RobSerafina2409/14/201910:00 AM13Potato Hill

Second mountain flight! Reverse launch. This time Rob was at launch and I made my own decisions on the way down. Practiced big ears, 360’s both directions, pitch control, crossing thermals, burning altitude, figure eights, setting up landing. Landing was less perfect, but only worse in minor ways. AMAZING!! I made my own decisions and had some fun! max altitude 3530 ft, gain 89 ft

RobSerafina2509/15/20198:30 AM8Potato Hill

third mountain flight! forward launch. This time Rob was at LZ and I made my own decisions on the way down. Very light winds, lost altitude more quickly. Practiced a 360, no thermals, landing was good. Slightly boring, had higher hopes. max altitude 3415 ft, gain 10 ft

RobSerafina2609/16/20199:30 AM18Potato Hill

fourth mountain flight and FIRST THERMALS!! reverse launch. This time Rob was at launch. Mike gave ground school – lots to remember. Wing will swing back when hit a thermal – HANDS UP! then swing forward – check the dive! Begin circle, trying to stay in thermal – outside hand up and inside down. then count to 3 and turn again. At one point was thermalling at same altitude as Scott directly across from each other, so much fun! then our circles didn’t match and he was able to gain more altitude. Rob got a bit focused on him and sent me to land – bummer – as I still had good thermal sounds on vario! Anyway, made it t LZ fine – and it was a really great flight! max altitude 3428 ft, gain 118 ft

RobSerafina2309/14/20199:00 AM9Potato hill

No wind
No kiting forward launch.
Early morning sled rid to the LZ
Landed in LZ was fast but good.

Rob BlackTequila 42409/14/201910:30 AM9Potato hill

Easterly wind cycles up the hill to launch
Did quick reverse Wing raise to forward launch.
Had some weak thermals which were too small to use. Rode it down to LZ. used speedbar, bigears, and no handed flying.
Nice 3 step landing

Rob BlackTequila 42509/15/20199:30 AM10Potato hill

No wind forward launch.
Smooth air sled ride to the LZ.
Did D riser 360s, right and left sides.
Did weight shift 360s, right and left sides.
No handed flying
Nice 3 step landing

Rob BlackTequila 42609/15/201911:30 AM20Potato hill

5 MPH easterly breeze
Quick reverse to forward launch into a cycle.
finally got to thermal. Got above launch for a bit
Did big ears for practice.
Nice 3 step landing

Rob BlackTequila 47709/14/20191:00 PM83Potato hill

Sprint league (non participant) Thermal over launch, nice low save, ceiling at 5000 ft. (Frustrating)

Ikuma P7809/15/20193:30 PM4Lake berryessa

One tow, first on ikuma. About 6-8 stalls. Hard to find backfly. Great launch, windy landing

Dilan BenedettiIkuma P1709/07/201911:30 AM9Buffalo

Reverse launch. Dynamic conditions. Thermals just starting to kick in.
Smooth landing and launches.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness1809/07/20196:30 PM21Buffalo

Reverse launch. Soaring conditions. Made a few passes along the headwall. Got below the headwall and had to go land. Smooth landing.

Lesson learnt.
The moment we go below the headwall, head towards the LZ.
Stay in the lift band.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness1909/08/201912:30 PM7Heavener

Reverse launch. Thermals just starting to kick in. Air not as dynamic as the previous day at buffalo. Still needed active flying.
The air was coming from the east. Started sinking as soon as launch till the headwall.
Smooth landing.

Lesson learnt: when there is sink as soon as launch, aim for the LZ and try to fly through the gaps in trees. to avoid hitting any bushes.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2009/08/20192:00 PM9Heavener

Reverse launch. Thermals just starting to kick in. Air not as dynamic as the previous day at buffalo. Still needed active flying.

Smooth landing.

Lesson learnt: Keep the wing loaded during the launch.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2109/14/201911:30 AM14Buffalo

Reverse launch. Thermals just starting to kick in. Needed active flying.

Got lift when about to land.

Smooth landing.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2209/14/20195:00 PM7Buffalo

Forward launch. Nill wind, thermals were dying down and air was not active except for a few bumps.
Launch was good, ran a good distance and was able to fly before the cliff. Launch supervised by Mike Canefield

Smooth landing.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2309/14/20197:00 PM6Buffalo

Forward launch. Nill wind, slightly cross (1mph). Very smooth air
Smooth landing.

Lesson learnt: Have to be running at trim speed to avoid hitting the bushes after launch.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2409/15/201911:00 AM8Buffalo

Reverse launch. 10 – 12 mph winds, Thermals just starting to kick in.
Lift near LZ.
Downwind landing. Overshot the landing spot because of the lift.
Had to turn downwind to avoid overshooting the LZ.

Lesson learnt: Better to approach the landing spot to land ahead of it on lifty days.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2909/14/20197:30 PM45Buffalo LZ

PPG flight. First launch bombed, probably due to hesitating on the throttle. Second launch okay. Did a couple of low passes over the LZ. When landing I flared too high. Could not stay on my feet on landing, ended up on hands and knees. No injury

BrittonRoadster 33009/15/201911:00 AM6Buffalo Mt

Good launch. Flew in to LZ a little low for my comfort. Perfect landing.

BrittonRoadster 33109/15/20191:00 PM5Panorama

Good forward launch. In LZ I think I turned too low because on landing I came in hot. Strained my ankle a little. I think I need to get the glider flying straight and even, with enough time to gain stable speed and glide before coming in to flare and land.

BrittonRoadster 39209/19/201910:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Boyant at the LZ. I overshot while trying to glide in long.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small9309/19/201911:00 AM3Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Long glide in with a tender landing bang on the LZ. Exactly like i want to kerp practicing.

Much batter take off, arms right back like a torpeto.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small9409/19/201911:30 AM4Elings Park, Santa Barbra

Long glide in with a tender landing bang on the LZ. Exactly like i want to kerp practicing.

I got some lift chasing an eagle around.! Wow.. .so cool!

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small9509/19/201912:00 PM5Elings Park, Santa Barbra

A few passes across the hill getting some ridge lift.

Long glide in with a tender landing near the van.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small309/19/201910:30 AM1Channing west

Left turn/ crabbing into the wind
Flaring.

Rob Blackmescal409/19/201911:00 AM1Channing west

Left turn/ crabbing into the wind
Flaring.

Rob Blackmescal509/19/201911:30 AM1Channing west

Left turn/ crabbing into the wind
Flaring.

Rob Blackmescal1908/29/201911:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32008/29/201912:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32108/29/20191:30 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32208/29/20192:00 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32308/29/20192:30 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32408/29/20193:00 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Windier, bumpier.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32508/29/20193:30 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Windier, bumpier.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32608/29/20194:00 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Windier, bumpier.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32708/30/20199:00 AM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Forward launch sled run.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32808/30/20199:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Spot landing.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 32908/30/201910:00 AM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Spot landing.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 33008/30/201910:30 AM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Spot landing.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 33108/30/201911:00 AM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Spot landing, brake wrap.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 33208/30/201911:30 AM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. One-handed flying.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 33308/30/201912:00 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. One-handed flying.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 33408/30/201912:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Spot landing.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 33508/30/20191:00 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Brake wrap.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 33608/30/20191:30 PM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch sled run. Brake wrap.

Brian, Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 33708/31/20199:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Running reverse launch in very light wind. Sled run. Brake wrap, spot landing.

Chris Garcia, etc., Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 33808/31/201910:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara, California

Reverse launch in very light wind. Sled run. Brake wrap, spot landing.

Chris Garcia, etc., Eagle ParaglidingNiviuk Koyot 31509/21/20198:30 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Forward launch 0-3 mph. Great launches and landings.

Rob BlackBGD Epic1609/21/20199:00 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Forward launch 0-3 mph. Great launches and landings.

Rob BlackBGD Epic1709/21/20199:30 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Forward launch 0-3 mph. Great launches and landings.

Rob BlackBGD Epic1809/21/201910:00 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Forward launch 0-3 mph. Great launches and landings.

Rob BlackBGD Epic1909/21/201910:30 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Forward launch 0-3 mph. Great launches and landings.

Rob BlackBGD Epic108/31/201910:00 AM1Elings Park

Forward take-off

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 3208/31/201910:00 AM1Elings Park

Forward take-off

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 3308/31/201910:00 AM1Elings Park

Forward take-off

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 3408/31/201910:00 AM1Elings Park

Forward take-off

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 3508/31/201911:30 AM2Elings Park

Forward take-off Top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 3608/31/201911:30 AM2Elings Park

Forward take-off Top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 3708/31/201912:00 PM2Elings Park

Forward take-off Top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 3809/01/201910:30 AM1Elings Park

Reverse take-off mid hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 3909/01/201910:30 AM1Elings Park

Reverse take-off mid hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31009/01/201910:30 AM1Elings Park

Reverse take-off mid hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31109/01/201910:30 AM1Elings Park

Reverse take-off mid hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31209/07/201911:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31309/07/201911:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31409/07/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31509/08/201910:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31609/08/201910:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31709/21/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31809/21/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 31909/21/20191:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 32009/21/20191:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 32109/22/20192:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, no hands flying

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 3109/19/201910:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward launch

Rob BlackBGD Echo209/19/201911:00 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward launch

Rob BlackBGD Echo309/19/201911:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward launch

Rob BlackBGD Echo409/22/20198:30 AM1Channing Circle Park

First solo flight. Took off not facing directly into the wind which pushed me too far to the side. I needed to compensate by continuing to turn until landing.

Rob Black509/22/20199:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Take off with wind coming from North-Northwest which is not perpendicular to the slope. Practiced a reverse kiting and transition to forward launch. Also practiced flare timing.

Rob Black609/22/20199:30 AM1Channing Circle Park

Take off with wind coming from North-Northwest which is not perpendicular to the slope. Practiced a reverse kiting and transition to forward launch. Did three turns by looking, weight shifting, and then pulling the brake. Also practiced flare timing.

Rob Black709/22/201910:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Take off with wind coming from North-Northwest which is not perpendicular to the slope. Practiced a reverse kiting and transition to forward launch. There was strong wind at the landing zone so I practiced crabbing and then flare timing.

Rob Black809/22/201910:30 AM1Channing Circle West Park

Take off with wind coming from North-Northwest which is not perpendicular to the slope. Practiced a reverse kiting and transition to forward launch. There was strong wind at the landing zone so I practiced crabbing and then flare timing. Attempted to get into the harness on this one but wasn’t able to. Will need to configure it to fit me properly.

Rob Black309/15/201910:00 AM9Potato Hill

Reverse launch, figure 8s, 360 to the left and right, flight without hands, big ears, steering with just body shift, speed bar. Landed softly in two steps at the end of the LZ. I should have reduce altitude sooner.

RobBGD Epic409/15/201910:30 AM9Potato Hill

Reverse launch under pressure 🙂 many advance paragliders watching,, figure 8s, 360 to the left and right, flight without hands, steering with just body shift. Aware of thermals as I was passing them and I had to control the pitch. After few mins I was at the same levels as the launching spot.

This time I overcompensated so I missed a fence with barb wire at the beginning of the LZ and landed not hard but could not stay standing.

RobBGD Epic509/21/20199:00 AM1Channing West

No wind, great forward launch, bad timing in the flare so I fell

RobBGD Epic609/21/20199:30 AM1Channing West

No wind, great forward launch, better timing but not perfect.

RobBGD Epic709/21/201910:00 AM1Channing West

A bit more wind, great forward launch, this time nice landigg

RobBGD Epic809/22/201910:30 AM1Channing West

Fourth effortless forward launch, a bit more wind, applied speed bar but I should have done turns to decrease the flight duration. Ok with the flare but not perfect.

RobBGD Epic909/22/20199:00 AM1Channing West

Bad day, forgot helmet, I was not focused. Reverse launch I overshoot the intended LZ and my flare was not good, and I had a bad flight path, radio didn’t work during the flight which didn’t help. I had after a bad launch so I called a day.

RobBGD Epic9609/22/20195:00 PM22Pine Mountain, Santa Barbra

An awesome flight. Smooth conditions. Great take off, gentle landing.

No thermals but some headwind so I got some feel for needing bar, which was awesome. I also got a chance to do some ridge soaring at the cliff by the road amongst air trafick, which went well.

Chris GranthamBuzz 6 – Small2909/15/20198:30 AM7Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Forward launch, no wind. Need to work on applying slightly more break during launch. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3009/15/20199:00 AM7Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Forward launch, no wind. Need to work on applying slightly more break during launch. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3109/15/20199:30 AM7Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split As, moderate cross wind. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3209/15/201910:00 AM8Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split As, moderate cross wind. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3309/15/201910:30 AM8Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split As, played on spirit for the first time. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3409/15/201911:00 AM8Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

As and Ds, played on spirit. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach. Landed within 25′ of cone.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3509/15/201911:30 AM8Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

As and Ds, sun started to heat up finally. Played on spirit and had to use right of way rules since it was a bit crowded. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3609/15/20193:30 PM8Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

As and Ds, strong wind. Played on spirit. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3709/15/20194:00 PM7Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split As. pulled big ears for the first time. weight shift turns practiced. Had to fiddle with the break line to clear left big ears but right came out just fine on it’s own. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3809/15/20194:30 PM7Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split As. Figure 8s over upwind LZ and S curves into final approach.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L3909/15/20195:00 PM10Don’s Launch, Aerial Paragliding Ranch, Cashmere WA

Split As. Went straight over spirit from launch. Played around on the side of spirit to improve glide before crossing over don’s LZ to the right side of the valley. Finally passed back over downwind of the confluence to begin final approach towards the bunkhouse. S curves into final approach before smooth landing in the confluence.

New learning is there’s quite a lot of sink at the end of Don’s LZ. I lost a little too much altitude to be comfortable getting set up for a confluence landing.

Denise Reed / Matt ConeOzone Buzz Z6 L2709/21/20199:00 AM3Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

Barely any wing
Forward launch. Ran the hell into it.
sledder to LZ. Interestingly long flight, mostly hands up let the wing do its thing. Minimal brake corrections, more weight shift turns.
Big long flare into up slope landing.

Rob BlackTequila 42809/23/201910:00 AM4Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

Barely any wing
Forward launch. Ran the hell into it.
Sledder to LZ. turns to land closer to the windsock.
Smooth flare, 2 step landing 20 ft from sock

Rob BlackTequila 4409/23/20196:00 PM1Benicia, CA

reverse launch

Rob BlackBGD Echo509/24/20196:30 PM1Benicia, CA

reverse launch

Rob BlackBGD Echo609/24/20197:00 PM1Benicia, CA

reverse launch

Rob BlackBGD Echo109/23/20195:30 PM1Channing Lower Launch

Reverse Launch/Successful landing

Rob Black209/24/20196:00 PM1Channing Lower Launch

Reverse Launch/Successful landing

Rob Black309/24/20196:30 PM1Channing Lower Launch

Reverse Launch/Successful landing

Rob Black709/24/20195:00 PM2cambridge

reverse launch

CalefCalef808/03/20195:00 PM5cambridge

forward launch first tow. tow up went well. I stayed looking at the kite. after i unhooked I continued to look up at the kite as well as didn’t get into my harness. was overwhelmed of first flight, and ended up by the driveway and sunflowers

CalefCalef908/13/20195:00 PM6cambridge

forward launch

CalefCalef1008/15/20196:00 PM6cambridge

forward launch. Third winch. my weakling snapped, and kite surged. I didn’t pull breaks as needed, but kite corrected itself. I had a solid remainder of my flight, and ok flare

CalefCalef1108/15/20195:00 PM6cambridge

forward launch. Third winch. my weakling snapped, and kite surged. I didn’t pull breaks as needed, but kite corrected itself. I had a solid remainder of my flight, and ok flare

CalefCalef1208/25/20196:00 PM1cambridge

forward launch. fourth winch. was tired and end of the day. I didn’t release my A’s in time and didn’t takeoff.

CalefCalef1308/25/20196:30 PM1cambridge

I was hill kiting and lifted off for about ten seconds. I took off forward launch

CalefCalef1408/27/20196:00 PM1cambridge

did a forward launch that went well. need to work on flare

CalefCalef1508/06/20195:00 PM1cambridge

did a forward launch that went well. need to work on flare

CalefCalef1609/07/20195:00 PM1cambridge

did a forward launch that went well. need to work on flare

CalefCalef1709/25/201912:30 PM1st j

did a forward launch that went well.

Calefskywalk tequila 41809/14/20191:00 PM1st j

did a forward launch that went well. the flight lasted about ten to fifteen seconds off the ground

Calefskywalk tequila 41909/20/20192:30 PM3st j

towed up at 100 ft. flew down and landed downhill went well

Calefskywalk tequila 42009/14/20192:00 PM2st j

towed up at 50ft had a shorter flight that went very well.

Calefskywalk tequila 42109/25/20193:00 PM3st j

third tow of the day. I went up 100 ft, and had a nice flight w some turns for a few minutes

Calefskywalk tequila 41409/25/201911:00 AM15Bingen

Quick soaring flight, issue with speed bar clips

meAtlas 1 25m609/25/201910:30 AM1Gateway park

slight turns and wing control on the ground with moderate wind

Rob Blackmescal709/25/201911:00 AM1Gateway park

slight turns and wing control on the ground with moderate wind

Rob Blackmescal108/31/201910:30 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbara, CA

Forward launch from 1/4 way up the training hill
Straight and steady

Chris GranthamOzone Trainer208/31/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbara, CA

Forward launch from 1/4 way up the training hill
Straight and steady

Chris GranthamOzone Trainer2009/22/20193:30 PM5Blue Rock. Vallejo, CA

First Blue Rock flights. Mini soaring flights. Good launches and landings. Too aggressive on controls in stronger conditions.
10-15 mph

Rob BlackBGD Epic2109/27/20196:00 PM3Blue Rock. Vallejo, CA

First Blue Rock flights. Mini soaring flights. Good launches and landings. Too aggressive on controls in stronger conditions.
10-15 mph

Rob BlackBGD Epic2909/29/20199:00 AM1Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

Med wind launch
Reverse to Forward launch. Low to ground side hill landing
Smooth flare, 2 step landing.

Rob BlackTequila 42209/29/20198:00 AM2Channing West, Benicia CA

First totally solo/off radio launch, flight and landing!

Rob BlackBGD Epic2309/29/20198:30 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Side hill landing

Rob BlackBGD Epic2409/29/20199:00 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Side hill landing

Rob BlackBGD Epic2509/29/20199:30 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Side hill landing

Rob BlackBGD Epic2609/29/201910:00 AM1Channing West, Benicia CA

Side hill landing

Rob BlackBGD Epic2709/29/201910:30 AM3Channing West, Benicia CA

Aborted side hill landing. Great launch, flight and landing without radio instruction.

Rob BlackBGD Epic3009/29/20199:30 AM1Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

Med wind launch
Reverse to Forward launch. small flight, Low to ground side hill landing learning and practice
Side hill approach, smooth flare on one side to turn wing & land all in one motion. 2 step landing.

Rob BlackTequila 43109/29/201910:00 AM1Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

Med wind launch
Reverse to Forward launch. small flight, Low to ground side hill landing learning and practice
Side hill approach, smooth flare on one side to turn wing & land all in one motion. no step, turned and controlled wing landing.

Rob BlackTequila 4709/25/201910:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward launch
Gateway

Rob BlackBGD Echo809/29/201911:00 AM1Benicia, CA

soaring
Gateway

Rob BlackBGD Echo909/29/20198:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Reverse Launch
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 41009/29/20199:00 AM2Benicia, CA

Reverse Launch
Activated Big ears
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 41109/29/20199:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Reverse Launch
Fly and steer with no hands
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46509/27/20194:30 PM9Brace Mountain, NY

Afternoon flight. Aborted 2 launch attempts because winds were slightly. First launch attempt needed more brake input and weighting the harness. On launch, nearly took out Zoe who was filming me! Could have faced more SW to get better take off. Once in the air, soared for a bit before bailing to the LZ. Good setup into the grassy LZ instead of the weeds.

Joachim RoesslerUP Makalu 36409/27/201911:30 AM22Brace Mountain, NY

First flight at Brace! When we got to launch, the wind was coming in perfectly West, with a few cycles of Northwest. Perfect launch and started soaring immediately. Thermals were starting to build up, and Shane coached me to start catching them while I was just out in front of the ridge. Got several hundred feet above launch, almost up to 3000 ft MSL. Started to get the hang of thermaling. With wind from the NW, I was slowly drifting to the South so Shane told me to whip around quick on my downwind turns to prevent drifting. Eventually lost the thermal and started to sink out. I was able to catch another thermal several hundred ft above the LZ and kept playing with it as long as I could. Unfortunately I set up my landing approach to close, so I landed in the weeds adjacent to the LZ. Epic flight nonetheless

Shane McKeonUP Makalu 36309/17/20195:00 PM23Mont Yamaska, Quebec

First ridge soaring flight!! Launched from the North site and joined the gaggle of ridge soaring gliders. Jamison joined in after I launched and we were flying together for a few minutes. Beautiful evening. I was able to get good control on my pitch control and become aware of my surroundings including other gliders. I eventually sank out on a light cycle, but made it with enough altitude to fly back to the club LZ. Spot landing to boot!!

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 36209/17/201910:00 AM6Mont Yamaska, Quebec

sledder to DVL vinyard LZ

Sam ChambersUP Makalu 31210/01/201910:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Reverse Launch
Fly and steer with one hand
steer with rear risers
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 41310/01/201911:00 AM2Benicia, CA

Reverse Launch
Fly and steer with no hands
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 41410/01/201911:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Reverse Launch
Fly and steer with no hands
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 41510/01/201912:00 PM1Benicia, CA

Reverse Launch
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 41610/03/201910:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward Launch
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 41710/03/201911:00 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward Launch
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 41810/03/201911:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Reverse Launch
One hand steering
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 41910/03/201912:00 PM2Benicia, CA

Reverse Launch
no hand steering
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 47909/20/20196:00 PM22blue rock

Short but lovely soar. Park landing

Ikuma P8010/01/20195:30 PM5mussel rock

Extended sledder from green monster

Ikuma P8110/02/20196:00 PM60blue rock

Floaty soar. Windy launch. Park landing muddy.

Ikuma P8110/02/20196:00 PM60blue rock

Floaty soar. Windy launch. Park landing muddy.

Ikuma P1010/05/20199:00 AM1Channing West

Great take off and spot landing as intended near the windsock.
Two mistakes, holding to the raisers and a very sharp turn which although it was intentional to lose altitude it wasn’t great.

RobBGD Epic1110/05/20199:30 AM1Channing West

Great take off and spot landing as intended near the windsock.
Two mistakes, holding to the raisers and a very sharp turn which although it was intentional to lose altitude it wasn’t great.

RobBGD Epic1210/05/201910:00 AM1Channing West

Great take off and spot landing as intended near the windsock. Nice turns

RobBGD Epic1310/05/201910:30 AM1Channing West

Great take off and spot landing as intended near the windsock although this time a bit farther, but still within 10-15 feet

RobBGD Epic107/04/20182:00 PM5Valmeyer, IL

Towed launch, basic canopy control, landing pattern

Marc RadloffNevada2207/04/20182:30 PM5Valmeyer, IL

Towed launch, basic canopy control, turns, landing pattern

Marc RadloffNevada2307/04/20181:00 PM5Valmeyer, IL

Towed launch, basic canopy control, turns, stall recovery, landing pattern

Marc RadloffNevada2407/05/20189:00 AM5Valmeyer, IL

Towed launch, basic canopy control, turns, stall recovery, landing pattern

Marc RadloffNevada2507/05/20189:30 AM5Valmeyer, IL

Towed launch, basic canopy control, turns, stall recovery, landing pattern

Marc RadloffNevada21410/06/20198:30 AM1Gateway Park

Good take off and landing

RobBGD Epic1510/06/20198:30 AM1Gateway Park

Take off with a touch and go. Good landing.

RobBGD Epic1610/06/20199:00 AM1Gateway Park

Bad flight with lucky landing. I missed to verify 1,2,3,4 before launching

RobBGD Epic1710/06/201910:00 AM1Gateway Park

Tiny flight with touch and go during take off but a a mini crab to the right. Radio was out of battery.

RobBGD Epic1810/06/201910:30 AM1Gateway Park

Simple flight from top to bottom and soft turns. Air started to be a bit more turbulent.

RobBGD Epic1910/06/201911:00 AM2Gateway Park

Nice simple flight with a big turn to the right with the back raisers and another, not as good to the left with the back raisers. Caught a mini thermal. Longest flight of the day caught in video (2 mins). Very nice and soft 1 step landing.

RobBGD Epic3308/22/20192:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing 8

Chris GranthamOzone B3508/24/20192:30 PM10Bates

First ridge flight – 10 mins

Chris GranthamOzone buzz z63408/24/20191:00 PM1Santa Barbara

Spot landing 8

Chris GranthamOzone B3510/07/20192:00 PM8Santa Barbara

Ridge soar

Chris GranthamOzone B3610/06/20192:00 PM4Kahana north launch

First Hawai’i ridge flight – north launch, hiked up. North wind, very light – sled ride right to the beach

Pete MichelmoreOzone atom 33608/24/201911:00 AM11Santa Barbara

Ridge soar 2

Chris GranthamOzone B3710/07/201912:00 PM180Makapuu

First Hawai’i long flight. Launched from Manics, 3 hrs in the air. Perfect conditions, north wind about 6mph. Shallow on landing, landed in the parking lot not the grassy strip

Pete MichelmoreOzone atom 33710/05/20191:30 PM4Kahana

Sled ride on bumpy north day. Beach landing. Tricky take off, bush landing

The ReaperOzone B3810/06/201912:00 PM360Makapuu

Holy shit. First long flight. Insanely good. 3 hours. Good take off from Manics and gentle landing in LZ

The ReaperOzone B2110/05/20198:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward Launch
no hand steering
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 42210/05/20199:00 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward Launch
one hand steering
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 42310/05/20199:30 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward Launch
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 42410/05/201910:00 AM2Benicia, CA

Forward Launch
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 42510/06/20191:30 PM1Benicia, CA

reverse Launch high wind
semi soaring
Gateway

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 42610/06/20192:30 PM1Benicia, CA

reverse Launch high wind
semi soaring
Gateway

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 42010/03/201912:30 PM1Benicia, CA

reverse Launch
PLF
Channing Circle

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 42710/08/201912:00 PM5Blue rock

Started with some kiting at Dillon. Moved to Blue Rock to attempt to soar. Fell out of lift band pretty quickly and landed at upper LZ. Good launch and good landing.

RobSerafina2810/08/20191:30 PM10Blue rock

Good Launch, able to soar for a while and then finally fell out of lift band. Mike thinks it was mix of wind died and not being close enough to the hill. Still trying to figure out what “close enough” really means. Landed out in primary LZ. Good launch, good landing.

RobSerafina2710/08/201912:00 PM5Benicia, CA

reverse Launch
180’s
Blue rock

Rob BlackBGD epic2810/10/20191:00 PM12Benicia, CA

reverse Launch
Soaring
180’s
Blue rock

Rob BlackBGD epic2410/12/201910:00 AM2HSB Flight park South side

Worked on burning off elevation and setting up for landing.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium3209/22/20198:30 AM30Little Rock AR – sod farm

I camped in the sod farm outside of Little Rock. It was windy when I got out of the tent in the morning. Decided to just kite a bit. Kiting was easy so I decided to make a motor flight. Launch was easy and clean. It was a little rowdy so I decided to make a big loop and then land. Got high and discovered I was not making penetration when heading to the LZ. Let trimmers all the way out – still moving backwards! Became concerned I would need to find a field behind me to land in. Let engine go to idle, lost altitude, and found I could get penetration while heading upwind. Made it back to the LZ and had soft landing. Very relieved to be on the ground in the LZ and not a couple of miles away!

BrittonRoadster 33310/08/20195:30 PM40Little Rock AR – sod farm

Launched from Kurt’s land next to my pasture. Nice launch and landing. Atom 80 carburetor seems to be dialed in.

BrittonRoadster 33410/12/20194:30 PM4Heavener

Sled ride.

BrittonRoadster 33510/12/20195:30 PM4Heavener

Sled ride.

BrittonRoadster 33610/12/20197:00 PM4Heavener

Sled ride.

BrittonRoadster 32410/12/201910:00 AM2HSB

Forward launch with torpedo. Look lean turn, bleeding off altitude and flare timing, on the back side.

ScottMito Small2510/12/201911:00 AM7HSB

Forward launch with torpedo from ridgemont. Pull big ears with weight shift turns. 360s, set up for landing.

ScottMito Small2610/14/201912:00 PM7HSB

Forward launch with torpedo from ridgemont. Pull big ears with weight shift turns. 360s, set up for landing.

ScottMito Small2710/12/20191:00 PM7HSB

Forward launch with torpedo from ridgemont. Use speed bar. 360s and s turns to burn altitude, set up for landing, land.

ScottMito Small2810/12/20192:00 PM8HSB

Build a wall, reverse launch, torpedo from ridgemont. Pull big ears. 360s and s turns to burn altitude without radio. Set up for landing, land.

ScottMito Small2910/13/201910:00 AM2HSB

Forward launch, torpedo from back side. S turns to set up for final. Land.

ScottMito Small3010/13/201910:30 AM2HSB

Forward launch, torpedo from back side. S turns to set up for final. Land.

ScottMito Small3110/13/201912:00 PM3HSB

Forward launch, torpedo from back side. S turns to set up for final. Land.

ScottMito Small2510/12/201912:00 PM6HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Worked on big ears, and 360s.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium2610/14/20191:30 PM6HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Worked on reverse launch, weighted turns, and 360s.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium2710/14/20193:00 PM5HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Reverse launch, big ears, flat 360s.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium2810/12/20196:00 PM5HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Weighted turns and tighter 360s. Working with turns in the wind

Scott EdwardsMito Medium2910/13/20199:30 AM2HSB Flight park South side

Set up and approach for landing on road.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium3010/13/201910:30 AM2HSB Flight park South side

Set up and approach for spot landing on road.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium3110/13/201912:30 PM2HSB Flight park South side

Set up and approach for spot landing on road.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium3710/13/20199:00 AM4Heavener

Launched from Heavener South Launch. I wanted to follow the ridge and land at the SW launch. I wasn’t confident that I would make it, so I bailed out in a closer pasture.

BrittonRoadster 33810/13/201910:00 AM4Heavener

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 33910/13/201911:30 AM4Heavener

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 34010/13/201912:30 PM4Heavener

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 34110/13/20192:00 PM4Heavener

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 34210/13/20194:00 PM4Heavener

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 34310/13/20195:30 PM4Heavener

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 34310/17/20196:00 PM45Douglas County MO

Motor flight. First two launch attempts failed – wing went side ways. Third time got launched. Flew to around 3000 ft. Cold! Nice landing. On landing noticed the sheathing on one of my lines was abraided. I think the core is still intact.

BrittonRoadster 31607/07/20199:30 AM2HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Bo Tat. Worked on weighted turns and landing flair

Lane LamoreauxApus1710/12/201910:30 AM3HSB Flight Park

The first flight off of the backside. Worked on the first 360 turns and landing in a new LZ.

Scott EdwardsApus1810/12/201912:00 PM5HSB Flight Park

The first flight off of Ridgemont. I pulled big ears for the first time and made a 360 turn. Forward launch.

Scott EdwardsApus1910/12/20191:30 PM6HSB Flight Park

The second flight off of Ridgemont. I pulled big ears and made two 360 turns. My first reverse launch.

Scott EdwardsApus2010/12/20192:30 PM6HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont. 360 and S turns to bleed off altitude. My second reverse launch.

Scott EdwardsApus2110/12/20195:00 PM7HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont. 360 and S turns to bleed off altitude. Very little radio advice. Forward launch.

Scott EdwardsApus2210/13/201910:00 AM3HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Backside. S turns to bleed off altitude. Forward launch.

Scott EdwardsApus2310/13/201911:00 AM3HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Backside. S turns to bleed off altitude. Forward launch.

Scott EdwardsApus2410/13/201912:00 PM3HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Backside. S turns to bleed off altitude, overshot LZ and was forced to make an uphill landing. Forward launch.

Scott EdwardsApus2510/05/20195:30 PM9Heavener SW

Calm conditions, was soarable, got below the headwall after a couple of passes and had to go land.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2610/05/20196:30 PM5Heavener SW

Calm conditions, was soarable, got below the headwall after a couple of passes and had to go land.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2910/15/201911:00 AM1Benicia, CA

reverse Launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 43010/15/201911:30 AM1Benicia, CA

reverse Launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 43110/15/201912:00 PM2Benicia, CA

reverse Launch
speed bar

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 43210/15/201912:30 PM2Benicia, CA

reverse Launch
Spot landing

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 43310/15/20191:00 PM2Benicia, CA

reverse Launch
180’s

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 43410/16/201912:00 PM2Benicia, CA

reverse Launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 43510/16/201912:30 PM20Benicia, CA

reverse Launch
360’s
ridge soaring

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 42910/15/201912:00 PM1channing

sledder. could not get into my harness. Good lesson: the kiting I did at Cesar Chavez in high winds loosened my leg straps which made harness ride up too high. Good thing to know. Landing on knees, but flight and launch okay.

RobSerafina3010/15/20191:00 PM1channing

sledder. was learning side hill landings from Joel but then winds calmed down, so we did a sledder. Again, not the best landing.

RobSerafina3110/15/20192:00 PM1channing

sledder. goal was to get to the wind sock – I did not. Not sure when I am going to “get it” and be able to plan landings better. Was not all the way out of my harness (although I thought I was) so landing wended on knees. Spent time with Joel and Rob going over p2 checklist, still short on several items. I know Rob wants me out of the nest – I am TRYING!

RobSerafina110/05/201910:00 AM1Channing Park

Forward Launch & Landing

Laying out the wing
Clipping in to the harness
Identifying the “A” risers, rear risers, brakes
Forward Inflations
Landing

Rob Black210/05/201910:30 AM2Channing Park

Forward Launch & Landing
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn

Rob Black310/05/201911:00 AM3Channing Park

Forward Launch & Landing
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Hands Back Run

Rob Black410/05/201911:30 AM3Channing Park

Forward Launch & Landing
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Hands Back Run

Rob Black510/05/20191:00 PM1Channing Park

Forward Launch & Landing
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Hands Back Run

Rob Black610/05/20191:30 PM1Channing Park

Forward Launch & Landing
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Hands Back Run

Rob Black710/05/20192:00 PM1Channing Park

Forward Launch & Landing
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Hands Back Run

Rob Black810/05/20192:30 PM1Channing Park

Forward Launch & Landing
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Hands Back Run

Rob Black910/06/201910:00 AM6Blue Rock

Reverse Launch
Tear Drop Turns
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs

Rob Black1010/06/201910:30 AM5Blue Rock

Reverse Launch, Soaring
Tear Drop Turns
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs

By now I have learned:

Laying out the wing
Clipping in to the harness
Identifying the “A” risers, rear risers, brakes
Forward Inflations
Reverse Inflations
Turning to face the glider, turning to face forward
Maintaining good control of the glider

Rob Black3210/16/201910:30 AM3Blue rock

2 poor flights before one good flight. really disappointed in myself, Rob says not every day is a good day, but my performance bothered me. Adequate launch although slight surge which resulted in not catching lift. Overshot the LZ, not quite understanding how to do the right set up. landed on knees because I had tightening my right leg strap too much. Oy.

RobSerafina3310/16/201911:30 AM3Blue rock

Poor decisions, leaving me way to close to hill on one turn. Rob said launch had a bit of a surge. Left strap off so had difficulty getting into harness. STAY OUT OF HARNESS AT LEAST 10 seconds! Did a better approach to LZ but it all went to hell and I landed on my butt (although closer to the right part of LZ). This really threw me because I have not had a stand up landing for a few flights. Disappointed in self, thinking I was becoming worse pilot not better. Hike back up and try to fix it!

RobSerafina3410/16/201912:30 PM16Blue rock

THANK GOODNESS for this flight! I took my time on launch as Rob suggested (although maybe could have been slower). Less surge. stayed out of harness at least 10 seconds while flying the wing into life band. On first turn got way to close to the hill (Mike coaching, me swearing). However, saved it and hit the lift band. 6 km, 131 ft/min lift, max altitude 781 (launch is at 620), Flew with MIKE AND ROB! sweet! stayed out of their way. stayed in lift band. Headed to long LZ with altitude, burned it (I think) appropriately including using big ears. LANDED ON MY FEET! I so needed this flight to give me back some confidence. I have much to learn. ONE MORE FLIGHT to P2!

RobSerafina110/05/201910:00 AM13Burke, VT

Tandem Flight

Calef LetorneyTandem210/08/20193:30 PM1Westford, VT

Mini Hill

Calef LetorneyStudent310/08/20194:00 PM1Westford, VT

Mini Hill

Calef LetorneyStudent410/12/20193:00 PM3Westford, VT

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyStudent510/12/20193:30 PM3Westford, VT

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyStudent610/12/20194:00 PM3Westford, VT

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyStudent1110/19/201910:30 AM3Blue Rock

Not enough wind on this flight but was able to get to LZ2 so I could come back faster

Reverse Launch, Soaring
Tear Drop Turns
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Scoping the landing
Eating the Carrot
Thinking about the landing path
Lowering altitude

By now I have learned:

Laying out the wing
Clipping in to the harness
Identifying the “A” risers, rear risers, brakes
Forward Inflations
Reverse Inflations
Turning to face the glider, turning to face forward
Maintaining good control of the glider

Rob Black1210/19/201911:00 AM6Blue Rock

More wind this time. Soared!

Reverse Launch, Soaring
Tear Drop Turns
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Scoping the landing
Eating the Carrot
Thinking about the landing path
Lowering altitude in figure 8s near the LZ

By now I have learned:

Laying out the wing
Clipping in to the harness
Identifying the “A” risers, rear risers, brakes
Forward Inflations
Reverse Inflations
Turning to face the glider, turning to face forward
Maintaining good control of the glider

Rob Black1310/19/201912:00 PM2Blue Rock

Missed the soaring opportunity. Worked on landing. Was able to control where I wanted to land. Lost some altitude and was a little short of the landing path, but felt more in control of landing

Reverse Launch, Soaring
Tear Drop Turns
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Scoping the landing
Eating the Carrot
Thinking about the landing path
Lowering altitude in figure 8s near the LZ

By now I have learned:

Laying out the wing
Clipping in to the harness
Identifying the “A” risers, rear risers, brakes
Forward Inflations
Reverse Inflations
Turning to face the glider, turning to face forward
Maintaining good control of the glider

Rob Black4410/19/20196:30 PM35Douglas County MO

Failed first two launches, then got up on third. Lovely flight, butter smooth. Found a nearby hay field and flew around low, 10 to 20 feet off the ground. Flared a little too early on landing, but landing was not too hard.

BrittonRoadster 3810/20/20197:30 AM1Channing west

Forward launch due to light winds. Seated in seat.

Rob Blackmescal910/20/20198:00 AM1Channing west

Forward launch due to light winds. Seated in seat.

Rob Blackmescal1010/20/20198:30 AM1Channing west

Forward launch due to light winds. Seated in the seat. Half speed bar

Rob Blackmescal1110/20/20199:30 AM1Channing west

Forward launch due to light winds. Seated in the seat. Full speed bar

Rob Blackmescal1210/20/201910:00 AM1Channing west

Forward launch due to light winds. Seated in the seat. Full speed bar

Rob Blackmescal210/20/20198:00 AM5800 channing circ benicia CA

Slider

Rob Black308/15/20198:00 AM5800 channing circ benicia CA

Slider

Rob Black409/15/20191:00 PM10Blue Rock

Slider

Rob Black509/07/20198:00 AM5Circle park

Slider

Rob Black5010/12/20191:00 PM10Westford VT

Towed up South, turned right, then crossed the field. Did a few turns, until landing back at takeoff. Conditions were light, Slightly cross.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-B5110/12/20192:30 PM6Westford VT

Towed up South, turned right, then crossed the field. Did a few turns, until landing back at takeoff. Conditions were light, Slightly cross.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-B5210/12/20192:00 PM6Westford VT

Towed up South, turned right, then crossed the field. Did a few turns, until landing back at takeoff. Conditions were light, Slightly cross.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-B5310/12/20192:30 PM6Westford VT

Towed up South, turned right, then crossed the field. Did a few turns, until landing back at takeoff. Conditions were light, Slightly cross.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-B5410/12/20193:00 PM6Westford VT

Towed up South, turned right, then crossed the field. Did a few turns, until landing back at takeoff. Conditions were light, Slightly cross.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-B5510/12/20193:30 PM6Westford VT

Towed up South, turned right, then crossed the field. Did a few turns, until landing back at takeoff. Conditions were light, Slightly cross.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-B5610/12/20194:00 PM6Westford VT

Towed up South, turned right, then crossed the field. Did a few turns, until landing back at takeoff. Conditions were light, Slightly cross.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-B3510/22/20194:00 PM1Gateway

An ANTICLIMATIC graduation flight. Very little wind, and Joel commanded I be the one to fly down and put up the lower windsock. Sigh. However, I did manage to fly (low to ground) and land side hill several feet from the windsock pole. But alas, no fanfare, no beauty, no height. I guess it is appropriate given the long haul I took to get here. But, I am glad to be here! Now, forward to P3! (and of course all the learning adventures on the way).

RobSerafina3610/22/20195:30 PM1Gateway

NO wind. A day for practicing forward launches and side hill landings. First attempt did not go well. Rob said it was – can’t remember exact word – but basically lazy. I did not get forward enough, didn’t run hard enough. Ended up getting dragged across hill, scratches on arm. Second attempt at side hill- well done – all went well, landed well, on feet. Rob said no criticism, did everything well but reminds me to really get chest forward and get out of harness, or else I will be practicing butt landings instead of feet landings.

RobSerafina2010/20/20197:00 AM1Channing West

Nice simple flight with a big turn to the right with the back raisers and another, not as good to the left with the back raisers. Caught a mini thermal. Longest flight of the day caught in video (2 mins). Very nice and soft 1 step landing.

RobBGD Epic2110/20/20197:30 AM1Channing West

Forward launch, nice simple flight, soft turns great spot landing.

RobBGD Epic2210/20/20198:00 AM1Channing West

Forward launch, nice simple flight, soft turns great spot landing.

RobBGD Epic2310/20/20198:00 AM1Channing West

Forward launch, nice simple flight, soft turns great spot landing.

RobBGD Epic2410/20/201910:00 AM1Channing West

Forward launch, practice 1 hand turning. Several sort turns and landed without enough forward speed falling forward and not exactly where I was aiming for

RobBGD Epic1310/24/20193:30 PM1Gateway park

Forward launch due to light winds. Seated in the seat.

Rob Blackmescal1410/24/20194:00 PM1Gateway park

Forward launch due to light winds. Seated in the seat.

Rob Blackmescal1510/24/20194:30 PM1Gateway park

Forward launch due to light winds. Seated in the seat.

Rob Blackmescal1610/24/20195:30 PM1Gateway park

Forward launch due to light winds.

Rob BlackAria1710/25/201910:30 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launches, crabbing

Rob BlackMescal1810/25/201911:00 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launches, crabbing

Rob BlackMescal1910/25/201911:30 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launches, crabbing

Rob BlackMescal2010/25/201912:00 PM1Gateway park

Reverse launches, crabbing

Rob BlackMescal2110/25/20191:00 PM1Gateway park

Reverse launches, crabbing

Rob BlackMescal310/17/20198:30 AM3Polipoli –Maui

Flew the bunny hill

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A610/18/20198:30 AM6Polipoli –Maui

Flew the bunny hill

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A1010/19/20198:30 AM3Polipoli –Maui

Flew the bunny hill. Been hiking the bunny hill for 3 days. Need to graduate so I can be driven.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A1210/20/20198:30 AM6Polipoli –Maui

Fly from R/C 4 times.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A1710/21/20198:30 AM8Polipoli –Maui

Fly from R/C 4 times.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A2210/22/20198:30 AM8Polipoli –Maui

Fly from cattle guard 4 times, down the hill, down wind, base and final.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A2610/23/20198:30 AM10Polipoli –Maui

Fly from cattle guard 4 times, down the hill, down wind, base and final.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A3010/24/20198:30 AM8Polipoli –Maui

Fly from cattle guard 4 times, down the hill, down wind, base and final.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A3410/25/20198:30 AM15Polipoli –Maui

Fly from cattle RC 1 times, down the hill, down wind, base and final.
Fly from Echo 1000″ vertical 3 times

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A4010/26/20198:30 AM25Polipoli –Maui

1 aborted launch. 5 very successful launches. 4 ok landings. 1 superior landing. Need to flair deeply and sooner, but not gentle. All launches from Echo site. 4712 feet msl. 712 vertical.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A3210/20/20193:00 PM90Blue Rock, Vallejo

Med wind launch
Reverse to Forward launch. Long flight
Got easily 700 over launch. PLayed with speedbar and 360’s back to the ridge. Was in the air with 5 other gliders at one point.
Smooth landing. no impact

Rob BlackTequila 43310/26/20191:30 PM2Gateway park, Vallejo

light wind launch
Cross hill path flights with side hill landings. Getting the timing down on height above ground and flare timing.

Rob BlackTequila 43410/27/20192:00 PM2Gateway park, Vallejo

light wind launch
Cross hill path flights with side hill landings. Getting the timing down on height above ground and flare timing.

Rob BlackTequila 44410/27/20198:30 AM15Polipoli –Maui

1 aborted launch. 1 launch that I had to abort 1/10 of the way down the mountain. I got airborne but could not get lift and I should have turned away from the mountain. Probably could have saved the flight. Launched 3 successful flights and 1 excellent landing: the last one of the day. I quit on the last successful flight of the day. I have consistently practiced this routine.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A3810/28/20193:00 PM5Kahana

horrible launch – didn’t commit, got dragged – made it in the air but it wasn’t pretty. Landing was good, did s turns and landed in keyhole. Short sled ride type flight. Learned where East launch is

Pete MichelmoreOzone buzz z63910/27/20193:30 PM5Kahana

Good launch, still needed coaching for gaining altitude and landing

—Buzz Z65010/28/20198:30 AM30Polipoli –Maui

5 fantastic launches at Echo. 3 great landings, 2 acceptable ones.
Did 2 big ears—one short one because I was too close to the ground. I really lost altitude fast. One with 2 90 turns. Ready for Fern tomorrow. Only 2 more days left on Haleakala.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A3710/29/201910:30 AM1Gateway

Practicing side hill landings with David Suder and Chris, with Mike coaching Larry. This first flight I landed downwind on my butt, but it was a good effort.

MikeSerafina3810/29/201911:30 AM1Gateway

Practicing side hill landings again – this time landed on my feet, but still downwind. Too low to make the turn into the wind.

MikeSerafina3910/29/20191:00 PM1Gateway

Practicing side hill landings again. Got some height, landed on my feet but in the weeds.

MikeSerafina4010/29/20191:30 PM1Gateway

Practicing side hill landings again. landed GENTLY on my feet. This time successful kited up the hill, not as pretty as Chris but did not rosette at all.

MikeSerafina5610/29/20198:30 AM45Polipoli –Maui

1st launch from Fern. Perfect launch. 4 more launches from Echo.
All launches very successful. 4 good landings. Last landing I did not turn away from the hill and therefore landed short of the final. No big deal except Dexter saw me and told me he would not sign me off tomorrow. I was a bit upset but he would not budge. He said I needed 6 Fern launches.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A611/01/201911:00 AM1Gate park

Slider

Rob Black711/01/201911:00 AM1Gate park

Slider

Rob Black811/01/201911:00 AM1Gate park

Slider

Rob Black911/01/201912:00 PM1Gate park

Slider

Rob Black1011/01/201912:00 PM1Gate park

Slider

Rob Black1111/01/201912:30 PM4Gate park

Slider

Rob Black3610/24/201912:00 PM25Oludeniz, Turkey

Forward Launch
360’s

Hasan (Sky Sports)BGD Echo3710/24/20192:00 PM25Oludeniz, Turkey

Reverse Launch
360’s

Hasan (Sky Sports)BGD Echo3810/29/201910:00 AM27Oludeniz, Turkey

Reverse Launch
360’s

Burak (Sky Sports)BGD Echo8210/06/201912:00 PM15Potato hill

First flight with skypper pod. Sank out.

Ikuma P8310/06/20192:30 PM39Potato hill

Thermal with skypper pod. Got comfy

Ikuma P8410/12/20191:00 PM197Tollhouse

Task with sprint league. Almost made task! Landed LZ.

Ikuma P711/02/201911:00 AM30West Rutland

Training Tandem: Mountain Launch/Ridge Soaring/Thermal Flying

Andrey KuznetzovTandem8510/13/20191:00 PM140Tollhouse

Task with sprint league. made task! Landed LZ.

Ikuma P8610/20/20194:00 PM69blue rock

borrowed JTs freestyle harness. Funky air but easy up. Almost went for castles.

Ikuma P8711/01/201912:00 PM1Channing east

first flight on E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity8811/01/201912:00 PM1Channing east

first flight on E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity8911/02/201912:30 PM5Channing east

first flight on E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity9011/02/201912:30 PM2Channing east

first flight on E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity9111/01/20191:00 PM2Channing east

E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity9211/01/201912:30 PM2Channing east

E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity9311/01/20191:00 PM2Channing east

E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity9411/01/20191:00 PM1Channing east

E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity9511/01/20191:00 PM2Channing east

E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity9611/01/20191:30 PM23Channing east

E-Gravity! With freestyle harness. Proximity flying and first side hill landings

E-Gravity5711/02/201911:30 AM15W Rutland VT

First mountain flight. Once I checked my lines, and got the site layout, I rosetted and layed out at launch. I checked all my gear, and harness. Then I proceeded to try and build a wall in order to kite. I was immediately airborn upon pulling up my kite. I took off right, towards the wide end of the valley. I caught some little thermals that brought me above the peak of the mountain. But, I was not experienced enough to catch them, and keep riding them. I realized a few times that I was scratching way too low next to the mountain, and at one point I realized I didn’t have enough height to make it to the lz. Upon heading in the direction of the LZ, I caught a little updraft, and managed to make it across the highway to safety. When I got to the LZ I got some thermals that pushed me higher, so I had to make more turns to get down. I finally landed into the wind, without incident.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-B5811/03/20193:30 PM15W Rutland VT

Second mountain flight. Once I checked my lines, and got the site layout, I rosetted and layed out at launch. I checked all my gear, and harness. Then I proceeded to build a wall and kite. I was able to effortlessly turn, torpedo and launch. I took off right, towards the wide end of the valley. I caught some little thermals that brought me above the peak of the mountain. But, I was not experienced enough to catch them, and keep riding them. I pushed out toward the LZ, where I caught a little thermal which Alek (on the ground) told me to explore. after one full loop and no height, I headed toward the LZ. Once I got there, I was still to high, and had to turn off some altitude. I again landed safely in the field, but I should have lost some more altitude, since I was still too close to the trees.

Calef LetourneyMed/Lg En-B1211/02/20194:30 PM13Gate park

Slider

Rob Black110/25/20199:00 AM1South side Point of the mt. UT

straight low flight

Chris Sunknown210/25/20199:30 AM1South side Point of the mt. UT

straight low flight with running touch downs

Chris Sunknown310/25/201910:00 AM1South side Point of the mt. UT

straight low flight. This flight and flights 1 and 2 were from part way up the hill, not the top

Chris Sunknown410/26/20199:00 AM1South side Point of the mt. UT

straight low flight.

Chris Sunknown511/02/20199:00 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from 3/4 way up the hill. Several 180 turns

Chris Sunknown611/02/20199:30 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from 3/4 way up the hill. Several 180 turns

Chris Sunknown711/03/201910:00 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from 3/4 way up the hill. Several 180 turns

Chris Sunknown811/02/20194:00 PM2North side Point of the mt. UT

from top of the hill. Several 180 turns. No wind forward launch

Chris Sunknown911/02/20194:30 PM2North side Point of the mt. UT

from top of the hill. Several 180 turns. No wind forward launch

Chris Sunknown2210/31/201910:30 AM1Gateway park

Reverse/Forward launches. Spot landing and kiting

Rob BlackEpic2310/31/201911:00 AM1Gateway park

Reverse/Forward launches. Spot landing and kiting

Rob BlackEpic2410/31/201911:00 AM1Gateway park

Reverse/Forward launches. Spot landing and kiting

Rob BlackEpic2510/31/201912:00 PM1Gateway park

Reverse/Forward launches. Spot landing and kiting

Rob BlackEpic2610/31/201912:00 PM1Gateway park

Reverse/Forward launches. Spot landing and kiting

Rob BlackEpic2710/31/20191:00 PM1Gateway park

Reverse/Forward launches. Spot landing and kiting

Rob BlackEpic2811/02/20197:30 AM8Potato Hill

forward launch and S-turns

Rob BlackEpic2911/02/20198:30 AM10Potato Hill

forward launch and S-turns
Big ears and rear riser turns

Rob BlackEpic3011/03/201912:00 PM12Potato Hill

forward launch and S-turns
Big ears and rear riser turns
Speed bar and figure 8 turns

Rob BlackEpic3111/03/20199:00 AM8Potato Hill

forward launch and S-turns

Rob BlackEpic3211/03/201910:30 AM8Potato Hill

reverse launch and S-turns

Rob BlackEpic6610/01/201911:00 AM10Brace Mountain, NY

Wind was mainly west, with southern component. On launch I didn’t weight the glider enough to drive it straight forward. The wind moved me to the right side of the launch which had me ending up crashing through the shrubs. I managed to keep flying and everything was intact. I started to soar for a few passes, but the wind was too light and got a sled ride to the LZ.

Shane McKeonUP Makalu 36710/22/20199:30 AM15Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

First flight at the Point!! Ridge soaring the south side. Had to come down to fight of cold hands. Awful screaming barfies

Tal WolfUP Makalu 36810/22/201910:00 AM15Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

Second flight at the Point!! More ridge soaring the south side. Still had to come down to fight of cold hands. Awful screaming barfies.

Tal WolfUP Makalu 36910/22/201910:30 AM30Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

Third flight at the Point!! More ridge soaring the south side!

Tal WolfUP Makalu 37010/25/20198:30 AM15Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

South side! More ridge soaring the south side! Screaming barfies were so bad!

Tal WolfUP Makalu 37110/25/20199:00 AM90Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

South side! Lots of playful soaring. Longest flight to date!!!

Tal WolfUP Makalu 37210/25/201910:30 AM45Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

South side! Super playful soaring. Stayed in the air too long. Last pilot in the sky…. desert thermals were kicking early! Had to use big ears twice to come down to LZ.

Tal WolfUP Makalu 37310/25/20193:30 PM5Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

South side, sledder.

Tal WolfUP Makalu 37410/25/20194:00 PM5Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

South side, sledder.

Tal WolfUP Makalu 37510/25/20194:30 PM5Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

South side, sledder.

Tal WolfUP Makalu 37610/25/20195:00 PM5Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

South side, sledder.

Tal WolfUP Makalu 37710/25/20195:30 PM5Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

South side, sledder.

Tal WolfUP Makalu 37811/02/201911:00 AM6Mount Sentinel, MT

Big sledder off Mt. Sentinal Incredible view of the surrounding Missoula area. Super cold!

Joshua PhillipsUP Makalu 37911/02/20193:00 PM6Mount Sentinel, MT

Another big sledder off Mt. Sentinal. Still super cold!

Joshua PhillipsUP Makalu 3111/02/20194:00 PM27Pine Mountain

Skied out and stuck landing

Chris GranthamOzone Buzz Z64111/01/20192:30 PM7Potato Hill

Back to the mountains! I LOVE potato hill! Great first run, very little wind but such a lovely place. Forward launch, 13 ft max alt gain, elevation drop of 1762 ft. Good landing.

RobSerafina4211/02/20199:00 AM7Potato Hill

Up early and happily up the hill. good morning flight, forward launch, 23 ft max alt gain, elevation drop of 1686 ft. Good landing.

RobSerafina4311/02/201910:30 AM8Potato Hill

second morning flight, reverse launch, 36 ft max alt gain, followed Jorge into a bit of a thermal, still not able to stay long. elevation drop of 1765 ft. tried to practice efficient turns, using only weight shift and rear risers, except when I was chasing thermals. Good landing.

RobSerafina4411/02/20191:30 PM10Potato Hill

an afternoon flight! light winds but reverse launch, 52 ft max alt gain, chased a few brief thermals still not able to stay long. elevation drop of 1749 ft. Practiced all kinds of skills and tried one handed turns for first time. trying to get better at spot landing. Good landing.

RobSerafina4511/02/20195:00 PM7Potato Hill

such a peaceful late day flight! first time flying with flight deck. light winds and forward launch, only 3 ft max alt gain, but so very relaxing and peaceful and joyful. air like butter, laughing and smiling all the way. elevation drop of 1736 ft. thought flight deck would impede my ability to get out of harness so worked hard to get feet out. Good landing.

RobSerafina4611/03/20198:30 AM7Potato Hill

up again for some morning flights! forward launch. first time with flight deck AND the vario, flight deck sat nicely in lap, great seeing the numbers! landed on feet. 10 ft max gain, elevation drop of 1719. Hit tree with tip of wing directly off launch. Serafina powered through and recovered immediately.

RobSerafina4711/03/201911:00 AM8Potato Hill

second morning flight and the last of the weekend! reverse launch all by myself without Mike in his usual place. tried new position for flight deck but it did not work and was not visible. Planned on practicing landing for Columbia (shorter LZ with 100 foot trees at start of LZ). 13 ft max gain, elevation drop of 1736. However, could not figure out where 100 feet would be (couldn’t see vario) and went slight long, but landed not too far from the spot I had wanted. Not good enough for Columbia quite yet, but loved learning all weekend!

RobSerafina1011/03/20199:00 AM4south side Point of the mt. UT

from 3/4 up the hill moderate wind

Chris Sunknown1111/03/20199:30 AM4south side Point of the mt. UT

from 3/4 up the hill moderate wind

Chris Sunknown1211/03/201910:00 AM4south side Point of the mt. UT

from 3/4 up the hill moderate wind pulled big ears

Chris Sunknown1311/04/20199:00 AM2south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill no to low wind

Chris Sunknown1411/04/20198:30 AM2south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill no to low wind

Chris Sunknown1511/05/20199:00 AM2south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill no to low wind

Chris Sunknown1611/04/20199:00 AM2south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill no to low wind

Chris Sunknown1711/04/20199:30 AM2south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill no to low wind

Chris Sunknown1811/04/201910:00 AM2south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill no to low wind reserve handle location drill

Chris Sunknown1911/04/201910:00 AM2south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill no to low wind

Chris Sunknown2011/04/20195:00 PM15north side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill light wind soaring the hill in light traffic top landing

Chris Sunknown2111/05/20198:30 AM7south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill 12-14 mph wind soaring the hill in traffic kiting and launching in this much wind is difficult for me

Chris Sunknown2211/05/20198:30 AM5south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill 12-14 mph wind soaring the hill in traffic kiting and launching in this much wind is difficult for me

Chris Sunknown2311/05/20199:00 AM5south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill 12-14 mph wind soaring the hill in traffic kiting and launching in this much wind is difficult for me

Chris Sunknown2411/05/20199:30 AM6south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill 12-14 mph wind soaring the hill in traffic kiting and launching in this much wind is difficult for me pulled big ears

Chris Sunknown2511/05/201910:00 AM4south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill 12-14 mph wind soaring the hill in traffic kiting and launching in this much wind is difficult for me tried speed bar

Chris Sunknown2611/05/201911:00 AM15south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill 12-14 mph wind soaring the hill in traffic kiting and launching in this much wind is difficult for me

Chris Sunknown2711/06/20198:00 AM20south side Point of the mt. UT

from top of hill 12-14 mph wind soaring the hill in traffic kiting and launching in this much wind is difficult for me did d riser turns did one hand brake control

Chris Sunknown2811/06/20199:00 AM20south side Point of the mt. UT

from 3/4 of hill 14 mph wind soaring the hill in traffic

Chris Sunknown2911/06/20195:00 PM2North side Point of the mt. UT

Low wind 90 degree turn

Chris Sunknown3011/02/20198:00 AM10Potato Hill

Forward launch, big ears, speed bar, 360s, rear risers, no hands. Great landing

RobBGD Epic2611/07/20196:00 AM600Potato Hill

Forward launch, big ears, speed bar, 360s, rear risers, no hands. Great landing

RobBGD Epic2711/07/20196:00 AM10Potato Hill

THIS LOG SUCKS. Good that I had my flights in another file because13 flights that I log before they are gone

RobBGD Epic111/06/20199:00 AM1Cattleguard

Turns are smoother and easier when you’re head is up and your body is in a more poised position

Dexter Binder211/07/20199:30 AM1Cattleguard

Turns are smoother and easier when you’re head is up and your body is in a more poised position

Dexter Binder311/06/201910:00 AM1Cattleguard

Try to land in the same position as when you launch. Like an airplane

Dexter Binder411/06/201910:30 AM1Cattleguard

Remember to fully complete your turns. When you don’t you eventually need to overcompensate which makes things unpredictable

Dexter Binder511/06/201911:00 AM1Cattleguard

your best flight. Smooth takeoff with your hips leading the way, long smooth turns with your head up, and excellent relaxed flare even though you got popped a little bit.

Dexter Binder1311/06/20192:00 PM5Circle park

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Rob Black1411/06/20193:00 PM5Circle park

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Rob Black1511/07/20193:30 PM5Circle park

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Rob Black2511/02/201910:00 AM6HSB Flight Park

Had an hour of kiting before the flight. Flight off of Ridgmont, 180 and 360 degree turns. Forward launch in a light tailwind.

Scott EdwardsApus3211/02/201912:00 PM6HSB

Forward launch from ridgemont, after an hour of ground handling. 360 turns, set up for landing, flare, landing.

ScottMito Extra-Small2611/02/201911:00 AM6HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont, good reverse launch in a light headwind. Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns.

Scott EdwardsApus2711/02/201912:00 PM7HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont, good reverse launch in a headwind. Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns as well as my first time ridge soaring.

Scott EdwardsApus2811/02/20192:00 PM6HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont, a good reverse launch in a headwind. Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns as well as ridge soaring and one-handed flying.

Scott EdwardsApus2911/03/201910:00 AM6HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont, a good forward launch in a light tailwind. Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns as well as landing approach and flair.

Scott EdwardsApus3311/02/20191:00 PM6HSB

Reverse launch from ridgemont. Practiced one-handed flying and getting into the harness. Big Ears, 360s, set up for landing, flare, spot-landing.

ScottMito Extra-Small3011/03/201911:30 AM6HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont, a good reverse launch in a light headwind. Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns as well as landing approach and flair.

Scott EdwardsApus3111/03/20191:00 PM6HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont, a good reverse launch in a light headwind. Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns as well as landing approach and flair. First time using the speed bar.

Scott EdwardsApus3411/02/20193:00 PM7HSB

Reverse launch from ridgemont. Turned back towards the ridge for ridge-soaring. Down the ridge and back in line with launch area; 180 degree turns across “half pipe” until low enough to set up for landing. Flare, spot-landing.

ScottMito Extra-Small3511/02/20194:00 PM6HSB

Reverse launch from ridgemont. Problem with break line wrapped through risers. Not fixable in air. 360 degree turns, set up for landing, spot landing.

ScottMito Extra-Small3211/02/201910:00 AM6HSB Flight park South side

Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns, approach and landing flare. Forward launch in a light tailwind.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium3311/02/201911:30 AM6HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns, approach and landing flare. Reverse launch, building a wall and kiting.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium3611/03/201911:30 AM6HSB

Forward launch from ridgemont in slight tail-wind. 360 degree turns. Scott mostly off radio. Set up for landing, flare.

ScottMito Extra-Small3411/02/201912:30 PM7HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns. Reverse launch, building a wall and kiting. First time ridge soaring.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium3511/02/20192:30 PM6HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns. Reverse launch and building a wall. Ridge soaring.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium3611/03/201910:30 AM6HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns. Forward launch.

Scott EdwardsMito Medium3711/03/20191:30 PM6HSB

Reverse launch from ridgemont; worked on building a wall and kiting beforehand. Speed bar with weight shift turns, 360s and 180s to set up for landing. Got lift over transfer station; bled off altitude for landing. Flare, spot-landing.

ScottMito Extra-Small3711/03/20191:00 PM6HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Worked on 360 degree turns with speed bar and 180 degree turns. Reverse launch and building a wall. One-handed flying.

Scott EdwardsMito Large3811/03/20192:00 PM6HSB Flight park Ridgemont

Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns. Reverse launch and building a wall. Pulled big ears.

Scott EdwardsMito Large3811/03/20193:00 PM6HSB

Reverse launch from ridgemont; worked on building a wall and kiting beforehand. Scott off radio for most part. 360 turns, just focused on having fun flying rather than working on anything in particular. 180s to set up for landing, bleeding off altitude as necessary with sift from transfer station. Set up for final, flare, land, kite to within reasonable distance from pro shop.

ScottMito Extra-Small211/08/20192:00 PM2Channing Circle Park, Benicia, CA

Reverse takeoff, spot landing

Rob BlackAdam111/08/20191:30 PM2Channing Circle Park, Benicia, CA

Reverse takeoff, kiting after landing

Rob BlackAdam3211/08/20192:00 PM5HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont, a good forward launch in no wind. Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns as well as landing approach and flair.

Scott EdwardsApus3311/08/20193:00 PM6HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont, Reverse launch. Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns as well as landing approach and flair.

Scott EdwardsApus3411/08/20194:00 PM6HSB Flight Park

Flight off of Ridgemont, Reverse launch. Worked on 360 and 180 degree turns as well as landing approach and flair.

Scott EdwardsApus111/05/201910:30 AM60Butte Mountain

Glider, harness, reserve chute intro. A and C lines practice. unpacking and packing, ran with glider using A and C lines ground handling

Shane ParrecoAdvance Alpha211/10/20194:30 PM45Butte Mountain

A and C lines practice. unpacking and packing, ran with glider using A and C lines ground handling. improved moderately

Shane ParrecoAdvance Alpha4510/26/20191:30 PM10Lake Wister OK

Boat to launch for SIV training. Performed basic SIV maneuvers.

Britton/CuervoRoadster 34610/26/20195:00 PM10Lake Wister OK

Boat to launch for SIV training. Performed basic SIV maneuvers. B-line stalls were abnormal. Wing horse-shoed both times. Not sure why, but my wing manual does mention an overly aggressive b-line stall could cause horse-shoe.

Britton/CuervoRoadster 34710/30/20194:30 PM40Douglas County MO

Flew around the farm. Smooth up high, a little turbulent down lower. So I didn’t do much low-level flying.

BrittonRoadster 34811/02/201910:00 AM10Lake Wister OK

Boat tow flight. I had to engage full speed bar to make it to the LZ. I turned a little too sharply down low to burn some altitude. Came in to land a little too fast, but managed to stay on my feet on landing. I need to remember to not make any big adjustments on final approach.

BrittonRoadster 34911/02/20195:30 PM45Poteau Airport

Motor flight from airport with the gaggle fliers. Did some low level flying. With Britton’s help I hooked up speed bar to the motor for the first time, but didn’t use it during the flight. Nice launch and landing.

BrittonRoadster 35011/10/20194:00 PM45Douglas County MO

Motor flight. On first launch attempt – after the wing came up I applied power, and then leaned forward to drive the wing with my legs. Why did I do that under power? When I leaned forward the thrust of the motor was pointing down and pushed me into the ground. I killed the engine as soon as I could but expected I had cut some lines. Miraculously there was no damage to my wing. I reset and launched again. This launch was successful but I lost the brake from my left hand when I let go of the A’s. I went ahead and continued the launch, and quickly secured the left brake. Rest of the flight was great. With altitude and trimmed at red line, I went on speed bar and switched to tip steering. Then, I released speed bar and went back to brakes and did some low level flying in nearby fields. Had a nice landing.

BrittonRoadster 33911/09/20191:00 PM23Oludeniz, Turkey

Reverse Launch
360’s

Burak (Sky Sports)BGD Echo4011/10/201911:30 AM29Oludeniz, Turkey

Reverse Launch
360’s
1900m launch

Burak (Sky Sports)BGD Echo4111/10/20191:30 PM26Oludeniz, Turkey

Reverse Launch
360’s

Burak (Sky Sports)BGD Echo4211/11/201911:00 AM19Oludeniz, Turkey

Reverse Launch
360’s
1200m launch

Burak (Sky Sports)BGD Echo4311/11/20192:00 PM23Oludeniz, Turkey

Reverse Launch
360’s

Burak (Sky Sports)BGD Echo4411/11/20194:00 PM25Oludeniz, Turkey

Reverse Launch
360’s

Burak (Sky Sports)BGD Echo1711/08/201912:00 PM2Circle park

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Rob Black1811/08/20191:00 PM3Circle park

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Rob Black1911/11/20191:30 PM3Circle park

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Rob Black2011/10/20193:00 PM3Circle park

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Rob Black2111/10/20193:30 PM3Circle park

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Rob Black2211/11/20194:00 PM3Circle park

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Rob Black2311/11/20194:00 PM3Circle park

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Rob Black2411/11/20195:00 PM3Circle park

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Rob Black311/11/20193:00 PM50Butte Mountain

A and C lines practice. unpacking and packing, ran with glider using A and C lines ground handling. improved moderately. worked on building wall.

Shane ParrecoAdvance Alpha3311/06/20192:30 PM1Channing west

reverse launch and S-turns. Landing within 25′ of the target.

Rob BlackEpic3411/06/20193:00 PM1Channing west

reverse launch and S-turns. Landing within 25′ of the target.

Rob BlackEpic3511/06/20193:30 PM1Channing west

reverse launch and S-turns. Landing within 25′ of the target.

Rob BlackEpic3611/12/20194:00 PM1Channing west

reverse launch and S-turns. Landing within 25′ of the target.

Rob BlackEpic3711/12/20195:00 PM1Channing west

reverse launch and S-turns. Landing within 25′ of the target.

Rob BlackEpic4511/12/20194:30 PM15Oludeniz, Turkey

Reverse Launch
360’s
1200m launch

Burak (Sky Sports)BGD Echo2511/12/20192:00 PM5Gateway park

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Rob Black2611/12/20192:30 PM2Gateway park

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Rob Black2711/12/20193:00 PM1Gateway park

Sidehill

Rob Black2811/12/20193:00 PM1Gateway park

Sidehill

Rob Black2911/12/20193:30 PM1Gateway park

Sidehill

Rob Black3011/12/20193:30 PM1Gateway park

Sidehill

Rob Black3111/12/20191:00 PM4Gateway park

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Rob Black3311/12/20192:00 PM1Gateway park

sidehill

Rob Black4811/10/20191:30 PM1channing

sledder at end of the day after helping to coach. Carried someone’s backpack down the hill, so had difficulty launching, Had to reset, got off the hill, landed and fell onto knees due to backpack. But all was fine.

RobSerafina4911/12/201911:00 AM1Gateway

practicing side hill landings at gateway today. First one not too good, some dragging.

RobSerafina5011/12/201911:30 AM1Gateway

practicing side hill landings at gateway today. Second one better, did not land on feet, Rob says at end I pull my feet up.

RobSerafina5111/12/201912:00 PM1Gateway

practicing side hill landings at gateway today. Doing better, Mike says outside hand ONLY for flaring! Ahh! much better.

RobSerafina5211/12/201912:30 PM1Gateway

practicing side hill landings at gateway today. Much better this time! landed on my feet! Also, each time kiting UP the hill – getting much better at this secondary to Mike’s coaching. hit left brake to get it angled in front and then balance with right brake. Practice practice practice!

RobSerafina5311/12/20191:00 PM1Gateway

practicing side hill landings at gateway today. last one of the day, did almost all by myself, paid attention to changing wind, kept feet under me. Need a LOT more practice though.

RobSerafina2210/19/20199:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 32310/19/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, one handed flying

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 32410/19/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, rear riser turns

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 32510/19/201911:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, symmetric deflations

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 32610/19/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, asymmetric deflations

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 32711/09/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 32811/09/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, speed bar

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 32911/09/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33011/09/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33111/09/201911:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33211/09/201911:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33311/09/201911:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33411/09/201912:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33511/09/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33611/09/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33711/09/20191:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33811/09/20191:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 33911/09/20191:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 34011/09/20192:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamOzone Atom 34111/10/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z64211/10/201910:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, foot stirrup, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z64311/10/201910:30 AM1Elings Park

Reverse take-off middle of hill

Chris GranthamBuzz Z64411/10/201910:30 AM1Elings Park

Reverse take-off middle of hill

Chris GranthamBuzz Z64511/10/201911:00 AM1Elings Park

Reverse take-off middle of hill

Chris GranthamBuzz Z64611/10/201911:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, stirrup in, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z64711/13/201911:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, stirrup in, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z64811/13/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, stirrup in, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z64911/13/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, stirrup in, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z65011/13/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, stirrup in, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z65111/10/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, stirrup in, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z65211/10/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, stirrup in, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z65311/10/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, stirrup in, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z65411/10/201912:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse take-off top of hill, stirrup in, precision landing

Chris GranthamBuzz Z61411/13/201910:30 AM1West gate

Straight short flight

Rob BlackMac para muse1311/11/201912:30 PM3West gate

Straight long flight, turns

Rob BlackMac para muse1211/12/201912:00 PM3West gate

Long mostly straight flight

Rob BlackMac para muse1011/13/201911:30 AM1West gate

Short side hill landing

Rob BlackMac para muse1111/13/201911:30 AM1West gate

Short side hill landing

Rob BlackMac para muse5311/12/20191:00 PM1Gateway

practicing side hill landings at gateway today. last one of the day, did almost all by myself, paid attention to changing wind, kept feet under me. Need a LOT more practice though.

RobSerafina1111/13/201911:30 AM1West gate

Short side hill landing

Rob BlackMac para muse2710/12/20192:30 PM6Heavener SW

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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2810/12/20194:30 PM4Heavener SW

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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2910/12/20195:30 PM5Heavener SW

This flight is available in FlySkyHy app

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness3010/12/20196:30 PM4Heavener SW

This flight is available in FlySkyHy app

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness3110/12/20197:00 PM4Heavener SW

This flight is available in FlySkyHy app

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness3210/13/20191:30 PM10Heavener SW

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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness3310/13/20193:00 PM7Heavener SW

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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness3410/13/20194:00 PM11Heavener SW

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Tried to ridge soar, but got below the head wall

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness3510/26/20195:00 PM20Heavener SW

SIV flight 1

Britton Shaw, David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness3611/13/20196:00 PM20Heavener SW

SIV flight 2

Britton Shaw, David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness3711/09/20194:00 PM6Heavener SW

Tried to ridge soar, got below the headwall and landed.
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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness3811/09/20195:30 PM16Heavener SW

Ridged soared along the headwall till it got dark.
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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness2711/13/201912:00 PM10HSB

Ridgemont. Reverse launch. big ears. 360s

scott22m xs atura2811/13/20191:00 PM10HSB

Ridgemont. Reverse launch. 180s ridge soaring

scott22m xs atura2911/13/20192:30 PM10HSB

Ridgemont. Reverse launch. 180s ridge soaring. Getting closer to the terrain

scott22m xs atura3411/13/20191:00 PM1Circle park

sidehill

Rob Black3511/13/20191:30 PM1Circle park

slider

Rob Black3611/13/20192:30 PM1Circle park

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Rob Black3711/13/20194:00 PM1Circle park

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Rob Black411/13/20193:00 PM60Butte Mountain

A and C lines practice. unpacking and packing with different methods, ran with glider using A and C lines ground handling. improved moderately. worked on building wall. Kited a higher performance wing and was able to control it much better than my Alpha, It was a low B wing BGD Echo ML

Shane ParrecoAdvance Alpha / BGD Echo3511/10/20192:30 PM6Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

light wind launch
Touch and go’s. Did 3. Cross hill path flights with side hill landings. Getting the timing down on height above ground and flare timing.

Rob BlackTequila 4311/16/20193:00 PM2Channing Circle Park, Benicia, CA

Forward takeoff

Rob BlackAdam411/16/20193:30 PM2Channing Circle Park, Benicia, CA

Forward takeoff

Rob BlackAdam511/16/20194:00 PM2Channing Circle Park, Benicia, CA

Forward takeoff

Rob BlackAdam611/16/20194:30 PM2Channing Circle Park, Benicia, CA

Forward takeoff

Rob BlackAdam111/09/20194:30 PM10Heavener

Launch uneventful. Landing: Need to get out of harness higher, work on flare timing, have legs ready to run.

Britton ShawOzone Spyder 32511/09/20192:00 PM1Channing

Missed the soaring opportunity. Worked on landing. Was able to control where I wanted to land. Lost some altitude and was a little short of the landing path, but felt more in control of landing

Reverse Launch, Soaring
Tear Drop Turns
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Scoping the landing
Eating the Carrot
Thinking about the landing path
Lowering altitude in figure 8s near the LZ

By now I have learned:

Laying out the wing
Clipping in to the harness
Identifying the “A” risers, rear risers, brakes
Forward Inflations
Reverse Inflations
Turning to face the glider, turning to face forward
Maintaining good control of the glider

Rob Black2611/10/20192:30 PM1Channing

Missed the soaring opportunity. Worked on landing. Was able to control where I wanted to land. Lost some altitude and was a little short of the landing path, but felt more in control of landing

Reverse Launch, Soaring
Tear Drop Turns
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Scoping the landing
Eating the Carrot
Thinking about the landing path
Lowering altitude in figure 8s near the LZ

By now I have learned:

Laying out the wing
Clipping in to the harness
Identifying the “A” risers, rear risers, brakes
Forward Inflations
Reverse Inflations
Turning to face the glider, turning to face forward
Maintaining good control of the glider

Rob Black2711/10/20193:00 PM1Channing

Missed the soaring opportunity. Worked on landing. Was able to control where I wanted to land. Lost some altitude and was a little short of the landing path, but felt more in control of landing

Reverse Launch, Soaring
Tear Drop Turns
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Scoping the landing
Eating the Carrot
Thinking about the landing path
Lowering altitude in figure 8s near the LZ

By now I have learned:

Laying out the wing
Clipping in to the harness
Identifying the “A” risers, rear risers, brakes
Forward Inflations
Reverse Inflations
Turning to face the glider, turning to face forward
Maintaining good control of the glider

Rob Black2811/10/20193:30 PM1Channing

Missed the soaring opportunity. Worked on landing. Was able to control where I wanted to land. Lost some altitude and was a little short of the landing path, but felt more in control of landing

Reverse Launch, Soaring
Tear Drop Turns
Flare, Brakes, Left Turn, Right Turn
Cross Legs
Scoping the landing
Eating the Carrot
Thinking about the landing path
Lowering altitude in figure 8s near the LZ

By now I have learned:

Laying out the wing
Clipping in to the harness
Identifying the “A” risers, rear risers, brakes
Forward Inflations
Reverse Inflations
Turning to face the glider, turning to face forward
Maintaining good control of the glider

Rob Black2911/10/20194:00 PM1Channing

Launch Fly Spot Landing

Rob Black3011/10/20195:00 PM1Channing

Launch Fly Spot Landing

Rob Black2111/09/201910:00 AM1Channing

Reverse Launch Fly Spot Landing

Rob Black2211/09/201910:30 AM1Channing

Reverse Launch Fly Spot Landing

Rob Black2311/09/201911:30 AM1Channing

Reverse Launch Fly Spot Landing

Rob Black2411/09/201911:00 AM1Channing

Reverse Launch Fly Spot Landing

Rob Black1711/02/20197:00 AM10Potato

Everything on P2
Rear Cs
Real C turns
Single Hand
No Hand
360
S
Landing
Landing Airspeed

Rob Black1811/02/20197:30 AM10Potato

Everything on P2
Rear Cs
Real C turns
Single Hand
No Hand
360
S
Landing
Landing Airspeed

Rob Black1911/02/20199:00 AM10Potato

Everything on P2
Rear Cs
Real C turns
Single Hand
No Hand
360
S
Landing
Landing Airspeed

Rob Black2011/02/201911:30 AM10Potato

Everything on P2
Rear Cs
Real C turns
Single Hand
No Hand
360
S
Landing
Landing Airspeed

Rob Black1411/03/201910:00 AM2Gateway

Everything on P2
Rear Cs
Real C turns
Single Hand
No Hand
360
S
Landing
Landing Airspeed

Rob Black1511/10/201910:00 AM2Gateway

Everything on P2
Rear Cs
Real C turns
Single Hand
No Hand
360
S
Landing
Landing Airspeed

Rob Black1511/10/201910:00 AM2Gateway

Everything on P2
Rear Cs
Real C turns
Single Hand
No Hand
360
S
Landing
Landing Airspeed

Rob Black3811/12/201910:30 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launching
S-turns.
Landing within 25′ of the target.
Sidehill landings

Rob BlackEpic BGD3911/12/201911:00 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launching
S-turns.
Landing within 25′ of the target.
Sidehill landings

Rob BlackEpic BGD4011/12/201911:00 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launching
S-turns.
Landing within 25′ of the target.
Sidehill landings

Rob BlackEpic BGD4111/12/201911:30 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launching
S-turns.
Spot landing and sidehill landings

Rob BlackEpic BGD4211/12/201911:30 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launching
S-turns.
Spot landing and sidehill landings

Rob BlackEpic BGD4311/17/20191:00 PM1Gateway park

Reverse launching
S-turns.
Spot landing and sidehill landings

Rob BlackEpic BGD4411/17/201910:00 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launching
S-turns.
Spot landing.

New Harness

Rob BlackEpic BGD4511/17/201911:00 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launching

Spot landing.

Rob BlackEpic BGD4611/17/201911:30 AM1Gateway park

Reverse launching

Spot landing.

Rob BlackEpic BGD4711/17/201912:00 PM1Gateway park

Reverse launching

Spot landing.

Rob BlackEpic BGD4811/17/201912:30 PM1Gateway park

Reverse launching

Spot landing.

Rob BlackEpic BGD4911/17/20191:00 PM1Gateway park

Reverse launching

Spot landing.

Rob BlackEpic BGD5011/17/20191:00 PM1Gateway park

Reverse launching

Spot landing.

Rob BlackEpic BGD3611/17/201911:30 AM2Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

light wind launch
3 sidehill passes with a side hill landing.

Rob BlackTequila 43711/18/201912:00 PM4Channing Circle Park, Vallejo

light wind launch
5 sidehill passes with a side hill landing.

Rob BlackTequila 4108/20/20194:00 PM10Mussel Rock in Pacifica

Tandem flight. Nice conditions. Good landing

Rob Black5411/23/201912:30 PM1CHanning

Helped to coach today then sledder down afterwards. Forgot to put strap over leg, so stayed out of harness. Stumble on the landing.

RobSerafina5111/17/20191:00 PM1Channing East

Reverse launch
Ridge soar
Spot land.

Rob BlackEpic BGD5211/17/20191:30 PM1Channing East

Reverse launch
Ridge soar
Spot land.

Rob BlackEpic BGD5511/24/201911:00 AM1Gateway

practicing sidehills today. landed on butt. Need to remember outside hand for flare, and need to land on feet.

RobSerafina5611/25/201911:30 AM1Gateway

practicing sidehills today. landed on butt. Need to remember outside hand for flare, and need to land on feet.

RobSerafina5711/24/20191:00 PM1Gateway

practicing sidehills today. landed on feet!

RobSerafina5811/24/20191:00 PM1Gateway

practicing sidehills today. got some lift, landed on feet!

RobSerafina211/24/20194:00 PM10Heavener

Landing was better than first flight. Landed on feet. Need to memorize pre-flight checklist.

Britton ShawOzone Spyder 33811/29/20192:30 PM55Blue Rock, Vallejo

8-12 mph, W wind, Sunny but cool to cold
Easy launch from top launch. Rose to above ridge height right away.
Found bigger lift over the knob. Flew for about an hour. Landed when the air became turbulent and cold. Landed good but didn’t like the approach. Had to make multiple decending passes until I was able to final. Air was lifty in the landing zone.

Rob BlackTequila 45811/24/20191:00 PM1Gateway

practicing sidehills today. got some lift, landed on feet!

RobSerafina5111/15/20195:00 PM45Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Launched from home field. Farthest flight yet. Trimmed to red line except for landing. Stayed on speed bar when up high. Found some nice clear areas in the hills for some low level flying with no speed bar. Got pretty cold on the way back. Nice landing.

BrittonRoadster 35211/19/20194:30 PM35Macomb MO

Motor flight. Launched with my new flying buddy Trevor. Flew over interstate 60 which was pretty fun. Good launch and landing.

BrittonRoadster 35311/24/20194:00 PM60Macomb MO

Motor flight. Launched with Trevor. A little breeze, and when I got pretty high got parked. Lost a little altitude and managed to penetrate with full speed bar engaged. We flew from Macomb to Mansfield. Coming back (downwind) was fast!

BrittonRoadster 33911/24/20192:00 PM16Heavener SW

Tried ridge soaring / thermaling, but sunk out
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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness4011/24/20193:30 PM11Heavener SW

Tried ridge soaring , but sunk out
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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness4111/24/20194:30 PM10Heavener SW

Tried ridge soaring, but sunk out. Smooth conditions
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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness4212/07/20191:00 PM7Jasper

First flight in Jasper. Good launch, video available. Hit a massive sink and had to land in the bailout LZ. The hike back was fun.
Lessons learnt:
May have been a bit deep in the brakes.
Need to be as efficient as possible.
Should avoid turning in thermals that are not promising.
Results in more altitude loss than gain.
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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness4312/07/20195:00 PM5Jasper

Good launch, Made it to the main LZ thanks to a couple of bubbles
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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness4412/08/20194:00 PM9Jasper

Good launch, Landed in the sage grass field.
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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness4512/07/20195:00 PM5Jasper

Good launch. Tried to be as efficient as possible. Smooth flight and Landed in the sage grass field.
Lesson learnt. The glide ratio of the Mojo PWR sucks when compared to the other paragliders.
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Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness312/07/20193:30 PM10Arkansas Grand Canyon

Flared too early.

Britton ShawOzone Spyder 34612/15/201912:00 PM3blue rock, ca

Reverse Launch
180s

RobBGD Echo4712/16/20191:00 PM2blue rock, ca

Reverse Launch
180s

RobBGD Echo4812/16/201912:00 PM3Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch
180s

RobBGD Echo4912/16/201912:30 PM1Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch
180s

RobBGD Echo5012/16/20191:00 PM1Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch
180s

RobBGD Echo5112/16/20192:00 PM20Channing (EAST), CA

Reverse Launch
soaring
180s

MikeBGD Echo5212/16/20192:30 PM1Channing (EAST), CA

Reverse Launch
soaring

MikeBGD Echo5312/16/20193:00 PM1Channing (EAST), CA

Reverse Launch
soaring

MikeBGD Echo5912/16/201910:30 AM1Gateway

practicing sidehills today. less anxious. landed on feet

RobSerafina6012/16/201912:00 PM3Gateway

practicing sidehills but got some unexpected lift several times – all the way down the hill. landed in taller weeds, but got down safely.

RobSerafina6112/16/20191:00 PM1Gateway

practicing sidehills – last flight of the day before choosing to pack up my big wing before wind got nuts. landed on feet.

RobSerafina712/19/201911:00 AM2Gateway Park

Forward takeoff

Rob BlackEcho112/20/201910:00 AM1Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 5212/20/201910:30 AM1Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 5312/20/201911:00 AM2Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 5412/20/201912:00 PM2Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 5512/20/201912:30 PM2Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 5612/20/20191:30 PM2Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 5712/20/20192:00 PM2Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 5812/20/20192:30 PM2Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 5912/20/20193:00 PM2Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 51012/20/20193:30 PM2Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 51112/20/20194:00 PM2Elings park Santa Barbara

Forward facing lunch due to low wind.

Chris GranthamBuzz 5212/19/201911:30 AM1Gateway Park

Forward Launch, midair brake wrap correction

Rob BlackAdam112/19/201911:00 AM1Gateway Park

Forward Launch, spot landing

Rob BlackAdam312/19/201911:30 AM1Gateway Park

Reverse/combo Launch

Rob BlackAdam812/19/201911:30 AM2Gateway Park

Forward takeoff

Rob BlackEcho912/19/201912:00 PM1Gateway Park

Reverse/combo takeoff

Rob BlackEcho1012/19/201912:30 PM1Gateway Park

Reverse/combo takeoff

Rob BlackEcho1112/21/201912:00 PM1Gateway Park

forward takeoff, variable speed

Rob BlackEcho1212/21/20191:00 PM2Channing Circle West

forward takeoff

Rob BlackEcho1312/21/20192:00 PM1Gateway Park

forward takeoff, side hill landing

Rob BlackEcho1412/21/20192:30 PM1Gateway Park

forward takeoff, sidehill landing

Rob BlackEcho1512/21/20193:00 PM1Gateway Park

forward takeoff

Rob BlackEcho412/21/201912:00 PM1Gateway Park

forward launch

Rob BlackAdam512/21/20192:00 PM2Channing Circle Park, Benicia, CA

forward launch

Rob BlackAdam512/21/20192:00 PM2Channing Circle Park, Benicia, CA

forward launch

Rob BlackAdam5412/19/201910:00 AM1Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch

RobBGD Echo5512/19/201910:00 AM1Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch

RobBGD Echo5612/19/201910:30 AM1Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch

RobBGD Echo5712/19/201910:30 AM1Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch

RobBGD Echo5812/19/201911:00 AM2Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch

RobBGD Echo5912/19/201911:30 AM1Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch

RobBGD Echo6012/19/201911:30 AM1Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch

RobBGD Echo6112/19/201912:00 PM1Gateway park, CA

Reverse Launch

RobBGD Echo6212/28/201911:00 AM1channing (West)

forward Launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo6312/21/201911:30 AM1channing (West)

forward Launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo6412/21/201912:00 PM1channing (West)

forward Launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo6512/21/201912:00 PM1Gateway park, CA

forward Launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo6612/21/201912:30 PM1Gateway park, CA

forward Launch
side hill landing

RobAdvance Alpha 46712/21/20191:00 PM1Gateway park, CA

forward Launch
side hill landing

RobAdvance Alpha 46812/23/20192:30 PM3Blue Rock, CA

Reverse launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo6912/23/20193:00 PM3Blue Rock, CA

Reverse launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo7012/23/20193:00 PM51Blue Rock, CA

Reverse launch
Soaring flight

RobBGD Echo5412/08/20193:00 PM6Jasper Mt. AR

Jasper sled ride. Moderate winds.

BrittonRoadster 35512/08/20194:00 PM6Jasper Mt. AR

Jasper sled ride. Moderate winds.

BrittonRoadster 35612/08/20195:30 PM6Jasper Mt. AR

Jasper sled ride. Moderate winds.

BrittonRoadster 35712/14/20193:00 PM35Douglas County MO

Motor flight at neighbor’s field. The day before I bombed three nil wind launches. On one, I killed the engine but the lines went into the idling prop and go wrapped around the axle. Had to remove the prop to free the line. Miraculously, the lines appeared to be undamaged. Got my first “foot drag” – actually just a “foot touch”. Forward inflation and launch and landing were good.

BrittonRoadster 35812/22/20193:00 PM45Macomb MO

Flew with Trevor at Macomb. Nil wind launch. First attempt found my speed bar cable was caught up in my right hand, apparently looped around the throttle. Aborted. Second attempt I accidentally released the left brake on launch. Aborted. Third attempt I got launched. Landing was good.

BrittonRoadster 35912/23/20193:30 PM60Douglas County MO

Almost nil wind. Forward launch. 1st attempt wing went wonky – I killed the motor but some lines got wrapped around the axle when the wing came down. Was able to free lines without removing prop. Line sheathing appeared to be undamaged. Second launch attempt was good. About the smoothest flight I’ve ever had. Virtually no turbulence at all! Got down low and skimmed the ground in some big fields. Super fun flight!

BrittonRoadster 36212/23/20193:00 PM21Blue Rock

fantastic day at Blue Rock! So much rain lately and lots of pilots just dying to fly! I launched from a NEW LAUNCH – top launch. Scared at first launch but Rob helped to calm. Launch has barbed wire behind it, so you have to control wing. Really great soar – flying mostly with Jorge – it was his first soaring ever! Started getting low, decided I would not chance it given that there is rotor near the tree in the bowl. Decided to go land. Landed on upper LZ, on fit – 20 feet from my spot land location! 🙂

RobSerafina6312/23/20194:00 PM19Blue Rock

second flight. launched from top launch. At least 8 wings in the air – very scary. But I did not run into anyone! Managed the traffic! Worked on finding the best lines for lift. Mike said it was getting light, Rob suggested to his students to land, but I was able to stay up much longer. Finally headed to the far LZ. Landed on feet!

RobSerafina7112/24/20191:00 PM2Mussel Rock, CA

Reverse launch
Soaring flight

MikeBGD Echo7212/24/20191:30 PM64Mussel Rock, CA

Reverse launch
Soaring flight

MikeBGD Echo7312/24/20193:30 PM2Mussel Rock, CA

Reverse launch
Soaring flight

MikeBGD Echo3912/24/20191:30 PM75mussel rock

8-12 mph, WNW wind, Overcast
Easy launch from walker launch. Rose to above ridge height.
Flew past the second high face to the north Flew for about an hour and a quarter. Landed when the lightened up and cold.
Landing was smooth and quick.

Rob BlackTequila 48012/25/201911:30 AM10Mount Sentinel, MT

Christmas Sledder off Mt. Sentinel!

Joshua PhillipsUP Makalu 38112/25/20191:30 PM10Mount Sentinel, MT

2nd Christmas Sledder off Mt. Sentinel!

Joshua PhillipsUP Makalu 3112/27/20199:00 AM180Maui

Basic flight instructions
3 flights

Atom7412/27/20192:30 PM1blue rock, ca

Reverse launch
Soaring flight

RobBGD Echo7512/27/20193:00 PM2blue rock, ca

Reverse launch
Soaring flight

RobBGD Echo7612/27/20193:30 PM54blue rock, ca

Reverse launch
Soaring flight

RobBGD Echo5312/27/20192:30 PM1Blue rock Springs (BR)

Forward launch

Spot land.

Rob BlackEpic BGD5412/27/20193:00 PM1Blue rock Springs (BR)

Forward launch

Spot land.

Rob BlackEpic BGD5512/27/20194:30 PM1Blue rock Springs (BR)

Reverse launch

Spot land.

Rob BlackEpic BGD6412/27/20194:00 PM15Blue Rock

watched student sledders until wind sufficient. Launched from left side of top launch. No coaching! Flew with Jorge, Enes. Scratchy at times but kept it up. Finally decided it was safest to go land, and at the same time I decided Rob radio’d to “not get too aggressive with the hill”. Great flight, so happy. The hill and air is the best for one’s psyche! Love this stuff!

RobSerafina212/28/20199:00 AM180Polipoli

Basic flight instructions
8 fights

AbhayAtom7712/28/201911:00 AM1Channing (WEST), CA

forward launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo7812/28/201911:30 AM1Channing (EAST), CA

reverse launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo7912/28/201912:00 PM1Gateway park, CA

reverse launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo8012/29/201912:30 PM1Gateway park, CA

Foward launch
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo106/01/20193:00 PM1Onaga

Short sled ride. Skimming the ground on landing foot caught an unseen rock in the grass and broke my leg. Next time will flare a little higher.

noneBright 5 (L)8112/30/20192:00 PM68Blue Rock, CA

reverse launch
soaring

RobBGD Echo8212/30/20194:00 PM56Blue Rock, CA

reverse launch
soaring

RobBGD Echo103/07/20192:00 PM6Wilson lake

Short sled rides from the top of the RC airport to the campground

Element2203/16/201912:30 PM6Wamego kansas

Short sled facing west nort west. Tall farmers hillside. Rocky on top but smooth grassy landing

Element2304/13/20192:00 PM12Verns hill

Nice short flight. Gained some altitude. North facing hill, small launch area. 6-8mph winds are perfect for smooth flight.

Marc RadloffElement22209/27/201910:00 AM4st j

third tow of the day. I went up 100 ft, and had a nice flight w some turns for a few minutes

Calefskywalk tequila 42309/28/201911:30 AM4oc

Hiked to the top of the OC, and performed a forward launch. Had a nice smooth flight down. It lasted a couple of minutes, and I had a smooth landing in the parking lot.

Calefskywalk tequila 42510/01/201910:00 AM3oc

Performed a smaller height 400ft winch. I wasn’t able to get my stirrup on my feet, and struggled with that going up. Should’ve focused more on remaining seated and flying the kite prior to releasing the dislatch cable. After I released a had a smooth shorter flight. I could have gotten out of my harness early and had a smoother flare and landing

Calefskywalk tequila 42610/01/201911:30 AM3oc

Performed a smaller height 400ft winch. I wasn't able to get my stirrup on my feet, and struggled with that going up. Should've focused more on remaining seated and flying the kite prior to releasing the dislatch cable. After I released a had a smooth shorter flight. I could have gotten out of my harness early and had a smoother flare and landing

Calefskywalk tequila 42710/01/201911:30 AM5cambridge

I performed another lower 400ft winch. I wasn’t able to get my stirrup on my feet again getting up. This time was more focused on getting seated and flying the kite getting up, which was much better then prior flight. After I dislatched the cable I felt a large surge in the kite throwing overhead me. I caught it with pulling some breaks. Once the kite came back overhead I had a nice reminder of my flight.

Calefskywalk tequila 42810/01/20191:00 PM8cambridge

I performed another lower 400ft winch. I wasn't able to get my stirrup on my feet again getting up. This time was more focused on getting seated and flying the kite getting up, which was much better then prior flight. After I dislatched the cable I felt a large surge in the kite throwing overhead me. I caught it with pulling some breaks. Once the kite came back overhead I had a nice reminder of my flight.

Calefskywalk tequila 48301/01/20204:00 PM14Blue Rock, CA

reverse launch
soaring
High wind

RobBGD Echo9711/08/20197:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #2 flight 1 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity9811/08/20198:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #2 flight 2 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity9911/08/20199:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #2 flight 3 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10011/09/20197:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #2 flight 4 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10111/09/20198:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #2 flight 5 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10211/09/20199:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #2 flight 6 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10311/10/20197:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #2 flight 7 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10411/10/20198:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #2 flight 8 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10511/10/20199:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #2 flight 9 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10611/22/20197:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #3 flight 1 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10711/22/20198:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #3 flight 2 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10811/22/20199:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #3 flight 3 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity10911/23/20197:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #3 flight 4 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity11011/23/20198:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #3 flight 5 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity11111/23/20199:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #3 flight 6 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity11211/24/20197:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #3 flight 7 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity11311/24/20198:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #3 flight 8 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity11411/24/20199:00 AM5berryessa

SIV #3 flight 9 of 9

Dilan BenedettiE-Gravity11512/20/20192:00 PM5channing east

foggy

E-Gravity11612/20/20192:00 PM5channing east

foggy

E-Gravity11712/20/20192:00 PM5channing east

foggy

E-Gravity11812/20/20193:00 PM5channing east

foggy

E-Gravity11912/20/20193:00 PM5channing east

foggy

E-Gravity12001/01/20203:00 PM20Blue rock

New Years soar. cross and windy becoming calm. Tried B3 big ears. nice landing at bottom.

Ikuma P112/30/20192:30 PM1Blue Rock

Sledder. Launched from north and landed at main landing area.

Rob BlackBGD Adam212/30/20193:30 PM1Blue Rock

Sledder. Launched from north and landed on a hill next to alternate landing site.

Rob BlackBGD Adam301/02/20201:30 PM1Channing West

Sledder.

Rob BlackBGD Magic401/02/20202:00 PM1Channing West

Sledder.

Rob BlackBGD Magic501/02/20202:30 PM1Channing West

Sledder.

Rob BlackBGD Magic601/02/20203:00 PM1Channing West

Sledder.

Rob BlackBGD Magic701/02/20203:30 PM1Channing West

Sledder.

Rob BlackBGD Magic801/30/202011:00 AM1Gateway Park

Sledder.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1601/02/20201:30 PM2Channing West

forward takeoff, no hand flying, weight shift turns.

Rob BlackMagic1701/02/20202:00 PM2Channing West

reverse takeoff, one hand flying

Rob BlackMagic1801/02/20202:00 PM2Channing West

reverse takeoff, rear riser turns

Rob BlackMagic1901/02/20202:30 PM2Channing West

reverse takeoff, half-speedbar use

Rob BlackMagic2001/02/20203:00 PM2Channing West

reverse takeoff, big ears

Rob BlackMagic8401/03/202011:00 AM17Gateway, CA

reverse launch
soaring
High wind
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo8501/03/202011:30 AM14Gateway, CA

reverse launch
soaring
High wind
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo8601/03/202012:00 PM18Gateway, CA

reverse launch
soaring
High wind
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo8701/03/20202:00 PM17Gateway, CA

reverse launch
soaring
High wind
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo8801/03/20203:00 PM19Channing (East), CA

reverse launch
soaring
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo8901/03/20203:30 PM9Channing (East), CA

reverse launch
soaring
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo9001/03/20204:00 PM6Channing (East), CA

reverse launch
soaring
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo9101/03/20204:30 PM5Channing (East), CA

reverse launch
soaring
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo9201/03/20205:00 PM4Channing (East), CA

reverse launch
soaring
side hill landing

RobBGD Echo9301/04/20201:30 PM48Mussel Rock, CA

reverse launch
soaring

MikeBGD Echo9401/04/20203:00 PM5Mussel Rock, CA

reverse launch
soaring

MikeBGD Echo9501/05/202012:00 PM56Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring
Some thermals

MikeBGD Echo9601/07/20202:30 PM17Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring
High wings and turbulence started while in the air so I landed sooner

RobBGD Echo9701/08/20201:30 PM5Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring

RobBGD Echo9801/08/20202:30 PM47Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring

RobBGD Echo5601/10/20209:30 AM1Gateway park

Forward launch

Spot land.

Rob BlackEpic BGD5701/10/202010:00 AM1Gateway park

Forward launch

Spot land.

Rob BlackEpic BGD5801/10/202011:00 AM1Channing West

Forward launch

Spot land.

Rob BlackEpic BGD5901/10/202012:00 PM1Channing West

Forward launch

Spot land.

Rob BlackEpic BGD2101/10/20209:30 AM2Gateway

forward launch, slight tail wind

Rob BlackMagic2201/10/202010:00 AM2Channing West

forward launch, speedbar

Rob BlackMagic2301/10/202010:30 AM2Channing West

forward launch

Rob BlackMagic2401/10/202011:00 AM2Channing West

forward launch, 180s, speedbar, overshot landing

Rob BlackMagic9901/11/20203:00 PM7Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring

RobBGD Echo10001/11/20203:30 PM17Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring
Top landing

RobBGD Echo10101/11/20204:00 PM49Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring
Top landing

RobBGD Echo10201/11/20205:00 PM4Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring
Top landing

RobBGD Echo10301/11/20205:00 PM4Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring
Top landing

RobBGD Echo10401/11/20205:30 PM7Blue Rock

reverse launch

RobBGD Echo3012/29/20198:30 AM2South side Point of the mt. UT

High wind, flew from low on the hill

Chris Sunknown3112/29/20198:30 AM2South side Point of the mt. UT

High wind, flew from low on the hill

Chris Sunknown3212/29/20199:00 AM2South side Point of the mt. UT

High wind, flew from low on the hill

Chris Sunknown3312/29/20199:30 AM2South side Point of the mt. UT

High wind, flew from low on the hill

Chris Sunknown3412/30/20198:00 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlenova prion3512/30/20198:00 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top flights 35-44 were attempted spot landing flights

Turtlenova prion3612/30/20198:30 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlenova prion3712/30/20198:30 AM4South side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlenova prion3812/30/20199:00 AM4South side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlenova prion3912/30/20199:00 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top switched to pegasus because I was having problems with oscillations during flights with the nova pegasus cured the problem

Turtlegin pegasus4012/30/20199:30 AM4South side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlegin pegasus4112/30/201910:00 AM10South side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlegin pegasus4212/30/201910:00 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlegin pegasus4312/30/201910:30 AM10South side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlegin pegasus4412/30/201910:30 AM5South side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlegin pegasus4512/30/20192:00 PM3North side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlegin pegasus4612/30/20192:00 PM3North side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlegin pegasus4712/30/20192:30 PM4North side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlegin pegasus4812/30/20193:00 PM5North side Point of the mt. UT

from top

Turtlegin pegasus4912/30/20193:00 PM6North side Point of the mt. UT

from top with top landing

Turtlegin pegasus5012/30/20193:30 PM10North side Point of the mt. UT

from top with top landing

Turtlegin pegasus5112/31/20198:30 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus5212/31/20198:30 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus5312/31/20199:00 AM5South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus5412/31/20199:00 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus5512/31/20199:30 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus5612/31/201910:00 AM5South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus5712/31/201910:00 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus5812/31/201910:30 AM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus5912/31/20192:00 PM4South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus6012/31/20192:00 PM4South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus6112/31/20192:30 PM5South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus6212/31/20192:30 PM3South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus6312/31/20193:00 PM5South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus6412/31/20193:30 PM4South side Point of the mt. UT

from top 51-64 were all spot landing practice

Turtlegin pegasus4001/12/20201:30 PM20Blue Rock, Vallejo

7-111 mph, WNW wind,
Easy launch from walker launch. Scratchin for lift. At ridge height or below most of the flight. Side hill landed at Mid Launch to not have to hike all the way up.

Rob BlackTequila 44101/12/20202:00 PM15Blue Rock, Vallejo

7-111 mph, WNW wind,
Easy launch from walker launch. Scratchin for lift. At ridge height or below most of the flight. Just couldn’t stay up, too many other wings up and stay in the best part of the lift area.
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 410501/12/202011:00 AM128Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring
top landing
360’s
linked 180’s
big ears

RobBGD Echo10601/12/20201:30 PM32Blue Rock

reverse launch
soaring
360s
linked 180’s
big ears
asymmetric 50 50 wing tip collapse

RobBGD Echo2501/12/202011:30 AM3Blue Rock

reverse launch, turned right, had 360 riser twist that I pulled out of and did a couple 180s and landed.

Rob BlackMagic2601/12/202012:30 PM3Blue Rock

reverse launch, a couple 180s.

Rob BlackMagic2701/12/202010:00 AM1Channing

reverse launch

Rob BlackMagic2801/12/202010:00 AM1Channing

reverse launch

Rob BlackMagic6001/02/20203:00 PM45Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Forward launch went okay. Went to Hartley’s place and buzzed the field down low.

BrittonRoadster 36101/14/20203:00 PM60Douglas County MO

Motor flight. There was enough wind for a reverse inflation so it was pretty easy to get launched. Low ceiling around 1000 ft so I couldn’t get super high. Fairly smooth air, I got down low a couple of times. All in all, a great flight. I was flying low in a field and a school bus driver stopped and was filming me with his phone 🙂

BrittonRoadster 32901/17/202012:30 PM1Gateway

Forward launch

Rob BlackMagic3001/17/20201:00 PM1Gateway

Forward launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic3101/17/20201:30 PM1Gateway

combo launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic3201/17/20201:30 PM1Gateway

combo launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic3301/17/20202:00 PM1Gateway

combo launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic10701/19/20205:00 PM7Gateway park, CA

reverse launch
soaring
high wind

RobBGD Echo10801/19/20205:00 PM3Gateway park, CA

reverse launch
soaring
high wind

RobBGD Echo10901/20/202011:30 AM49Channing (EAST), CA

reverse launch
soaring
high wind
360
linked 180’s
5 consecutive landing in 10ft radius

RobBGD Echo11001/20/202012:30 PM15Channing (EAST), CA

reverse launch
soaring

RobBGD Echo3401/23/202011:30 AM1Channing East

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic3501/23/202012:00 PM1Channing East

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic3601/23/202012:00 PM25Channing East

reverse launch, soaring beats, traffic yielding, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic3701/23/20201:00 PM20Channing East

reverse launch, soaring beats, traffic yielding, 360, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic3801/23/20201:30 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic3901/23/20201:30 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic4001/23/20201:30 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic4101/23/20202:00 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, mini soaring turns, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic4201/23/20202:00 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, mini soaring turns, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic1201/23/202011:30 AM40Los Padres National forest Santa Barbara mountain launch

Forward facing lunch due to low wind. Able to get some lift from thermal activity off spine

Chris GranthamBuzz 54301/25/20201:30 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic4401/25/20201:30 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic4501/25/20202:00 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic4601/25/20202:00 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic4701/25/20202:30 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackMagic501/26/20202:00 PM30Butte Mountain

A and C lines practice. unpacking and packing with different methods, ran with glider using A and C lines ground handling. improved moderately. worked on building wall. Kited a higher performance wing and was able to control it much better than my Alpha, It was a low B wing BGD Echo ML

Shane ParrecoAdvance Alpha / BGD Echo6201/27/20203:30 PM45Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Reverse inflation, nice easy launch. Flew all the way to the Dogwood church. Moderately turbulent, but not stressful. Got and stayed pretty high (3536 feet above launch). On landing I got pulled sideways and pulled wrong brake so I lost my footing and fell sideways. No injury or equipment damage.

BrittonRoadster 34801/27/20202:30 PM1Stoneman

reverse launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 44901/29/20209:30 AM1Stoneman

reverse launch, extended kiting

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 45001/29/202010:00 AM1Stoneman

extended forward kiting, sidehill landing, retakeoff

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 45101/29/202010:30 AM1Stoneman

extended forward kiting, sidehill landing

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 45201/29/202010:30 AM1Stoneman

extended forward kiting, landing and kiting.

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 4112/30/20192:00 PM1Blue Rock

Sledder to fire road landing area, launch from North launch.

MikeArcus 4301/30/20209:30 AM120Polipoli

Basic flight instructions Big ears
7 flights

AbhayAtom 56501/30/202010:30 AM1Gateway

Practiced side hill landings today. GOAL: land on my feet. Did so every time.

RobSerafina6601/30/202011:00 AM1Gateway

Practiced side hill landings today. GOAL: land on my feet. Did so every time. 2 of 3 (4th doesn’t count because did not get sufficiently off the hill)

RobSerafina6701/30/202012:00 PM1Gateway

Practiced side hill landings today. GOAL: land on my feet. Did so every time. 3 of 3 (4th doesn’t count because did not get sufficiently off the hill)

RobSerafina6801/30/20201:30 PM4Gateway

Tried out BGD MAGIC. Liften easily off the ground twice, then launched. Not as stable as my wing, but very long glide ratio. Light and easy but somewhat shakey. Like my wing is a solid vehicle and the doors thud shut, but the Magic is a light weight car with tinny sounding doors. This is just because I am used to something different, and a future lighter wing will be a good thing. And then I will get used to that.

RobSerafina6901/31/20203:00 PM3Channing East – AKA The Dark Side

Terrified to fly there, had never done so before. Watched all day long, watched very experienced pilot do well, less experienced pilots have some fun and then land out. Conditions kind of trashy. Finally launched, saw the terrain for sky, did a few laps, then got too low on hill, Did not land on my feet, landed hard on butt, but not near barbed wire fence. Proud of myself for launching. Realizing I need to improve my skills.

RobSerafina201/30/202011:00 AM1Gateway

Forward Launch long sledder to flat spot near the lake

MikeBGD Magic301/30/202011:30 AM1Gateway

Forward Launch long sledder to flat spot near the lake, practiced no hands steering – weight shift only

RobBGD Magic401/30/202012:30 PM1Gateway

Forward Launch sledder, practiced rear riser steering

RobBGD Magic501/30/20201:30 PM1Gateway

Forward Launch sledder, performed big ears!

MikeBGD Magic5301/30/202011:30 AM1Gateway

sidehill landing reverse launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 45401/30/202010:30 AM1Gateway

sidehill landing reverse launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 45501/30/202012:00 PM1Gateway

reverse launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 45601/30/202012:30 PM1Gateway

reverse launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 45701/31/202011:30 AM1Channing East

reverse launch, 180s

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 45801/31/20201:00 PM2Channing East

reverse launch, 180s, bad landing

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 45901/30/20203:30 PM1Stoneman

forward launch eastward on North Ridge

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46302/02/20204:30 PM50Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Kited for a couple of hours because wind was gusting to 12 mph and I was not comfortable launching. Winds started to subside later in the afternoon so I decided to send it. Reverse inflation, nice easy launch. Winds aloft were strong but turbulence was mild. Had to go trims out and full speedbar to get reasonable penetration up high. Practiced steering with D risers. Did some low level carving in a big field and got a couple of short foot drags (One was just a foot touch). Landing wasn’t perfect, but I stayed on my feet. Just a great flight, and I wasn’t cold at all (finally!)

BrittonRoadster 3605/21/20172:00 PM30Blue Rock

Soaring flight, did figure 8’s along ridge to stay in lift, stayed in front to avoid rotor.

RobSwing Arcus 4712/09/201710:30 AM1Gateway

Sledder

RobSwing Arcus 4812/09/201711:30 AM1Gateway

Sledder

RobSwing Arcus 4902/07/20203:00 PM1Dan the Man Bowl

Forward Launch Sledder

RobBGD Adam1002/07/20203:30 PM1Dan the Man Bowl

Forward Launch Sledder

RobBGD Adam1102/07/20204:00 PM1Dan the Man Bowl

Sledder using Frankenstein forward launch

RobBGD Adam1202/07/20204:30 PM1Dan the Man Bowl

Sledder using Frankenstein forward launch

RobBGD Adam1302/08/202011:00 AM1Channing West

Reverse launch Sledder. Launch was good, didn’t turn enough early in flight to get left over ditch, then didn’t have room to turn right into wind on landing. Also may have flared early due to tall fennel blocking ground. Tweaked knee slightly

RobBGD Magic1402/08/202011:30 AM1Channing West

Reverse launch Sledder. Launch was good, had more room to turn right into wind but only did slightly due to low altitude. Also may have flared early again due to tall fennel blocking ground. On landing felt pain in knee and got scared, stopped running and got slightly dragged just due to not running.

RobBGD Magic6002/06/202010:30 AM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46102/06/202011:00 AM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill landing

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46202/06/202011:30 AM1Gateway

reverse launch, aborted sidehill landing

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46302/06/202012:30 PM1Gateway

reverse launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46402/06/20201:00 PM1Gateway

reverse launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46502/06/20201:00 PM1Gateway

reverse launch, sidehill

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46602/07/20202:00 PM1Stoneman

forward launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46702/07/20202:30 PM1Stoneman

forward launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46802/07/20203:00 PM1Stoneman

forward launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 46902/07/20203:30 PM1Stoneman

forward launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 47002/08/202011:00 AM1Stoneman

reverse launch

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 47102/08/20201:00 PM1Stoneman North

reverse launch, north bowl

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 47202/08/20203:00 PM1Stoneman North

reverse launch, north bowl

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 47002/07/202012:00 PM1Gateway

practicing side hills with Magic – similar to my soon to arrive Epic.

RobBGD Magic902/11/202011:30 AM1Gateway Park

Sledder. Skipped a lot during launch, as I applied too much brake. Put it down after nearly hitting a bush.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1002/11/202012:00 PM1Gateway Park

Sledder. Practiced no hand turns.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1102/11/202012:30 PM1Gateway Park

Sledder. Practiced big ears.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1202/11/20201:00 PM1Gateway Park

Sledder. Practiced rear riser turns.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1502/11/202011:30 AM1Gateway

Forward Launch sledder, perfect landing

RobBGD Magic1602/11/202012:30 PM1Gateway

Forward Launch sledder, side hill landing

RobBGD Magic1702/12/202011:00 AM1Stoneman Trailhead

Forward Launch sledder, flared slightly early

RobOzone Geo 51802/12/202012:00 PM1Stoneman Trailhead

Forward Launch sledder

RobOzone Geo 51902/12/20201:00 PM1Stoneman Trailhead

Reverse Launch sledder, went long, landed good along valley / fence

RobOzone Geo 52002/12/20201:30 PM1Stoneman Trailhead

Forward Launch sledder

RobOzone Geo 512101/04/20202:00 PM14Blue rock

New Years soar. cross and windy becoming calm. Tried B3 big ears. nice landing at bottom.

Ikuma P12201/16/202010:30 AM159Roldanillo

47.8k open

Ikuma P12301/21/202012:30 PM22Roldanillo

gust front rain landing

Ikuma P12401/22/20202:00 PM12Roldanillo

after rain sledder

Ikuma P12501/23/202010:30 AM88Roldanillo

16.3k open

Ikuma P12601/24/202011:00 AM84Roldanillo

18.9 k open

Ikuma P12701/25/202011:30 AM180Roldanillo

42k open

Ikuma P12801/27/202010:00 AM146Roldanillo

34.4k open

Ikuma P12901/28/202011:00 AM269Roldanillo

70.6k open

Ikuma P13001/29/202010:30 AM217Roldanillo

56.5k FAI

Ikuma P13101/31/202010:30 AM263Roldanillo

69k flat

Ikuma P13202/01/202010:00 AM222Roldanillo

68.5k flat

Ikuma P13302/02/202011:30 AM66Roldanillo

14.8k open

Ikuma P13402/03/202011:00 AM174Roldanillo

31.8k FAI

Ikuma P13502/05/202010:30 AM167Roldanillo

42k open

Ikuma P13602/06/202012:30 PM267Piedechinche

84k open

Ikuma P13702/10/202010:00 AM196Piedechinche

48.6k FAI

Ikuma P7302/11/202011:30 AM1Stoneman East

reverse launch, NE section

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 47402/11/202012:00 PM1Stoneman East

Forward launch, NE section

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 47502/11/202012:30 PM1Stoneman East

Reverse launch, NE section

Rob BlackAdvance Alpha 42102/15/202010:30 AM1Channing West

Reverse launch sledder. Good launch and landing.

RobBGD Magic2202/15/202011:00 AM1Channing West

Reverse launch sledder. Good launch and landing.

RobBGD Magic2302/15/202011:30 AM1Channing West

Reverse launch sledder. Good launch, flared a bit late on landing, on an uphill slope, fell down briefly.

RobBGD Magic7102/15/20209:30 AM1Channing West

MY NEW WING! sledder at Channing. Easy up, easy launch. I was too heavy in my turns because I was used to the advance. Got to dial it in.

RobBGD Epic7202/16/202010:30 AM1Channing West

second sledder at Channing with new wing. Winds getting wonky, had to launch oddly, but up she went. At landing I was able to kite her for a while before she went to the ground. Thought I needed to shorted brake lines, but instead Rob says flare into my center, rather then down the sides like I did on old wing.

RobBGD Epic7302/16/202011:00 AM1Channing West

third sledder at Channing with new wing. Hit some sink near the landing, and was headed for the bush. Just a slight bit of brake and up and over the bush! Love this new wing!

RobBGD Epic4202/16/20202:00 PM38Blue Rock, Vallejo

7-11 mph, WNW wind,
Easy launch from Mid launch. At ridge height or below most of the flight. Big lift at times but some turbulence. Stayed low in the smoother air in front of the ridge
Max Alt 1050 Ft
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 4102/17/202012:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element202/17/202012:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element302/17/20201:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element402/17/20201:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element502/17/20202:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element602/17/20202:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element702/17/20203:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element802/17/20203:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element902/18/202011:30 AM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1002/18/202012:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift only steering, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1102/18/202012:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift only steering, flair and landing runout. Reverse launch kiting.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1202/18/20201:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift only steering, flair and landing runout. Reverse launch kiting.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1302/18/20201:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift only steering, flair and landing runout. Reverse launch kiting.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1402/18/20202:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch, S turns weight shift only steering, flair and landing runout. Reverse launch kiting. Reverse launch

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1502/19/202010:30 AM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Rear riser steering, S turns weight shift only steering, flair and landing runout. Reverse launch kiting. Reverse launch

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1602/19/202011:30 AM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch One handed steering steering, S turns ,flair and landing runout. Reverse launch kiting.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1702/19/202012:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch , Big Ears right then left together, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1802/19/20201:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch , Big Ears right then left weightshift turn with little left brake, flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element1902/20/20201:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch , Big Ears right then left weightshift turn with little left brake, speed bar and flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element2002/19/20203:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch , Big Ears right then left weightshift turn with little left brake, speed bar and flair and landing runout.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element7602/18/20203:30 PM1Stoneman East (top)

Forward launch

Rob BlackEcho7702/18/20203:30 PM1Stoneman East

Forward launch

Rob BlackEcho7802/18/20204:00 PM1Stoneman East

Forward launch

Rob BlackEcho7902/18/20204:00 PM1Stoneman East

Forward launch

NoneEcho7902/18/20204:00 PM1Stoneman East

Forward launch

NoneEcho8002/19/20203:30 PM1Stoneman East Ridge

Forward launch

NoneEcho8102/20/20202:30 PM2Stoneman East (top)

Reverse launch, top landing

NoneEcho8202/20/20203:00 PM2Stoneman East (top)

Reverse launch

NoneEcho8302/20/20203:00 PM1Stoneman East

Reverse launch

NoneEcho8402/20/20204:00 PM2Stoneman East (top)

Reverse launch

NoneEcho8502/20/20204:00 PM1Stoneman North

Reverse launch

NoneEcho2102/20/202011:00 AM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch ,

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element2202/20/202011:30 AM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch ,

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element2302/20/20201:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch ,

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element2402/20/20201:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch , take a rap ,earier flare stay farther out from the hill.

Christopher GranthamOZONE Element2502/20/20202:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch , take a rap ,earier flare stay farther out from the hill. Pinpoint landing near flag.

Christopher Grantham , BeckaOZONE Element2602/20/20203:00 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch , take a rap ,earier flare stay farther out from the hill. Pinpoint landing near flag.

Christopher Grantham , BeckaOZONE Element2702/20/20203:30 PM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Forward launch , take a rap ,earier flare stay farther out from the hill. Pinpoint landing near flag.

Christopher Grantham , BeckaOZONE Element2802/21/202010:30 AM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch

Christopher Grantham , BeckaOZONE Atom2902/21/202010:30 AM1Elings Park , Santa Barbara

Reverse launch

Christopher Grantham , BeckaOZONE Atom402/23/20209:30 AM5Polipoli/ echos

Basic flight instructions
Good takeoff and landing. Landed short of lz

PaulAtom 5502/23/202010:00 AM8Polipoli/ echos

Basic flight instructions
Good takeoff and landing.

PaulAtom 5602/23/202010:30 AM30Polipoli/ ferns

Basic flight instructions
Good takeoff and landing.
Good thermals

PaulAtom 5702/23/202011:30 AM10Polipoli/ ferns

Basic flight instructions
Good takeoff and landing.
Good thermals

PaulAtom 54302/29/202010:30 AM42Blue Rock, Vallejo

7-11 mph, WNW wind,
Easy launch from Mid launch. Got above ridge top right away. Big lift at times but turbulence going in and out.
Max Alt 1240 Ft
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 48602/25/20202:30 PM1Stoneman East

Reverse launch

NoneEcho8702/25/20203:00 PM1Stoneman East

Reverse launch

NoneEcho8802/25/20203:30 PM1Stoneman East

Reverse launch

NoneEcho8902/26/20201:00 PM1Stoneman West

Reverse launch

NoneEcho9002/26/20203:00 PM1Stoneman West

Reverse launch

NoneEcho9102/26/20203:30 PM1Stoneman West

Reverse launch

NoneEcho102/15/20209:00 AM2Benicia

First floght

Rob7402/20/202010:00 AM3Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder to LZ! woohoo!

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic7502/20/202010:30 AM3Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder to LZ! woohoo!

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic7602/20/202011:00 AM4Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder to LZ! woohoo!

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic7702/20/20204:30 PM90Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

MY VERY FIRST REAL RIDGE SOAR! 3 botched launches but calm, focused, learning. Few laps on ridge to get height and headed over to the other ridge. FELL IN LOVE WITH FLYING TODAY! Nailed the landing despite wonky winds. Learned: slow the wing for turning in thermals, both hands with pressure, weight shift for turn, outside hand adjusts speed inside hand adjust for turning, knowing which way to turn is opposite from where the thermal kicked the wing. flying with one wrap helps you feel the wing.

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic7802/21/20209:30 AM3Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder to LZ! woohoo! stumbled on landing, down on knees. had some diff with figure eights, need to make them tighter

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic7902/21/202010:00 AM37Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

started for sledder but hit amazing thermal! great height! touched cloud!

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8002/21/202010:30 AM16Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

better figure eights, but landing not on feet

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8102/21/20205:00 PM38Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

15 km, 1.6 m/s. hit 5196 feet ALL BY MYSELF! tried to keep altitude at LZ bc lynsey was scratching and racing towards lz.

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8202/22/20209:30 AM5Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8302/22/202010:00 AM20Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder into thermal, max alt 4713, scolded by Rob for not entering thermal correctly and scaring him

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8402/22/20204:00 PM45Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

ridge soar at sunset, 18 km, 4860 feet, max lift 1.9 m/s.

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8502/23/20209:30 AM4Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

avoided spot landing competition (good decision). stayed on hill and learned from Ivan about weather on conditions – time EXTREMELY WELL SPENT.

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8602/23/202011:00 AM5Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8702/23/20204:00 PM18Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

very scary flight. scratching and no help on radio. very scared. took bold decisions and turned out to be good ones but my fear freaked me out. turbulence at landing, less than stellar landing.

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8802/24/202010:30 AM4Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic8902/24/202011:00 AM9Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9002/24/202011:30 AM4Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9102/24/20204:30 PM45Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

ridge soar sunset. NO FEAR! focused on where and how to get lift and lost altitude when necessary. stayed away from cloud suck. just me and the birds! landed on feet, not near x.

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9202/25/20209:30 AM23Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

went for sledders, got 2 epic thermals! 4878 feet

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9302/25/202010:00 AM11Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

went for sledders, got 2 epic thermals! 3787 feet

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9402/25/202011:30 AM29Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

went for sledders, got 2 epic thermals! 4632 feet

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9502/26/202010:30 AM6Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9602/26/202011:00 AM4Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder – launch site opened just for us. readjusted harness – made big difference!

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9702/26/20204:30 PM79Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

epic soar! 34 km, max lift 2.9 m/s, max alt 5112. partial collapse at launch but flew through it. bumpy thermic conditions.

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9802/28/202010:00 AM4Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic9902/28/202010:30 AM11Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic10002/29/20209:30 AM4Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder, scattered mom’s ashes on flight #100!

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic10102/29/202010:00 AM7Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic10202/29/202011:00 AM11Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

sledder

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic10302/29/20204:00 PM112Voladero Las Aguilas, Bucaramanga, Colombia

EPIC flight, last one of trip. 50 km, max lift 3.2 m/s, sink 2.2 m/s. 5319 feet. was low once or twice but found my way up again, Flew with Jorge and Lynsey a LOT. LOVED this flight.

totals for trip: 30 flights, 653 minutes, totals now: 103 flights 936 minutes.

Richie, Rob, Ivan, HermonBGD Epic5710/30/20198:30 AM15Polipoli –Maui

1st launch from Fern. Perfect launch. 4 more launches from Echo.
All launches very successful. 4 good landings. Last landing I did not turn away from the hill and therefore landed short of the final. No big deal except Dexter saw me and told me he would not sign me off tomorrow. I was a bit upset but he would not budge. He said I needed 6 Fern launches.

AbaiOzone, Atom-EN-A1503/09/202011:00 AM1Gateway

Long sledder. Out of the seat. Winds 10+.

RobAdam6402/29/20204:30 PM52Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Reverse inflation went well. Stayed mostly high because air was a little choppy. Good landing.

BrittonRoadster 36503/10/20205:30 PM51Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Wind very light and variable. First forward inflation failed. Second forward was successful. I was flying low in a field and went a little too low. I instinctively lifted my legs and the frame contacted the terrain. Fortunately I was able to apply throttle and regain altitude. In retrospect I think I should have kept my legs down rather than do a “butt drag”. Fortunately no damage or injury. After that it was a fabulous flight – very little turbulence and not too cold.

BrittonRoadster 34403/12/20205:00 PM49Blue Rock, Vallejo

7-11 mph, WNW wind,
Easy launch from Mid launch. Got above ridge top right away. Big lift at times but turbulence going in and out. Multiple Big ears practicing w/ weight shift turning.
Max Alt 1079 Ft
Max lift 394 ft/min
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 4201/19/201910:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

Forward Launches

Chris GranthamOzone Atom101/19/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

Forward Launches

Chris GranthamOzone Atom301/19/201910:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

Forward Launches

Chris GranthamOzone Atom401/19/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

Forward Launches

Chris GranthamOzone Atom501/19/201911:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

Forward Launches

Chris GranthamOzone Atom601/19/201911:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

Forward Launches

Chris GranthamOzone Atom701/21/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

Reverse Launches

Chris GranthamOzone Atom801/21/201910:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

Reverse Launches

Chris GranthamOzone Atom901/21/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

Reverse Launches

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1002/08/201910:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

getting into foot strap

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1102/08/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

turning with weight shift (no hands)

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1202/08/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

one hand flying

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1302/08/201911:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

rear riser turns

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1402/08/201911:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

coordinated turns (look, lean, brake)

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1502/08/201911:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

coordinated turns (look, lean, brake)

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1602/08/201911:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

coordinated turns (look, lean, brake)

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1702/10/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

symmetric and asymmetric tip folds (big ears)

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1802/10/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

symmetric and asymmetric tip folds (big ears)

Chris GranthamOzone Atom1902/10/201911:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

symmetric and asymmetric tip folds (big ears)

Chris GranthamOzone Atom2002/10/201912:00 PM1Elings Park, CA

spot landings within 25 feet of target

Chris GranthamOzone Atom2102/10/201912:00 PM1Elings Park, CA

spot landings within 25 feet of target

Chris GranthamOzone Atom2203/08/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

forward launch

Chris GranthamOzone Atom2303/08/201910:30 AM1Elings Park, CA

reverse launch

Chris GranthamOzone Atom2403/08/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

single hand turns

Chris GranthamOzone Atom2503/10/201910:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

weight shift turns

Chris GranthamOzone Atom2603/10/201911:00 AM1Elings Park, CA

rear riser turns

Chris GranthamOzone Atom9203/14/20204:00 PM2Channing west

Reverse launch

NoneEcho9303/17/20204:00 PM1Stoneman, 2nd north ridge

Forward launch

NoneEcho9403/17/20204:30 PM1Stoneman, 2nd north ridge

Forward launch

NoneEcho9503/17/20204:30 PM1Stoneman, 2nd north ridge

Forward launch

NoneEcho9603/20/202011:30 AM2Stoneman top East

Reverse launch
8-12mph

NoneEcho9703/20/202012:00 PM2Stoneman top East

Reverse launch

NoneEcho9803/20/202012:30 PM2Stoneman top East

Reverse launch
10-13mph

NoneEcho1603/09/202011:00 AM1Gateway

Short sledder. Out of the seat. Winds 10+. Rotor when winds switched to from the north.

RobAdam1703/25/202011:00 AM1Gateway

Short sledder. Out of the seat. Winds 10+. Rotor when winds switched to from the north.

RobAdam3103/14/20209:00 AM1Channing

Forward Launch

Rob Black3203/14/20209:00 AM1Channing

Forward Launch

Rob Black3303/14/20209:00 AM1Gateway

Reverse Launch

Rob Black3404/03/20209:00 AM1Gateway

Reverse Launch, Side Landing, Breaking Downhill

Rob Black3503/14/20209:00 AM1Gateway

Reverse Launch, Side Landing, Breaking Downhill

Rob Black6004/09/202010:30 AM2Gateway Benicia

reverse launch
Spot landing

Rob BlackEpic BGD6104/09/202011:00 AM2Gateway Benicia

Reverse launch
Speed bar application
Spot landing

Rob BlackBGD Epic1804/12/202011:00 AM1Gateway

Short sledder. Out of the seat. Winds 10+. Rotor when winds switched to from the north.

RobAdam4504/19/202012:30 PM30Blue Rock, Vallejo

7-11 mph, WNW wind,
Easy launch from North launch. Scratched a bit to get above ridge hight. Big lift at times but turbulence going in and out. Big ears practicing w/ weight shift turning.
Max Alt 1745 Ft
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 46604/01/20205:30 PM48Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Reverse. Wingovers performed. I am not an acro pilot, it gives me some motion sickness. On landing the wing was deflected left by a gust. Didn’t land hard but due to left drift I lost my footing. No injury or equipment damage.

BrittonRoadster 36704/18/20205:00 PM50Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Reverse. Nice flight. Toured some and cruised close to terrain. Landed ok.

BrittonRoadster 36804/21/20206:00 PM62Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Reverse. Headed west to my favorite hills. Amazing springtime green in the pastures. Low sun caught the color perfectly. Turbulence was billowy – not hard-edged. Cruised low in a giant field. Landed ok. Most satisfying flight!

BrittonRoadster 38204/08/20205:00 PM15Beaver Mountain, WY

Post-holed to launch for an hour. Launch went great, started soaring above launch immediately, then I started to lose some altitude so I glided out to the field where I did some figure 8’s to sink out. Had a great landing and flare! Short but sweet first flight in Jackson.

Richard GroveUP Makalu 3104/22/20207:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam204/22/20208:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam304/24/20207:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam404/24/20209:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam504/24/20209:30 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam604/24/202010:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam704/25/20207:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

No Handed Flying

Rob BlackBGD Adam804/25/20208:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Big Ears using small a’s

Rob BlackBGD Adam904/25/20209:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Steering with rear risers

Rob BlackBGD Adam1004/25/202010:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

No new skills.

Rob BlackBGD Adam1104/30/20207:30 AM1Channing Circle Park

1 handed flying

Rob BlackBGD Adam1204/30/20207:30 AM1Channing Circle Park

1 handed flying

Rob BlackBGD Adam103/08/20207:00 AM1Channing West, Gateway

First lesson. Flew 1/4 mile @ Gateway!
Covered the anatomy of the wing,
clearing lines,
pre-flight check.

-practiced inflating wing, and staying centered below it while running @ Channing.

-symmetry in arms while launching
-remembering to drop A risers
-Torpedo position
-Leaning, looking at headings
-Packing wing

-Object fixation-look where you want to go-nearly ran into Tom
-remember to put bag in pack- had to climb hill holding rosette

Rob, MarkBGD ?203/10/20202:30 PM1Channing West, Gateway

Winds were East at Channing so we moved to Gateway.

Winds South. Spring conditions/switching.
10mph, windshifts of 60 degrees.

Worked on reverse kiting on a slope.
Became super frustrated, and overwhelmed-just trying to establish new muscle memory and process information and new movements- also dehydrated.

Did a couple attempts at launching, wind dropped.
3rd shot wind came back and I got a flight.
-remember to pack my wing for an easier hike
-Lost my temper today. Need to have realistic expectations, and not be so hard on myself.it’s day two. I’m doing great.

JoelBGD ?303/11/20202:00 PM1Channing West, Gateway

Winds were East at Channing so we moved to Gateway.

Winds South. Spring conditions/switching.
10mph, windshifts of 60 degrees.

Worked on reverse kiting on a slope.
Became super frustrated, and overwhelmed-just trying to establish new muscle memory and process information and new movements- also dehydrated.

Did a couple attempts at launching, wind dropped.
3rd shot wind came back and I got a flight.
-remember to pack my wing for an easier hike
-Lost my temper today. Need to have realistic expectations, and not be so hard on myself.it's day two. I'm doing great.

JoelBGD ?10404/28/20209:30 AM5blue rock

sledder with fellow penguins. Top launch, towards road with s turns and odd bumps. Flew with Suder, lyndsey.

noneBGD Epic10505/02/202011:00 AM3blue rock

sledder with fellow penguins. Mid launch, fun! Flew with Suder, lyndsey and others. Some really fun kiting with small flights/hops .

noneBGD Epic10605/03/20209:30 AM26blue rock

First onto the ridge (only sledders done prior to my launch). Proud of myself for figuring this out by myself. Really fun to work the ridge, make own decisions. Shared ridge well with schmidty. Odd flight, gains then losses, somewhat bumpy. Eventually was scratching too low for me, so I went and landed. Really really fun! Left before the other pilots but penguins making good decisions today.

noneBGD Epic1305/03/20207:30 AM1Channing Circle Park

No handed flying

Rob BlackBGD Adam1405/03/20208:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam1505/03/20209:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam1605/04/20208:00 AM1Channing Circle Park

Big Ears

Rob BlackBGD Adam1705/04/20207:30 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam10705/05/20209:00 AM32blue rock

launched like elevator from mid launch. Mohamed and Lyndsey in the air prior, John k joined after. It was my first time just boating in front of the ridge! Had foot on speed bar but did not really need it (although used it to practice). Keep in front of ridge top and tried to keep altitude down. Decided to commit to however long it took to land. landed well. So happy to be in the air!

noneBGD Epic10805/06/20207:00 PM51blue rock

launched North launch for sunset flight. 11 wings in the air! 6 penguins. somewhat complicated to make sure you did not run into anyone but everyone was well behaved. Sweet flight with FULL moon rising while sun was setting. Managed conditions well, did not get as much lift as some, but I was also paying attention to not colliding. Nice landing on floor of blue rock. Such a NICE flight!

noneBGD Epic10905/07/202010:30 AM3blue rock

hardly any wind. waiting long time to launch from top launch. Planned for a sledder, tried to work it, but no way. Managed a nice landing on floor. Mike McCook said on the radio “wow, you’ve been working long and hard to dial in a landing like that. It was awesome!”. SO nice to hear that. Also nice that I had confidence about my landing, planned it and completed it. Nice.

noneBGD Epic108/09/201611:00 AM35Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)208/11/20169:30 AM45Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)308/12/201210:00 AM70Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)408/13/201611:00 AM50Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)508/14/20169:00 AM90Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)608/16/201611:00 AM90Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)708/17/20162:00 PM75Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)808/20/20162:30 PM60Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)908/23/201611:00 AM80Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)1008/24/201610:00 AM59Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)1108/25/201610:30 AM85Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)1208/26/201611:00 AM70Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)1308/28/20169:30 AM45Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying
Landed in upper alpine meadow, shared fresh milk with farmer, then took off from meadow’s Edge.

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)1408/28/201611:30 AM30Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying
Took off from meadow’s Edge.

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)1508/30/201611:30 AM50Engadine, Switzerland

High Altitude Tandem Alpine Flying
Beautiful last flight before leaving these incredible alps and valleys

Andrea KuhnTandem (Brand Unknown)1805/05/20207:30 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam1905/09/20208:30 AM1Channing Circle Park

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam2005/09/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam2105/09/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock

Practice Takeoff and Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam2205/08/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam6904/26/20206:00 PM70Douglas County MO

Motor, reverse. After launch I found that the seat had folded under me. I couldn’t get it loose. It was a little uncomfortable and speed bar wasn’t available. Still had a nice flight. Flew to the hills to the west.

BrittonRoadster 37005/06/20207:00 PM53Douglas County MO

Motor, reverse. Flew west. Motor is slow to return to idle when it gets hot. I’ve been noticing this for a while now. Did some strong spirals. Exhilerating!

BrittonRoadster 37105/09/20206:00 PM62Douglas County MO

Motor, reverse. Flew north. Little too turbulent to spend much time down low. Went to the outskirts of Ava. Vistited the airport and flew low along side the runway. On landing the wind blew me backward and I lost my footing on landing. You don’t need to flare as much in a strong headwind! No injury or equipment damage.

BrittonRoadster 3104/15/20206:30 PM5Heavener

First Flight/ Right Turn

Britton ShawSpider 3 Ozone205/20/20208:00 PM5Heavener

Second Flight/ Right Turn

Britton ShawSpider 3 Ozone2305/12/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackAirDesign Susi 32405/13/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Practice take off and landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic2505/13/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Hillside takeoff and landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic2605/13/20208:30 AM1Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic2705/13/20209:00 AM1Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic2805/14/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic2905/14/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic3005/14/20208:30 AM2Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic105/06/20195:00 PM30Tiger

May 2 Training hill with Jonathan
May 4 Tandem with Frank
May 6 Tandem with Tim First Solo after

MarcBolero205/07/20195:00 PM30Tiger

2nd solo

MarcBolero305/08/20195:00 PM30Tiger

3rd solo

MarcBolero405/19/201912:00 PM30Tiger

4th solo side knee/butt land

MarcBolero505/27/20195:00 PM30Tiger

5th solo good! landed short

Marcalpha 4606/08/20195:00 PM60Tiger

6th solo good!

Marcalpha 4706/09/20195:00 PM30Tiger

7th solo good! high wind many glider

Marcalpha 4807/20/201911:30 AM30Tiger

8th solo 1030 only student

Marcalpha 4102/23/20205:00 PM5Lookout mountain (sunset)

Sled rides down mountain
Caught first glimpse of a thermal
2 spins

TaylorGeo202/23/20205:30 PM10Lookout mountain (sunset)

Sled rides down mountain
Caught first glimpse of a thermal
2 spins

TaylorGeo5302/23/20206:00 PM10Lookout mountain (sunset)

Sled rides down mountain
2 spins

TaylorGeo5405/07/20207:30 AM10Lookout mountain (sunset)

Sled rides down mountain
Take of was a bit sloppy
First time Big ears!
2 spins
Smooth landing

TaylorGeo5505/07/20208:00 AM10Lookout mountain (sunset)

Sled rides down mountain
Good Takeoff
Big ears
2 spins
To close to the hill on landing.

TaylorGeo605/07/20209:00 AM10Lookout mountain (sunset)

Sled rides down mountain
Jumped on take off which caused a pendulum
First ridge soar!
2 spins
Smooth landing on the bullseye ?

TaylorGeo705/09/20207:00 PM10Hensons gap

Super smooth take off
Caught 2 thermals
Good steady turns
Landing not on run way but smooth

TaylorGeo5805/09/20208:00 PM50Hensons gap

Super smooth take off
First real ridge soar!
150’+ over ridge line
8 other pilots in the air
Big ears with speed bar
Landed on a soft pillow

TaylorGeo111/24/201910:30 AM10Henson gap

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 6211/24/201911:30 AM35Henson gap

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 6302/23/202011:00 AM10Lookout mtn

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 6402/23/202012:30 PM10Lookout mtn

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 6502/23/20201:30 PM10Lookout mtn

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 6605/07/20208:00 AM10Lookout mtn

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 6705/07/20209:00 AM10Lookout mtn

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 6805/07/202010:00 AM10Lookout mtn

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 6905/09/20205:00 PM10Henson gap

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 61005/09/20206:30 PM50Henson gap

Good flight

Taylor couchGeo 611005/15/202012:00 PM5blue rock

windy. Chris was up several times, reported as “bumpy”. Rob came and launched and then quickly landed, reported “no fun to be up there”. Bill and David had several sledders earlier. We all did sledders at noon. I went first, got some lift despite going for a sledder. But, my goal was to get up and get down without getting anxious. And, I did it. Used the big field LZ, did not want to mess with attempting to get to the runway.

noneBGD Epic3105/15/20206:30 AM1Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic3205/15/20207:00 AM1Channing West

Hillside flight and landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic3305/15/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Hillside flight and landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic3405/15/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Hillside flight and landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic3505/15/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Hillside flight and landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic905/16/20209:30 AM7Whitwell svs

Smooth launch
Sled ride down
Slight downwind landing but good

TaylorGeo 51005/16/202010:00 AM7Whitwell svs

Smooth launch
Sled ride down
Good soft landing

TaylorGeo 51105/16/202012:00 PM60Whitwell svs

Smooth launch
First real thermal day!
Reached 4542 ft
Good soft landing

TaylorGeo 51205/16/20205:30 PM33Whitwell svs

Smooth launch
Ridge soar
Caught a little thermal
Had to use speed bar to get to landing
Smooth landing

TaylorGeo 5805/14/20205:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 4905/14/20206:00 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41005/14/20206:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41105/14/20207:00 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41205/14/20207:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41305/18/20206:00 PM1Westford

Mini Hill

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43605/19/202010:00 AM3Blue Rock

First Soaring Flight

Rob BlackBGD Adam3705/20/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Practice Taking Off And Landing

Rob BlackBGD Adam11105/19/202010:30 AM40blue rock

North launch – BIG up from launch. Got so much height that I had to use big ears twice to get back to my comfort level. In retrospect, could have used that height to get over to the castles. But, I don’t think I was ready for that yet. I think I got up to maybe 1600, but my xc trak did not record the flight. Great fun!

noneBGD Epic1405/19/20205:00 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41505/19/20205:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41605/19/20206:00 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41705/19/20206:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41805/20/20206:00 PM1Westford

Tow Flight: Line snapped on tow up, checked surge, landed safely.

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41905/20/20206:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 42005/20/20207:00 PM2Westford

Tow Flight: Big Ears

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 42105/20/20207:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight: Speed Bar Input

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43805/20/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Takeoff and Landing Practice

Rob BlackBGD Adam11205/20/20207:00 PM60blue rock

sunset soar at Blue Rock. North launch – difficult launch, got my foot caught in dannys lines but got out in time. Proud that I did not get anxious. Felt like Colombia – lots of wings but all spread out. Went over the road twice on the way to castles, but did not ga to far over, just wanted to test it out. David says use speed bar next time. Did figure eights forever to get down and finally had to make them steeper. Great flight! 22 km, max lift 1.2, sink 1.1, max altitude 392M (1292 feet)

noneBGD Epic9904/21/20201:30 PM1Stoneman top East

Reverse launch

NoneEcho10005/07/20205:30 PM5Bluerock

Reverse launch

NoneEcho10105/08/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Reverse launch

NoneEcho10205/08/20209:00 AM1Channing West

Reverse launch

NoneEcho10305/16/20208:30 AM2Bluerock

Forward launch

NoneEcho10405/16/20209:00 AM2Bluerock

Forward launch

NoneEcho10505/07/20206:30 PM30Bluerock

Reverse, north launch

NoneEcho10605/21/20207:30 PM48Bluerock

Reverse, north launch

NoneEcho4605/21/20205:30 PM165Blue Rock, Vallejo

7-11 mph, WNW wind,
Easy launch from North launch. Scratched a bit to get above ridge height. Big lift at times but turbulence going in and out. Weight shift turning, Trying to flt turn in the big lift and circled a couple of times to simulate thermaling
Max Alt 1341 Ft
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 4102/01/202011:00 AM1Channing East

Short flight, not much air time off the ground. Reverse launch

Mike and RobStudent rig202/01/202012:00 PM1Channing East

Full flight down to landing zone. Forward launch

Mike and RobStudent rig105/20/20207:00 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Forward launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Magic205/20/20207:30 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Forward launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Magic305/20/20208:00 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Forward launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Magic405/20/20208:30 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Forward launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Magic302/05/202010:30 AM1Channing West

Full flight down to landing zone. Forward launch. Turned with brakes, didn’t quite get leaning turns in

Mike and RobStudent rig3905/21/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic4005/21/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Spot Landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic4105/21/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock

Attempt At Soaring. Hit Sink become a sledder

Rob BlackBGD Magic4705/23/20207:30 PM34Blue Rock, Vallejo

7-11 mph, WNW wind,
Easy launch from North launch. Scratched a bit to get above ridge height. Big lift at times but turbulence going in and out. Mainly weight shift turning, Super smooth air. Used Speed bar on center of ridge, while letting it out on the turnaround turns at each end. Fun.
Max Alt 1273 Ft
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 4505/23/20208:00 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Reverse launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Magic605/24/20208:30 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Reverse launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Magic705/24/20209:00 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Reverse launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Magic11305/23/20207:00 PM30blue rock

sunset soar at Blue Rock. North launch – nice flight. cold, need to remember to use wind breaker. 10 minutes short of the 20 hours I need for p3. Oh well, more flights ahead! SPOT LANDING number 1!

noneBGD Epic11405/25/20207:00 PM76blue rock

sunset soar at Blue Rock. North launch – good launch. 15 wings in the air, so busy but had better time figuring out ridge rules, seemed folks were better behaved this time. Did not know many of the other pilots. However, flew with David, Nancy, Ray, Danny & Jess, John, Tony, Oleg, Scott. David took photos! Lois was there too, after the kite tournament that day. Beautiful smooth flight, and spot landing number 2!

noneBGD Epic10705/21/20208:00 PM3Bluerock

Reverse, mid launch

NoneEcho10805/22/20208:00 PM15Bluerock

Reverse, mid launch

NoneEcho10905/25/20207:30 PM46Bluerock

Reverse, north launch, spot landing

NoneEcho4805/25/20206:00 PM56Blue Rock, Vallejo

0-12 mph, W wind,
Interesting launch from North launch. Lost the right brake handle and launched backwards due to getting under the glider with out 1 brake. Turned, found R brake and flew away. Got low at one point (mid launch height) had to scratch back up. Big lift at times but turbulence going in and out. Mainly weight shift turning, Turned into super smooth air later in flight. Fun.
Max Alt 1368 Ft
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 4205/26/20209:30 AM1Channing Circle Park, Benicia, Ca

Turn left, turn right.

105/25/20209:00 AM1Channing Circle Park, Benicia, Ca

Turn left, turn right.

Rob Black805/26/20208:30 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Forward launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Adam905/26/20209:00 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Forward launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Adam1005/26/20209:30 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Forward launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Adam11505/27/20207:00 PM38blue rock

sunset soar at Blue Rock. North launch – good launch. good flying but not as much lift, and eventually I just could not hold the altitude. could have scratched more to stay up but just not motivated to fly with the group due to two wings that just don’t know how to follow ridge rules. So, I decided to scratch for two more laps and if I did not get lift to make the decision to go land, so I did. I invited Rob out and he showed, which was nice! Also, helped Ray and Nancy to get off the hill so they could get flights without as many wings in the air, which they did! Nice evening all around! (prior I kited with Oleg and learned two new things to practice – 1) finding brakes with eyes closed 2) flying wing upside down.)

noneBGD Epic4905/27/20206:30 PM45Blue Rock, Vallejo

10-12 mph, W wind,
Interesting launch from North launch. Birthday flight Big lift at times but turbulence going in and out. Mainly weight shift turning, Turned into super smooth air later in flight. Had to scratch it back up to top ridge
Max Alt 1262 Ft
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 41305/16/20201:00 PM28Lookout (sunset)

Good launch
Ridge and lift super bumpy
2500 ft

TaylorGeo 51405/30/20203:00 PM15Keel

Good launch
Good lift but small and hard to catch
1800ft

TaylorBGD Echo1505/30/20204:00 PM25Keel

Good launch
Ridge soaring
Bumpy landing but close to bulls eye
1950 ft

TaylorBGD Echo1605/30/20205:00 PM4Keel

Good launch
Sled ride

TaylorBGD Echo1705/30/20207:00 PM23Keel

Good launch
Ridge soar / thermal lift
1800ft

TaylorBGD Echo1805/31/20209:30 AM22Keel

Good launch
Ridge soar / thermal lift
1700ft

TaylorBGD Echo105/29/20208:30 AM49green valley

first mountain flight in green valley with my brand new pg gear

hook 5 p106/01/20209:30 AM120Kahana Bay, HI

Rear Launch
Ridge Soared
Big Ears
Spiral

PeteUP XC Katana1906/01/20201:00 PM29Whittwell

Good launch
Thermal activity in the valley
2982 ft
Bumpy on landing but smooth touch down

TaylorBGD Echo2006/01/20202:30 PM9Whittwell

Good launch
Sled ride
Not enough lift on the ridge

TaylorBGD Echo2006/01/20202:30 PM9Whittwell

Good launch
Sled ride
Not enough lift on the ridge

TaylorBGD Echo2106/01/20204:30 PM11Whittwell

Good launch
Sled ride
Little Ridge lift but not enough

TaylorBGD Echo5005/31/20207:30 AM52Blue Rock, Vallejo

10-12 mph, W wind,
Smooth launch from Mid launch. Big lift at times, with solid ridge especially at the south end of the bowl, Turned into super smooth air later in flight. No scratching needed, easy up especially if you got over the top of the ridge.
Max Alt 1515 Ft. Same height as Castles
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 411006/01/20207:30 PM40Bluerock

Reverse, north launch, spot landing

Rob BlackEcho11105/22/20208:30 AM32Bluerock

Reverse, north launch

Echo11205/26/20208:30 PM1Stoneman bowl

Reverse, strong conditions

Echo11305/28/20207:30 PM11BR, North

Reverse, strong conditions, gusty

Echo11405/27/20207:00 PM80BR, North

Reverse, smooth conditions

Echo2106/01/20204:30 PM11Whittwell

Good launch
Sled ride
Little Ridge lift but not enough

TaylorBGD Echo11606/01/20206:30 PM60blue rock

Went to BR hoping to fly, but willing to just help P1’s if that is what is came to. arrived early, felt okay to launch but gusts were high so decided to wait. Helped Nancy and Ray launch, and Jess too, then P1’s arrived. Next thing I know Rob is on the radio saying he would help coach me in Top Landings! What?!! I launched well, straight up, but had to be reminded by Rob hands up to get away from the hill in the strong conditions. Nice to have him in my ear. Got a bit of altitude then he had me do some passes to get used to flying at the hill. Then went back to flying. Flew for an hour – soo cold, but determined to stay in the air if he still wanted to coach. Things go too busy so landed. Landing: I sooo wanted that 4th spot landing and tried to extend my glide as much as possible. Mohammed was guiding me in like at an airport – very funny. I softly touched down on my butt because I refused to give up the chance at that last 5 feet! Very funny.

noneBGD Epic1106/02/20209:00 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Reverse launch, flying without hands on brakes, landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Adam1206/02/20209:30 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Reverse launch, turns with rear risers, landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Adam1306/03/202010:00 AM2Channing Hill West, Benicia

Reverse launch, landing in LZ

Rob BlackBGD Adam7205/19/20205:00 PM60Douglas County MO

Motor, reverse. Flew above clouds for first time. Spectacular!

BrittonRoadster 37305/30/202012:00 PM14Panorama

Freeflight. First thermal flight and first time to get above launch in freeflight. I flew with XC Tracer for first time.

BrittonRoadster 37405/30/20201:00 PM51Panorama

Freeflight. Thermal flight. Got well above launch. Landed a little hard due to thermic lift in the LZ that I didn’t manage well. Very minor ankle sprain that cleared up in a day.

BrittonRoadster 37505/30/20205:30 PM26Panorama

Freeflight. Ridge soaring. Many gliders in the air. Got above launch before sinking out.

BrittonRoadster 32206/03/202011:00 AM3Blue Rock

Launch NOT ideal

Figure 8 for descent

2106/03/202010:00 AM2Blue Rock

Was about to miss my landing spot so I ended up landing downwind

7605/30/20207:00 PM22Panorama

Freeflight. Ridge soaring. Many gliders in the air. Got above launch before sinking out. I think I’ll need a dedicated mountain wing at some point – the Roadster is not ideal for freeflight.

BrittonRoadster 37705/31/202010:00 AM45Panorama

Freeflight. Thermal flight.

BrittonRoadster 31906/02/20209:00 AM2Channing West

Kited Wing Before Launch
Good Reverse Launch

2006/02/202010:00 AM2Channing West

Kited Wing Before Launch
Good Reverse Launch
Rear Riser Turn

7805/31/202011:30 AM16Panorama

Freeflight. Thermal flight. After getting a couple of good lifts sunk out pretty quickly

BrittonRoadster 37905/31/20205:30 PM55Panorama

Freeflight. Ridge soaring. Managed to stay up almost an hour!

BrittonRoadster 38006/02/20206:00 PM78Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Reverse. Probably should have done a forward. Bombed first two attempts, made it up on third. Smooth as glass. Truly an enjoyable flight. Did a lot of low flying in fields. Flew down low next to a farmer baling hay. Flew to Ava airport. I forgot to pull my trimmers in on landing (was trimmed to the red line) so I came in a little fast. Flare was good though so I didn’t land hard. Really enjoyed this flight!

BrittonRoadster 34612/20/201911:00 AM8Valle de Bravo

Forward launch, overcast skies, sled ride
Lesson learnt: look out for other paragliders taking off at the launch.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness4712/20/201912:30 PM9Valle de Bravo

Forward launch, overcast skies, sled ride

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness4812/21/201911:00 AM18Valle de Bravo

reverse launch, great thermalling flight.
theramalled in high traffic.
Was high enough to over the top, but since my altimeter was in meters, made and inaccurate calculation of feet which led me to believe that I was still low to go over the top.

Lesson learnt: adjust your metric/imperials units according to the local info or know your conversion exactly and not approximation.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness4912/21/20191:30 PM6Valle de Bravo

reverse launch, sled ride.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5012/22/20194:30 PM52Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

Late evening thermals, thermalling flight.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5112/23/201911:00 AM46Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

great thermalling flight in busy traffic.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5212/23/20195:00 PM16Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

great flight in late afternoon thermals.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5312/24/20195:30 PM23Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

great flight in late afternoon thermals.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5412/25/201911:30 AM32Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

Good thermal flight.
The LZ was active and bumpy.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5512/25/20195:30 PM18Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

Good flight in late afternoon thermals and a bit of a glass off.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5612/26/201911:30 AM15Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

Lost the lift and had to land.
Lesson learnt: learn to do zeroes.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5712/26/20194:30 PM42Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

had a great theramalling/glass off flight.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5812/27/201911:30 AM40Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

had a great theramalling flight.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness5912/28/201911:30 AM48Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

had a great theramalling flight.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness6012/29/20194:30 PM19Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

had a great late afternoon theramalling/ glass off flight.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness6112/30/201911:30 AM8Valle de Bravo

reverse launch,

weird day, could not find any thermals.
In retrospect, should have zeroed in weak lift and wait for a good thermal. Disappointing as the flight was too short.

David PrenticeMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness6202/08/20201:00 PM12Buffalo mtn

reverse launch,

Launched a bit early as the conditions were just starting to kick in.
Should have made maximum use of the weak lift available.
Bragging points: showed other pilots that the conditions were on.

Britton ShawMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness6303/07/20204:00 PM6Hazen airport

Tow forward launch.

The forecast was off that day, wind was blowing cross almost all day until the late afternoon.
Butter smooth air with no lift.

Robert Simpson, Alex GrinfederMojo PWR with Oxygen 2 harness206/03/20204:30 PM10Heavener training hill

approx 20 launches down training hill

B ShawSpyder 3105/29/20205:00 PM5Red Oak training hill

approx 15 runs down training hill

B ShawSpyder 3306/03/20206:30 PM4Heavener launch

launch, weight shift turns. nice landing. FIRST MOUNTAIN LAUNCH!!

B ShawSpyder 3406/03/20207:00 PM4Heavener launch

launch, weight shift turns. bad landing. Fixated on bush and had to flare over it, butt landed other side

B ShawSpyder 3506/03/20207:30 PM4Heavener launch

launch, weight shift turns. bad landing. got out of seat but slipped on touchdown and hit butt, bounced onto feet. Need to work on landings, slowing and good flare

B ShawSpyder 3106/03/20206:00 PM7Heavener SW

first flight
good landing

Britton ShawPhi Sonata206/03/20207:00 PM8Heavener SW

90deg turns,
landed in null wind on my feet

Britton ShawPhi Sonata606/05/20206:00 PM5Heavener launch

launch, weight shift turns. good landing on feet. trouble with loaner harness

B ShawSpyder 3706/06/20206:30 PM5Heavener launch

launch, weight shift turns. good landing on feet. trouble with loaner harness

B ShawSpyder 3806/05/20207:30 PM5Heavener launch

launch, weight shift turns. good landing on feet.

B ShawSpyder 3906/05/20208:00 PM15South Heavener launch

S launch. fly along ridge to SW launch. land LA. good landing on feet.

B ShawSpyder 3206/03/20206:00 PM60Kahana Bay, HI

Rear Launch
Ridge Soared
Big Ears
Landed OTB in a field.
Winds over 15 mph and increased drastically with elevation

PeteUP XC Katana2206/07/20207:30 PM47Hensons gap

Good launch, launched tad too soon
Ridge soar
Speed bar and big ears

TaylorBGD Echo2206/07/20207:30 PM47Hensons gap

Good launch, launched tad too soon
Ridge soar
Speed bar and big ears

TaylorBGD Echo2306/05/20208:30 AM7Hensons gap

Smooth sled ride

TaylorBGD Echo2206/04/20206:00 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 42306/04/20206:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 42406/04/20207:00 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 42506/04/20207:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 42606/04/20208:00 PM2Westford

Tow Flight: Sunset Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 42406/07/202010:00 AM7Whitwell

Smooth sled ride

TaylorBGD Echo2506/07/202011:00 AM16Whitwell

Good launch
Little ridge roar
Thermic at landing

TaylorBGD Echo2606/07/20201:00 PM48Whitwell

Good launch went straight up at.
Ridge soared to find ridge thermal
Hard to get passed the ridge line on speed bar
Landed in corn field just south of lz
Landing was bumpy but touched down lightly

TaylorBGD Echo206/03/20207:00 PM3Heavenor

forward launch
Weight shift
Landing

Britton Shaw106/03/20206:00 PM3Heavenor

forward launch
Weight shift
Landing

Britton Shaw306/03/20207:30 PM4Heavenor

forward launch
Weight shift
Landing

Britton Shaw406/05/20206:00 PM4Heavenor

forward launch
Weight shift
Landing

Britton Shaw506/05/20206:30 PM4Heavenor

forward launch
Weight shift
understanding how to burn off altitude
Landing

Britton Shaw606/05/20207:30 AM4Heavenor

forward launch
Weight shift
understanding how to burn off altitude
Landing

Britton Shaw706/05/20208:00 PM5Heavenor

reverse launch
Weight shift
understanding how to burn off altitude
mini XC
Landing

Britton Shaw106/09/20209:00 AM2Blue Rock

Basic Flight turns and landing

Rob Black206/09/20209:30 AM2Blue Rock

Basic Flight turns and landing

Rob Black306/05/20205:30 PM7Heavener SW

90deg turns
light thermal bump

Britton ShawPhi Sonata406/05/20206:00 PM7Heavener SW

90deg turns, 180 turns

Britton ShawPhi Sonata506/05/20207:00 PM6Heavener SW

extended sledder

Britton ShawPhi Sonata606/05/20207:30 PM10Heavener S

180 turns (good)
Ridge soared from Heavener S launch past SW launch.
landed in Heavener SW main LZ (upwind heading S-SW).

Britton ShawPhi Sonata706/06/20206:30 PM5Panorama

tree landing!

Britton ShawPhi Sonata2306/09/202010:30 AM2Blue Rock

First Flight with the Vivo wing
Bad launch – Tried to kill the wing but was unable to
Good Landing

1806/01/20207:30 PM2Blue Rock

Multiple trials until I managed to launch
The original plan was to do a soaring flight but that did not happen due to the delay in launching
Good Landing

306/09/202010:00 AM2Blue Rock

Basic Flight turns and landing

Rob Black406/09/202010:30 AM2Blue Rock

Basic Flight turns and landing

Rob Black506/10/202011:00 AM3Blue Rock

Basic Flight turns and landing

Rob Black11706/09/20207:00 PM62blue rock

Launched from Mid. It was odd and unusual air. Roller coaster-y without being all that bumpy. Lots of wings but did not think traffic that bad. Never had to get on bar, although had slow ground speed at times. Had photographer from AARP there, as well as Eva, Chris and the kids. A fun night! Came in on my butt, but otherwise fine.

noneBGD Epic3006/10/20206:00 PM1cambridge

Reverse launch mini flight. Needed to bring arms back. torpedo better
needed to release my a lines earlier
Needed to land better so my lines are cleaner
get my lines tangled up when I land

Calefskywalk tequila 43106/10/20205:00 PM6cambridge

Reverse launch mini flight. Needed to bring arms back. torpedo better
needed to release my a lines earlier
Needed to land better so my lines are cleaner
get my lines tangled up when I land

Calefskywalk tequila 43206/10/20205:00 PM1cambridge

Reverse launch mini flight. Needed to bring arms back. torpedo better
needed to release my a lines earlier
Needed to land better so my lines are cleaner
get my lines tangled up when I land

Calefskywalk tequila 43306/10/20206:00 PM1cambridge

Reverse launch mini flight. Needed to bring arms back. torpedo better
needed to release my a lines earlier
Needed to land better so my lines are cleaner
get my lines tangled up when I land

Calefskywalk tequila 43406/09/20206:00 PM4cambridge

500 ft winch.
My arms were flailing while I was running trying to get airborne.
first winch of the season.
I couldn’t get into my stirrup
wasn’t turning hard enough and could’ve turned better
release and flight went well
could’ve flared better by waiting to pull brakes right before I land rather then higher up in the air

Calefskywalk tequila 44206/03/20209:30 AM5Blue Rock

Short soar

Rob BlackBGD Adam4306/03/202010:00 AM2Blue Rock

Attempted Soar, became sledder

Rob BlackBGD Adam4406/10/202010:30 AM1Blue Rock

Sledder

Rob BlackBGD Adam3506/09/20206:30 PM4cambridge

500 ft winch
second winch of season
Hands were still flailing
went up nicely
caught surge well
still need to land better by flaring later
make sure i turn to the right when i land and clear my lines
have been having line tangling issues

Calefskywalk tequila 43606/10/20207:00 PM6cambridge

500 ft winch
third winch of the season
still need to clean arms flailing getting up
had a great flight. caught small thermal. spun a bunch of 360s and hard bank turns.
need to flare more gradually right before i land to properly slow my landing
could’ve turned to the right and cleared my lines better
they tangled every time

Calefskywalk tequila 42406/10/20207:30 PM2Channing West

Good Launch
Good Landing – Avoided bushes by NOT looking at the bushes

2506/11/20209:00 AM2Blue Rock – Mid Launch

Bad Launch – Too much Brake
Bad Landing – Lifted my left foot right at landing
Losing altitude with figure 8

2606/11/202010:00 AM2Blue Rock – Mid Launch

Good Launch – Second Trial
Good Landing at Run Way
Caught some decent altitude

1006/11/20207:00 PM8Panorama PG Point

Sled right launch and land. One aborted forward launch

B ShawSpyder 31106/11/20208:00 PM8Panorama PG Point

Sled right launch and land. Nice landing

B ShawSpyder 31206/11/20209:00 PM20Panorama PG Point

First extended ridge soaring flight. One aborted launch. Maintained or gained 50′ altitude. Flew formation with Britton in tandem. Big ears and released and pulled trimmers. Nice landing after flarely high

B ShawSpyder 31406/09/20209:30 AM2Blue Rock, Vallejo

Reverse launch, approach & landing without direction in LZ

Rob BlackAD Susi 31506/09/202010:00 AM2Blue Rock, Vallejo

Reverse launch with landing in LZ

Rob BlackAD Susi 31606/09/202010:30 AM3Blue Rock, Vallejo

Reverse launch with landing in lower LZ, unguided because of radio issue

Rob BlackAD Susi 31706/10/20207:30 PM1Channing Hill West, Benicia

Reverse launch in stronger wind.

Rob BlackAD Susi 32706/13/20202:00 PM92Hensons gap

Launched straight into a thermal and hit 8016ft!
Bumpy air when flying into headwind

TaylorBGD Echo2806/13/20205:00 PM66Hensons gap

6893ft
Caught thermals over the valley
Flew Ridge to Ridge

TaylorBGD Echo806/11/20206:00 PM6Panorama

launch
Weight shift
understanding how to burn off altitude
spot landing

Britton Shaw906/11/20207:00 PM6Panorama

launch
Weight shift
big ears
understanding how to burn off altitude
spot landing

Britton Shaw1006/11/20208:00 PM6Panorama

launch
Weight shift
understanding how to burn off altitude
spot landing

Britton Shaw1106/12/20205:30 PM5Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
trim out/in
spot landing

Britton Shaw1206/12/20206:30 AM5Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
trim out/in
spot landing

Britton Shaw1306/12/20207:00 PM6Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
thermals
spot landing

Britton Shaw1406/12/20208:00 PM5Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
thermals
spot landing

Britton Shaw1506/13/20208:00 AM5Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
fig 8 turns
spot landing

Britton Shaw1606/13/20209:00 AM5Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
fig 8 turns
spot landing

Britton Shaw1706/13/202010:00 AM6Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw1806/13/202011:00 AM6Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
thermals
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw1906/13/202011:30 AM10Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
thermals
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw2006/13/20206:00 PM5Panorama

launch
Weight shift
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw2106/13/20207:00 PM5Panorama

launch
Weight shift
tip steer
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw2206/13/20208:00 PM6Panorama

launch
Weight shift
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw2306/14/20209:00 AM5Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw2406/14/20209:30 AM5Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw2506/15/202010:00 AM7Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
small thermals
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw2606/14/202011:00 AM6Buffalo

launch
Weight shift
small thermals
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw11906/13/20209:00 AM28Potato

Potato hill P3 study weekend. 28 minutes, 12 km, +400 feet/min, 5026 feet, gain of 1644. Was the wind dummy, got lift right off. Had a bit of a collapse, then stabilized and climbed. Decided to get out of climb at 5026. Headed to LZ because I thought others wanted to see if landing was okay. Great flight. Could have stayed up forever, fine with decision to get down.

noneBGD Epic12006/13/20205:00 PM10Potato

Potato hill P3 study weekend. evening sledder. Hands up for most of it, then ended up over lz by more than 2000 feet. Nice landing.

noneBGD Epic12106/14/20209:00 AM18Potato

Potato hill P3 study weekend. morning sledder. small lift. Nice flight.

noneBGD Epic12206/15/202010:00 AM14Potato

Potato hill P3 study weekend. morning “thermal sledder”, with Bill. Decided to stay safe, hit thermals only a little if we found them, but make it a sledder, bc we thought we were last pilots of the day. Also, LZ was described as bumpy, but it was not, making us short of the spot landing, but closer to the gate! All good.

noneBGD Epic5106/13/202011:30 AM27Potato Hill, Ca

0-4 mph, Variable wind direction, Sky was slowly getting covered with clouds.
Smooth launch using the forward launch. Big lift in wide areas. Flew out over the bowl. Some lift was organized into thermal columns and used thermal flying to gain altitude. At about 4700 feet the lift became turbulent. Saw someone start to get into cloud suck and into the mistys. Used big ears and speedbar to decend out of the major lift.
Max Alt 5082 Ft.
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 45206/13/20207:00 AM8Potato Hill, Ca

0-4 mph, Variable wind direction. 100% cloud cover.
Smooth launch using the forward launch. No lift, Sledder to LZ. Super smooth air all the way to the LZ.
Max Alt was at launch
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 45306/14/20209:30 AM37Potato Hill, Ca

0-6 mph, Variable wind direction but mostly from the East. Cumies popping up over Mt Snow and around the bowl. Smooth launch, reverse to forward. Lift right off launch which I flew through then caught another on the spine. Had a collapse in the right outside of the right side. Recovered on its own. Got half way to the LZ and caught another T over the road. Was able to get back above launch. Saw Lyndsey take a almost full frontal collapse.
She dropped about 20 feet and turned 90 degrees to the right in the recovery. Flew over LZ and did spirals down and landed in the LZ.
Max Alt 4850
Landed in main LZ.

Rob BlackTequila 4106/12/20205:30 PM5Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Element 3206/12/20206:30 PM5Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Element 3306/12/20207:30 PM5Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Element 3406/12/20208:00 PM5Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Element 3506/13/20208:00 AM6Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Element 3606/13/20209:00 AM6Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Element 3706/13/20209:30 AM6Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 2806/13/202010:30 AM6Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 2906/13/202011:00 AM10Buffalo Mountain, OK

Mostly a sled run, but caught my first couple of thermals

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21006/13/20206:00 PM5Panorama PG Point, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21106/13/20207:00 PM5Panorama PG Point, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21206/13/20208:00 PM5Panorama PG Point, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21306/14/20208:30 AM4Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21406/14/20209:30 AM5Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21506/14/202010:00 AM6Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21606/14/202011:00 AM6Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21706/14/202011:30 AM12Buffalo Mountain, OK

Mostly a sled run with a couple small thermal climbs

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21806/14/20204:30 PM6Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21906/14/20206:00 PM30Buffalo Mountain, OK

First real thermal flight. Climbed 500′ above the launch site.

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22006/14/20207:30 PM8Buffalo Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22706/16/20209:00 AM1Newel Hill

Sledder

2806/16/20209:30 AM1Newel Hill

Sledder

2906/16/202010:00 AM1Newel Hill

Sledder

2906/17/20201:00 PM42Hensons gap

Ridge soaring

TaylorBGD Echo3006/17/20203:00 PM122Hensons gap

Ridge soaring
2 top land attemps
Big ears

TaylorBGD Echo4506/16/20208:30 AM1Newell Open Space

Sledder

Rob BlackAirDesign Vivo4606/16/20209:30 AM1Newell Open Space

Sledder

Rob BlackAirDesign Vivo3006/18/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Advance Alpha Wing
Forward Launch
Good Landing
No Wind Condition

3106/18/20208:30 AM1Channing West

Advance Alpha Wing
Forward Launch
Good Landing
No Wind Condition

3206/18/20209:00 AM1Channing West

Advance Alpha Wing
Reverse Launch
Good Landing
Weak Wind Condition
One-handed Stirring (Right and then left)

8304/29/20206:00 PM30East Gros Ventre Butte, WY

Soaring the south side of the butte and then caught a light thermal to keep me up. Flew with birds above and below me. Landed at Karns Meadow Park. Set up over the swamp, and then into the semi tight LZ.

Richard GroveUP Makalu 38405/01/20206:30 PM25Nelson’s Butte, WY

Soared Nelson’s with Pat, Chris Moody, and Rich. Scraped down as I was soaring, landing hot facing North and in a ditch, glider caught on sagebrush. If start to sink out there again, head left into the big LZ towards the Wilson Canyon Trail.

Richard GroveUP Makalu 38505/02/20207:00 PM3High School Butte, WY

Quick little flight off HS Butte did about three soaring passes and then went to the LZ.

Richard GroveUP Makalu 38605/08/20206:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

Extended Sled Ride

UP Makalu 38705/08/20207:00 AM30Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

Sunrise Soaring!

UP Makalu 38805/08/20207:30 AM30Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

Sunrise Soaring!

UP Makalu 38905/08/20207:00 PM40Point of the Mountain – North Side, UT

Sunset Soaring!

UP Makalu 39005/09/20207:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

Sledder

UP Makalu 39105/09/20208:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

Sledder

UP Makalu 39205/09/20208:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

Sledder

UP Makalu 39305/09/20207:30 PM60Point of the Mountain – North Side, UT

Magical sunset flight! Benched up and top landed! Even moved down the ridge to the end of the neighborhood. Had to use big ears for several minutes in order to get down even after sunset because the lift was so strong.

UP Makalu 39405/10/20206:30 AM60Point of the Mountain – South Side, UT

Amazing sunrise flight! Top landed and even tried to do some foot drags, some were successful, others..not!

UP Makalu 39505/10/20207:00 PM5High School Butte, WY

Flying SLC in the Morning, and Jackson in the evening after work!

UP Makalu 39605/16/20205:30 PM5Mid Launch Curtis Canyon, WY

Weird bumpy ride SW winds, most likely flying in rotor from Crystal Butte; had to land near the lower launch.

UP Makalu 39705/16/20206:30 PM15High Launch Curtis Canyon, WY

Weird bumpy ride SW winds, most likely flying in rotor from Crystal Butte;overshot the LZ due to weird lift. Ended up landing right below it.

UP Makalu 39806/18/20207:00 PM2Low Launch Curtis Canyon, WY

Correctly landed at the main LZ!

UP Makalu 39905/27/20207:00 PM65High Launch Curtis Canyon, WY

Epic evening flight! beautiful views of Jackson Hole and the Tetons. Lots of gliders out and was a good time! Landed as the winds were turning catabatic. Focus on when other pilots go to land. Got the LZ but next time go for top landing.

UP Makalu 310005/31/20207:30 PM5High School Butte, WY

Couple passes and then out to LZ. 100th flight!!!

UP Makalu 32206/18/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Forward launch. No wind landing.

Rob BlackBGD Magic2306/18/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Harness turns. No wind landing.

Rob BlackBGD Magic2406/18/20208:30 AM1Channing West

Rear riser turns. No wind landing.

Rob BlackBGD Magic2506/18/20209:00 AM1Channing West

Single hand turns. Low wind landing.

Rob BlackBGD Magic2606/18/20209:30 AM1Channing West

Big ears. Light wind landing.

Rob BlackBGD Magic2106/16/202010:30 AM1Newell

Cross wind landing

Rob BlackBGD Magic1906/16/20209:30 AM1Newell

heavy hands during flight

Rob BlackBGD Magic2006/16/202010:00 AM1Newell

took base leg of landing wider to burn altitude to land on runway

Rob BlackBGD Magic1806/11/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock

medium wind launch. Flew right betweeen trees and rock pile. burned altitude by taking base leg wide and landed on the trail.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1706/11/20209:30 AM2Blue Rock

wonky launch got pulled to the right and had to shutdown wing.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1606/11/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock mid

good launch harness turns.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1506/11/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock mid

Rear riser turns

Rob BlackBGD Magic1406/10/20207:30 PM1Channing West

reverse launch. Harness turns, crabbing on final.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1306/10/20207:00 PM1Channing West

a little bit of lift flew towards lower houses then harness turned back to the fence line, landed into wind

Rob BlackBGD Magic1206/10/20206:30 PM1Channing West

radio wasnt turned up all the way hard to hear. Need to remember pre flight checks!

Rob BlackBGD Magic1106/09/202011:00 AM2Blue Rock top

kited stable and good launch. harness turns. figure 8’s on base leg to burn altitude before landing near windsock.

Rob BlackBGD Magic1006/09/202010:30 AM2Blue Rock top

Mini ridge soar.

Rob BlackBGD Magic906/09/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock top

Attempted to un-stow speedbar with foot but was unsuccessful.

Rob BlackBGD Magic806/04/20208:00 PM1Channing West

sunset load! crabbed approach to landing.

Rob BlackBGD Magic706/04/20207:30 PM1Channing West

reverse launch

Rob BlackBGD Magic606/03/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock West/North

Learned about cycles and watching the wind start at the bottom by looking at the weeds or brush or bushes.

Rob BlackBGD Magic506/03/20209:30 AM1Blue Rock West/North

launch and landed in main/ east landing area

Rob BlackBGD Magic406/02/202010:00 AM1Channing West

crab flying noticing how much the harness inputs work

Rob BlackBGD Magic306/01/20209:00 AM1Channing West

Harness turns then toggle turns

Rob BlackBGD Magic205/28/20208:00 AM1Channing West

launching and run run run run!!!

Rob BlackBGD Magic105/25/202010:00 AM1Channing West

first flight!

Rob BlackBGD Magic206/19/20207:30 AM3Point of the Mountain

Launching, turning, maneuvering through traffic, landing in easy conditions.

Ben White106/16/20207:00 AM3Point of the Mountain

Launching, turning, maneuvering through traffic, landing in easy conditions.

Ben White306/20/20208:00 AM5Point of the Mountain

Launching, turning, maneuvering through traffic, landing in easy conditions.

Ben White406/20/20208:30 AM5Point of the Mountain

Launching, turning, maneuvering through traffic, landing in easy conditions.

Ben White506/20/20209:00 PM5Point of the Mountain

Launching, turning, maneuvering through traffic, landing in easy conditions.

Ben White1806/14/20209:00 AM1Newell, American Canyon

Reverse launch

Rob BlackAlpha1906/14/20209:30 AM1Newell, American Canyon

Reverse launch

Rob BlackAlpha2006/14/20209:30 AM1Newell, American Canyon

Reverse launch

Rob BlackAlpha2106/14/202010:00 AM1Newell, American Canyon

Reverse launch

Rob BlackAlpha2206/18/20207:30 AM2Channing Hill West, Benica

Forward launch and land in no wind

Rob BlackVivo2306/18/20208:00 AM2Channing Hill West, Benica

Forward launch with one handed turns left and right.

Rob BlackVivo2406/18/20209:30 AM2Channing Hill West, Benica

Forward launch with Big Ears

Rob BlackVivo3006/17/20203:00 PM122Hensons gap

Ridge soaring
2 top land attemps
Big ears

TaylorBGD Echo3106/20/202011:00 AM6Lookout (sunset)

Sled ride

TaylorBGD Echo3206/20/202012:30 PM60Lookout (sunset)

Bumpy thermals
light and scattered
4364ft

TaylorBGD Echo3306/21/20201:30 PM5Lookout (sunset)

Sled run

TaylorBGD Echo105/03/20209:00 AM1Channing West

First Flight
Reverse Launch
Adam Wing?

205/07/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse Launch
Adam Wing?

305/07/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse Launch
Adam Wing?

405/12/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Reverse Launch

505/14/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Channing

605/14/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Channing

705/15/20207:00 AM1Channing West

Channing

805/15/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Channing

905/19/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock

Blue Rock
Reverse Launch

1005/20/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Channing

1105/20/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Channing

1205/21/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Channing

1305/21/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Channing

1505/23/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Channing

1605/23/20208:30 AM1Channing West

Channing

1705/23/20209:00 AM1Channing West

Channing

1405/21/20208:30 AM1Channing West

Channing

106/19/20205:00 PM30Pine Mtn/Ojai

First mtn flight with Chris.

ChrisBuzz Z6106/19/20208:00 PM2Westfield, VT

First tow up. 90 degree turns and wing control. Take-off and landing timing. I nearly missed the take-off, getting my brakes down just before my wing overshot (this was the second attempt, after overshooting and not leaving the ground during the first attempt). On landing, I missed the timing for a good run. I got a step or two before stumbling to my knees. It was close. I feel confident I’ll be earlier on the brakes for both take-off and landing next flight. Control in the air was beautiful and smooth.

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam3306/22/20209:00 AM1Newell Hill

Sledder
Reverse Launch
Adam Wing – Very Low Altitude

3406/22/20209:30 AM1Newell Hill

Sledder
Reverse Launch
Adam Wing – Very Low Altitude

4706/18/20207:30 AM1Channing West

Sledder

Rob BlackAirDesign Vivo4806/18/20208:00 AM1Channing West

Sledder

Rob BlackAirDesign Vivo4906/18/20209:00 AM1Channing West

Sledder

Rob BlackAirDesign Vivo105/13/20208:00 AM1channing

1st flight
forward launch

205/13/20208:30 AM1channing

crosswind landing
forward launch

305/13/20209:30 AM1channing

crosswind landing
forward launch

405/26/20209:00 AM1channing

one handed steering
forward launch

505/26/202010:00 AM1channing

reverse launch
plf

605/26/202010:30 AM1channing

reverse launch

705/26/202011:00 AM1channing

reverse launch

805/27/20208:30 AM1channing

reverse launch

905/27/20209:00 AM1channing

reverse launch

1006/22/202011:00 AM1channing

spot landing
forward launch

1106/16/202010:00 AM1newell

new launch/landing area

Vivo1206/16/202011:00 AM1newell

turbulence/poppy

Vivo2706/07/20205:00 PM1Westford

Mini Hill

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 42806/07/20205:30 PM1Westford

Mini Hill

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 42906/07/20206:00 PM1Westford

Mini Hill

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43006/15/20205:00 PM1Westford

Mini Hill

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43106/15/20205:30 PM1Westford

Mini Hill

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43206/15/20206:00 PM1Westford

Mini Hill

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43306/15/20206:30 PM3Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43406/15/20207:00 PM3Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43506/15/20207:30 PM3Westford

Tow Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43606/16/20206:00 PM2Westford

Tow Flight: Tension Knot Left Wing Tip, Released From Tow, Popped Tension Knot Out By Pumping Left Control Line

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43706/16/20206:30 PM2Westford

Tow Flight: Redemption

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 41306/22/20207:00 PM5Heavener SW

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 31406/22/20208:00 PM5Heavener SW

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 31506/22/20208:30 PM5Heavener SW

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 31606/22/20209:00 PM5Heavener SW

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 3306/01/20206:00 PM2Channing Circle Park, Benicia, Ca

Turn left, turn right.

Rob Black2506/22/20209:00 AM1Newell, American Canyon

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackVivo2606/22/20209:30 AM1Newell, American Canyon

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackVivo2706/22/20209:30 AM1Newell, American Canyon

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackVivo2806/22/202010:00 AM1Newell, American Canyon

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackVivo2906/22/202010:30 AM1Newell, American Canyon

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackVivo606/24/20208:30 AM5Point of the Mountain

Launching, turning, maneuvering through traffic, squaring up into the wind, low turns.

Ben White706/24/20209:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Launching, turning, maneuvering through traffic, squaring up into the wind, spot landing.

Ben White806/23/20208:00 PM15Point of the Mountain – North Side

Launching with more commitment, turning, maneuvering through traffic, soaring, fast landings, top landing.

Ben White906/23/20208:30 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

Launching with more commitment, turning, maneuvering through traffic, soaring, fast landings, top landing.

Ben White1006/23/20208:30 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

Launching with more commitment, turning, maneuvering through traffic, soaring, fast landings.

Ben White1106/22/20208:00 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

Launching with more commitment, turning, maneuvering through traffic.

Ben White1206/23/20207:30 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

Launching, turning, soaring, landing.

Ben White1306/24/20208:00 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

Launching, turning, soaring, landing.

Ben White1406/23/20208:00 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

Launching, turning, soaring, landing.

Ben White1506/19/20209:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Training Hill Flight.

Ben White1606/19/202010:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Training Hill Flight.

Ben White1706/23/20209:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Training Hill Flight.

Ben White1806/23/20209:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Training Hill Flight.

Ben White3506/23/20208:30 AM1Newell Hill

Sledder
Reverse Launch
Adam Wing – Very Low Altitude

3606/23/20209:00 AM1Newell Hill

Sledder
Reverse Launch
Adam Wing – Very Low Altitude

3706/23/20209:30 AM1Newell Hill

Sledder
Reverse Launch
Adam Wing – Very Low Altitude

1906/25/20207:30 PM60Point of the Mountain – North Side

Benching, 360DEG turns, 720DEG turns, Big Ears, Speed bar, turns, soaring, asymmetric collapse, landing.

Ben White1306/26/20209:00 AM30Mt Brace flying club NY

Forward facing lunch due to low wind. Joachim Roesler present at launch to instruct. Cairn at LZ to coach landing.

Joachim RoeslerBuzz 511506/04/202011:30 AM2BR, North

Reverse

Echo11606/09/20208:00 PM13BR, North

Reverse

Echo11706/14/20207:30 PM7Tiger Mtn South

Reverse, 7-9 mph

Scott StabbertEcho11806/24/20208:00 PM3BR mid

Reverse, 7-9 mph

Echo11906/27/20208:30 AM6Potato Hill

Reverse, rear riser 360, speedbar

Echo12006/27/202011:00 AM172Potato Hill

Reverse, rear riser 360, speedbar + big ears, thermalling, traffic

Echo12106/28/202010:00 AM20Potato Hill

Reverse, speedbar + big ears, thermalling, spot landing near the 2

Echo12306/26/202011:00 AM84Potato

Potato hill ROB training p1 weekend. great flight! Goal was to bust 6000 feet and make it to Snow MTN – did neither (max altitude 5433), but played forever is lots of thermals and really learned a lot. Used part speed bar bw thermals, tried to keep turns flat. Everyone had difficulty with the altitude, needing 6k before trying to head to Snow. Mike tried at 4200, bombed out. But at least I can see it in my sights!

noneBGD Epic12406/27/20208:00 AM8Potato

Potato hill ROB training p1 weekend. sledder on saturday. Mike taught me cool pitch control exercise/practice. brake brake brake, hands up! let it swing forward, and stabilize, same again, then on third time let it swing forward with a good check! nice! like a swing set. I also practiced getting on c risers then bar. Found out my strap gets in the way with full bar and working on that.

noneBGD Epic12506/27/202010:00 AM20Potato

Potato hill ROB training p1 weekend. launched a bit too early so thermals not well developed yet. struggled with staying in them
so close to terrain, using s turns and figure 8s. practiced more exercises. should have gone up again but didn’t even think about it since this was going my one flight.

noneBGD Epic12606/28/20209:30 AM12Potato

Potato hill ROB training p1 weekend. last flight. group had big worries about the LZ starting to pop, and the winds higher. Launched, played in a few thermals for a short time, including one thermal I joined with John K. Rob nor Mike was going to fly, which I learned on the radio while flying. had to use big ears, practiced big ears, speed bar, and it was ROCKY! Decided on landing, due to gravity in Rob’s voice. Very proud of my landing, on my toes, even given popping lz, with p1’s watching (which I did not realize until after I landed).

noneBGD Epic3806/27/20207:30 AM10Potato Hill

Sledder
Forward Launch – Low Wind
Adam Wing
Practiced the following:
Rear riser turns – Big ears – Speed Bar (half and full) – one-handed flying – figure 8 – 360 turns

BGD Adam3906/27/20208:30 AM10Potato Hill

Sledder
Hybrid Launch – Medium Wind
Adam Wing
Practiced the following:
Rear riser turns – Big ears – Speed Bar (half and full) – Big ears with Speed bar – one-handed flying – no-handed flying – figure 8 – 360 turns
I hit two thermals – gained lift – did not stay in them

BGD Adam4006/28/20209:00 AM10Potato Hill

Sledder
Reverse Launch – around 10MPH Wind – Second Attempt Launch
Adam Wing
Practiced the following:
Rear riser turns – Big ears – one-handed flying – figure 8 – 360 turns
I hit two thermals – gained A LOT of lift – did not attempt to stay in them as Rob wanted us to land soon because the LZ was gusty and unstable

BGD Adam5006/30/20209:00 AM2Ed Levin 300

Sledder

AirDesign Vivo5106/30/202010:30 AM8Ed Levin 600

Sledder/Thermal

AirDesign Vivo106/30/20206:00 PM5Westford, VT

First winch tow flight

Calef Letorney2706/24/20208:00 AM1Newell

Very low wind. Forward launch.

Rob BlackBGD Magic2806/24/20208:00 AM1Newell

Very low winds forward launch flew along path. Did some air trimming of brush.

Rob BlackBGD Magic2906/24/20208:30 AM1Newell

Slight breeze from southwest. Reverse launch. not much lift. sledder to landing on path.

Rob BlackBGD Magic3006/24/20208:30 AM1Newell

3-4 mph wind from sw. Reverse launch. Harness turns. land on “runway”

Rob BlackBGD Magic3106/24/20209:00 AM1Newell

slightly gusts 3-4mph. Reverse launch. sledder with no lift.

Rob BlackBGD Magic3206/24/20209:30 AM1Newell

Wind from sw 5-6mph. Reverse launch. Got lift and followed trail towards runway. Got more lift and took base leg wide to left onto final in order to burn off altitude. landed 15 ft from Rob.

Rob BlackBGD Magic3306/24/202010:00 AM1Newell

Wind from SW 5-6 mph. During kiting i didn’t catch tension knot in my lines. Mike advised me upon landing to be extremely vigilant checking while kiting.

Rob BlackBGD Magic3406/27/20208:00 AM10Potato

Sat on launch 6 am waiting for Catabatic winds from the Southwest
(cool winds going down the ridge) to die down. launch is Northeast facing. Catabatic winds died down and ended up doing forward facing launch. Flew off launch and to the left to follow spine. could not deploy speed bar with foot so maintained stable heading placed both toggles in right hand and deployed speed bar with left hand and returned toggles to respective hands. Performed half and full speedbar. Performed 1 handed 90 degrees both right and left turns, twice each. Perfoemed big ears and then while in big ears, harness turns to both the left and the right. attempted to perform figure 8’s above holding area and got a tad confused. landed 20 ft past orange cones.

Rob BlackBGD Magic3506/27/20209:30 AM10Potato

Winds still very light on launch. 1st Launch was forward attempt, ended up successful abortion.
winds picked up slightly to about 4 mph to allow for a successful reverse launch.
Flew off launch and followed flight path to the left over the spine and looked to find any lift.
Successfully deployed speed bar with my foot this time and performed both half and full speed bar.
Performed rear riser turns.
Performed big ears and speedbar.
Performed no handed turns.
Performed 1 handed turns.
Setting up landing I flew over barbwire fence and successfully performed figure 8’s to burn of altitude and landed near the (2) marker on the ground.

Rob BlackBGD Magic3606/28/20207:30 AM10Potato

Reverse launch. Ran all the way off launch as Mike yelled at me, i mean coached me 😉 to do. Flew out for a couple of seconds and made my left hand turn towards the spine. Rob stayed off radio and allowed me to pick the skills i wanted to practice. I chose to deploy speed bar with my foot as i have been not successful up until last flight.
Speedbar deployment felt great.
performed big ears.
performed no handed turns.
performed 360 degree turn to right.
set up and performed 270 degree turn to left to start flying back to LZ.
winds picked up significantly and I was a little worried about not being able to make it back to the LZ.
I flew straight in towards windsock and landed just southwest of it on dirt road.

Rob BlackBGD Magic4107/01/20209:30 AM5Blue Rock – North Launch

First Soaring Flight
First Flight After P2 Certification
Coached by Rob
Reverse Launch – around 10MPH Wind – Second Attempt Launch
Alpha Wing

Advance Alpha1407/02/20209:30 AM5Ellenville NY

Forward facing lunch due to low wind. Joachim Roesler present at launch to instruct.

Joachim RoeslerBuzz 51507/02/202010:30 AM5Ellenville NY

Reverse launchJoachim Roesler present at launch to instruct.

Joachim RoeslerBuzz 512707/01/20209:30 AM37Blue rock

launched mid launch with David Suder, Kenny. Scratched at start and Rob taught me how to make tear drops, come closer to the hill and terrain than prior, and saved my flight for me! He almost gave up because I was not the best student (confused about both teardrop and the proximity to the terrain). Landed on runway with a hop over a cardoon! Then went to the brewery.

noneBGD Epic1607/02/202011:00 AM5Ellenville NY

Reverse launchJoachim Roesler present at launch to instruct.

Joachim RoeslerBuzz 55207/03/20209:00 AM10Blue Rock

Soar

AirDesign Vivo5307/03/20209:30 AM5Blue Rock

Soar

AirDesign Vivo5407/04/20203:00 PM20Mussel Rock

Soar

AirDesign Vivo12807/03/20203:30 PM29Mussel Rock

had a great site overview by Mike McCook! Then launched Walker and FLEW THECWALL! Amazing. managed my altitude, used speedbar back from end, was y 6-7 into the wind without speedbar. Used lots of big ears and speed bar. Had a lovely landing to 1) get some nuts and 2) challenge myself to launch again because conditions were getting stronger. sooo happy to be flying there on my own! great landing – just I was seeing them do last year!

noneBGD Epic12907/03/20204:30 PM20Mussel Rock

challenging launch as I hoped. Into the weeds at first (too much input from Greg who was suggesting I change my style – not a good idea). Then a beautiful launch. played in the bowl more, after a bit on the wall. Then landed! great flight!

noneBGD Epic1707/03/20207:00 PM6Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 38106/06/20207:00 PM74Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Kieger mt and beacon field

BrittonRoadster 38206/21/20206:30 PM65Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Flew to water tower then quarry then around Ava

BrittonRoadster 38306/24/20206:30 PM86Douglas County MO

Motor flight. Long flight. Killed and restarted motor in flight for first time. Flew low over kieger mt. A man and boy were on side by side. Flew right next to them they smiled and waved.

BrittonRoadster 38407/03/202010:30 AM12Panorama

Britton had me launch first today. Had some lift but mostly a sledder. There was a bear cub in the LZ!

BrittonRoadster 33007/04/20208:30 AM2Channing West

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackVivo3107/04/20209:00 AM1Newell

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackVivo3207/04/20209:30 AM1Newell

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackVivo3307/04/202010:00 AM1Newell

Forward Launch

Rob BlackVivo3407/04/202010:30 AM1Newell

Forward Launch

Rob BlackVivo3507/04/202011:00 AM1Newell

Forward Launch

Rob BlackVivo8507/03/202012:30 PM15Panorama

Briefly got above launch, then sledded down.

BrittonRoadster 31707/05/20209:30 AM25Mt Brace flight club

Forward launch, nearly did not clear bushes at end of launch runway. Landed safelyJoachim Roesler present at launch to instruct.

Joachim RoeslerBuzz 51807/05/20201:00 PM7Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 31907/05/20202:00 PM7Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 32007/05/20203:00 PM7Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 32107/05/20204:00 PM7Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 32207/05/20205:00 PM7Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 32307/05/20206:00 PM7Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 3102/01/20205:00 PM5Heavener SW Launch

First mountain flight!

Britton ShawRoadster 3202/01/20206:00 PM5Heavener SW Launch

Second flight (2 flights this day)

Britton ShawRoadster 3304/08/20206:00 PM6Heavener SSE Launch

Sled ride from Heavener SSE Launch. First time off that launch.

Britton ShawRoadster 3405/14/20206:00 PM15Heavener SSE Launch

First ridge soar!

Was up 15 minutes. Winds picked up really strong. Lost radio contact with Britton. He waved me to the pasture. I used speed bar to get there. Landed upwind – butt landing, but landed safely.

Britton ShawRoadster 3506/04/20207:00 PM5Panorama

First time to launch from Pano!

Britton ShawRoadster 3605/26/20206:00 PM5Heavener SW Launch

Sled run

Britton ShawRoadster 3705/26/20208:00 PM5Heavener SW Launch

Sled run

Britton ShawRoadster 3806/02/20207:00 PM4Heavener SSE Launch

Sled ride

Britton ShawRoadster 3906/02/20208:30 PM11Heavener SSE Launch

attempted ridge soar, but couldn’t get much

Britton ShawRoadster 31006/03/20206:00 PM9Heavener SW Launch

Extended sled ride

Britton ShawRoadster 31106/03/20207:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

sled ride

Britton ShawRoadster 31206/03/20208:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

sled ride

Britton ShawRoadster 31306/06/20206:30 PM62Panorama

First long ridge soar. Had plenty of ridge lift. Would have stayed up much longer, but Negeen went into the trees so everyone landed to help her.

Britton ShawRoadster 31406/11/20206:30 PM6Panorama

Pano Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 31506/11/20207:30 PM8Panorama

Pano Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 31606/11/20208:30 PM6Panorama

Pano Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 31706/12/20208:00 PM5Buffalo

Buffalo Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 31806/13/20208:00 AM4Buffalo

Buffalo Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 31906/13/20209:00 AM4Buffalo

Buffalo Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 32006/13/202010:00 AM6Buffalo

Buffalo Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 32106/13/202011:00 AM4Buffalo

Buffalo Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 32206/13/20207:00 PM5Panorama

Pano Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 32306/13/20208:00 PM11Panorama

Pano extended sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 32406/14/20208:30 AM5Buffalo

Buffalo sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 32506/14/20209:00 AM6Buffalo

Buffalo sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 32606/14/202010:00 AM5Buffalo

Buffalo sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 32706/14/202010:30 AM7Buffalo

Buffalo sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 32806/14/202011:30 AM10Buffalo

Buffalo. First taste of a thermal.

Britton ShawRoadster 32906/22/20207:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Heavener sledder.

This was the night that me, Jason, and Mike Farney went to Heavener without Britton. It was our first flight without him present. We checked in with him once we got on site. We facetime called him while I kited the wing (to show him the winds). He approved. We launched.

Britton ShawRoadster 33006/22/20208:00 PM5Heavener SW Launch

Heavener sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 33106/22/20208:30 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Heavener sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 33207/01/20207:00 PM58Heavener SSE Launch

Ridge Soar!

This was my first flight at the BMF 2020 July 4th Fly in.

Big Lesson: The lift band is AWAY from the launch site. Never get behind or even over the launch site. This was the flight that Morrie went down.

Britton ShawRoadster 33307/02/20201:00 PM6Buffalo

Buffalo Sledder. Trying out some mid day flying.

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 33407/02/20202:30 PM4Buffalo

Buffalo mid day Sledder.

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 33507/03/202011:00 AM4Panorama

Pano Sledder

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 33607/03/202012:00 PM8Panorama

Pano Sledder

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 33707/03/20207:00 PM6Panorama

Pano Sledder

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 33807/05/20201:00 PM7Panorama

Pano Sledder

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 33907/05/20203:00 PM6Panorama

Pano Sledder

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 34007/05/20204:00 PM5Panorama

Pano Sledder

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 34107/05/20205:30 PM6Panorama

Pano Sledder

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 34207/05/20206:00 PM4Panorama

Pano Sledder

BMF 2020 July 4th Fly In

Britton ShawRoadster 35507/05/202011:30 AM2Mussel Rock

Short Sledder. Winds got too south and produced no lift

AirDesign Vivo2707/05/20203:30 PM6Panorama

launch
Weight shift
braking to spot land
spot landing

Britton Shaw2807/05/20204:00 PM6Panorama

launch
Weight shift
tip steering
spot landing

Britton Shaw2907/05/20205:30 PM6Panorama

launch
Weight shift
landing at red line
spot landing

Britton Shaw8607/03/20204:30 PM12Panorama

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 38707/04/202011:00 AM12Panorama

Wind was starting to shift. Got one in before it started blowing over the back

BrittonRoadster 34207/07/20209:30 AM1Blue Rock – Mid Launch

Attempted Second Soaring Flight
Second Flight After P2 Certification
Coached by Mohamed
Reverse Launch – around 7MPH Wind
Alpha Wing
Sank Fast
Good Landing

Advance Alpha4307/07/202010:00 AM5Blue Rock – Mid Launch

Second Soaring Flight
Third Flight After P2 Certification
Coached by Mohamed
Reverse Launch – around 7MPH Wind
Alpha Wing
Left Turns were tough – Harness needs to be fixed
Rough Landing: Experimented with slowing down before full brake

Advance Alpha5607/09/20205:00 PM45Mussel Rock

Strong Wind Soaring

AirDesign Vivo3007/08/20206:00 PM20ft smith sod farm

PPG
launch
basic manuvers
landing

Britton Shaw3107/08/20207:00 PM24ft smith sod farm

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
fly to 5-6k ft
landing

Britton Shaw3207/08/20208:00 PM15ft smith sod farm

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw3407/04/20209:30 AM10Whitwell

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo3507/06/202010:00 AM10Whitwell

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo3607/06/20201:00 PM15Whitwell

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo3707/06/20203:30 PM10Whitwell

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo3807/11/202011:00 AM15Whitwell

Sledder
Light lift over LZ
wing overs

TaylorBGD Echo3907/11/20201:30 PM12Whitwell

Sledder
wing overs

TaylorBGD Echo4007/11/20203:00 PM44Whitwell

Sledder
wing overs
3256 ft

TaylorBGD Echo2007/11/20207:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Just had a 10 day vacation so I was worried I would be rusty – Easy flight off the top of the hill. First time flying the calypso wing. It felt a bit softer and the brake lines were much longer compared to the nova wing. My landing was a bit too fast for comfort, but I landed on my feet with no issues. After flying I spent roughly 30 minutes working on ground handling (wing jumps, putting the wing on it’s side, slide). Ground handling is getting very comfortable and the rustiness faded away quickly.

Ben WhiteCalypso404/25/20208:00 AM8Channing West, Gateway

Winds were East at Channing so we moved to Gateway.

Winds South. Spring conditions/switching.
10mph, windshifts of 60 degrees.

Worked on reverse kiting on a slope.
Became super frustrated, and overwhelmed-just trying to establish new muscle memory and process information and new movements- also dehydrated.

Did a couple attempts at launching, wind dropped.
3rd shot wind came back and I got a flight.
-remember to pack my wing for an easier hike
-Lost my temper today. Need to have realistic expectations, and not be so hard on myself.it's day two. I'm doing great.

JoelBGD ?106/02/20207:00 PM4Heavener SSE Launch

sledder, first flight

Britton Shawelement 3206/02/20208:00 PM5Heavener SSE Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 3306/03/20207:00 PM04Heavener SSE Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 3406/03/20207:30 PM5Heavener SSE Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 3506/07/20206:00 PM8Panorama

sledder, first at pano nageen stuck in trees

Britton Shawelement 3606/14/20207:30 PM04Heavener SSE Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 3706/14/20208:30 PM6Heavener SSE Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 3806/22/20207:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 3906/22/20208:00 PM5Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 31006/22/20208:30 PM4Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 31106/22/20209:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 31207/01/20207:00 PM7Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 31307/01/20208:00 PM18Heavener SSE Launch

first ridge soar

Britton Shawelement 31407/03/202011:00 AM5Panorama

sledder, attempting thermals

Britton Shawelement 31507/03/202012:00 PM6Panorama

sledder, attempting thermals

Britton Shawelement 31607/03/20207:00 PM6Panorama

sledder, attempting thermals

Britton Shawelement 31707/05/20201:00 PM6Panorama

sledder, attempting thermals

Britton Shawelement 31807/05/20203:00 PM8Panorama

extended sledder, first time catching any real thermal lift

Britton Shawelement 31907/05/20205:30 PM5Panorama

sledder

Britton Shawelement 32007/05/20206:00 PM5Panorama

sledder

Britton Shawelement 32107/08/20207:00 PM25sod farm

first motor flight, first motor out, 4k feet

Britton ShawRoadster 32207/11/202010:00 AM3Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 32307/11/202011:00 AM4Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 32407/11/20201:00 PM6Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 32507/11/20202:30 PM5Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 32607/11/20204:30 PM5Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 32707/11/20205:30 PM5Heavener SW Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 34307/11/202011:00 AM6Heavener SW Launch

Heavener Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 34407/11/202012:00 PM6Heavener SW Launch

Heavener Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 34507/11/20201:00 PM6Heavener SW Launch

Heavener Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 34607/11/20203:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Heavener Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 34707/11/20204:30 PM7Heavener SW Launch

Heavener extended Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 34807/11/20205:30 PM5Heavener SW Launch

Heavener Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 34907/11/20206:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Heavener Sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 35007/11/20207:00 PM6Heavener SW Launch

Heavener Sledder.

Of the 8 sledders I took today, I landed in the target circle 4 times.

Britton ShawRoadster 3404/25/20208:00 AM8Channing West, Gateway

Winds were East at Channing so we moved to Gateway.

Winds South. Spring conditions/switching.
10mph, windshifts of 60 degrees.

Worked on reverse kiting on a slope.
Became super frustrated, and overwhelmed-just trying to establish new muscle memory and process information and new movements- also dehydrated.

Did a couple attempts at launching, wind dropped.
3rd shot wind came back and I got a flight.
-remember to pack my wing for an easier hike
-Lost my temper today. Need to have realistic expectations, and not be so hard on myself.it's day two. I'm doing great.

JoelBGD ?2407/11/202011:00 AM6Heavener launch

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 32507/11/20201:00 PM16Heavener launch

ridge soar

B ShawSpyder 32607/11/20202:30 PM6Heavener launch

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 32707/11/20205:30 PM6Heavener launch

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 32807/11/20204:00 PM6Heavener launch

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 32907/11/20207:00 PM6Heavener launch

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 32107/12/20207:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Easy south side flight with lots of kiting beforehand – Landed with no wind and overshot my landing by quite a bit. Need to practice landing.

Ben WhiteCalypso2207/12/20208:30 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

Easy south side flight with over an hour of kiting beforehand – practiced jumps, keeping the wing up while forward, and glider control. Flew too close to the hill with pockets of sinking air and got too close to the ground for comfort as I was coming down the hill.

Ben WhiteCalypso1602/17/202010:00 AM1Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Forward Launch, basic flight plan, First solo flight from atop hill after four lower- and mid-hill flights.

Chris GranthamOzone1702/17/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Forward Launch, basic flight plan

Chris GranthamOzone1802/17/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Forward Launch, basic flight plan

Chris GranthamOzone1902/17/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Forward Launch, S turns

Chris GranthamOzone2002/17/202011:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Forward Launch, S turn, Weight-Shift Turns

Chris GranthamOzone2102/17/202011:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Break Steering

Chris GranthamOzone2202/17/20202:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Forward Launch, S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone2302/17/20201:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Forward Launch, S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone2402/18/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone2502/18/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone2602/18/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Reverse Launch, S-Turns, (better, faster break wrap)

Chris GranthamOzone2702/18/202011:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone2802/18/20201:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan, S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone2902/18/20202:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan, S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone3002/18/20202:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan, S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone3102/19/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan, S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone3202/19/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Rear Riser Turns

Chris GranthamOzone3302/19/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Speed Bar

Chris GranthamOzone3402/19/202011:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Speed Bar

Chris GranthamOzone3502/19/20202:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Bunny Ears

Chris GranthamOzone3602/19/20202:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

25% Asymmetrical Deflation

Chris GranthamOzone3702/19/20203:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone3802/20/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone3902/20/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Right Hand Control

Chris GranthamOzone4002/20/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Forward Launch

Chris GranthamOzone4102/20/202011:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan and S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone4202/20/20202:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan and S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone4302/21/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan and S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone4402/21/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan and S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone4402/29/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan and S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone4502/29/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Landed 20 feet from Flag

Chris GranthamOzone4602/29/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone4702/29/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone4802/29/202011:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone4902/29/202011:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Landed 10 feet from flag.

Chris GranthamOzone5003/01/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone5103/01/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone5203/01/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Landed 15 feet from flag

Chris GranthamOzone5303/01/20202:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan

Chris GranthamOzone5403/01/20203:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan

Chris GranthamOzone5506/26/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

First flight in brand new Mojo 6!

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 65606/26/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan – Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 65706/26/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Basic Flight Plan – Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 65806/26/20201:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 65906/26/20202:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Landed 5 feet from flag

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66006/26/20203:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66106/27/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66206/27/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66306/27/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Landed 10 feet from flag

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66406/27/202011:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66506/27/20202:00 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66606/27/20202:30 PM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66707/10/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns, Forward Launch

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66807/10/202010:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

S-Turns, Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 66907/10/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Landed 15 feet to flag

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 67007/17/202010:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 67107/17/202010:30 AM3Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Reverse Launch – Wonderful (“Mini-Cross Country”) Flight.

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 67207/17/202011:00 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 63007/12/20205:00 PM6Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 33107/12/20206:00 PM6Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 33207/12/20207:00 PM6Panorama PG Point

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 35107/12/20204:30 PM18Panorama

Got a little thermal action…

Britton ShawRoadster 35207/12/20205:30 PM9Panorama

pano sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 35307/12/20206:30 PM6Panorama

pano sledder

Britton ShawRoadster 313007/10/20209:30 AM7Hat Creek

First sledder at Hat creek. Easy flight. Landed in LZ1.

noneBGD Epic13107/10/202011:00 AM9Hat Creek

second sledder at Hat creek. Little bit later in the morning, more lifty… Landed in LZ1. Struggled to get down a bit, so Suder headed to LZ2 – better choice!

noneBGD Epic13207/10/20206:00 PM42Hat Creek

First sunset flight at hat Creek. 5200 feet max (launch at 4554), nice flight. landed at LZ2 – better of the landing zones. definitely need A/C method to launch.

noneBGD Epic13307/11/20208:00 PM17Hat Creek

second sunset flight at hat Creek. short flight as conditions were gusty until late. aborted first launch due to wing tip fold. It had been a nice lift. Second launch perfect.

noneBGD Epic13407/12/202011:00 AM7Hat Creek

last sledder, Suder did drone footage. Very little wind, no lift, headed to LZ1 nearly immediately. No wind in LZ, nice landing.

noneBGD Epic4107/13/202011:00 AM8Hensons gap

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo4207/13/20201:00 PM27Hensons gap

Sledder
Caught one thermal

TaylorBGD Echo4307/13/20203:00 PM16Hensons gap

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo4407/13/20204:00 PM36Hensons gap

Ridge lift
Wing overs

TaylorBGD Echo4507/13/20205:30 PM96Hensons gap

Ridge lift
Wing overs
First top landing!!

TaylorBGD Echo907/13/20206:00 PM60Tiger

9th solo 1st reverse launch very nice, nice flight great thermals came in bit high used big ear landed a bit long. Good landing. best flight to date.

Marcalpha 4607/03/202010:00 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black707/14/202010:00 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black807/14/202010:00 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black907/14/202010:00 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black1007/14/202010:00 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black1107/21/20209:00 AM5Blue Rock

Intro to Soaring

Rob Black1207/21/20209:30 AM5Blue Rock

Intro to Soaring

Rob Black1007/14/202012:00 PM30Tiger

10th solo, bumpy down wind and base. all is well, good landing.

Marcalpha 41807/14/20209:30 AM15Ellenville NY

Reverse launch. Landed safely. Joachim Roesler present at launch to instruct.

Joachim RoeslerBuzz 51907/14/202010:30 AM45Ellenville NY

Reverse launch. Lots of lift. Landed in field 50yds short of LZ. Joachim Roesler present at launch to instruct.

Joachim RoeslerBuzz 53307/10/20207:00 PM21Heavenor

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw3407/10/20208:00 PM25Heavenor

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw3507/11/20209:30 AM22Heavenor

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw3607/15/20207:30 PM30jeff smith farm

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw5707/16/202010:30 AM6Ed Levin 600

Bumpy Thermic Sledder

AirDesign Vivo5807/16/202011:30 AM3Ed Levin 300

Bumpy Thermic Sledder

AirDesign Vivo2307/14/20208:00 PM5Point of the Mountain – North Side

North side flight with bumpy air and tiny amounts of lift. Missed spot landing, as I was not clearly focused on landing.

Ben WhiteAoinic2407/15/20207:30 PM15Point of the Mountain – North Side

North side flight with smooth but lifty air. Minor amounts of turbulence. Practiced turning & flying through traffic as well as focused on brake pressure. Landing was much better than previous flight, as it was easy to focus on landing – Top landing

Ben WhiteAoinic2607/15/20208:00 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

North side flight with smooth but lifty air. Minor amounts of turbulence. Practiced turning; flying through traffic as well as focused on brake pressure. Landing was much better than previous flight, as it was easy to focus on landing – Bottom landing in sage brush

Ben WhiteAoinic2707/16/20208:00 AM15Point of the Mountain – South Side

South side flight – Tested the Gin Calypso and really liked it. Flew with a brake wrap and a ton of kiting practice when the conditions became too much. Top landing was smooth and felt great, really starting to understand turning into the wind for landing.

Ben WhiteGin Calypso5407/17/20207:30 PM16Heavener SSE Launch

Little ridge soar. Made a really nice high-ish winds launch.

Should have been able to stay up longer, but lost the lift band. Lift band was pretty narrow tonight. Once I slipped out of it towards the valley, I got too low and had to head down.

Britton ShawRoadster 32807/18/20207:30 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

South side flight – Flew with a brake wrap in light conditions with a little soaring. Heavy and weird traffic. Practiced and nailed spot landings.

Ben WhiteGin Calypso2907/18/20208:00 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

South side flight – Flew with a brake wrap in light conditions with a little soaring. Moderate traffic. Practiced and nailed spot landings.

Ben WhiteGin Calypso3007/18/20208:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

South side flight – Flew with a brake wrap in very light conditions with no soaring. No traffic. Practiced and nailed spot landings.

Ben WhiteGin Calypso3107/18/20209:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

South side flight – Flew with a brake wrap in very light conditions with no soaring. No traffic. Practiced and nailed spot landings.

Ben WhiteGin Calypso1107/18/202012:00 PM45Tiger

11th solo noon, awesome thermals, very bumpy down wind and base. all is well, good landing.

Marcalpha 41207/18/20205:00 PM60Tiger

12th solo, awesome thermals, little bumpy down wind and base. all is well, good landing.

Marcalpha 43207/19/20207:30 PM15Point of the Mountain – North Side

North side soaring flight with P2 and new wing!

Ben WhiteGin Calypso7307/17/202011:30 AM2Elings Park, Santa Barbara

Reverse Launch

Chris GranthamOzone – Mojo 63307/17/20208:00 PM37Heavener SW

ridge soaring

B ShawSpyder 33407/19/20208:30 PM14Heavener SW

ridge soaring

B ShawSpyder 33507/19/20205:30 PM5Heavener launch

sled ride

B ShawSpyder 33607/19/20207:00 PM62Heavener launch

ridge soaring

B ShawSpyder 35507/18/20206:30 PM82Heavener SSE Launch

Fantastic! 1:22 ridge soar at Heavener SSE launch. Longest flight to date. Was with Reggie and Kurt. Reggie launched, Kurt assisted me to launch, then Kurt launched. About an hour into my flight, those two took off to land at the SW LZ, leaving me alone in the sky!

Britton ShawRoadster 35607/19/202012:30 PM7Heavener SW Launch

Mid day Sledder with Jason trying to hook thermals. Not much success with the thermals, but good flights, got a little bit of turbulence, so we got a chance to work on our bump tolerance. Did hook thermals a couple of times, but too close to the ridge so we left them for the valley.

Britton ShawRoadster 35707/19/20201:30 PM5Heavener SW Launch

Mid day Sledder with Jason

Britton ShawRoadster 35807/19/20203:00 PM4Heavener SSE Launch

Mid day Sledder with Jason

Britton ShawRoadster 35907/19/20204:30 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Mid day Sledder with Jason

Britton ShawRoadster 36007/19/20205:30 PM7Heavener SW Launch

Sledder with Jason

Britton ShawRoadster 313507/17/202011:00 AM120Potato

flew with Rob, Suder, Mike. Fun flight, played with thermals. Not high enough to get to Snow mtn.

noneBGD Epic13607/17/20206:30 PM13Potato

sunset sledder. Ended up with so much lift, almost like a glass off. Had to struggle to get down.

noneBGD Epic13707/18/202011:00 AM20Potato

morning flight. Couldn’t get much lift

noneBGD Epic13807/19/202011:00 AM20Potato

morning flight. frustrating. short flight, not accceptable. went back up for #2

noneBGD Epic13907/19/20201:00 PM25Potato

Second of the days flights, not satisfied with first. Flew with lynsey and Joe. I could not work the thermals despite lynsey and joe getting up directly off of launch. Went down spine, tried to work the thermal off the road where pull out is. Tried to mentally map it, core was strong, edges soft (?). couldn’t stay in the core for long, but when I was it was strong. Kept thinking it was more upwind, and it was, until I lost it (repeatedly). had sufficient altitude to make circles (about which I am EXTREMELY cautious), and Thus, I thought, sufficient to make glide to LZ. Then I left the thermal and it was consistent sink (not violent, no clear edge). Got on bar, had sufficient time to choose three LZ’s and liked them all. Aware enough to look at how I would hike out too. Able to navigate to chosen area to land, after giving up first two LZ’s when I was able to fly longer. beautiful landing, beautiful spot, wing not caught in anything, put in sausage bag. Started hiking out (short hike), and Suder and David met me (sweet of them). Glad to learn that I was NOT AT ALL anxious, able to keep my head, made good decisions, able to plan out strategy, able to land in small place. Two things: 1) old phone died before flight, only had new vario only – not sure how this impacted the flight and 2) I had thought for a while that I had been too cautious with my limits on how I would flirt with scratching and thought maybe I would stretch it a tiny bit. Other’s do, and I remember Rob saying how I was “not scratching” when I thought I really, really was in Colombia. Lynsey gets low in the bowl to the right of launch and no one seems worried about her but me. Others flirt with the spine and get back up and few if any are worried about them. So, I questioned “Am I too conservative? Am I not challenging myself sufficiently?” Here is the answer: return to the more cautious approach. I may be missing the challenge, but I will have fewer land outs. No flirting with danger. I am glad it was Potato, where I had studied that terrain and possible land outs plenty of times prior. I got lucky.

noneBGD Epic3707/20/20207:30 PM55jeff smith farm

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw2007/18/202010:30 AM30Mount Brace

Forward launch in low wind. First attempt to launch resulted in landing in the bushes. Able to clear launch on second attempt

Joachim Roesler, Zoe Sheehan SaldanaBuzz 52107/18/20205:00 PM135Mount Brace

Reverse launch in medium wind. Ridge soared and able to gain approximate altitude of 3000ft based on vario reading of another pilot.

Joachim Roesler, Zoe Sheehan SaldanaBuzz 53307/20/20207:00 PM160Point of the Mountain – North Side

2.5 Hour Flight – New Flight record with very lifty air. Practiced 1 handed flying, no handed flying, speedbar, learned big ears on my glider, learned how to control glider from stabilios. Also learned a valuable lesson about glass-off and flying past sunset.

Gin Calypso3407/22/20206:30 PM30Point of the Mountain – North Side

2.5 Hour Flight – New Flight record with very lifty air. Practiced 1 handed flying, no handed flying, speedbar, learned big ears on my glider, learned how to control glider from stabilios. Also learned a valuable lesson about glass-off and flying past sunset.

Gin Calypso3807/21/20206:30 PM71ft smith sod farm

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw5907/23/20209:30 AM3Ed Levin 300

Bumpy Thermic Sledder

AirDesign Vivo6007/23/202010:30 AM5Ed Levin 600

Thermic Sledder

AirDesign Vivo6107/24/202010:00 AM120Mussel Rock

Soaring 😀

AirDesign Vivo2807/19/202012:30 PM6Heavener SW Launch

sledder, first day in thermic conditions without britton.

Britton Shawelement 32907/19/20201:30 PM7Heavener SW Launch

extended sledder, first day in thermic conditions without britton. 573 fpm thermal got out because getting blown too close to terrain.

Britton Shawelement 33007/19/20203:00 PM4Heavener SSE Launch

sledder, first day in thermic conditions without britton.

Britton Shawelement 33107/19/20204:30 PM4Heavener SW Launch

sledder, first day in thermic conditions without britton.

Britton Shawelement 33207/19/20204:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

sledder, first day in thermic conditions without britton.

Britton Shawelement 33307/25/202012:30 PM9Heavener SSE Launch

extended sledder, thermaling with britton on the radio

Britton Shawelement 33407/25/20201:30 PM12Heavener SSE Launch

extended sledder, thermaling with britton on the radio

Britton Shawelement 33507/25/20204:00 PM5Heavener SSE Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 33607/25/20206:30 PM12Heavener SSE Launch

some ridge soaring

Britton Shawelement 33707/25/20207:30 PM8Heavener SSE Launch

some ridge soaring

Britton Shawelement 33807/25/20208:30 PM5Heavener SSE Launch

sledder

Britton Shawelement 31307/25/202011:30 AM30Tiger

13th solo, short flight forgot to turn on vario, all is well good launch and landing.

Marcalpha 46107/25/202012:00 PM23Heavener SSE Launch

Thermal hunting with Britton’s coaching. Got some really good exposure. Learned a lot. Need more.

Britton ShawRoadster 36207/25/20201:30 PM6Heavener SSE Launch

Mid day thermal hunting. No luck.

Britton ShawRoadster 36307/25/20204:00 PM4Heavener SSE Launch

Just trying to get reps.

Britton ShawRoadster 36407/25/20206:30 PM6Heavener SSE Launch

Just trying to get reps.

Britton ShawRoadster 36507/25/20207:30 PM6Heavener SSE Launch

Just trying to get reps.

Britton ShawRoadster 36607/25/20208:30 PM4Heavener SSE Launch

Trying to push the sun back up into the sky for one more rep before the end of the day.

Britton ShawRoadster 33507/26/20207:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Short Sled Ride

Gin Calypso3607/26/20208:00 AM20Point of the Mountain – South Side

Soaring Flight through Traffic – Top Landing Practice

Gin Calypso3707/26/20208:30 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

Soaring Flight through Traffic – Top Landing Practice and immediate launch

Gin Calypso3807/26/20209:00 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

Soaring flight with sled ride down – Nice spot landing

Gin Calypso8807/05/202010:30 AM8Panorama

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 38907/05/202012:30 PM10Panorama

Soar and Sledder

BrittonRoadster 39007/05/20202:00 PM9Panorama

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 39107/05/20205:30 PM6Panorama

Sledder

BrittonRoadster 32207/25/202010:00 AM15Mount Brace

Forward launch with out incident

Joachim Roesler, Zoe Sheehan SaldanaBuzz 52307/26/20205:00 PM60Mount Brace

Reverse launch without incident. Able to ridge soar for about an hour then got pulled back behind ridge. Zoe instructed to use speed bar to help clear and fly towards valley. Unable to fly toward valley with sufficent altitude. Made emergency landing in clearing, swap in forest. Landed without injury and able to pull wing out of tree without assistance. Zoe able to locate me and lead me back to the trail and back to launch. Lesson learned not to fly behind ridge at low altitude in B wing.

Zoe Sheehan SaldanaBuzz 55503/07/202011:00 AM20Bates

Ridge Soaring Bates

Chris GranthamBuzz Z65603/07/202011:00 AM40Bates

Ridge Soaring Bates

Chris GranthamBuzz Z65703/07/20202:00 PM45Bates

Ridge Soaring Bates

Chris GranthamBuzz Z65806/26/20205:30 PM60Pine

Mountain flight

Chris GranthamBuzz Z66207/26/20205:30 PM30Mussel Rock

Soaring 😀 Very high Wind

AirDesign Vivo3707/25/20201:00 PM12Heavener launch

practice thermaling with ridge soaring

B ShawSpyder 33807/25/20204:30 PM5Heavener launch

sledder

B ShawSpyder 33907/25/20206:30 PM31Heavener launch

ridge soaring

B ShawSpyder 34007/26/20204:00 PM51Heavener launch

first solid thermaling flight. Height attained 3600, 2200′ gained above launch

B ShawSpyder 34107/26/20206:30 PM44Heavener launch

ridge soaring. Flew the length of the ridge to the east approx 4 miles

B ShawSpyder 314007/26/20209:30 AM10Blue Rock

short flight in morning after fog lifted. seemed strong up high, and when I launched I went straight up, no matter where I was. Stayed in front of ridge, did not even seek the ridge as i usually do. Used big ears (they were calm this time for some reason) to get down, then stayed low. Decided not to seek more lift. fun flight, but not what i was hoping for.

noneBGD Epic1307/27/20208:00 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black1407/27/20208:00 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black1507/27/20208:30 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black1607/27/20208:30 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black1707/27/20209:00 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black1807/27/20209:00 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black1907/27/20209:30 AM1Newell

Sledders

Rob Black6707/26/202012:30 PM6Heavener SSE Launch

Thermal hunting. No luck.

Britton ShawRoadster 36807/26/20204:00 PM48Heavener SSE Launch

THERMALS!!

Found ’em! It was amazing.
Max altitude = 3885 ft
Height above takeoff = 2359 ft
Max lift = 601 fpm

Britton ShawRoadster 36907/28/20206:00 PM28Heavener SSE Launch

Launched Heavener SSE, attempted to ridge soar to Arkansas state line and back. Sank out after 3.5 miles 🙁

Mission NOT accomplished. Something to shoot for next time.

Britton ShawRoadster 36307/28/202012:00 PM123Mussel Rock

Soaring perfect conditions

AirDesign Vivo3907/28/20207:00 PM74Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw6407/28/202010:30 AM2Mussel Rock

Attempted soar, hit immediate sink and landed

AirDesign Vivo7007/28/20206:30 PM77Heavener SSE Launch

Tried to fly to Arkansas again. Had to turn back or I would have sunk out.

Best thing about this flight is that it was with Jason. Me, Jason, and Britton ridge soared for over an hour. This was Jason’s longest flight yet. He’s thrilled.

Britton ShawRoadster 33907/26/20204:30 PM22Heavener SSE Launch

extended sledder, thermaling with britton in ear

Britton Shawelement 34007/26/20206:00 PM32Heavener SSE Launch

First XC down Heavener SSE ridge, got about halfway to AR before sinking out on mild slope

Britton Shawelement 34107/28/20206:30 PM80Heavener SSE Launch

Went down Heavener SSE ridge off of ridge lift then came back and soared by launch. Britton in air on tandem

Britton Shawelement 33907/28/20207:30 PM15Point of the Mountain – South Side

North side soaring with lots of turbulence and lift. First tracked flight at 15 minutes – Was informed that wind sock was not moving over the radio and nailed my top landing and forward kiting.

Gin Calypso4007/28/20208:00 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

North side soaring with lots of turbulence and lift. Easy 10 minute flight trying to catch lift and top land, barely made it.

Gin Calypso4107/30/20207:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side sled rides with scratching the ground.

Gin Calypso4207/30/20207:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side sled rides with scratching the ground.

Gin Calypso4307/30/20208:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side sled rides with scratching the ground.

Gin Calypso4407/30/20208:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side sled rides with scratching the ground. Really nailing the spot landings within 5 feet.

Gin Calypso4507/30/20209:00 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side soaring session. Catching great lift and exploring south side terrain. Top landings into the wind and jumping straight back out. Speedbar practice.

Gin Calypso4607/30/20209:30 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side soaring session. Catching great lift and exploring south side terrain. Top landings into the wind and jumping straight back out. Floating on top of the South Side.

Gin Calypso6507/31/202011:00 AM180Mussel Rock

Awesome conditions 😀

AirDesign Vivo4707/30/20207:00 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

North side thermaling. Tried to bench but could not catch lift from the upper bench and landed on the slope.

Gin Calypso4807/30/20207:30 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

North side thermaling. Attempt #2 to bench but could not catch lift from the upper bench and landed on the slope.

Gin Calypso4907/30/20207:30 PM5Point of the Mountain – North Side

Launch from upper bench slope. Had a bad riser twist from launch and managed to untwist mid-air. Scary incident but landed safely.

Gin Calypso5007/30/20207:30 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

North side soaring flight. Landed at the bottom with no issues.

Gin Calypso2107/11/202010:00 AM5Heavener Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22207/11/202011:00 AM5Heavener Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22307/11/20201:00 PM7Heavener Mountain, OK

Descent flight with a few climbing turns

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22407/11/20202:30 PM4Heavener Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22507/11/20204:30 PM3Heavener Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22607/31/20205:30 PM3Heavener Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22707/11/20206:00 PM4Heavener Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22807/11/20207:00 PM4Heavener Mountain, OK

Sled run

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 22907/18/20204:30 PM6Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flights

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 23007/18/20205:00 PM6Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flights

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 23107/18/20205:30 PM5Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flights

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 23207/18/20205:30 PM5Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flights

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 23307/25/20203:30 PM6Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flights

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 23407/25/20205:30 PM7Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flights

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 23507/25/20204:00 PM6Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flights

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 23607/25/20204:30 PM10Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flight. Had several climbing turns.

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 23707/25/20204:30 PM6Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flights

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 23807/31/20205:00 PM6Hazen Airport, AR

Towing flights

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 2107/25/202011:30 AM1Newell Open Space

(1/3) First flight. Got up in air for short moments but did not release brakes enough for sustained flight.

MarkBGD Magic (2)207/25/202012:00 PM1Newell Open Space

(2/3) Got in the air but again did not release brakes fully. Made decent climb in altitude but quickly lost forward momentum and floated down to surface. Need to keep hands raised up even more.

MarkBGD Magic (2)307/25/202012:00 PM1Newell Open Space

(3/3) Got in the air but again did not release brakes fully. Made decent climb in altitude but quickly lost forward momentum and floated down to surface. Need to keep hands raised up even more.

MarkBGD Magic (2)407/26/202011:00 AM1Newell Open Space

(1/3) Windier conditions than first day. Clean first launch but stayed in forward leaning position. Need to bring hands from behind to more relaxed shoulder press position.

MikeBGD Magic (2)507/26/202011:30 AM1Newell Open Space

(2/3) Clean launch and land. Got hands up in proper position with slight brake tension. Controlled flight to spotted landing. Turned and collapsed wing but rather aggressively.

MikeBGD Magic (2)607/26/202012:00 PM1Newell Open Space

(3/3) Clean launch and land. Got hands up in proper position with slight brake tension. Controlled flight to spotted landing. Turned and collapsed wing with more finesse and was able to land and bring down glider out of thick brush.

MikeBGD Magic (2)12207/03/20203:30 PM60Mussel Rock – Walker

Reverse, soaring

Echo12307/16/20205:30 PM4Mussel Rock – Walker

Reverse

Echo12407/29/20207:30 PM23Blue Rock

Reverse, spot landing

Echo12507/30/202011:30 AM2Mussel Rock – Walker

Reverse

Echo12607/30/202011:30 AM86Mussel Rock – Walker

Reverse, soaring, big ears w/turns + speedbar.
Top landing @ Walker

Echo12707/30/20202:00 PM25Mussel Rock – Walker

Reverse, soaring, spot landing

Echo12807/30/20202:30 PM51Mussel Rock – Walker

Reverse, soaring, spot landing

Echo12907/31/202012:00 PM95Mussel Rock – Walker

Reverse, soaring, spot landing

Echo207/31/20207:30 AM2Westfield, VT

Towed up. 180 turns. There was some wind at tow height (300′). Instructor’s comments were that I was too exaggerated in my movements and I should focus on more fluidity.

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam307/31/20208:00 AM1Westford, VT

Asymmetrical launch from the hill. I landed and turned too soon. The glider ended up 90 degrees/to the side.

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam407/31/20206:00 PM30Westford, VT

Tandem flight with my instructor from Mt Burke during glass off conditions. I fly the glider at altitude.

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam3908/01/20202:30 PM3Scott Sod Farm, AR

Tow flight

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 24008/01/20203:30 PM4Scott Sod Farm, AR

Tow flight

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 24108/01/20204:00 PM4Scott Sod Farm, AR

Tow flight

Britton ShawOzone Roadster 21408/01/20203:00 PM30Tiger

14th solo, south wind/south launch, short flight forgot to turn on vario, all is well good south launch and south landing.

Marcalpha 42408/01/202010:00 AM15Mount Brace

Forward launch

Zoe Sheehan SaldanaBuzz 52508/01/20205:00 PM15Mount Brace

Reverse launch. Over shot LZ and landed in field with taller weeds next to LZ.

Zoe Sheehan SaldanaBuzz 55108/01/20206:30 PM120Point of the Mountain – North Side

First mini XC flight. From North Side to Cherry (Lone Peak). Lots of practice flying. Need to invest in vario.

Gin Calypso6608/02/202010:30 AM90Mussel Rock

Pretty South and very foggy 😀

AirDesign Vivo6708/02/20201:30 PM75Mussel Rock

Pretty South and very foggy 😀

AirDesign Vivo13008/02/20206:00 PM15Mussel Rock – Walker

Reverse, south wind soaring, big ears turns, speed bar w/turns, 360

Echo4607/16/202010:30 AM7Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo4707/16/202011:30 AM7Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo4807/16/20201:30 PM6Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo4907/16/20203:30 PM9Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo5007/17/202010:00 AM7Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo5107/17/202011:30 AM7Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo5207/17/20201:30 PM7Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo5307/17/20204:00 PM7Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo5407/27/20203:30 PM10Sunset

Self supported
Sledder
Wing over into a bullseye landing

TaylorBGD Echo14107/31/202011:00 AM3Mussel Rock

not aggressive enough launch. Headed right toward ridge but did not like my lift, headed back to get more lift, still didn’t like it. landed at upper area, tried to kite to local launch. but walked back up to walker instead.

noneBGD Epic14207/31/202011:30 AM56Mussel Rock

somewhat better launch though Rob commented “you are a better kiter than that!” Got lift with Rob’s help “take heading on the ocean! don’t give up!” Had a great flight. Managed the fog ceiling and lift with speed bar and big ears and spending some time over the flat area before heading back to ridge. big ears were calm compared to usual. (Suder managed his with dynamic turns and going out over the ocean – need to try that, I was too nervous about heading out over the water). Waited for Rob to launch, but it was getting too strong and I figured he would not stay out long so I headed to start my landing. Then he said “Penguins to Funston! Follow me!”. I thought, no way, he is going to hate that fog and the winds are too strong. Few minutes later he said “Don’t like the fog and its too strong. Headed back.” Ha! I am so proud of myself to have made that decision! Anyway, landing was awesome, nice and soft, like I saw them do last year!

noneBGD Epic107/31/20207:30 AM3The Point

First off of training hill

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large207/31/20208:00 AM3The Point

Training hill

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large307/31/20208:30 AM3The Point

Training hill

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large408/01/20208:00 AM5The Point

First from the top. South side

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large508/01/20208:30 AM3The Point

Training hill

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large608/01/20209:00 AM3The Point

Training hill

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large4008/04/20208:00 AM1pea ridge

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
landing

Britton Shaw4008/04/20207:00 PM39Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw4108/05/20206:30 PM81pea ridge

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw1508/04/20201:00 PM30Tiger

15th solo, short flight forgot to turn on vario sound, all is well good launch and land.

Marcalpha 4105/06/20195:00 PM30Tiger

May 2 Training hill with Jonathan
May 4 Tandem with Frank
May 6 Tandem with Tim First Solo after

MarcBolero205/07/20195:00 PM30Tiger

2nd solo

MarcBolero305/08/20195:00 PM30Tiger

3rd solo

MarcBolero405/19/201912:00 PM30Tiger

4th solo side knee/butt land

MarcBolero505/27/20195:00 PM30Tiger

5th solo good! landed short half of wing in berry bush, South wind

MarcAlpha 4606/08/20195:00 PM60Tiger

6th solo good!

MarcAlpha 4706/09/20195:00 PM30Tiger

7th solo good! high wind many glider

MarcAlpha 4807/20/201910:30 AM30Tiger

8th solo 1030 only student

MarcAlpha 4907/13/20206:00 PM60Tiger

9th solo 1st reverse launch very nice, nice flight great thermals came in bit high used big ear landed a bit long. Good landing. best flight to date.

MarcAlpha 41007/14/202012:00 PM30Tiger

10th solo, bumpy down wind and base. all is well, good landing.

MarcAlpha 41107/18/202012:00 PM45Tiger

11th solo noon, awesome thermals, very bumpy down wind and base. all is well, good landing.

MarcAlpha 41207/18/20205:00 PM60Tiger

12th solo, awesome thermals, little bumpy down wind and base. all is well, good landing.

MarcAlpha 41307/25/202011:30 AM30Tiger

13th solo, short flight forgot to turn on vario, all is well good launch and landing.

MarcAlpha 41408/01/20203:00 PM30Tiger

14th solo, south wind/south launch, short flight forgot to turn on vario, all is well good south launch and south landing.

MarcAlpha 41508/04/20201:00 PM30Tiger

15th solo, short flight forgot to turn on vario sound, all is well good launch and land.

MarcAlpha 413108/08/20208:00 AM44Blue Rock

Low cloudbase

Echo13208/03/20209:30 AM2Channing West

Forward

Echo13308/03/202012:30 PM1Newell

Forward

Echo13408/03/20202:30 PM1Newell

Reverse

Echo208/08/20209:30 AM1The Rookery

Forward Launch. Landed on my belly and chest because I didn’t flare.

Rob BlackEpic108/08/20209:00 AM1The Rookery

Forward launch. Low to ground.

Rob BlackEpic308/08/202010:00 AM1The Rookery

Forward launch. Needed more flare. Able to calmly set down wing in reverse.

Rob BlackEpic108/20/201910:00 AM1Channing Hill

Turns

Rob Black208/22/201910:00 AM1Channing Hill

Turns

Rob Black307/25/202010:00 AM1Newell

Turns

Rob Black407/25/20209:00 AM1Newell

Turns

Rob Black507/25/20209:30 AM1Newell

Turns

Rob Black608/08/20207:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black708/08/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black808/08/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black908/08/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black1008/09/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black13508/08/202012:30 PM12Blue Rock

Reverse, Mid launch, top land at Mid launch

Echo13608/08/20201:00 PM27Blue Rock

Reverse, Mid launch

Echo13708/08/20207:30 PM18Blue Rock

Reverse, Mid launch, spot landing

Echo5508/02/202010:00 AM7Sunset

Self supported
Sledder
Wing overs

TaylorBGD Echo5608/02/202011:00 AM9Sunset

Self supported
Sledder
Wing overs

TaylorBGD Echo5708/02/20201:30 PM50Sunset

Flew to LMFP

TaylorBGD Echo5808/02/20203:30 PM65LMFP

Flew to sunset
Top landing

TaylorBGD Echo5908/02/20205:30 PM20LMFP

Light thermals over LZ

TaylorBGD Echo6008/04/20203:00 PM8Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo6108/04/20205:00 PM91Sunset

Ridge lift with some thermal
Brandons first real flight

TaylorBGD Echo6208/04/20208:30 AM15Sunset

Flew into the sunset

TaylorBGD Echo6308/07/20201:00 PM51Hensons gap

Top landing

TaylorBGD Echo6408/07/20203:00 PM49Hensons gap

Top landing

TaylorBGD Echo6508/07/20205:30 PM8Hensons gap

Top landing

TaylorBGD Echo6608/07/20206:30 PM56Hensons gap

Top landing

TaylorBGD Echo6708/07/20207:30 PM48Hensons gap

Top landing
Glass off

TaylorBGD Echo6808/09/20202:00 PM81Hensons gap

Top landing
Sick thermal day!

TaylorBGD Echo13808/09/20207:00 PM56Blue Rock

Reverse, Mid launch

Echo13908/08/20207:30 PM18Blue Rock

unflown

Echo4408/08/202010:00 AM2Blue Rock – Mid Launch

Fourth Flight After P2 Certification
Coached by Mohamed
Reverse Launch
Vivo
Rough Landing: Experimented with slowing down before full brake

AirDesign Vivo4508/09/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock – Mid Launch

Fifth Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch
Vivo

AirDesign Vivo4608/09/202010:30 AM2Blue Rock – Mid Launch

Sixth Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch
Vivo

AirDesign Vivo1608/10/202012:30 PM30Tiger

16th solo at noon, active air, good launch, low on down wind landed 10ft short in swamp, all is well.

MarcAlpha 47108/08/202010:00 AM5Kerr Airport in Poteau

First tow flight. Under Had Robinson’s supervision. Was easy and uneventful. Good instructor.

Had RobinsonRoadster 37208/08/202010:30 AM3Kerr Airport in Poteau

Tow operations with Had Robinson.

Had RobinsonRoadster 37308/08/202011:00 AM6Kerr Airport in Poteau

Tow operations with Had Robinson.

Had RobinsonRoadster 37408/08/202011:00 AM5Kerr Airport in Poteau

Tow operations with Had Robinson. This time, Had asked me to pull big ears. I pulled the wrong A line and caused a frontal collapse. Wing recovered quickly and without incident. Was a good learning experience.

Had RobinsonRoadster 37508/08/202011:30 AM3Kerr Airport in Poteau

Tow operations with Had Robinson.

Had RobinsonRoadster 37608/08/20201:00 PM5Kerr Airport in Poteau

Tow operations with Had Robinson. Wind started picking up.

Had RobinsonRoadster 37708/08/20201:30 PM3Kerr Airport in Poteau

Tow operations with Had Robinson. We made this the last flight because it was getting too strong.

Had RobinsonRoadster 37808/10/20207:30 PM7Heavener SW Launch

Me, Jason, Mike Farney, and Jiri (from California). This was the first flight I flew without confirming conditions with Britton. We assessed the conditions, and made the decision ourselves. At 6 pm, it was too strong, so we went to the training hill to get some work in. Then about 7, we headed back to the mountain and it had died down a bit. We carefully considered the site/conditions and made the decision to launch. I went first, and sunk out. Jason got 18 minutes on the ridge, and Mike got 24 minutes. It was a good evening.

Roadster 314008/08/20207:30 PM18Blue Rock

unflown

Echo108/09/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock

Flew from a bit lower than top of hill. Made a few small turns/ corrections. Forward launch. Mark was assistant instructor.

Rob Blackgreen adam kit208/11/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock

Flew from a bit higher than first flight. Made a few small turns/ corrections. Forward launch. Mark was assistant instructor.

Rob Blackgreen adam kit308/11/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock

Flew from almost top of hill. Made a few small turns/ corrections. Forward launch. Mark was assistant instructor.

Rob Blackgreen adam kit2708/09/20209:30 AM10Mount Brace

Forward launch, sled ride

Zoe Sheehan Saldana. Joachim RoeslerBuzz 52808/09/20207:00 PM60Mount Brace

Forward launch, sled ride

Zoe Sheehan Saldana. Joachim RoeslerBuzz 54208/10/20207:30 PM24Heavener SW

ridge soaring on SW ridge. good launch, good landing

B ShawSpyder 36908/11/20205:00 PM39Sunset

Ridge lift light thermals in valley

TaylorBGD Echo2008/12/20208:00 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders

Rob Black2108/12/20208:00 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders

Rob Black2208/12/20208:00 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders

Rob Black2308/12/20208:00 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders

Rob Black2408/12/20208:30 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders

Rob Black2508/12/20208:30 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders

Rob Black2608/12/20208:30 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders

Rob Black2708/12/20208:30 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders

Rob Black2808/12/20209:00 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders

Rob Black2908/12/20209:00 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders/Side hill landings

Rob Black3008/12/20209:00 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders/Side hill landings

Rob Black3108/12/20209:30 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders/Side hill landings

Rob Black3208/12/202010:00 AM2Blue Rock

Sledders/Side hill landings

Rob Black4208/12/20206:30 PM80Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw708/12/20208:00 AM2The Point

Training hill

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large808/12/20208:30 AM2The Point

Training hill

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large908/12/20208:30 AM2The Point

Training hill

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large1008/12/20209:00 AM3The Point

Training hill

Chris SantacroceNova Aonic Large1108/13/20207:30 AM4The Point

Top south side

Chris SantacroceAdvance Alpha 6 261208/13/20208:00 AM4The Point

Top south side

Chris SantacroceAdvance Alpha 6 261308/13/20208:00 AM4The Point

Top south side

Chris SantacroceAdvance alpha 6 261408/13/20208:30 AM4The Point

Top south side

Chris SantacroceAdvance Alpha 6 261508/13/20209:00 AM3The Point

Walk down from Top south side

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 61608/13/202010:00 AM3The Point

Walk down from Top south side

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 67908/12/20206:00 PM2Kerr Airport in Poteau

short tow. sinky air. I dropped very quickly after release

Had RobinsonHad’s Israeli training glider8008/12/20206:30 PM1Kerr Airport in Poteau

We stopped the tow because the line got snagged on the windsock. Uneventful landing.

Had RobinsonHad’s Israeli training glider8108/12/20207:00 PM1Kerr Airport in Poteau

I made a mistake during preflight. My left brake was not clear. It was wound up in the riser/lines. When I realized this I pulled the pin and landed with no brakes. In debrief, Had and I discussed rear riser controls and how I could have used that in this situation.

Had RobinsonHad’s Israeli training glider8208/12/20207:30 PM3Kerr Airport in Poteau

This flight was immediately after my tangled brake incident. Upon release from tow, I stowed my brakes and flew the rest of the flight using only rear riser controls. Also flared the landing using rear risers. Good learning experience.

Had RobinsonHad’s Israeli training glider14308/12/20209:30 AM44blue rock

mid launch – good launch, fun flight. Tried to stay out of fog layer, adjusted altitude with part bar, once big ears, and moving out in front. at about 950 feet headed over to THE OTHER SIDE of the road, got to the lower bushes. Decided I did not care where I would land, but headed towards the runway. Landed on steep part of hill, lovely landing, until I got wing down and gust came up and took me a bit further down the hill like 5 feet. all good. I am so excited I made it over there!

noneBGD Epic3308/13/20208:00 AM3Blue Rock

Sledder

Rob Black3408/13/20208:00 AM4Blue Rock

Sledder/one hand steering/ big ears

Rob Black3508/13/202010:00 AM5Blue Rock

Speedbar/ rear rise turns

Rob Black5208/09/20205:00 PM120Tiger Mountain

New site – Long flight with lots of powerful thermals and practice in the air. Hike and fly launch, watching lolls for best launch timing.

Gin Calypso5308/10/20203:00 PM60Tiger Mountain – North Launch

New site – Long flight with lots of powerful thermals and practice in the air. Hike and fly launch, watching lolls for best launch timing. Top Landing

Gin Calypso5408/14/20206:00 PM90Tiger Mountain – North Launch

New site – Long flight with lots of powerful thermals and practice in the air. Flying in glass-off. Landing at the bottom LZ.

Gin Calypso5508/11/202012:00 PM60Tiger Mountain – South Launch

Midday launch on south side. Very powerful thermals and turbulent conditions. South landing was tricky with thermals at the LZ. Nearly hit a tree but landing was smooth in the end.

Gin Calypso5608/11/20206:30 PM45Tiger Mountain – South Launch

Evening flight on South Launch. Rescued friends glider from tree after going too far from the LZ.

Gin Calypso5708/13/20206:00 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

Flying in inversion with little to no lift – Almost botched the landing while trying to scratch downwind.

Gin Calypso5808/13/20206:30 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

Flying in inversion with little to no lift. First time flying with vario. Better landing.

Gin Calypso4308/13/20207:00 AM87Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw8308/14/20206:00 PM3Kerr Airport in Poteau

tow flight. Had moved the tow operation to the west side of the airport. This gives us more room to operate.

Had RobinsonHad’s Israeli training glider8408/14/20206:00 PM3Kerr Airport in Poteau

tow flight.

Had RobinsonHad’s Israeli training glider8508/14/20206:30 PM3Kerr Airport in Poteau

tow flight.

Had RobinsonHad’s Israeli training glider8608/14/20206:30 PM3Kerr Airport in Poteau

tow flight. First experience with a spiral dive. It was intense. The feeling when the G forces kicked in really got my attention. I came out of the maneuver too quickly and pitched a lot. Had says that is normal for a first time doing it.

Had RobinsonHad’s Israeli training glider8708/14/20207:30 PM5Kerr Airport in Poteau

tow flight. Spiral dive again. On this one, I got the wing tip a little below the horizon. Accelerated so quickly it kind of scared me a little bit. Had said I did a better job of coming out of the maneuver this time.

Had RobinsonHad’s Israeli training glider3607/18/20209:00 AM8Blue Rock

Reverse from North with a few turns.

Vivo3708/05/202011:30 AM6Sand City

Sledder from bluffs

Vivo3808/05/202012:30 PM8Sand City

Sledder with turns from bluffs

Vivo3908/08/20208:30 AM10Blue Rock

Reverse from Mid with some soaring

Vivo4008/08/202010:30 AM9Blue Rock

Reverse from Mid with some soaring

Vivo4108/09/20209:00 AM8Blue Rock

Reverse from Mid with some soaring

Vivo4208/09/20209:30 AM11Blue Rock

Reverse from Mid with some soaring

Vivo4308/08/20208:30 AM9Blue Rock

Reverse from North with some soaring

Vivo4408/13/202010:00 AM8Blue Rock

Reverse from North, attempt to fix harness issues

Vivo4508/13/202010:30 AM6Blue Rock

Reverse from North, attempt to fix harness issues

Vivo4208/02/20202:30 PM5Hazen Airport, AR

Tow flight

Ozone Roadster 24308/02/20203:00 PM8Hazen Airport, AR

Tow flight

Ozone Roadster 24408/02/20203:00 PM6Hazen Airport, AR

Tow flight

Ozone Roadster 24508/02/20204:00 PM6Hazen Airport, AR

Tow flight

Ozone Roadster 24608/02/20204:30 PM9Hazen Airport, AR

Tow flight

Ozone Roadster 24708/15/20202:00 PM8Hazen Airport, AR

Tow flight

Ozone Roadster 24808/15/20202:30 PM35Hazen Airport, AR

Tow flight

Ozone Roadster 24908/15/20203:00 PM8Hazen Airport, AR

Tow flight

Ozone Roadster 25008/15/20203:30 PM11Hazen Airport, AR

Tow flight

Ozone Roadster 21708/14/20208:00 AM3The Point

Top South side

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 61808/14/20208:30 AM4The Point

Top South side

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 65908/14/20206:30 PM20The V

New site flying – Went deep into canyon (mistake), managed to get lift out.

Gin Calypso6008/14/20207:30 PM10The V

Sled ride out – Forward launch on west launch.

Gin Calypso6108/15/20207:30 PM10The V

Sled ride out – Forward launch on west launch.

Gin Calypso6208/15/20205:00 PM20The V

West launch – practice finding thermals

Gin Calypso7008/16/202011:00 AM123Hensons gap

Thermals in valley and ridge
Top landed

TaylorBGD Echo7108/16/20202:00 PM122Hensons gap

Thermals in valley and ridge
Top landed

TaylorBGD Echo7208/16/20206:00 PM30Hensons gap

Ridge lift
Top landing

TaylorBGD Echo7308/16/20207:30 PM45Hensons gap

Glass off
Top landing

TaylorBGD Echo7408/17/20206:00 PM125Hensons gap

Ridge soaring
Top landings

TaylorBGD Echo306/27/202011:00 AM195Makapu’u

Rear Launch
Ridge Soared
Big Ears
Launched in East winds from Juice
Over inflated on launch from pulling As too much, but recovered

PeteSwing Arcus RS408/16/20202:00 PM130Makapu’u

Rear Launch
Ridge Soared
Big Ears
Launched in East winds from Juice
Over inflated on launch from pulling As too much, but recovered

PeteSwing Arcus RS6406/05/20207:00 PM5Heavener SW

Evening sledder

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen harness6506/05/20207:30 PM8Heavener SW

Evening sledder

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen harness6606/05/20208:30 PM11Heavener SSE

Evening ridge soar, went to SW launch and landed in the main LZ. beautiful conditions to soar but sunset time was fast approaching
and had to land.

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness6706/06/202010:30 AM7Panorama

No lift, sledder.

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness6806/06/202011:30 AM16Panorama

Weak thermals. Thearmelled with Justin Huffman.

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness6906/06/20206:00 PM43Panorama

Wonder winds. Pure magic. Shared the sky with at least 12 other pilots. Absolutely fantastic!

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness7006/07/202012:00 PM9Panorama

Tried to thermal, fell out of one and got below launch. Had to head to LZ and didn’t find a thermal on the way to LZ. Short flight on a day with great potential.

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness7108/02/20203:00 PM6Hazen airport

No lift. Sledder tow. Forward launch.

Robert Simpson, Alex GrinfederOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness7208/02/20202:00 PM6Hazen airport

No lift. Sledder tow. Forward launch. Unlogged flight as iPhone was too hot and could not open the flyskyhy app.

Robert Simpson, Alex GrinfederOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness7308/15/20201:30 PM5Hazen airport

No lift. Sledder tow. Forward launch. Flew with Lt. Dan, Tim Hood, Eric, Alex.

Alex GrinfederOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness7408/15/20202:00 PM15Hazen airport

Fell out of the thermal. Had to land. Forward launch. Flew with Lt. Dan, Tim Hood, Eric, Alex.

Alex GrinfederOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness7508/15/20202:30 PM51Hazen airport

Fantastic flight. Hooked into the thermal right after pin off. Pigged out for 1 hour in the thermals. Forward launch. Flew with Lt. Dan, Tim Hood, Eric, Alex.

Alex GrinfederOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness6308/17/20207:00 AM10Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side Flight, practicing kiting and ridge soaring. Nailing the spot landings within 5 feet.

Gin Calypso6408/17/20207:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side Flight, practicing kiting and ridge soaring. Nailing the spot landings within 5 feet.

Gin Calypso6508/17/20208:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side Flight, practicing kiting and ridge soaring. Nailing the spot landings within 5 feet.

Gin Calypso6608/17/20209:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

South Side Flight, practicing kiting and ridge soaring. Nailing the spot landings within 5 feet.

Gin Calypso6708/17/20206:00 PM135Point of the Mountain – North Side

Amazing & long north side flight in beautiful lift. Practicing 360s. Using speedbar when 0d out on the ridge, big ears for rapid descent, no hands flying, one hands flying.

Gin Calypso6808/18/20208:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Amazing & long north side flight in beautiful lift. Practicing 360s. Using speedbar when 0d out on the ridge, big ears for rapid descent, no hands flying, one hands flying.

Gin Calypso6908/18/20208:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Spot landings – forward launches

Gin Calypso7008/18/20209:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Spot landings – forward launches

Gin Calypso7108/18/20209:30 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Spot landings – forward launches

Gin Calypso7208/18/202010:00 AM5Point of the Mountain – South Side

Spot landings – forward launches

Gin Calypso6808/04/20201:30 PM30Sand City

Very South and Very Strong

AirDesign Vivo7308/18/20206:00 PM20Francis Peak

First mountain launch with slightly tricky LZ, but not too bad. Sled ride with little lift.

Gin Calypso7508/19/20205:00 PM11Sunset

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo7608/19/20207:00 PM8LMFP

Sledder

TaylorBGD Echo4408/19/20207:00 PM75jeff smith farm

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw7408/19/20205:30 PM130Point of the Mountain – North Side

North Side Flight with incredibly buoyant air. Lots of practice flying around. Starting to do mini wing overs and learning to ride thermals.

Gin Calypso4508/20/20206:30 PM91Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw7508/21/20207:30 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

Launch off bench in high winds. Ridge scratching – learned alot from Chris and Shane.

Gin Calypso402/15/20205:00 PM1Blue Rock

Full flight down to landing zone. Forward launch. S turns, stand up landing

Mike and RobStudent rig505/07/202010:30 AM1Blue Rock

Full flight down to landing zone. Forward launch. S turns, stand up landing

Mike and RobStudent rig605/12/20207:00 AM1Channing Circle

Reverse Launch, first time flying new wing

Mike and RobU Turn705/19/20209:30 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse Launch

Mike and RobU Turn805/22/20207:00 AM1Channing West

Reverse Launch

Mike and RobU Turn905/22/20207:00 AM1Channing West

Reverse Launch

Mike and RobU Turn1008/07/20209:30 AM1Channing Circle

Reverse Launch, got lifted before turning but flew out of it

Rob and JoelU Turn1108/21/20207:30 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse Launch

Rob and MikeU Turn1208/21/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse Launch

Rob and MikeU Turn1308/21/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse Launch

Rob and MikeU Turn1408/21/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse Launch

Rob and MikeU Turn1508/21/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse Launch

Rob and MikeU Turn408/21/20207:30 AM1The Rookery

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackEpic508/21/20208:00 AM1The Rookery

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackEpic608/21/20208:30 AM1The Rookery

Reverse Launch

Rob BlackEpic4608/21/20206:30 PM82Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw4708/22/20208:00 AM1pea ridge

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
landing

Britton Shaw1108/22/20207:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black1208/22/20207:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black1308/22/20207:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black1408/22/20207:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black1508/22/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black1608/22/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black1708/22/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns

Rob Black708/22/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock (North Launch)

Reverse Launch.
Sled run from North Launch.

Rob BlackEpic808/22/202010:00 AM2Blue Rock (North Launch)

Reverse Launch.
Sled run from North Launch.

Rob BlackEpic908/22/202010:30 AM3Blue Rock (North Launch)

Reverse from north Launch.
Crossed the road to the Rookery.

Rob BlackEpic1708/23/202012:30 PM10Tiger

17th solo at noon, active air, good launch, very short flight. Good landing.

MarcAlpha 41808/23/20202:30 PM30Tiger

18th solo at 1430, active air, good launch, good thermal. big ear down wind, base and final, okay landing.

MarcAlpha 41908/23/202012:30 PM15Tiger

19th solo at 1230, active air, trying new wing, good launch, good thermal. big ear down wind, base and final, okay landing.

MarcAlpha6 262908/22/20209:00 AM10Mount Brace

Forward launch, sled ride

Zoe Sheehan Saldana. Joachim RoeslerBuzz 53008/22/20206:00 PM25Mount Brace

Reverse launch light lift conditions

Zoe Sheehan Saldana. Joachim RoeslerBuzz 54308/10/20207:00 PM18Heavener SW Launch

ridge soar without britton

Britton Shawelement 34408/12/202012:00 PM3Poteau Airport

1st tow with had

Had RobinsonTraining glider4508/21/20201:00 PM4Poteau Airport

tow with had

Had RobinsonHad’s Green/Red Glider4608/12/20201:00 PM3Poteau Airport

tow with had

Had RobinsonHad’s Green/Red Glider4708/12/20202:30 PM4Poteau Airport

tow with had

Had RobinsonHad’s Green/Red Glider4808/21/20207:00 PM9Panorama

Pano attempted ridge soar. Dad fixing flat tire. No instructors

Britton Shawelement 34908/22/20202:00 PM46Panorama

First time to Cloudbase. No instruction during the flight. 5700 ft up

Britton Shawelement 35008/22/20204:30 PM6Panorama

Mild thermaling close to launch. no substanstial lift so went to land

Britton Shawelement 35108/22/20207:30 PM6Panorama

Attempted ridge soar but no lift

Britton Shawelement 34708/21/20207:00 PM1Blue Rock – Mid Launch

7th Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch
Rough Landing – Late Flaring – Got dragged for a bit

AirDesign Vivo4808/23/202010:00 AM5Blue Rock – North Launch

8th Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch –> Too windy, so, upon Mike’s instructions, I launched by easing on the breaks and leaning backwards till the wing was up. Got plucked up a bit
About 4-5 passes above the ridge
Got lifted right after launch due to high winds
Good landing

AirDesign Vivo7608/22/20204:30 PM30Panorama

Fantastic flight. Hooked into the only thermal present and didn’t find any thermal after that.

Forward launch, nil wind. Launch supervised by Had(Ley)

Flew with Lt Dan, Giri, Justin

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness7708/22/20207:30 AM7Panorama

Reverse launch, very light conditions. Tried scratching, but got below the launch and went to LZ. Soaring was possible but was achieved
by experienced pilots.

Flew with Had, Cole, Justin, Jason/Steve

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness7808/23/202012:00 PM8Buffalo mtn

Reverse launch, very light conditions. Westerly winds. Realized the vario was off right after launch. Tried to work a thermal without vario
but fell out of it.

Britton ShawOzone Geo 6, oxygen 2 harness108/23/20207:30 AM1Little BR

First flight, Slight penguin slide on take off

Rob BlackEcho wing208/25/20207:30 AM1Little BR

better take off with right turn

Rob BlackEcho wing308/23/20207:30 AM1Little BR

better take off with right turn

Rob BlackEcho wing408/23/20207:30 AM1Little BR

slight left turn as wellas right with self managed flair timing

Rob BlackEcho wing508/23/20208:00 AM1Little BR

weight shifted left and right turn with radio silence

Rob BlackEcho wing608/23/20208:00 AM1Little BR

weight shifted left and right turn with radio silence

Rob BlackEcho wing708/23/20208:30 AM1Little BR

weight shifted left and right turn with radio silence

Rob BlackEcho wing4608/18/20209:30 AM2Channing West

Short flight in 8-10mph to test harness.

Vivo4708/19/20207:00 PM2Blue Rock

Reverse launch from North

Vivo4808/21/20207:00 PM3Blue Rock

Reverse launch with sledder from North

Vivo4908/21/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse launch with sledder from Mid

Vivo5008/22/20207:30 PM2Blue Rock

Reverse launch with sledder from North

Vivo5108/23/202010:00 AM1Channing West

Reverse launch with sledder in 10-12mph wind

Vivo5208/23/202011:00 AM12Blue Rock

Reverse launch from North in 8-12mph wind. First real soaring flight!

Vivo8808/22/20201:30 PM21Panorama

Thermal flight. Jason caught the same thermal and went to cloudbase. I fought at scratched just to stay up. I got 21 minutes of thermal time. I need a more efficient wing!

Had RobinsonRoadster 38908/22/20203:30 PM6Panorama

sledder at Pano

Had RobinsonRoadster 39008/22/20206:30 PM6Panorama

sledder at Pano

Had RobinsonRoadster 35208/25/20206:30 PM95Panorama

Hour and a half ridge soar

Britton Shawelement 35208/25/20206:30 PM1Panorama

Hour and a half ridge soar

Britton Shawelement 35308/25/20207:00 PM16Blue Rock

Reverse launch from Mid in 10mph, gusting 13mph wind. Got plucked, need to be ready for wing to come up fast and hit brakes before turning. Stayed up without having to soar!

Vivo4308/22/20203:00 PM4Panorama PG Point

sledder

B ShawSpyder 34408/22/20205:00 PM6Panorama PG Point

sledder

B ShawSpyder 34508/22/20207:30 PM7Panorama PG Point

sledder

B ShawSpyder 39108/25/20206:00 PM85Panorama

Ridge soar at Pano. Longest flight to date. Flew with Jason. Glorious!

Had Robinson/Britton ShawRoadster 36908/26/20203:00 PM57Mussel Rock

Good direction (wsw) but strong wind. About 14 gusting 18.

AirDesign Vivo7008/26/20204:30 PM10Mussel Rock

Good direction (wsw) winds picked up 16 gusting 18. Just a demo sledder for P2’s new to MR. Landed wing in small bush and got hole trailing edge 🙁

AirDesign Vivo7108/26/20205:30 PM45Mussel Rock

Good direction (wsw) winds picked up 16 gusting 18. Fog quite low, just above coyote launch. Noticed hole in wing and decided to land.

AirDesign Vivo2008/24/20203:00 PM15Tiger

20th solo, 3pm active air trying out alpha4 25, short flight, R side land long near walk path.

MarcAlpha4 253707/09/20205:30 PM2Blue Rock West/North

Reverse launch started flying left and got into harness all the way, did some soaring and headed to main landing area.

Rob BlackGin Bolero3807/09/20205:30 PM2Blue Rock West/North

Reverse Launch, sledder to main landing area.

Rob BlackGin Bolero3907/16/20208:00 AM1Newell

Reverse Launch, sledder to runway.

Rob BlackGin Sprint4007/16/20208:00 AM1Newell

Reverse Launch, kited for a bit. sledder to runway.

Rob BlackGin Sprint4107/17/20208:30 AM20Potato

Reverse Launch, flew off hill to left along spine not much lift, landed in landing area.

Rob BlackGin Sprint4207/17/20205:00 PM20Potato

Reverse Launch, flew off hill to left again along spine behind Tom. had a bit of lift and was able to try and climb. Performed 360. 1 handed turns to the left and right, and speed bar at half and at full and also big ears. landed in landing area but downwind as the winds shifted and i needed to pay closer attention to windsock.

Rob BlackGin Sprint4307/18/20207:00 AM20Potato

Reverse Launch, and had to abort. Re set up and tried again and was successful. Flew the normal pattern to the left over the spine performed some slow 360’s to the right and to the left. Big ears.

landed just past the windsock.

Rob BlackGin Sprint4408/14/20206:00 PM10Blue Rock West/North

Reverse launch. Ridge soared for a bit and landed in the far side landing area across the road.

Rob BlackGin Sprint3108/28/20206:00 PM60Mount Tom Massachusetts

Reverse launch light lift conditions

Peter WilliamsBuzz 51808/29/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns.
Made premature launch while teh wing was not stable over head. Got dragged 20 feet to the left and on my seat. Should have aborted right away instead of trying to fly, by pulling right break.

Rob Black1908/29/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns.

Rob Black2008/29/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns.

Rob Black2108/29/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns.

Rob Black2208/29/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns.

Rob Black2108/29/20203:00 PM10Tiger

21st solo, hiked up with Tom, cloudy mid day, long 2hr wait, good top area launch, short flight, good approach and landing.

MarcAlpha4 287708/30/20202:00 PM140LMFP

Right lift/thermal

TaylorBGD Echo7808/30/20205:30 PM120LMFP

Glass off
Strong launch with good success
8-10 mph
2 top landings!

TaylorBGD Echo5208/25/20206:30 PM1Panorama

Hour and a half ridge soar

Britton Shawelement 35308/29/20201:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Sledder

Britton Shawelement 35408/29/20201:30 PM3Heavener SW Launch

Sledder

Britton Shawelement 35508/29/20203:00 PM3Heavener SW Launch

Sledder

Britton Shawelement 35608/29/20204:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Sledder

Britton Shawelement 35708/29/20204:30 PM14Heavener SW Launch

Ridge lift into thermal. Found thermal core but decided not to stay in it because I was close to the terrain

Britton Shawelement 37208/29/202010:00 AM28Blue Rock

Flight From Mid launch at Blue Rock after Mike fixed my wing. Flight was quite bumpy, lots of lift but also lots of smoke and fog. Landed due to not being used to such bumpy conditions.

AirDesign Vivo7308/30/20201:00 PM15Mussel Rock

Launched from Jungle like always. Fog was very low, just below the top of the ridge. During flight, fog lowered to Coyote launch. Wind was WSW and strong. Very slow penetration. Flew with 5 Liters of water.

AirDesign Vivo4708/22/20208:00 AM61pea ridge

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
landing

Britton Shaw4808/30/20207:00 PM60Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
landing

Britton Shaw9208/29/202012:30 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Several sledders this day…

Britton ShawRoadster 39308/29/20201:30 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Several sledders this day…

Britton ShawRoadster 39408/29/20202:00 PM3Heavener SW Launch

Several sledders this day…

Britton ShawRoadster 39508/29/20203:00 PM5Heavener SW Launch

Several sledders this day…

Britton ShawRoadster 39608/29/20203:30 PM4Heavener SW Launch

Several sledders this day…

Britton ShawRoadster 39708/29/20204:30 PM6Heavener SW Launch

Several sledders this day…

Britton ShawRoadster 39808/30/20206:30 PM56Heavener SW Launch

Good ridge soar. Strong wind take off. So proud of Jason’s decision to land earlier than he would have liked. He noticed his ground speed was -1mph, so he put on speed bar and radioed that he was going in to land. Superb judgment on his part. This flight was more active than other ridge soars I’ve done. There were some bumps. I was 300+ feet above launch. Was not worried about penetration as my trimmers were all the way in (slow). I had lots more speed available in trimmers and speed bar if I had needed it. Was a good almost hour flight.

Had RobinsonRoadster 35808/31/20207:00 PM30Heavener SSE

bumpy ridge soar. Came down because I wasn’t penetrating well

Hadley Robinsonelement 32208/30/20201:30 PM15Tiger

22nd solo, good launch, short flight, good approach and tried new landing technique from Marc.

MarcAlpha4 2814408/15/20207:00 PM45Hat Creek

trip with Rob, flo, david lois, dennis, scott, mike, carolyn. Difficult flight but really fun, scratched a bit. But made in straight glide to L2. Fun!

noneBGD Epic208/30/20204:00 PM20Atchison

Tandem ride as passenger. Did some piloting.

MarcTandem308/30/20206:00 PM22Atchison

First Solo – Forward Tow Launch into light winds. incredible tow. pulled the tow line out of the winch, continued flying forward and attempted to drop line over the road. Have some harness issues. Couldn’t legs down to land on my feet. Landing was light and easy just couldn’t stand up.

MarcBright54908/30/20207:00 PM30Blue Rock – Mid Launch

9th Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch – Mid Launch
First Decent Soaring Flight
Got lifted right after launch
Good landing

AirDesign Vivo5009/01/202010:00 AM3The Stables – Pacifica

10th Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch after two failed attempts
More of a sledder
Good landing

Enes & JustinAirDesign Vivo208/31/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock, Benicia, CA

same as 1

108/31/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock, Benicia, CA

5 sledders- setup glider, slight crosswind angle at launch, kiting till stable, turn and launch toward road, slight left then right into wind, some lift at final approach

Rob BlackUP Lhotse308/31/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock, Benicia, CA

same as 1

Rob BlackUP Lhotse508/31/20209:30 AM1Blue Rock, Benicia, CA

same as 1

Rob BlackUP Lhotse408/31/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock, Benicia, CA

Day 1 Paragliding. same as 1

Rob BlackUP Lhotse7409/01/202010:00 AM4Mussel Rock

Very strong wind and very south. Barely penetrating heading straight south. Got somewhat close to being blown into the ridge below coyote. Landed in bushes by the heart, ground was poppy and wind was switchy. Very short and unpleasant flight

AirDesign Vivo4608/29/202012:00 PM5Heavener launch

sledder

B ShawSpyder 34708/29/20201:30 PM4Heavener launch

sledder

B ShawSpyder 34808/29/20202:00 PM5Heavener launch

sledder

B ShawSpyder 34908/29/20203:30 PM5Heavener launch

sledder

B ShawSpyder 35008/29/20204:00 PM5Heavener launch

sledder

B ShawSpyder 35109/02/20204:30 PM13Heavener launch

short ridge soar

B ShawSpyder 32309/03/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns.

Rob Black2409/03/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns.

Rob Black2509/03/20209:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Turns.

Rob Black4909/03/20206:00 PM56Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
handling rough skies – head wind
landing

Britton Shaw7509/03/20203:30 PM140Mussel Rock

Perfect conditions today. Perfect west about 10mph or so.

AirDesign Vivo7609/03/20206:30 PM8Mussel Rock

Pilot got in the way and I sunk out. I was not able to get in the lift band. Landed on the beach 🙁

AirDesign Vivo7709/03/20208:00 PM3Mussel Rock

Just a sledder from Jungle to main LZ. Was getting dark and had just finished untangling lines

AirDesign Vivo1908/26/20209:00 AM3The Point

Top South side

Chris SantacroceGin Bolero 62009/04/20208:00 AM3The Point

Top South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso2109/04/20209:30 AM5The Point

Top South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso7809/04/202012:00 PM185Mussel Rock

3 Hour flight with Mohammad and Brian. Flight ended when wind shifted south and lift died. Managed to make it back to LZ but barely. Perfect conditions awesome flight

AirDesign Vivo7909/04/20206:00 PM2Mussel Rock

Just a sledder from Jungle to LZ (Intentional).

AirDesign Vivo709/03/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock Lower

(1/2) Windier conditions at launch than expected. Forward launch had collapse in wing as it went overhead and pitch forward. Torpedo run saved the glider and was able to launch. Decent altitude. Made crabbing turns to kiting LZ.

MikeAdvance/BGD Magic (1)809/03/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock Lower

(2/2) Still windier than usual conditions. Good forward launch. Less height at launch. Short and small crabbing turns to LZ at base of launch.

MikeAdvance/BGD Magic (1)909/04/20208:30 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(1/4) Worked on reverse kiting and launch with Mike and put into practice with Galen. Kite got in air and was not fully under control before turning. Had to recover on forward run. Good flight to runway LZ.

Mike/GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)1009/05/20209:00 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(2/4) Brought wing up smooth and controlled. Turned and was able to make good launch. Good flight to runway LZ.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)1109/05/20209:30 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(3/4) Brought wing up smooth and controlled but less control once overhead. Turned and was able to make good launch still just needed more forward corrections. Good flight to runway LZ.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)14509/03/20209:30 AM55blue rock

sweet flight! Hike up did not hurt knee. mid launch. twinge at launch in left leg. Got altitude, and used ridge and boated out, heaed across the road but then turned back. was sooo cold. waited for Rob to launch and then could only hold out another 20 minutes or so, had to land due to cold. Landed well, did not trust knees so although I landed on feet, I let myself go down to my butt right after. Have to strengthen knees and begin to trust them again.

noneBGD Epic14609/04/20203:00 PM2mussel rock

day with MLNK, david and some penguins. Karen got her tandem with Mark! Beautiful day – sunny, gorgeous, great conditions, until it died. I launched at just when sink happened. Got wing up, twinge in left knee which is not fully healed, and then launched into sink. Tried to save it on left ridge, then headed for ice plants. Landed safely but wing in tall bush. ML and a pilot helped me get it out.

noneBGD Epic14709/04/20206:00 PM3mussel rock

LAUNCHED FROM COYOTE! Mark helped coach me through it. I was so anxious. Lots of advanced pilots on the hill, and conditions were southy, light wind, most sinking out. Suder had just launched and sunk out quickly. I launched and turned left while launching as coaching, but did not like how low I was so I headed down to land. landed beautifully. BUT it was a SUCCESS! Just what I wanted. Turns out Suder literally ran through some bushes, scraped up his shin. After this a pilot crashed at top of the coyote ridge (was fine, but it was scary).

noneBGD Epic5909/04/20209:00 AM7Villa Grove

First flight in CO. Sledder

Britton Shawelement 36009/04/202010:00 AM7Villa Grove

Low scratching but no real lift. Sledder. Slope land

Britton Shawelement 36109/05/202010:00 AM58Villa Grove

Awesome thermaling in CO. Could’ve stayed Up longer but LZ called and said there was a dust devil

Britton Shawelement 36109/05/202010:00 AM1Villa Grove

Awesome thermaling in CO. Could’ve stayed Up longer but LZ called and said there was a dust devil

Britton Shawelement 32609/05/20207:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns.

Rob Black2709/05/20207:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns.

Rob Black2809/05/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Turns. Downwind landing with low wind speed.

Rob Black6209/05/20207:00 PM10Villa Grove

Butter smooth air all the way down. Sledder with no lift but minimal sink

Britton Shawelement 31209/05/202010:00 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(4/4) Brought wing up smooth and controlled. Good control of wing overhead. Good, clean launch with good hand position and body position. Good flight to runway LZ.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)1309/05/20207:30 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(1/7) Almost zero wind for launches. Forward launch practices only. Brought A risers forward too powerfully and collapsed wing 1st try. On retry, wing pitched to left side, corrected and launched. Raised hands too quickly and shortened flight. Good landing at Runway LZ.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)1409/06/20208:00 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(2/7) Released a risers too early on first try. On retry, wing pitched to left side, corrected and launched. Too slow to get hands raised and kept slight brake pressure. Good landing at Runway LZ.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)1509/06/20208:30 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(3/7) Wing pitched to left side and aborted. Retry pitched to left side again. Launch carried wing and left towards tractor. Very poor launch. Good improv landing on side hill.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)1609/06/20209:00 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(4/7) Started adjusting to stand more to right to correct for wing pitching to left. Good launch with right side of wing coming up sooner but able to recover and have good launch. Hands in proper position at good time but rotated with thumbs down applying brake. Good landing at Runway LZ.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)1709/06/20209:30 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(5/7) Good launch with right side of wing still coming up sooner but able to recover better and have good shorter, smoother launch. Hands in proper position at right time. Good landing at Runway LZ.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)1809/06/202010:00 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(6/7) Good launch with relatively even wing rise. Hands in proper position at right time. Good landing at Runway LZ.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)1909/06/202010:30 AM1Baby Blue Rock

(7/7) Best launch and flight of the day. Good wing raise and body position throughout launch. Good hand position in air and good flight path to near solar panel area. Made landing uphill to lose altitude. Rob commented over radio he thought Galen was the pilot due to the flight path.

GalenAdvance/BGD Magic (1)7609/04/20206:00 PM10Point of the Mountain – North Side

Short flight off main launch – Tried to bench and was too low

Gin Calypso7709/04/20206:30 PM5Point of the Mountain – North Side

Launch from mid bench

Gin Calypso7809/04/20207:00 PM20Point of the Mountain – North Side

Soaring flight – 0.5 mile forward kite to launch off non-standard part. Tried to bench again with no success. Need to stop scratching while traveling downwind – too dangerous.

Gin Calypso5408/26/20206:00 PM50Blue Rock

Reverse launch from North, no problems soaring the ridge.

Vivo5508/27/20205:30 PM35Blue Rock

Reverse launch from North, no problems soaring the ridge.

Vivo5608/29/20206:30 PM45Blue Rock

Reverse launch from North, no problems soaring the ridge.

Vivo5708/31/20206:30 PM42Blue Rock

Reverse launch from Mid and no problems soaring.

Vivo5809/02/20207:30 PM3Blue Rock

Reverse launch from Mid, wind too strong higher up and had to hold big ears to get down, not fun!

Vivo5909/03/20202:30 PM1Mussel Rock

Reverse launch from Walker, sunk out.

Vivo6009/03/20203:30 PM2Mussel Rock

Reverse launch from Walker, sunk out.

Vivo6109/04/202012:30 PM14Mussel Rock

Reverse launch from Walker, didn’t work left and had to bail at the beach

Vivo6209/04/20201:00 PM55Mussel Rock

Reverse launch from Walker, past green monster and epicness!

Vivo6309/04/20202:30 PM50Mussel Rock

2nd reverse launch from Walker, past green monster and more epicness!

Vivo6409/03/20207:00 PM12Pacifica Area

Very strong but pulled off a great slow launch off cliff and ridge soared

Vivo6509/04/20207:30 PM5Pacifica Area

Sledder to beach

Vivo609/05/20205:00 PM45Kahana

Rear Launch
Was on the breaks too much coming up and I got lifted up prematurely and had a poor launch, but I recovered well
Ridge Soared
Big Ears
Landed on the beach with zero assistance

PatrickSwing Arcus RS508/21/202011:30 AM180Makapu’u

Rear Launch Manics 1st Time
Inflated really well, turned and had a good launch.
Ridge Soared
Big Ears
Landed at alternate LZ at Makapu’u
Soared witness protection building for first time

PeteSwing Arcus RS709/08/20208:30 AM60Kahana

Rear Launch
Inflated really well, turned and had a good launch.
Ridge Soared
Big Ears
I got low and learned to work the notch really well

PatrickSwing Arcus RS809/08/202010:30 AM120Kahana

Rear Launch
I was on brakes to hard and got picked up. Stupid mistake that I keep making
Ridge Soared
Big Ears

PatrickSwing Arcus RS5109/02/20206:30 AM40The Stables – Pacifica

11th Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch
Good landing
Soaring Stables
Then Stables to MR & Back
Then Soaring Stables

JustinAirDesign Vivo5209/04/202012:00 PM140Mussel Rock – Pacifica

12th Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch
Good landing
Soaring MR
2 hours and 20 minutes

TristainAirDesign Vivo3209/05/20205:00 PM15Mount Tom Massachusetts

Used south launch.

Peter WilliamsBuzz 53309/06/20204:00 PM20West Rutland

Reverse launch

Peter WilliamsBuzz 5108/03/202010:00 AM1Newell Open Space

Forward launch, short flight, maintained good heading, “skydiver hands,” landed a bit short of the LZ in the fennel

Rob BlackEpic208/03/202010:30 AM1Newell Open Space

Reverse launch, short flight, maintained good heading, softer hands, landed a bit short of the LZ in the fennel

Rob BlackEpic6309/06/20208:30 AM5Villa Grove

Early morning sledder

Britton Shawelement 36409/06/202010:30 AM1Villa Grove

Scratchy flight. Was in thermals multiple times but never really caught the core

Britton Shawelement 35209/04/202010:00 AM6Villa Grove

High altitude sledder (from 9700′)

B ShawSpyder 35309/05/202010:00 AM18Villa Grove

small thermaling flight to 11,000

B ShawSpyder 35409/05/20207:00 PM8Villa Grove

high altitude sledder

B ShawSpyder 35509/06/20209:00 AM6Villa Grove

high altitude forward launch and sledder

B ShawSpyder 35609/06/202011:00 AM9Villa Grove

high altitude sledder

B ShawSpyder 32209/04/20207:30 PM10The Point

North side. First long Soar above launch

Chris SantacroceTandem6409/06/202010:30 AM10Villa Grove

Scratchy flight. Was in thermals multiple times but never really caught the core

Britton Shawelement 37909/04/20203:00 PM120Hensons gap

First xc to whitwell!
Ridge lift

TaylorBGD Echo8009/06/202011:30 AM14Whitwell

Weak thermals in the valley

TaylorBGD Echo8109/06/20202:00 PM30Whitwell

Weak thermals in the valley

TaylorBGD Echo8209/08/202012:30 PM222Pigeon mountain

Flew 30 miles! To Stevenson Alabama
Kelly leading the way
Search do t get stuck
Look for building clouds
Be patient
Soo many lessons learned

TaylorBGD Echo1009/10/20209:30 AM1The Rookery

One of 9 flights for the day.
Reverse

Rob BlackEpic1109/10/20209:30 AM1The Rookery

Reverse launch

Rob BlackEpic1209/10/20209:30 AM1The Rookery

Reverse launch. Got good altitude and had a longer landing strip.
Rob has me do a randomly different flight path by adding in a left turn to the normal “descent and right turn landing”
I feel good about adapting while flying.

Rob BlackEpic1309/10/20209:30 AM1The Rookery

Reverse launch.
Flew with no radio input. No issues with confidence on path and landing in this familiar place.

Rob BlackEpic1409/10/202010:00 AM1The Rookery

Reverse launch.

Wing collapsed sideways because I brought it up too out of the wind on one edge. I should have corrected a lot earlier with a strong brake input.

Rob BlackEpic1509/10/202010:30 AM1The Rookery

Reverse launch.

Rob BlackEpic1609/10/202010:30 AM1The Rookery

Reverse launch.
Rear risers steering and flare for landing.
Hard landing, and probably bad for my knees.

Rob BlackEpic1709/10/202011:00 AM1The Rookery

Reverse launch.

Rob BlackEpic1809/10/202011:30 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Tandem with Mike McCook. Super fun. Longer flight time. Landing was hard but not bad at all.

Rob BlackEpic5009/11/20207:00 AM8Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
fog – had to cut short
landing

Britton Shaw5109/12/20208:00 AM40Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level clouds – rising fog
landing

Britton Shaw9909/04/20209:00 AM6Villa Grove, CO

COLORADO! Villa Grove! First of several short flights at the Rocky Mountain Swifts Labor Day Fly in. This was my first high altitude launch. 9,800′ at launch. Britton said the density altitude was more like 12,000′ I dunno. I had 7 total flights at Villa Grove, 3 forwards, 4 reverses. All my launches were strong and flawless. This comment applies to all the flights: I felt lift several times, but could never sustain it. So, all 7 flights were basically sledders of various lengths.

Britton ShawRoadster 310009/04/202010:00 AM6Villa Grove, CO

This turned out to be the last flight of the day. P2s were shut down after this one due to strengthening conditions. Evening glassoff never happened because of some over development that appeared on the scene. Good flight, but short. Could not sustain the lift I encountered.

Britton ShawRoadster 310109/05/202010:00 AM6Villa Grove, CO

Another morning sledder at Villa Grove, CO. On this flight, the landing was pretty rough. I was well short of the LZ, so I didn’t really have any good wind indicators. I landed cross (if not downwind). Regardless, it was a hard landing. I flared as hard as I could, hit the ground hard and tumbled into the cacti. Painful. Was worried I might have injured my shoulder on impact, but I’m fine.

Britton ShawRoadster 310209/05/20207:00 PM7Villa Grove, CO

Evening glass-off at Villa Grove. I kept waiting for the wonder wind to kick in. It never did. When I finally launched close to sunset, the entire valley was buoyant and butter smooth. I had a perfect feather light landing, which was an improvement (and redemption) after my hard botched landing the evening before.

Britton ShawRoadster 310309/06/20208:30 AM5Villa Grove, CO

Morning sledder. The day had not yet developed, so I did not expect to catch a thermal. I was right. That’s ok. It was a strong forward launch. Got it on video. Thanks, Mike Farney. Landed close to Jason, so that was good.

Britton ShawRoadster 310409/06/202010:30 AM7Villa Grove, CO

Extended sledder. Hit some lift, but again, could not keep it. Checking FlySkyHi later showed that it was not very strong lift. It felt strong in the air, but I guess I was fooled. Anyway, last flight of the trip. Great time with Jason and the BMF crew that made the trip.

Britton ShawRoadster 32909/12/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind, turns

Rob Black3009/12/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind, turns

Rob Black3109/12/20209:00 AM2Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind, turns, one hand flying

Rob Black5209/12/20206:00 PM80lincoln

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
group fly
landing

Britton Shaw3209/13/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch in moderate wind, turns, land

Rob Black3309/13/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch in moderate wind, turns, land. Kite back up hill

Rob Black3409/13/20208:30 AM2Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch from big hill, hands free turns, rear riser turns

Rob Black3509/13/20209:00 AM2Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch from big hill, big ears, hands free turns, spot landing

Rob Black3609/13/20209:00 AM2Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch from big hill, hands free turns, spot landing

Rob Black3409/12/20205:30 PM105Plymouth

Launched successfully on second attempt. Landed a little before sunset on the beach. Could have flown a little longer but was cold so landed a little early.

John Galligar and BarryBuzz 52309/11/202012:00 PM30Riffe Lake

SIV tow #1. Asymmetric collapse, Frontal, Accelerated Frontal, B-Line stall.

Matt HenziAlpha4 282409/11/20203:00 PM20Riffe Lake

SIV tow #2. Spirals, Deep Spirals, Weightshift wingovers, Wingovers.

Matt HenziAlpha4 282509/13/202011:30 AM15Riffe Lake

SIV tow #3. Full Stall, Tailslide.

Matt HenziAlpha4 2814809/13/20202:30 PM25mussel rock

Flying with dennis and Suder. Only folks practically at MR. LAUNCHED FROM COYOTE! light conditions. Hard work, but got some height, not as much as suder. Didn’t trust left knee on landing.

noneBGD Epic14909/14/20204:00 PM5mussel rock

LAUNCHED FROM COYOTE! light conditions. hit sink, made it to walkway that comes toward Walker from the lz, then kited up the path to lz! yeah!

noneBGD Epic2609/13/20201:30 PM20Riffe Lake

SIV tow #4. Full Stall, Tailslide, Spin Appreciation turns, Wingovers.

Matt HenziAlpha4 282709/13/20204:00 PM15Riffe Lake

SIV tow #5. Full Stall, Tailslide, Deep Spiral, Wingovers.

Matt HenziAlpha4 282809/13/20206:30 PM15Riffe Lake

SIV tow #6. Lost visual of ground reference, short flight due to altitude. Full Stall, Tailslide, Wingovers, Pitch Oscillation.

Matt HenziAlpha4 285309/14/20207:30 PM34pea ridge

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
Speed bar
group fly
landing

Britton Shaw7909/11/20207:30 PM20Point of the Mountain – North Side

Hike and fly from upper bench. Good lessons from Santa about keeping two parts of body downhill when scratching.

Gin Calypso8009/12/20205:30 PM150Point of the Mountain – North Side

Early launch with incredibly long and smooth flight. Practicing maneuvers, thermals, and nailed spot landing in crowded conditions

Gin Calypso8109/15/20208:00 AM60Point of the Mountain – South side

Launching in 15mph winds and great lifty south side flight.

Gin Calypso8209/15/20209:30 AM45Point of the Mountain – South side

Launching in 15mph winds and great lifty south side flight.

Gin Calypso3709/15/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch from small hill, turns

Rob Black3809/15/20208:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Launch from big hill, speed bar, spot landing

Rob Black3909/15/20209:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Launch from big hill, hands free turns, spot landing

Rob Black4009/15/20209:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Launch from small hill, turns

Rob Black15009/15/20201:00 PM5blue rock

got there late, launched from north after everyone out of the sky. good launch but did not have leg through leg stirrup. conditions were mixed so I just decided out of the sky. landed, chatted with Suder and Dennis and then had reserve packing session with Mike! A successful day!

noneBGD Epic409/13/202010:30 AM20Falls City NE

Harness much better. took a dive into the corn and one on the gravel on launch. Good flight though

Marc RadloffBright5509/13/202011:00 AM30Falls City NE

Actually thermaled up had a good flight. Landed cross to the road in the beans.

Marc RadloffBright5609/13/202012:00 PM20Falls City NE

Attempted to use the speed bar but it was stuck. Need to work on my harness reserve, tow bridle, and speed bar.

Marc RadloffBright5109/14/202010:00 AM300Ellings

Low forward launches, first solo flights into the wind with 180 degree turns. Kiting, forward and reverse launches. Maybe 10 flights total, 3-4 from top of hill.

ChrisStudent209/15/202010:00 AM300Ellings

Low forward launches, more forward flights. Practicing maneuvers including no hands turns, one handed steering, big ears, asymmetric 25% stall and correction. Maybe 5-6 low forward launches and 5-6 high reverse launches.

ChrisStudent309/16/202010:00 AM18Elings

9 total flights, front and reverse inflations, asymmetric deflation, spot-landings, rear riser kiting

Chris GranthamOzone109/14/202010:00 AM16Elings

8 total flights, low hill hops, forward and reverse inflations, kiting

Chris GranthamOzone209/15/202010:00 AM20Elings

10 total flights, forward and reverse inflations, hands off flying, one-handed flying, weight-shift turns, big ears, asymmetric deflation, rear riser turns

Chris GranthamOzone309/16/202010:00 AM300Ellings

9 launches and landings, all reverse. Rear riser kiting.

ChrisStudent409/17/202010:00 AM300Ellings

Low reverse launches on hillside (5-6), Normal flights (6-8). Kiting (rear risers, turns, etc.).

ChrisStudent409/17/202010:00 AM12Elings

6 total flights, reverse inflations on a slope, spot landings

Chris GranthamOzone2309/11/20208:00 AM4The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso2409/12/20208:00 AM3The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso2509/12/20208:30 AM4The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso2609/12/20209:00 AM4The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso2709/13/20208:00 AM3The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso2809/13/20208:30 AM4The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso2909/13/20209:00 AM3The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso3009/15/20208:00 AM5The Point

South side/ speed bar

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso3109/15/20208:30 AM3The Point

South side/ big ears

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso3209/15/20209:00 AM4The Point

South side/ speed bar big ears

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso3309/15/20209:30 AM5The Point

South side/ Big ears

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso909/11/20205:30 PM60Kahana

Rear Launch
Winds were pretty light
I was on brakes to hard and got picked up. Stupid mistake that I keep making
Ridge Soared
Big Ears

PatrickSwing Arcus RS1009/13/202012:00 PM10Kahana

Rear Launch
Winds were pretty light
Good launch
Sled Ride

PatrickSwing Arcus RS1109/13/20204:30 PM2Kahana

Rear Launch
Winds were pretty light
Horrible Launch. Almost died
Sled Ride

PatrickSwing Arcus RS1909/18/20209:30 AM1The Rookery

New Harness, Waní Light. Not adjusted properly. Felt like it dug in on the sides.

Launch was good, but landing was not accurate.
Slid toward road as I was lining up for runway landing. Need to be comfortable turning further into uphill, and earlier.

Rob BlackEpic2009/18/202010:00 AM1The Rookery

Another semi-sloppy landing. Not sure what could have been done better, besides braking more evenly.

Waní Light

Rob BlackEpic2109/18/202010:00 AM1The Rookery (Mid Launch)

Waní Light

Good height. Really good speed for a bit, but every landing of the day was a bit dicy.

Rob BlackEpic2209/18/202010:30 AM1The Rookery (Mid Launch)

Waní Light

Good height.

Rob BlackEpic2309/18/202010:30 AM1The Rookery (Mid Launch)

Waní Light, which Mike helped me adjust. Worked much better from then on…

Failed full sledder. Landed out on top of small ridge below mid launch.

Rob BlackEpic2409/18/202011:00 AM1The Rookery (Mid Launch)

Waní Light

Very rough flight. Fine launch, but needed to head more toward middle of valley, and stay away from small ridge, as the wind was strongly blowing me toward it.

Flew over ridge below mid launch and had close calls all along the way. Nearly landing out about 4 times, but never touching the ground. Almost hit small rocks and plants.

Ended up doing a low launch top landing, as I was too far over the low launch hillside to penetrate into the downhill wind.

Landing and needed to take wraps, but hesitated and had to chase wing and brakes a bit to get it.

Rob BlackEpic2509/18/202011:30 AM1The Rookery

Waní Light

Launched okay, landed okay. Nothing special.
Overall a rough day, but very good experiences in slightly higher wind and thermic conditions.

Rob BlackEpic6609/15/20206:00 PM45Blue Rock

Ridge Soaring from Mid

Vivo6709/19/20205:30 PM55Blue Rock

Ridge Soaring from North

Vivo509/18/202010:00 AM20Elings

6 total flights, forward inflations, weight-based turns, one-handed, big ears, rear riser turns, spot landings, overshot into shrub on first flight

Chris GranthamOzone609/19/202010:00 AM16Elings

8 total flights, reverse inflations, spot landings; kited in AM

Chris GranthamOzone509/18/202010:00 AM300Ellings

Forward inflations from top of hill (6), and ground school in the afternoon. Practiced maneuvers again (1 handed turning, asymmetric deflation, big ears, rear riser turns)

ChrisStudent609/19/202010:00 AM300Ellings

Kiting in the AM (north wind), 8 flights (reverse inflations) in the afternoon. Somewhat bumpy air.

ChrisStudent6509/19/202012:30 PM196Panorama

Epic 3 hour ridge/thermal flight

Britton Shawelement 36609/19/20205:30 PM144Panorama

All ridge lift

Britton Shawelement 34109/19/20204:30 PM2Blue Rock Park

Launch from North point, Realized after launch that left A riser was twisted adn as a result, 20% of right wing was wrapped and deflated. Landed safely using weight shifts.

Rob Black4209/19/20206:00 PM5Blue Rock Park

Launch from North point, Soared for 5 minutes. Did not get altitude as did not stay close to the hill. Made several 180 turns near the hill before landing in the designated LZ.

Rob Black408/29/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock

Flew from top of small Blue rock hill. Was making strong run with forward launches on this day, but was not controlling brakes correctly while in torpedo position. Had two bad launches with head bang and rib bruising. Mike recommended practicing kiting before making more flights. Had good flights and landings at bottom of the hill near Rob.

Rob Black#4509/20/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock

Flew from top of small Blue rock hill. Was making strong run with forward launches on this day, but was not controlling brakes correctly while in torpedo position. Had two bad launches with head bang and rib bruising. Mike recommended practicing kiting before making more flights. Had good flights and landings at bottom of the hill near Rob.

Rob Black#4609/20/20209:00 AM1Blue Rock

Flew from top of small Blue rock hill. Was making strong run with forward launches on this day, but was not controlling brakes correctly while in torpedo position. Had two bad launches with head bang and rib bruising. Mike recommended practicing kiting before making more flights. Had good flights and landings at bottom of the hill near Rob.

Rob Black#4709/20/20209:30 AM1Blue Rock

Flew from top of small Blue rock hill. Was making strong run with forward launches on this day, but was not controlling brakes correctly while in torpedo position. Had two bad launches with head bang and rib bruising. Mike recommended practicing kiting before making more flights. Had good flights and landings at bottom of the hill near Rob.

Rob Black#4809/20/20209:30 AM1Blue Rock

Flew from top of small Blue rock hill. Was making strong run with forward launches on this day, but was not controlling brakes correctly while in torpedo position. Had two bad launches with head bang and rib bruising. Mike recommended practicing kiting before making more flights. Had good flights and landings at bottom of the hill near Rob.

Rob Black#4909/26/20204:00 PM1Blue Rock

Flew from top of small Blue Rock hill. Was making better effort at controlling brakes during run. Was a bit nervous due to wipeouts last flight day. Paused a bit too much before getting into torpedo position.

Rob Black#61009/26/20204:30 PM1Blue Rock

Flew from top of small Blue Rock hill. Was making better effort at controlling brakes during run. Did not make transition into torpedo position well, moved hands down too much. Need to curl arms to keep hands in same position for torpedo position. Winds got too strong and went kiting. Making a wall, reverse launches, rotating to front went well. Good day.

Rob Black#65409/19/20206:30 PM37ft smith sod farm

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
foot drag
landing

Britton Shaw6709/20/202011:00 AM8Panorama

early morning sledder. Tried to ridge/thermal but couldn’t get anything

Britton Shawelement 36809/20/20201:30 PM120Panorama

thermal/ridge lift for 2 hours. most of the gaggle got flushed at the same time

Britton Shawelement 36909/20/20206:00 PM82Panorama

all ridge lift. Came down because I wasn’t penetrating well

Britton Shawelement 310509/19/202012:00 PM9Panorama

First flight of an absolutely EPIC weekend.

Roadster 310609/19/20201:00 PM34Panorama

Ridge soared a bit, lost lift, headed to LZ, hooked a boomer up. Saved it and climbed to 269′ above launch. Great fun! Lost the lift, and couldn’t get it back. Great flight though!

Roadster 310709/19/20202:30 PM18Panorama

Good flight. But TOO SHORT! 🙂

Roadster 3109/20/202010:30 AM1Blue rock

First flight

Mark Zinkel510809/19/20204:30 PM109Panorama

Long ridge soar. Got to fly a Rush 4. What a different experience. The glide ratio was amazing. Can’t wait for my Rush 5! Came down because I was COLD!

I remember having a really long time to decide on my landing strategy. I arrived at the LZ with lots of altitude and it took a long time to bleed off. Meant that I had a long time to plan my landing.

Rush 410909/20/202011:30 AM11Panorama

Got some lift close to the LZ, but not enough to get back up.

Roadster 311009/20/202012:30 PM28Panorama

Got a big thermal to take me 699′ above takeoff.

Had Robinson/Britton ShawRoadster 311109/20/20202:30 PM56Panorama

Ridge soaring, lost the lift, headed to land but found a big thermal to get back up.

Had Robinson/Britton ShawRoadster 311209/20/20205:30 PM80Panorama

Ridge soar. This was the flight that resulted in a close call.

While soaring with the mountain on my right (so I had the right of way), I did not see another pilot approaching me head on at a similar altitude. By the time I noticed this, we were very close and closing fast. My torso was at the same altitude as his wing. I quickly popped the brakes to gain a few feet of altitude. This maneuver caused me to avoid a disastrous collision, but my feet and the bottom of my harness did make contact with the other pilot’s wing as I passed over him.

Had Robinson/Britton ShawRoadster 32909/20/20205:30 PM15Tiger

29th solo, low wind, good launch, short flight, good approach and landing.

MarcAlpha4 285709/20/20202:00 PM87Panorama PG Point

ridge/thermal soaring. low save at LZ back to top of the ridge

B ShawSpyder 35809/20/20206:00 PM70Panorama PG Point

ridge soaring glass off

B ShawSpyder 32609/21/20208:00 AM1The Rookery

Light wind.
First forward launch first aborted because I forgot how to use “A” risers in forward.

Second perfect. No issues

Rob BlackEpic2709/21/20208:00 AM1The Rookery

Light wind.
Reverse launch at top of hill, for higher wind.

Rob BlackEpic2809/21/20208:30 AM1The Rookery

Light wind. Reverse launch. Smooth landing, but could have flared a second layer for even more accurate timing.

Rob BlackEpic2909/21/20209:00 AM2Blue Rock (North Launch)

Soaring attempt. Too much uneven pressure on turns dropped me out of lift band.

Landed past LZ and a little bit toward wind sock.

Rob BlackEpic3009/21/202010:00 AM3Blue Rock (North Launch)

Soaring flight. Too much uneven pressure on turns at first, but corrected and had a few good turns.

Really bad landing.
Misjudged height while heading toward landing, and decided to do an S turn to lose it. Turned left (facing the road) too far and got going downwind. On the turn I lost all my altitude and had to land super fast. Couldn’t flare enough to make it soft.
Fell and scraped arms and slid on chest.

Didn’t pay enough attention to wind quadrants, and direction for landing.

Rob BlackEpic4309/20/202012:00 PM1Blue Rock Park

Launch from Baby Blue.

Rob Black4409/20/202012:30 PM3Blue Rock Park

Launch from Big hill. Skills practised: Speed bar, turning with big ears

Rob Black4509/20/20201:30 PM3Blue Rock Park

Launch from Big hill. Skills practised: 360 turns, side hill landing

Rob Black4609/21/20208:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Launch from North point. Lng sledder

Rob Black4709/21/20209:30 AM10Blue Rock Park

Launch from North point. Soared

Rob Black4809/21/202010:00 AM10Blue Rock Park

Launch from North point. Soared

Rob Black709/20/202010:00 AM180Ellings

Harness fitting and reserve ground school in the AM. Too cross for flying in the afternoon — kited instead.

ChrisStudent809/21/202010:00 AM180Ellings

Harness adjustment in the AM and 3 flights. Too windy/gusty in the afternoon so kited instead.

ChrisStudent709/21/202010:00 AM6Elings

3 total flights, forward inflations with light crosswind, spot landings; kited in PM

Chris GranthamOzone4809/21/202010:00 AM10Blue Rock Park

Launch from North point. Soared

Rob Black4909/26/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Launch from baby Blue hill. Warm up flight

Rob Black5009/26/20209:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Launch from Blue rock midpoint. Turns, maximising flight time

Rob Black5109/26/20209:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Launch from Blue rock top. Turns, speed bar, spot landing

Rob Black5209/26/202010:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Launch from Blue rock top. Turns, spot landing

Rob Black209/26/20207:30 AM1Blue rock

flight 1/6 of day 2

Galen5309/26/20208:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 2/6 of day 2, bottom scraper, sat too quickly in the harness

Galen5409/26/20209:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 3/6 of day 2, did not do a proper preflight, right leg strap not fastened. Too much bouncing under the wing.

Galen5509/26/20209:30 AM1Blue rock

flight 4/6 of day 2, good launch, torpedo position, leaning forward, good landing.

Galen5609/26/202010:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 5/6 of day 2, good launch, torpedo position, leaning forward, good landing. Long on the final and almost ran out of runway.

Galen5709/26/202010:30 AM1Blue rock

flight 6/6 of day 2, good launch, torpedo position, leaning forward, good landing. call it a day

Galen56809/25/202010:00 AM12Blue Rock

Ridge Soaring from North

Vivo6909/25/202012:30 PM2Mussel Rock

Practice launch from Coyote with long sledder. Wind was pushing 12 gust and about the limit of my control with As and Cs. Had to kill and reset once.

Vivo909/22/202010:00 AM180Ellings

Wind cross all day, did reserve setup in the AM and kited in the afternoon.

ChrisStudent1009/23/202010:00 AM300Ellings

Low reverse launch practice on slope in the AM, 3 flights in the afternoon, then kiting.

ChrisBuzz Z61109/24/202010:00 AM300Ellings and Bates

3 flights from east launch and 1 flight from normal launch. Ridge soaring at Bates in the afternoon. 2 beach landings.

ChrisBuzz Z61109/27/20209:00 AM60E Boulder Rec

Kiting practice in N and NE wind.

N/ABuzz Z6809/24/202010:00 AM10Elings

2 flights at Bates, 2nd with >10 legs along the ridge. Both beach landings.

Chris GranthamOzone Buzz Z65509/21/20207:00 PM40efd

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
foot drag
landing

Britton Shaw5609/23/20207:30 AM58efd

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
foot drag
landing

Britton Shaw5709/23/20209:00 AM33efd

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
foot drag
landing

Britton Shaw5809/23/20206:00 PM61efd

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
foot drag
landing

Britton Shaw5909/24/20209:30 AM40efd

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
foot drag
landing

Britton Shaw6009/24/20206:30 PM29efd

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
low level flight
foot drag
landing

Britton Shaw7009/26/202012:30 PM43Heavener SW Launch

thermalling at Heavener. Got 1100 over launch but had to come down because we had no shuttle and papa Arnold sunk out

Britton Shawelement 37109/26/20202:00 PM4Heavener SW Launch

absolute sinkhole of a sled ride. Couldn’t have been less lift

Britton Shawelement 37209/26/20203:00 PM9Heavener SSE Launch

attempted thermalling. Wrapped around to SW LZ for the first time

Britton Shawelement 37309/26/20206:00 PM80Heavener SSE Launch

Ridge soar. got 571 over launch and hit up to 482 fpm of lift at max. Wrapped around to SW LZ

Britton Shawelement 33109/26/20209:00 AM1The Rookery (Mid Launch)

Reverse launch in mid to light wind.
Launch was okay, but shaky. Not smooth as it should be. Got out into the middle too quickly and lost my altitude. Landed on the small ridge right below and to the left of launch.

Rob BlackEpic3209/26/20209:30 AM1The Rookery (High Launch)

Reverse launch in mid to light wind.
Launch was not great. Took 1 abort, but eventually I got into it and made it down. Brake handle was wrapped around risers because risers were attached with gates to the inside.

Very rough and discouraging day because everything seemed like it wasn’t working right.

Rob BlackEpic3309/26/202010:00 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Reverse launch in mid to light wind.
1 abort after frontal collapse due to not checking the wing before turning. Apparently a habit for the day.
Took a rest and just sat it out for a while.

Took 3 more attempts, each messed up because I overcompensated for the frontal collapse by checking too much on the way up. My wing didn’t even get above my head.

Almost cried at landing because everything just seemed so hard for no reason today. Really discouraged that such a simple flight took so much to get right.

Rob BlackEpic11309/26/202012:30 PM6Heavener SW Launch

Tried to find some mid day lift. No luck.

Roadster 311409/26/20202:30 PM9Heavener SSE Launch

Scott Scallion let me try his buzz Z6. I was overweight on it, but was still hopeful that this more efficient wing would help me find lift. No luck. Other pilots had difficulty on this flight as well.

Buzz Z611509/26/20206:00 PM73Heavener SSE Launch

Evening ridge soar on Scott’s Buzz Z6.

Had plenty of lift. I tried skirting around the point to the SW LZ, and this cost me significant altitude. I headed back to the SSE launch, and was able to recover the lift and continue the flight.

Buzz Z63009/27/20203:30 PM30Tiger

30th solo, good upper N Launch, not feeling it, good approach and landing.

MarcAlpha4 283109/27/20206:00 PM10Tiger

31st solo, good Launch, short flight, good approach and landing.

MarcAlpha4 2815109/23/20204:00 PM37Torrey Pines Glider port

launched late due to fear of having to hike up from beach with bum knee. Launch with whistle and yell. Flew ridge to the south. Busy, fun. But ended up sinking out after Rob, near stairs to the North.

noneBGD Epic15209/24/20203:30 PM34Torrey Pines Glider port

southy, but more west than prior day. Launched and flew the south ridge near the golf course with Rob and Lynsey. fun! had to scratch a bit, but ended up top landing – not on my feet, but this was my first time! fun to fly!

noneBGD Epic15309/25/20201:00 PM64Torrey Pines Glider port

great day! launched and flew south ridge then headed over to the mansions where I had more space. Really pretty – mansions, surfers, birds. Really nice! top landed, again, not on my feet, but fun!

noneBGD Epic15409/26/20201:00 PM20Santa Barbara Skyport launch

kind of scary – went back and forth on whether to launch. Really nervous about flying over the power lines, so glad when they were behind me! Played in some thermals (max altitude was 2956 feet), headed for LZ which seemed long ways a way, landed in lower Parma, on feet with uphill landing! flew with John Rocca and Lynsey!

noneBGD Epic15509/27/202012:30 PM16Santa Barbara Skyport launch

glad to launch. Shorter flight but took a different path – down ridge, over to monestary ridge, and then to the upper parma. Landed in complicated lz, threaded the needle with the trees. on feet and kited too!

noneBGD Epic3409/28/202010:30 AM1Gateway

Reverse launch in mid to light wind. Landed in the normal LZ

Rob BlackEpic3509/28/202011:00 AM1Gateway

Reverse launch in medium wind. Felt quite a bit of lift halfway down which seemed thermic.

Rob BlackEpic3609/28/202011:30 AM1Gateway

Reverse launch. Was going to be sidehill practice with Rob. The strap hit my radio volume button so I landed out without practicing.
Kites up most of the hill.

Rob BlackEpic3709/28/202012:00 PM1Gateway

Easy flights overall today.

First time doing one-handed flying.

Rob BlackEpic6109/29/20206:00 PM36Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
landing

Britton Shaw8009/25/20202:00 PM2Mussel Rock

Just a sledder from Jungle to LZ (Intentional). Wind was quite south but went there just intending on kiting.

AirDesign Vivo3809/29/20207:30 AM1The Rookery

Forward launch.

Easy sledder. Tipped sideways on the wing a bit, and held the “A” lines too long.

Rob BlackEpic3909/29/20208:00 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Forward launch. Highest spot on the hill.

Basic sledder. Seemed good. A little cross wind caused me to have to run sideways on the hill. Ended up crossing over the rocks in the middle of the valley. Worked out fine. Landed down at the end of the runway.

Rob BlackEpic4009/29/20208:30 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Forward launch. Highest spot on the hill.

Attempted big ears, but I didn’t hold long enough. Immediately called off big ears and did no handed flying. Super good feeling.

Had lots of oscillations that weren’t from strong inputs. Rob decided that it could be because of hand tension.

Landed down at the end of the runway.

Rob BlackEpic4109/29/20209:00 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Forward launch. Highest spot on the hill.

Fully did big ears. Didn’t feel anything different than normal speed.

Fixed oscillations by be extra gentle and a little more flowy with my hands. Relaxed a bit.

Landed down at the end of the runway.

Rob BlackEpic3609/11/20209:30 AM10Blue Rock

Soar

Rob BlackVivo3709/11/202010:30 AM5Blue Rock

Top land Mid launch

Rob BlackVivo3809/20/20205:00 PM14Blue Rock

First Big Soar

Rob BlackVivo3909/26/202010:00 AM4Ed Levin 600

Introduction to Ed Levin

Rob BlackVivo5209/26/202010:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Launch from Blue rock top. Turns, spot landing

Rob Black5310/01/20208:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in zero wind from Blue rock top. Turns, spot landing

Rob Black5410/01/20209:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in zero wind from Blue rock top. Turns, spot landing

Rob Black5510/01/20209:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in zero wind from Blue rock top. Turns, Landed downwind in slow wind

Rob Black7009/29/20206:00 PM46Blue Rock

Reverse launch from North with landing on the strip. Winds around 9 at launch and took light brakes to prevent sinking. Getting better feel of weight shifting and keeping my turns light and controlling pitch.

Vivo6210/02/20205:00 PM95Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
speed bar
landing

Britton Shaw5510/01/20209:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in zero wind from Blue rock top. Turns, Landed downwind in slow wind

Rob Black5610/03/20208:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in zero wind from Blue rock top. Spot landing

Rob Black5710/03/20209:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Hybrid launch in low wind from Blue rock top. Spot landing

Rob Black5810/03/202010:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Hybrid launch in low wind from Blue rock top. Crossed the chasm to bay blue hill, landing at the base of the hill.

Rob Black5810/03/202010:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Hybrid launch in low wind from Blue rock top. Crossed the chasm to bay blue hill, landing at the base of the hill.

Rob Black5910/04/20207:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch in low wind from Blue rock top.

Rob Black6010/04/20209:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch in low wind from Blue rock top.

Rob Black6110/04/20209:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch in low wind from Blue rock top.

Rob Black6210/04/20209:30 AM4Blue Rock Park

Reverse launch in low wind from Blue rock top. Landed at Baby blue rock

Rob Black5910/04/20208:00 AM15Peak 6

Mountain flight

Buzz Z66009/25/202010:00 AM19Cove

Mountain flight

Buzz Z66109/25/202011:30 AM39Cove

Mountain flight

Buzz Z66209/26/20206:30 PM24Cove

Mountain flight

Buzz Z66309/27/202010:00 AM27Cove

Mountain flight

Buzz Z66407/31/20208:30 AM5Wonderland Park

Boulder

Buzz Z66507/31/202010:00 AM5Wonderland Park

Boulder

Buzz Z66607/31/202011:30 AM7Wonderland Park

Boulder

Buzz Z6810/03/20207:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 1/6 of day 3, good launch, torpedo position, leaning forward, good landing.

Mike5910/04/20207:30 AM1Blue rock

flight 2/6 of day 3, good launch, torpedo position, leaning forward, good landing. Early flare, kept hands at position, recovered and flared. 5 landings within 25′.

Mike51010/04/20208:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 3/6 of day 3, good launch, torpedo position, leaning forward, good landing.

Mike51110/04/20208:30 AM1Blue rock

flight 4/6 of day 3, good launch, torpedo position, leaning forward, good landing.

Mike51210/04/20209:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 5/6 of day 3, Upper launch, good launch, torpedo position, leaning forward, good landing. 5 landings within 25′.

Mike51310/04/20209:30 AM1Blue rock

flight 6/6 of day 3, Upper launch, good launch, torpedo position, leaning forward, good landing. Rear riser turns. Need to time the flare better.

preflight review, conditions, 5 forward launches.

Mike57410/04/20205:30 PM3Poteau Air Port

tow with had

Hadley Robinsonelement 37510/04/20206:30 PM3Poteau Air Port

tow with had

Hadley Robinsonelement 37610/04/20207:00 PM3Poteau Air Port

tow with had

Hadley Robinsonelement 37710/04/20207:00 PM3Poteau Air Port

tow with had

Hadley Robinsonelement 35910/04/20206:00 PM3Poteau Airport

tow launch

Had RobinsonSpyder 36010/04/20206:30 PM3Poteau Airport

tow launch

Had RobinsonSpyder 36110/04/20207:00 PM3Poteau Airport

tow launch

Had RobinsonSpyder 36310/05/20208:00 AM1Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind from Baby Bule Rock. Take off was not good as I sat in the hardness too soon.

Rob Black6410/05/20208:30 AM1Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind from Baby Bule Rock.

Rob Black6510/05/20209:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind from Bule Rock top. Spot Landing

Rob Black6610/05/202010:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind from Bule Rock top. Spot Landing

Rob Black6710/05/202010:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind from Bule Rock top. Turns with Big ears.

Rob Black3210/05/20203:00 PM15Tiger

1st Flight on Tequila 4, good launch some bumpy air, short flight North L approach good landing.

MarcTequila 4s4210/01/20208:30 AM1The Rookery

Forward Launch. Attempted and aborted, reset and tried again. Normal sledder.

Rob BlackEpic4310/01/20209:30 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Forward sledder, no big oscillations.
Flare timing could use work.
More steady flare later on.

Rob BlackEpic4410/01/202010:00 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Forward launch, Big Ears.
First letting off was too quick. Stay steady on brake release. I didn’t compensate the turn with my weight.

Rob BlackEpic4510/01/202010:30 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Forward launch. Full speed bar. Went into 180° turn before final. Felt okay, but it’s very hard to not shift weight while searching for speed bar. Velcro keeper came undone for speed system line.

Rob BlackEpic4610/05/20208:00 AM1The Rookery

Forward launch. Zero wind. Had to run most of the way down, but normal sledder.

Rob BlackEpic4710/05/20209:00 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Smooth forward. Low wind. Big ears felt good. Did big ears turns.
Use horizon more.

Rob BlackEpic4810/05/20209:30 AM2The Rookery (Rear High Launch)

New launch site. Forward. Launched a little low in between hillsides and rocks. High speed off the bat. Big ears. Did weight shift turns. Good height. Had to go far left to burn it off. Normal LZ. Tried a spot landing next to Rob. Got close, but turned at the end because I was afraid of hitting him. Stumbled to my knee.

Rob BlackEpic4910/05/202010:30 AM2The Rookery (Rear High Launch)

Forward, further back so I was off the ground before the little valley. Speed Bar. Need to keep my heading better while using it. Still had tons of height. Far left to burn it off, did 3x 180° turns. Need to keep them a little flatter! Got a little unstable after those turns, but stabilized and landed fine.

Rob BlackEpic110/04/20206:00 PM3Robert S Kerr airport

Launch was via towing. Right turn and landed down wind. Little to no wind

Britton Shaw210/04/20206:30 PM3Robert S Kerr airport

Launch was via towing. left turn and landed down wind. Little to no wind

Britton Shaw6710/05/202010:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind from Bule Rock top. Turns with Big ears.

Rob Black6310/06/20205:30 PM34maysville

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
speed bar
landing

Britton Shaw8110/05/20205:00 PM2Channing West

Sledders at channing West with other penguins. Fun hangout day. Pretty smokey and about 2mph of wind.

AirDesign Vivo8210/05/20206:00 PM2Channing West

Sledders at channing West with other penguins. Fun hangout day. Pretty smokey and about 2mph of wind.

AirDesign Vivo7110/04/20205:00 PM48Blue Rock

Reverse launch from North with landing on the strip. Winds around 9 at launch and took light brakes to prevent sinking.

Vivo7210/05/20206:30 PM2Channing West

Forward launch in almost no wind from top of Channing

Vivo8310/07/20202:30 PM3Mussel Rock

Winds pretty much straight west about 9mph. Launched from Walker and cut straight to the left and there was close to zero lift so I sank out.

AirDesign Vivo8410/07/20203:00 PM215Mussel Rock

Winds pretty much straight west about 9mph. Launched from Walker and went straight towards bowl on the right side just before Green Monster. Lots of lift there and had long smooth flight with Brian, Lynsey and Mohamad

AirDesign Vivo1308/06/20209:00 AM2blue rock

big ears

Vivo1408/06/20209:30 AM2blue rock

half speed bar

Vivo1508/06/202010:00 AM2blue rock

half speed bar

Vivo1608/15/20209:00 AM2blue rock

no handed flying

Vivo1708/15/20209:30 AM2blue rock

180 degree turns

Vivo1808/15/202010:00 AM2blue rock

spot landing

Vivo1908/15/202010:30 AM2blue rock

spot landing

Vivo2009/03/20208:00 AM2blue rock

big ears

Vivo2109/03/20208:30 AM2blue rock

smooth airspeed control

Vivo2209/03/20209:30 AM2blue rock

soaring flight

Vivo2309/07/20208:00 AM2blue rock

riser turns

Vivo2409/07/20209:30 AM2blue rock

weight shift turns

Vivo2509/07/202010:00 AM2blue rock

strong wind reverse launch

Vivo2609/07/20209:00 AM1blue rock

forward launch

Vivo2709/28/20209:00 AM1blue rock

judge distance from ridge and traffic

Vivo2809/28/202010:00 AM2blue rock

judge distance from ridge and traffic

Vivo2910/06/20208:00 AM1channing

forward launch

Vivo3010/06/20209:00 AM1channing

tight kiting

Vivo3110/06/202010:00 AM1channing

full speed bar

Vivo3210/06/202010:30 AM1channing

figure eights

Vivo6210/08/202010:00 PM10Heavener SE

10 min ridge soaring flight

Britton ShawSpyder 35309/10/20204:00 PM25Ölüdeniz, Turkey

13th Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch
Good landing

Enes & JustinAirDesign Vivo5409/11/20208:00 AM25Ölüdeniz, Turkey

14th Flight After P2 Certification
Forward Launch
Good landing

Enes & JustinAirDesign Vivo5509/11/20204:00 PM25Ölüdeniz, Turkey

15th Flight After P2 Certification
Reverse Launch
Good landing

Enes & JustinAirDesign Vivo5609/12/20208:00 AM25Ölüdeniz, Turkey

16th Flight After P2 Certification
Forward Launch
Good landing

Enes & JustinAirDesign Vivo5709/13/20208:00 AM25Ölüdeniz, Turkey

17th Flight After P2 Certification
Forward Launch
Good landing

Enes & JustinAirDesign Vivo5809/14/20208:00 AM25Ölüdeniz, Turkey

18th Flight After P2 Certification
Forward Launch
Good landing

Enes & JustinAirDesign Vivo5909/14/20206:30 PM25Ölüdeniz, Turkey

19th Flight After P2 Certification
Forward Launch
Good landing

Enes & JustinAirDesign Vivo8309/29/20205:00 PM120Monroe – The Cove

1st Flight at Monroe – Learning to fly thermals and high wind/steep launch off North launch.

Gin Calypso8409/29/20208:00 AM10Parker Ridge

Parker Ridge Sled Ride. 10 min flight – Forward launching

Gin Calypso8509/02/20204:00 PM60Monroe – The Cove

Monroe North launch. Top landing in very strong winds. Landing on speed bar. Took off speed bar before touching down and had a scary incident with dropping too quickly

Gin Calypso8609/30/20206:00 PM120Monroe – The Cove

Monroe North launch. Flying turbulent conditions until an amazing glass off. 12000′ altitude flying.

Gin Calypso8710/01/20209:30 AM10Monroe – The Cove

Poverty Ridge soaring session. Forward launch sled ride

Gin Calypso8809/30/202010:00 AM15Poverty Ridge

Poverty Ridge soaring session. Forward launch sled ride

Gin Calypso8910/09/202010:00 AM60Monroe Peak

Monroe – Catching thermals to 13000′ and learning to fly the gaggle.

Gin Calypso9010/01/20205:00 PM120Monroe – The Cove

Cove flight. Thermaling up to 12000′. Accidently landed downwind due to confusing conditions.

Gin Calypso9109/29/20208:00 AM90Point of the Mountain – South Side

South side soaring session

Gin Calypso15610/07/202012:30 PM20blue rock

flew with rob, galen, suder. Rob snuck up on me at ridge, to teach me to have head swiveled more. I saw him before I turned. Nice flight. followed rob across road after I saw he was getting ift in valley, then I landed on the other side of the road. learned have to move more toward Colombus parkway to head to castles, just to avoid rotor from the rest of ridge. Rob says heading back is downwind so I can worry about that less.

noneBGD Epic15710/08/20205:00 PM17mussel rock

finally launched. was quite south all day, no wind then toomuch wind. finally launched alone from walker. got lots of height and Rob said “follow me!”. I followed speedy gonzales down the ridge, unable to keep up. Ended up as follows:
Although exhausted, I had a rather sleepless night. I kept visualizing the flight over and over. I kept asking myself “could I really have narrowed my mind all the way down to only seeking lift?”. I mean its not like me, and I have plenty of evidence that I have been thinking several steps forward, so why did I NOT this time? How did I get that far in to Screwed-ville?
Then I saw it. (I checked google maps this morning to be sure). Coming south from the stables, there is that big field. On the edge of that field there are these poles, like telephone poles, and with some thing on tope voltage-y looking. I was trying to see if there were wires between them, so that I could think about what would happen if I got too close. At the same time I am trying to stay close enough to that ridge to see if I could get lift. Then, when the line of poles ended and I looked up ahead of me, then I knew then that I had screwed myself.
While reviewing this at ungodly-a.m., I then recalled Rob’s comment about blue rock and how I was oblivious to him until I went to turn. Again, looking to my left (where the ridge was, trying to keep my eye on “the thing that can hurt you”).
So, two things learned, 1) apparently I have a tendency to look to the ridge too much, and 2) (and this isn’t new for me, just seen here in a different situation) – when focus on something too much I tend to lose sight of other things (this is seen in other flights when I watch whether someone is launching okay, or on the radio needing something, or looking too close to the ground/object/or if I have to adjust something etc). I need to keep head on a swivel more, and always keep looking several steps ahead, being especially aware when my focus is pulled somewhere.
I had an old supervisor in grad school who would start each supervision session (past client session) with “What did you do well?” I try to keep that focus in my current life, starting with “well” before I go to “poorly”. This can even go for, “What did you do well after you screwed yourself so badly?” So, I looked quickly for my landing spot and tried to position myself and get there before I was forced there, did not get anxious, got out of my harness quickly when wing started fluttering and filling. (By the way, that was also planned – 1) I am faster at my buckles then my caribiners, and 2) the weight of the harness might have helped to prevent the wing from taking off down the slope).
Anyway, I am truly thankful to Rob, and glad all went better than it could have. I am also glad to have really felt ROTOR (as safely as could be).
Take away:
think twice before following Rob when on the Cure!
turn back even if you think he has a plan – I am the pilot in command
head for beach if I can land safely, its better than searching for lift.
LOOK TWO TO THREE steps ahead all the time, and be careful of too much focus.

noneBGD Epic6410/08/20206:00 PM56st smith sod farm

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
speed bar
landing

Britton Shaw7810/08/20206:30 PM14Heavener SSE

scratchy ridge soar. Just me and Mike flying

element 3510/09/20204:30 PM1Westford, VT

Pro launch (reverse)

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam610/09/20205:00 PM1Westford, VT

Pro launch (reverse), ran downhill to fly

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam710/09/20205:30 PM1Westford, VT

Forward launch

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam1410/05/20208:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 1/2 of day 4. New gear, BGD Magic and MCC Viceversa.

MikeMagic1510/05/20209:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 2/2 of day 4. New gear, BGD Magic and MCC Viceversa.

MikeMagic1610/09/202010:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 1/3 of day 5. Post first kiting lesson. Try complete right turns.

MikeMagic1710/09/202010:30 AM1Blue rock

flight 2/3 of day 5. Post first kiting lesson. Try complete right turns.

MikeMagic1810/09/202011:30 AM1Blue rock

flight 3/3 of day 5. Post first kiting lesson. Try complete right turns.

MikeMagic1910/10/20209:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 1/2 of day 6. first reverse launch, struggles with heading into wind, too much left brake and not wind enough correction.

MikeMagic2010/10/20209:30 AM1Blue rock

flight 2/2 of day 6. second reverse launch, struggles with heading into wind, too much left brake and not wind enough correction.

MikeMagic6510/10/20205:30 PM98pea ridge

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
speed bar
landing

Britton Shaw6610/11/20207:30 AM68Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
speed bar
landing

Britton Shaw2110/11/20208:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 1/3 of day 7. baby bluerock. forward launch.

MikeMagic2210/11/20209:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 2/3 of day 7. mid launch bluerock. forward launch. riser, harness turns. shallow final low turn.

MikeMagic2310/11/202010:00 AM1Blue rock

flight 3/3 of day 7. mid launch bluerock. forward launch. riser, harness turns. good final and landing

MikeMagic1010/06/20208:00 AM5Wonderland

2 flights, 1 off training hill, forward launch, second a reverse launch off north launch with 1 360.

Misha BanksOzone Buzz Z61110/07/202010:00 AM5Wonderland

3 flights, 2 with 360s, 1 forward, 1 reverse off top, 1 reverse off 3/4 launch

Misha BanksOzone Buzz Z61110/07/20208:00 AM5Wonderland

3 flights, 2 with 360s, one forward off top, 1 reverse off top, 1 reverse off 3/4

Misha BanksOzone Buzz Z63510/09/20205:30 PM15Mt Tom

Wind with South component. Flew too far north and had a difficult time finding lift. Made it to LZ but was a close call. Learned the importance of considering wind direction when calculating ability to make LZ.

Peter WilliamsBuzz 56310/10/20202:30 PM5Poteau Airport

tow launch

Had RobinsonSpyder 36410/10/20203:00 PM6Poteau Airport

tow launch, minor thermal hunt

Had RobinsonSpyder 36510/10/20203:30 PM5Poteau Airport

tow launch sledder

Had RobinsonSpyder 36610/11/20201:30 PM10Heavener SE

short ridge soar flight

Britton ShawSpyder 36710/11/20204:00 PM14Heavener SE

short ridge soar flight

Britton ShawSpyder 3710/10/202010:00 AM15Winchester, KS

Smooth air, no bumps

Ian McManusBright5810/10/202010:30 AM15Winchester, KS

Smooth air, used speed bar

Ian McManusBright5910/10/202012:30 PM20Winchester, KS

Got a few bumps. Thermals small and close to the ground. Speed bar and big ears.

Ian McManusBright51110/03/20209:00 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#61210/12/20209:00 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#61310/12/20209:00 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#61410/12/20208:30 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#61510/12/20209:30 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#61610/12/20209:30 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#61710/12/20209:30 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#66710/05/202010:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind from Bule Rock top. Turns with Big ears.

Rob Black1810/12/20209:30 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#61910/12/20209:30 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#62010/12/20209:30 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#62110/12/20209:30 AM1Little Blue Rock

I made 10 launches today. Working with Gaylen. Made improvements as the day went on. Still having difficulty with forward launch getting hands into correct position while moving into torpedo position without applying brakes. All forward launches today. Last landing a bit off the mark.

Rob Black#62210/10/20209:00 AM1Little Blue Rock

Working with Mike today. Made 3 flights, then wind picked up too much. Made my first reverse launches. Reverse launches went well. Prefer these to forward launches. Stronger wind was helpful. Landings went well. Same gentle right turn to landing. Used new harness. Did kiting at bottom of hill, then went to park. Getting better at kiting.

Rob Black#62310/12/20209:00 AM1Little Blue Rock

Working with Mike today. Made 3 flights, then wind picked up too much. Made my first reverse launches. Reverse launches went well. Prefer these to forward launches. Stronger wind was helpful. Landings went well. Same gentle right turn to landing. Used new harness. Did kiting at bottom of hill, then went to park. Getting better at kiting.

Rob Black#62410/12/20209:00 AM1Little Blue Rock

Working with Mike today. Made 3 flights, then wind picked up too much. Made my first reverse launches. Reverse launches went well. Prefer these to forward launches. Stronger wind was helpful. Landings went well. Same gentle right turn to landing. Used new harness. Did kiting at bottom of hill, then went to park. Getting better at kiting.

Rob Black#69210/12/20203:00 PM20Tiger Mountain

South side of Tiger Mountain. Very strange air and sketchy landing due to shifting winds.

Gin Calypso108/03/20209:30 AM1Newell Open Space

Forward launch

208/03/202010:00 AM1Newell Open Space

Reverse launch

308/31/20209:30 AM1Blue Rock

Reverse launch

3808/06/20205:30 PM8West Rutland

First P2 Mountain Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 43908/08/202012:00 PM12West Rutland

Mountain Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 44008/08/20207:00 PM7West Rutland

Mountain Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 44108/09/202011:30 AM9West Rutland

Mountain Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 44208/09/20206:30 PM27West Rutland

Mountain Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 44310/11/202011:00 AM10Burke

First Burke Mountain Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 44410/11/20204:00 PM20Burke

Victor Figueroa 25th Tandem T3 Sign Off Flight

Victor FigueroaTandem4510/11/20205:30 PM10Burke

Victor Figueroa 25th Tandem T3 Sign Off Flight

Calef LetorneyUP Makula 46710/05/202010:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch in no wind from Bule Rock top. Turns with Big ears.

Rob Black6810/10/20209:00 AM5Blue Rock Park

HIgh wind launch from Bule Rock North. Dropped the radio during launch. Gained height quickly. Started getting swept back over the ridge. Used full speed bar to lose height and land.

Rob Black6910/13/20208:00 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch from Bule Rock top. Speed bar 3 times during flight.

Rob Black7010/13/20208:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch from Bule Rock top. Big ears.

Rob Black7110/13/20209:30 AM3Blue Rock Park

Forward launch from Bule Rock top.

Rob Black6710/13/20205:30 PM72pea ridge

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
speed bar
landing

Britton Shaw5010/06/20208:30 AM2Channing West

New site for me. Reverse launch. Sled ride, with some S turns to lose altitude. Flared early, held it instead of letting up, then finished slowly enough to be gentle.

Rob BlackEpic5110/06/20209:00 AM2Channing West

Reverse launch. Practiced rear riser steering. Felt good, but put too much input for what was needed.

Rob BlackEpic5210/06/20209:30 AM2Channing West

Reverse launch which felt perfect. Kept running as needed, and things were smooth. Tried speed bar with rear riser turns. Couldn’t reach speed bar properly. Couldn’t hear radio.

Rob BlackEpic5310/07/202010:30 AM4The Rookery (High Launch)

Highest wind launch I’ve done.
One failed inflation. Asymmetric. Reset and waited for a lull in the wind. Brought up the wing with “A” and “C” risers. Didn’t check the wing, which caused a partial forward collapse, which I didn’t notice and kept running through. It inflated and I got lifted super high really quick. Highest flight, and funnest flight I’ve ever done. Galen was scared because of how out of control the wing was when I turned to takeoff. Really work on checking the wing before turning, everytime.
Check the wing.
Check the wing.
Check the wing.
Also looked up at the wing on the first attempt. Bad. Don’t do that.

Did some little S turns to lose altitude quite quickly, without much forward motion. Flight was super lifty overall.

Rob BlackEpic5410/13/20208:00 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Forward. Full speed bar, with rear riser steering. Little shaky, but not bad.

Rob BlackEpic5510/13/20209:00 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Forward. One handed flying. Little too strong of input moving left. Right turn was very slow. Perhaps need to weight shift from a different angle.
Need to get the feel of weight shift compensation for turns.

Rob BlackEpic5610/13/202010:00 AM2The Rookery (High Launch)

Forward. Big ears attempt. Lost heading after switching to big ears. Didn’t compensate with my shifting at first, then over corrected and lost some control. Barely got speed bar out and had to drop it and go to normal flying. Heading went almost 90º off of my original heading. Not cool. Headed over The Rookery main launch rock pile, heading far left, then turned right into our normal flight path.
Landed fine. Partial flare a little earlier than normal, and it felt better actually…

Rob BlackEpic7310/07/20204:30 PM46Mussel Rock

Reverse from Walker, overcast but smooth air. Landed short after losing lift on final.

Vivo7410/11/20205:00 PM50Blue Rock

Reverse from North, landing at far LZ, needed to flair much more.

Vivo7510/11/20206:30 PM3Channing West

Reverse from Channing, sledder at sunset

Vivo3610/14/20205:00 PM90Mt Tom

nice smooth glass off conditions without incident.

Peter WilliamsBuzz 515810/13/20206:00 PM3blue rock

quick sledder from above north. wind very light.

noneBGD Epic1410/01/20207:30 AM9Blue Rock, Benicia, CA

9 flights, low launch site. Galen instructor just me and Ken , students
No wind. All forward launches. Running down hill. Learned to fly straight first ten right turn to land instead of one continuous right turn starting from launch. One aborted launch, then relaunch. This entry covers 9 sledders. Total flights logged with Penguins: 14

Rob BlackUP Lhotse7610/18/20202:30 PM12Pototo Hill

Reverse with a few thermal turns

Vivo7710/18/202012:00 PM18Pototo Hill

Stick on right wing caused glider to pull right hard right after launch. Hard to fly straight and did sledder to LZ.

Vivo7810/15/20205:00 PM2Channing East

Side Hill Landings + Floating

Vivo7910/15/20205:30 PM2Channing East

Side Hill Landings + Floating

Vivo8010/15/20206:00 PM1Channing East

Side Hill Landings + Floating

Vivo15910/17/202012:30 PM46Elk

FIRST TIME launching Elk! was supposed to be a mini xc with Ben, but conditions did not allow. Did not get the height of others, but struggled out of a scratch in scrappy thermals to get a 46 minute flight out of a sledder. max altitude 4242. Worked the thermals hard. hands numb by the time I landed. Need to not grip so tightly. Proud of self. decided not to fly again, as conditions would not be pleasant – and they weren’t.

noneBGD Epic16010/18/202012:00 PM20Potato

Great fun at potato. Nice to see that it survived the fires. Worked the thermals and had fun! 9 km, max altitude 3573.

noneBGD Epic16110/18/20203:00 PM28Potato

fantastic second flight at potato. Really weight shifted into the thermals as suggested by Bill and wow! max altitude 4311. followed Suder over to snow, but only to bottom, can’t call it tagging snow. Gotta fly more thermals!!

noneBGD Epic8110/19/20205:30 PM2Channing West

Side Hill Landings + Floating

Vivo8210/19/20206:00 PM2Channing West

Side Hill Landings + Floating

Vivo8310/19/20206:30 PM2Channing West

Side Hill Landings + Floating

Vivo9310/13/202011:00 AM60Blanchard (South Launch)

Fun flight at Blanchard, getting a feel for the site. Easy launch & easy landing.

Gin Calypso9410/13/20202:00 PM15Blanchard (South Launch)

Blanchard sled ride with minimal lift.

Gin Calypso9510/14/20201:00 PM10Big Johnson

BJ Flight. No wind reverse launch – inflate and go! Tricky landing zone (small & boxed in). Need to get comfortable with pulling big ears to reduce glide at landing.

Gin Calypso9610/20/20201:30 PM45Blanchard (North Launch)

Blanchard thermal flight. Starting to get comfortable thermalling over trees. Lots of lift to play with.

Gin Calypso9710/20/20203:00 PM45Blanchard (North Launch)

Blanchard thermal flight. Lots of lift and managed to get over Blanchard Mountain. Top landed on North launch – Sketchy!

Gin Calypso110/20/202010:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #1

TaylorRed & Blue210/20/202010:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #2

TaylorRed & Blue310/20/202011:00 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #3

TaylorRed & Blue410/20/202011:00 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #4

TaylorRed & Blue510/21/202010:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #5

TaylorRed & Blue610/21/202011:00 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #6

TaylorRed & Blue710/21/202011:00 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #7

TaylorRed & Blue810/21/20209:00 AM2Elings

Intro, setup, turns,

Chris Grantham910/22/202010:00 AM2Elings

Intro, setup, turns, big ears, asymmetrical turns.

Chris Grantham8410/22/20206:00 PM8Channing West

Side Hill Landings + Floating

Vivo3710/23/202010:00 AM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 53810/23/202010:30 AM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 53910/23/202011:00 AM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54010/23/202011:30 AM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54110/23/202012:00 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54210/23/202012:30 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54310/23/20201:00 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54410/23/20201:30 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54510/23/20202:00 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54610/23/20202:30 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54710/23/20203:00 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54810/23/20203:30 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 54910/23/20204:00 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 55010/23/20204:30 PM1Wellfleet Mass

Sled ride to beach due to light conditions.

Peter Williams/Barry KBuzz 51010/24/20209:30 AM15Atchison, KS

Good tow on east road. Very cold, hands in extreme pain, need better gloves. Couldn’t get feet on speed bar, did big ears. Harness is uncomfortable need to readjust.

Ian McManusBright51110/24/202010:30 AM20Atchison, KS

Good tow on east road. Towed on Marcs rig. Used Marcs gloves, much better. Did get on speed bar. Did both speed bar and big ears at the same time. Working on spot landing.

Marc RadloffBright51210/24/202012:00 PM20Atchison, KS

Good tow on east road. Towed on Marcs rig. Big ears on one side attempting to control glider with just weight shift did not work very well required some opposite break to keep glider flying straight.

Marc RadloffBright5109/03/202010:00 AM2Elings Park

First take-off + flared landing

Chris GranthamA Wing209/03/202010:30 AM2Elings Park

Forwards takeoffs + flared landings

Chris GranthamA Wing409/03/202011:30 AM2Elings Park

Forwards takeoffs + left and right turns

Chris GranthamA Wing309/03/202011:00 AM2Elings Park

Forwards takeoffs + left and right turns

Chris GranthamA Wing509/03/202011:30 AM2Elings Park

Forwards takeoffs + left and right turns + sitting in the harness

Chris GranthamA Wing709/03/202012:30 PM2Elings Park

Forwards takeoffs + left and right turns + brake wraps

Chris GranthamA Wing609/03/202012:00 PM2Elings Park

Forwards takeoffs + left and right turns + sitting in the harness

Chris GranthamA Wing809/03/202012:30 PM2Elings Park

Forwards takeoffs + left and right turns + brake wraps

Chris GranthamA Wing909/03/20201:00 PM2Elings Park

Forwards takeoffs + body weight shift turns – no hands

Chris GranthamA Wing1009/03/20201:00 PM2Elings Park

Forwards takeoffs + body weight shift turns – no hands

Chris GranthamA Wing1109/04/20209:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + left and right turns + brake wraps

Chris GranthamA Wing1209/04/202010:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + left and right turns + one hand flying

Chris GranthamA Wing1309/04/202010:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + left and right turns + rear riser turns

Chris GranthamA Wing1409/04/202010:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + left and right turns + rear riser turns

Chris GranthamA Wing1509/04/202011:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + right hand side asymmetric deflation – balance flying the glider straight with my body weight

Chris GranthamA Wing1609/04/202011:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + big ears (both sides)

Chris GranthamA Wing1709/04/202012:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + Speedbar system

Chris GranthamA Wing1809/04/202012:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + 90 degree turns + landing on a target

Chris GranthamA Wing1909/04/20201:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + 90 degree turns + landing on a target

Chris GranthamA Wing2009/04/20201:30 PM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + 90 degree turns + landing on a target

Chris GranthamA Wing2110/02/202010:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + 90 degree turns

Chris GranthamA Wing2210/02/202010:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + 180 degree turns

Chris GranthamA Wing2310/02/202010:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + 180 degree rear riser turns

Chris GranthamA Wing2410/02/202011:00 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + body weight turns no hands

Chris GranthamA Wing2510/02/202011:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + big ears both sides

Chris GranthamA Wing2610/02/202011:30 AM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs +landing on a target

Chris GranthamA Wing2710/02/202012:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + bodyshifting turns

Chris GranthamA Wing2810/02/20201:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + bodyshifting turns

Chris GranthamA Wing2910/02/20201:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + one hand flying

Chris GranthamA Wing3010/25/20202:00 PM2Elings Park

Reverse takeoffs + body shifting

Chris GranthamA Wing810/22/20203:00 PM3Westford, VT

Tow launch. 360 and 180 degree turns performed.

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam910/22/20203:30 PM3Westford, VT

Tow launch. Speed bar with weight shift turning and C risers to control

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam1010/22/20204:00 PM3Westford, VT

Tow launch. Big ears performed.

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam1110/22/20204:30 PM3Westford, VT

Tow launch. 90 turns performed.

Calef LetorneyBGD Adam16210/24/20201:00 PM64Potato

Great fun flight. I MADE IT TO SNOW! Went right off of launch and climbed the thermals behind launch. hit 4900 once and told myself if I hit it again I would head to potato. Headed there at 4928. Got to third knob, but then felt I was too lose to terrain and wasn’t sure how to bench up. Headed to LZ, having met my goal. learned a lot about thermals and had a lot of fun!

noneBGD Epic810/22/202010:00 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #8

TaylorRed & Blue910/22/202010:00 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #9

TaylorRed & Blue1010/22/202010:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #10

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue1110/22/202010:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #11

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue1210/22/202011:00 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #12

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue1310/22/202011:00 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #13

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue1410/22/202011:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #14

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue1510/23/202010:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #14

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue1610/23/202011:00 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #16

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue1710/23/202011:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #17

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue1810/23/202011:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #18

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue1910/23/202012:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #19

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue2010/27/20205:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #20

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue2110/27/20205:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #21

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue2210/27/20205:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #22

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorRed & Blue2310/27/20205:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #23

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor2410/27/20205:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #24

Reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor2510/27/20205:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #25

Reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor2610/27/20206:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #26

Reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor2710/27/20206:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #27

Reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor2810/27/20206:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #28

Reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor2910/27/20206:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #29

Reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor2410/31/20209:30 AM1Gateway

flight 1/3 of day 8. First reverse launch at new site, good launch and landing.

MikeMagic2510/31/202010:00 AM1Gateway

flight 2/3 of day 8. second reverse launch at new site, good launch and landing. landed long but stayed patient.

MikeMagic2610/31/202010:30 AM1Gateway

flight 3/3 of day 8. third reverse launch at new site, good launch and landing. landed long but stayed patient. S turns.

MikeMagic3310/31/20203:00 PM20Tiger

33rd flt Halloween good upper take off calm conditions weak thermos good flt good landing.

MarcTequila 4s3410/31/20206:00 PM10Tiger

34 flt Halloween good take off wind picked up, getting dark near parked into head wind, used big ears to loose alt, good landing.

MarcTequila 4s3505/26/202112:00 PM8Tiger

35 flt Noon Flight, South Launch Bumpy take off, near miss on tree, short flight good south landing.

MarcTequila 4s1910/28/20204:30 PM5Bantry Park, Benicia, CA

5 flights at Bantry with Joel. Started at Gateway but Joel decided Bantry would be better (shorter? more flights?) less than 8 mph winds. steep hill. I was kiting and stepped back and lost my footing was suddenly airborne. flying reverse for a few seconds. twisted the in the wrong direction (full twist). saw barbed wire fence that I was heading toward, didn’t panic and safely cleared it, then full untwist before landing safely – not worried, didn’t panic, went ok. after that 4 more sledders, some with wind for a bit of lift. all good flares and soft landings. one landing made right turn and downwind, fast landing. ok but remember to save flare until the end (counterintuitively) go fast and flare harder and more abruptly to lose the most speed at the end

JoelUP Lhotse2410/29/202011:30 AM5Gateway Park, Benicia, CA

5 flights at Gateway Park with Gaelen. practically no wind to occasional wind for kiting with occasional puffs for a bit of lift before landing.
all decent landings. remember to do folded towel position to ensure no brakes at takeoff.

GaelenUP Lhotse8511/02/20205:30 PM4Channing West

Side Hill Landings + Floating

Vivo8611/01/202011:00 AM1Gateway

Sledder

Vivo8711/01/20204:30 PM1Gateway

Sidehills & Floating

Vivo8811/01/20205:00 PM2Gateway

Floating + Sledder with spot landing

Vivo8911/01/20205:00 PM2Gateway

Floating + Sledder with spot landing

Vivo9010/25/20209:30 AM9Potato Hill

Mostly sledder with spot landing on #2

Vivo9110/25/202012:30 PM18Potato Hill

A few thermals with spot landing on #2

Vivo6810/25/20201:30 PM12Panorama PG Point

short ridge soar flight, got too wet for safety

Britton ShawSpyder 36910/31/20205:30 PM6Heavener SW

short flight, not enough lift to soar, wind dies

Britton ShawSpyder 316311/03/20203:00 PM77Blue Rock

Great fun flight. gusty at launch, had to wait for it to calm. Ridge soared with some thermals. Flew with dennis and Suder, then kited with Oleg.

noneBGD Epic16411/04/20204:00 PM4Blue Rock

very light. tried, but ended up with a sledder, 2 low passes.

noneBGD Epic9211/03/20202:30 PM71Mussel Rock

Tons of lift while it lasted. Walker in 10mph straight up

Vivo9311/03/20204:30 PM2Mussel Rock

Wind got light, launched from Coyote perfectly but not enough to pass the ridge.

Vivo9411/04/20204:00 PM20Blue Rock

Wind 8-9, launched from low launch of Viagra, good turns but winds got light and traffic was tough to manage with narrow lift band

Vivo9511/04/20205:00 PM6Blue Rock

Sunset sledder from Viagra with spot landing at the landing strip, Istvan watching.

Vivo8510/23/20204:30 PM7Potato Hill

Just an intentional sledder since it was my first time at Potato Hill. Very Smooth nearly no wind. Did a forward launch and there was zero thermal activity.

AirDesign Vivo8610/24/20201:30 PM115Potato Hill

My very first attempt at a thermal flight! Managed to get a 2 hour flight and made it over to snow mountain. Took a 50% collapse on the east side of Potato Hill and it spun me around 180 degrees within a second. It mostly fixed itself but required me to pump the left break (Left side collapsed) to get the tip of the wing inflated. Overall an awesome flight! https://ayvri.com/scene/3560pl3l5e/ckgptlj2000013b6bsholew2j

AirDesign Vivo3010/30/202011:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #30

Reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3110/31/202011:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #31

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3210/31/202012:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #32

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3311/06/202012:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #33

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3411/06/202012:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #34

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3510/31/202012:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #35

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3611/03/202011:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #36

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3711/03/202012:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #37

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3811/03/202011:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #38

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3911/03/202012:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill #39

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4011/03/202012:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 40

Forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4111/06/20201:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 4

reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4211/03/20201:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 42

reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4311/03/20201:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 43

forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4411/03/20202:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 44

forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4511/03/20202:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 45

forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4611/04/202011:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 46

forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4711/04/202011:30 AM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 47

forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4811/04/202012:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 48

forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor4911/06/20201:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 49

forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor5011/04/20201:30 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 50

reverse Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor5111/04/20202:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 51

forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor5211/06/20202:00 PM1Lookout Mountain Training Hill

Training Hill 52

forward Launch

I “Took a Wrap” with Controls. This improved my landing control.

TaylorMulticolor3409/23/20208:30 AM10The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso3509/23/20209:00 AM5The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso3609/24/20208:30 AM5The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso3709/24/20209:00 AM10The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso3810/06/20208:00 AM10The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso3910/06/20209:00 AM10The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso4010/14/20208:30 AM15The Point

South side

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso4110/15/20207:00 PM20The Point

North side
First Top landing

Chris SantacroceGin Calypso5111/07/202011:00 AM15Mt Brace flight club

Reverse launch on second attempt. North wind, landed short of LZ in corn field.

Zoe Sheehan Saldana. Joachim RoeslerBuzz 55211/07/20202:30 PM15Mt Brace flight club

Reverse launch

Zoe Sheehan Saldana. Joachim RoeslerBuzz 55311/08/202012:30 PM15Mt Brace flight club

Reverse launch. Able to do some minimal thermaling.

Zoe Sheehan Saldana. Joachim RoeslerBuzz 57911/07/20205:30 PM35Heavener SSE

ridge soar after training day. lot of East in the wind. Wrapped around and landed in SW LZ. First flight on new wing

Britton ShawBuzz Z67011/07/20204:30 PM47Heavener SE

ridge soar

Britton ShawSpyder 3111/05/202010:00 AM2Cattle guard

Flew out, turned right to trees, then left and landed

DexterSchools211/05/202011:00 AM2Cattle guard

Flew out, turned right to trees, then left and landed

DexterSchools311/09/20209:30 AM2Cattle guard

Flew out, turned right to trees, then left and landed

DexterSchools411/06/202010:00 AM2Cattle guard

Flew out, turned right to trees, then left and landed

DexterSchools511/06/202011:00 AM2Cattle guard

Flew out, turned right to trees, then left and landed

DexterSchools611/07/202010:00 AM3R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area and landed

ByeSchools711/09/202011:00 AM3R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area and landed

ByeSchools5411/09/202012:30 PM15Mt Brace flight club

Reverse launch. Able to do some minimal thermaling.

Zoe Sheehan Saldana.Buzz 55511/09/20203:30 PM15Mt Brace flight club

Reverse launch, light wind.

Shane McKeonBuzz 56810/24/20208:30 AM18Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
climbing turns
speed bar
landing

Britton Shaw6910/24/20206:00 PM8Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
landing

Britton Shaw7010/30/20204:30 PM10Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
landing

Britton Shaw7110/30/20205:00 PM5Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
landing

Britton Shaw7210/30/20205:00 PM8Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
landing

Britton Shaw7310/30/20205:00 PM6Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
landing

Britton Shaw7410/30/20205:30 PM10Hiwasse

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
landing

Britton Shaw7511/06/20204:30 PM52ft smith sod farm

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
landing

Britton Shaw7611/07/20208:30 AM2Heavenor

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
landing
ran into rotor

Britton Shaw7711/07/202010:00 AM15Heavenor

PPG
launch
basic maneuvers
landing
xc – short

Britton Shaw611/08/20209:00 AM13Tome, NM

Forward inflation, winds on launch were out of the North, 3-5mph gusts to 10mph. The air was a little turbulent, due to a shear layer at about 2000ft-AGL, max height of flight was 1600ft-AGL. Need to fly with warmer gloves. My landing wasn’t perfect missed the landing zone just slightly but was able to kite the wing back to the road and lay it down.

High tow, S-turns, 360 Turns (both directions)

Chuck woodsMescal 416511/10/20204:30 PM20Blue Rock

Coached three students with Brian, on launches. Then took a short but lovely flight. Got cold, and sun was setting, so came down. landed on runway.

noneBGD Epic3911/11/20208:30 AM10Gateway Park, Benecia, CA

15 flights at Gateway Park with Mike. 8-12 mph.
reverse and forward kiting practice in medium strong wind. something really clicked today, connecting kiting control with flying control. 3 longer flights to lower landing zone. then 12 more crosswind flights that had a much shorter return hike. 3 shorter crowsswind flights, then longer crosswind flights lower to the ground but staying aloft with several 180 degree turns, sometimes flying partially back up hill toward launch area. all soft landings with asymetric brake pull to even out crosswind landing. on all 12 crosswind flights, I landed, turned around without dropping wing and reverse kited while walking back uphill. learned that if things get squirrely while forward kiting, I need to immediately turn around a gain control in reverse kiting position. one handed steering while kiting

MikeUP Lhotse811/11/20209:00 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area and landed
Very light winds and downwinds

DexterSchools911/11/20209:30 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area and landed
Very light winds and downwinds

DexterSchools1011/11/202010:00 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area and landed
Very light winds and downwinds

DexterSchools1111/11/202011:00 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area and landed
Very light winds and downwinds

DexterSchools1211/11/202011:30 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area and landed
Very light winds and downwinds

DexterSchools1311/12/20209:30 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area, landed

Byi and chuckSchools1411/12/20209:30 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area, landed

Byi and chuckSchools1511/12/202010:00 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area, landed
Landings getting better

Byi and chuckSchools1611/12/202011:00 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area, landed
Landings getting better, perfect landing

Byi and chuckSchools1711/12/202011:30 AM2R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area, landed
Landings getting better, perfect landing

Byi and chuckSchools1811/12/202012:00 PM3R C

Flew out over road to the left, turned right to the trees, turned left, lined up with landing area, landed
Landings getting better, perfect landing

Byi and chuckSchools11611/01/20204:00 PM10Heavener SSE Launch

First flight on my new Ozone Rush 5!
Was a short sledder, but definitely stayed up longer than a sledder on my Roadster 3. Glide ratio was WAAAY better. Can’t wait to spend more time under this wing!

Britton ShawRush 5711/11/202010:00 AM12Tome, NM

Forward inflation, winds on launch were out of the North, 3-5mph. The air was very smooth, max height of flight was 2011ft-AGL. During decent, pulled stabilo line on both sides, then pulled big ears and performed some 360 turns in both directions while in big ears. Missed the landing zone but was able to kite the wing back to the road and lay it down, misunderstood instructions for the approach and started the base leg earlier than I had planned.

High tow, S-turns, 360 Turns (both directions), big ears, stabilo pull

Chuck woodsMescal 49611/10/20204:30 PM13Blue Rock

North with southy wind, too light and trashy, spot landing on the strip

Vivo9711/10/20205:00 PM6Blue Rock

Sledder with side hills on Baby Bluerock

Vivo110/31/20209:00 AM1Gateway Park

Intro day
Learned the parts of a glider and harness.
The 3 safety checks: buckets of the harness, bucket of the helmet, and clean V while holding the brakes.
Practiced kiting.
Winds were not favorable for flight.

GalenKit 1 Magic211/11/20208:00 AM1Gateway Park

Day 2
Reviewed rules to flying: Perform safety checks, have a flight plan and follow the plan.
Two short flights: maybe about 15-20 seconds in the air. Made it down half the hill and terrible landing. I landed on my feet and rolled on both flights.
Wind picked up and was hard to handle.
Need to pay more attention to hand positioning.
Practicing more wing handling.
Getting used to picking up to 45 degrees and gently landing wing.
Tried to practice more kiting and reverse kiting.
Hard to maintain wing over head for more than 30 seconds.

GalenKit 1 Magic311/14/202010:00 AM1Blue Rock

Day 3
All three forward launches
Joel
1st fail to commit and wing went overhead
2nd got flight in about 20-25 seconds. Almost dipped and hit the ground. Landing could be better. Sat back on my butt, but I didn’t roll and hit the ground the time.
Mike
PreFlight
Found that the risers weren’t matching. Make sure the lines to speed bar are facing down to the ground
Galen
3rd
About half the distance down the hill cause winds picked up. I didn’t run towards the wind so flight path changed. Still landed in the same spot as second flight. Good flair with soft landing on my feet.
Need to commit to the run more. Work on torpedo position more.
Need to stop getting tangled with lines for preflight.
Don’t disconnect risers from harness.

Joel, Mike, Galen, GregKit 1 Magic8711/11/202010:00 AM8Channing East

First Flights At Channing East! Oleg, Chris Proctor, and another penguin were there. Conditions were relatively strong and by the end there was a base wind of about 16mph.

AirDesign Vivo8811/11/202010:00 AM13Channing East

First Flights At Channing East! Oleg, Chris Proctor, and another penguin were there. Conditions were relatively strong and by the end there was a base wind of about 16mph.

AirDesign Vivo8911/11/202011:00 AM50Channing East

First Flights At Channing East! Oleg, Chris Proctor, and another penguin were there. Conditions were relatively strong and by the end there was a base wind of about 16mph.

AirDesign Vivo9011/11/202012:00 PM4Channing East

First Flights At Channing East! Oleg, Chris Proctor, and another penguin were there. Conditions were relatively strong and by the end there was a base wind of about 16mph.

AirDesign Vivo9111/11/202012:00 PM4Channing East

First Flights At Channing East! Oleg, Chris Proctor, and another penguin were there. Conditions were relatively strong and by the end there was a base wind of about 16mph.

AirDesign Vivo9211/11/20201:00 PM5Channing East

First Flights At Channing East! Oleg, Chris Proctor, and another penguin were there. Conditions were relatively strong and by the end there was a base wind of about 16mph.

AirDesign Vivo9311/11/20201:00 PM10Channing East

First Flights At Channing East! Oleg, Chris Proctor, and another penguin were there. Conditions were relatively strong and by the end there was a base wind of about 16mph.

AirDesign Vivo1911/13/202011:00 AM3Echos

Waited 3 hours for a small window of wind or thermal, had perfect launch, flew out, got my heading, kicked back in harness, took my wrap, flew back over rc, made several s turns and a great downwind landing, felt like I flared a little early but Dexter said that was a perfect downwind landing

Byi and chuckSchools2011/13/202011:30 AM3Echos

Waited 3 hours for a small window of wind or thermal, had perfect launch, flew out, got my heading, kicked back in harness, took my wrap, , then noticed my brake line was wrapped around another line, had to get it wrapped back over, flew back over rc, made several s turns and a great downwind landing, felt like I flared a little early but Dexter said that was a perfect downwind landing

Byi and chuckSchools411/15/20208:00 AM5Blue Rock

Day 4
All three forward launches at the wind sock.
Mentioned to Mike my commit to run issue.
1st flight was good. Caught that my left side speedbar line was caught in leg loop so I fixed that. Landing still rougher than I wanted it to be. Before my first flight, the launch was not optimal. Mike pointed out my backwards arm position was too low and I need to raise them slightly higher. The adjustment helped with all flights for the day.
2nd flight was a perfect soft two foot landing! Not sure how to repeat this yet. I think it is technique for flair timing and body positioning.
3rd flight was fine as well, but landing still rough feet position is behind body causing the rough landing. I did not flair enough and hold causing the rough landing on my legs. Definitely felt more impact on this landing than the 1st one.
All three flights, I brought the wing down with the leading edge to the ground and trailing edge facing up.
PreFlight checks first time forgot to mention #4.
After repetition, I got the R1234STARVE down.
No issues with tangled lines for this lesson.
Top of the hill first flight.
On launch, my left A riser slipped out of my hand first and I released the right A riser a few seconds afterwards. I did not get the signal from Mike to drop the As so I did this on my own. No issues but experienced a slight lift. I did feel my arms naturally easing up towards the pulleys. Did my left turn to cut altitude and then straighten out. I was out of Mike’s line of sight so Galen coached me for the right turn and final approach. I believe I target fixed a bit on the prickly cactus like plant. I flared and butt slid into the plant.
2nd launch was fine. This flight was to try to turn with the D risers. Looking away from flight direction to find the D riser was pretty natural. I tried to pull them down slowly, but I did not pull hard enough to make a left turn. Mike debriefing on this was I needed 3-4inches of pull. Or my right arm might have gone up causing me not to turn. Aborted this technique and returned to using just the brakes to complete the flight. I attempted to do a running landing, but still leg position was behind my body, which is still a rough landing.
Preflight checks are good. Be sure the V is clean down the pulley. Make sure the lines to the Speedbar/stirrup is not caught in leg loops.
After reviewing the video from Allister, my torpedo form needs more work. I am not leaning down as much as I think I am. My small steps are not helping with this. I need to take bigger committing steps.
The steepness of the hill also made it easier to launch and run.
I am not confident at all for a reverse launch at this steepness.
Be careful for gear placement on ground. The weight of the wing will not prevent it from rolling down the hill.
Need to work on better torpedo form, landing form/positioning of body during final approach, and try to turn with D risers.
Need to work on reverse launches.
Tip from Mike on reading thermals with the sun heating up the environment. Touch the rocks on the ground, if they are room temperature then it is good conditions without thermals. Once the rocks are hotter than room temperature and heating up, there will be thermals.
Self wind assessment of today at wind socks area feel perfect for me. At the top of the hill, the winds felt strong to me, but Mike said it was fine there was no gusts, or choppy turbulence. During the 2nd launch, I definitely felt the winds picking up more, but it was fine and felt like the first flight except my turn path was later with no input in D risers.
Called it a day after the second long flight.

Mike, GalenKit 1 Magic9811/14/20201:00 PM3Blue Rock

Sledder with side hills on Baby Bluerock

Vivo811/12/202010:30 AM16Tome, NM

Forward inflation, winds on launch were out of the North, 3-5mph. The air was a little bouncy on the way up, max height of flight was 2440ft-AGL. During decent performed some tighter 360 turns in both directions, did surge control (purposely induced by me), also did aggressive s-turns to get a feel for my wing in more dynamic maneuvers. Missed the landing zone, instructions for the approach started the base leg earlier than I had planned since I looked lower than I was.

High tow, S-turns, 360 Turns (both directions), big ears, stabilo pull

Chuck woodsMescal 42111/16/20209:00 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, perfect conditions, soft landing, used a new wing, I think it was called a miso

AbhaySchools2211/16/20209:30 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, perfect conditions, soft landing, used a new wing, I think it was called a miso

AbhaySchools2311/16/202010:00 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, perfect conditions, soft landing, used a new wing, I think it was called a miso
I looked up to find the single a riser to use big ears the next flight

AbhaySchools2411/16/202010:00 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, perfect conditions, soft landing, used a new wing, I think it was called a miso
I used big ears for the first time

AbhaySchools2511/16/202011:00 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, perfect conditions, soft landing, used a new wing, I think it was called a miso
I really liked this wing

AbhaySchools2611/17/20209:00 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, light winds, landing good

AbhaySchools2711/17/20209:30 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, light winds, landed downwind
Using a different wind today, I think ozone 5, not sure I like it, harder to land softly

AbhaySchools2811/17/202010:00 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, light winds, landed downwind
Using a different wing today, I think ozone 5, not sure I like it, harder to land softly

AbhaySchools2911/17/202010:30 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, light winds, landed downwind
Using a different wing today, I think ozone 5, not sure I like it, harder to land softly
I tried a reverse launch a couple times and didn’t work out.

AbhaySchools3011/17/202011:00 AM3Echos

Great day of flying, light winds, landed downwind
Using a different wing today, I think ozone 5, not sure I like it, harder to land softly
Made my first reverse launch in light winds, wasn’t easy

AbhaySchools16611/13/202011:30 AM71Santa Barbara: Skyport

First flight of the thermal and xc clinic. Scrappy, fizzy thermals and there was no way to gaggle well. But, we made something out of nothing and got a long flight in. It was fun! Landed upper parma, on butt, softly.

Marty DeVietti, Mitch Riley, Chris GarciaBGD Epic16711/15/202012:00 PM164Santa Barbara: EJ

Last flight of the Eagle xc and thermal clinic. EPIC! Such fun, and hard work. Stayed up the longest! Almost whole flight was circles. Learned a lot! (see journal). Followed Marty almost entire time. Lynsey was with me too. Most others had two flights. But I was patient and worked hard. At the end was so tired and hungry that I was not making good decisions and had to land. Need to get power bars within reach better. Able to drink but did not have to use diaper.

Marty DeVietti, Mitch Riley, Chris GarciaBGD Epic16811/16/202012:00 PM1Santa Barbara: training hill

sledder on training hill. horrible landing. need to practice flaring.

Marty DeVietti, Mitch Riley, Chris GarciaBGD Epic16911/16/202011:30 AM1Santa Barbara: training hill

sledder on training hill. good landing. need to practice flaring.

noneBGD Epic17011/16/202012:00 PM1Santa Barbara: training hill

sledder on training hill. forgot my leg strap, hung out of seat whole flight. need to practice flaring.

noneBGD Epic17111/16/202012:30 PM1Santa Barbara: training hill

sledder on training hill. bad landing. need to practice flaring.

noneBGD Epic9810/31/20201:00 PM20Poo Poo Point (North Launch)

Quick flight.

Gin Calypso111/07/20205:00 PM10Heavener

Reverse launch

Britton ShawMacPara Charger4611/20/20203:00 PM7Blue Rock, Benecia, CA

7 flights at Blue Rock with Mike. 0-4kts.
3 flights from upper launch – speed bar, rear riser turns, big ears, one handed flying
4 flights from lower launch focusing on spot landings 2 within 10 ft, 2 within 3 ft, one short big ears

MikeUP Lhotse311/07/20205:00 PM10Heavener

1st Mountain Flt. reverse launch turn and run,run,run

Britton Shawroadster 33111/18/20209:30 AM15Ferns

My first launch from Ferns, I had a beautiful flight, flew to the right and turned and went down road to echos, made a 360 to the right and 360 to the left, the s turns down the Mountian to ez and had a beautiful landing

DexterSchools3211/18/202011:00 AM5Echoes

Had a good launch, had a downwind landing, landed a bit hard and hurt my right Thigh muscle. Dexter said I was landing to far back and needed to land in take off position or torpedo post and get ready to run. Landed and wing keep going and pulled me over

AhbaySchools511/21/20208:00 AM3Gateway Park

Day 5
Met at Joel’s house to get into a suspension rig.
Practiced turns with hard lean ins, which is popping butt cheek popping up.
Practiced turning with no hands holding a praying position.
Practiced half speed bar and full speed bar technique. Lift foot high towards crotch and turn foot at an angle.
Make sure the position of the speed bar and not let it pop pass toes.
Feeling how little input is needed turning with the D risers.
Holding both brakes in one hand to perform turns, which is you move hands in the opposition direction you want to turn. (pull left and learn right to turn right). This is used to radio in or fix something with the other hand.
How to pull reserve, which is reach down to knees and go for the handle.
Oleg tips for preflight:
#4 make sure the corners are out on the wing and none of the lines are kinked or running on top of each other.
T always setup and make sure you turn left from reverse launch.
Checking the Vs for brakes: follow from carabiner to make sure the webbing is flat and trace to pulley to look for the Vs.
Build a wall using the wind. Use the higher side to inflate the lower side. Holding As in left hand and brakes in right to manipulate the wing for inflation. For brakes grab bottom and then top. Can also pull on the stiletto line to get wing tips to come out.
Mike tips holding onto the As is lean forward and then lean plus one step back for wall building.
Always recite R1234STARVE out loud. Do a radio check asking if you can be heard and receive confirmation.
Talked about wind speed, air speed, and ground speed.
***Need to research more about stalling***
Also need to sign up for pilot license USHA and pass P1.
Need to get on the weekly Zoom.
4 flights
All reverse launches. Getting the wing up and launching was not too bad after my first mistake in flight 1.
Flight 1 wing went up fine, but I had target fixation and literally ran in a straight line up against the hill instead of downhill. Landed halfway down due to this mistake. Landed in the tall branches, but landed on my feet surprisingly.
Flight 2-4 were fine. Mike helped me adjust to aim myself down the hill.
Practiced turns all with brakes for all 3 flights down.
Landing 2 was great with a running landing.
Landing 3-4 were not great at all. 3rd was rough on the legs and not soft. 4th was a butt slide that Oleg got video of. Flared too early on that one and was still in my harness too long.
3rd flight I landed down pass the LZ cause I got some lift. I landed past the LZ in the little dip.
Definitely need to work on my landing timing with the flairs. Get out of the harness earlier to anticipate the landing to get that running landing.
Want to work on my kiting. I want to be able to move the wing to the left or right and still have a nice wall built after movement.

Oleg, Mike, John MarkKit 1 Magic211/19/20209:30 AM2Vallejo ca

Repeat flight one.
Improved take off
-stearin
-landing

RobStudent111/19/20209:00 AM2Vallejo ca

Introduced paragliding
Safety, equipment and
-take off
-stearin
-landing

Rob BlackStudent311/21/202010:00 AM2Vallejo ca

-take off
-stearin
-landing

Rob BlackStudent511/19/202011:00 AM3Vallejo ca

Higher altitude Longer flight
-take off
-stearin
-landing

Rob BlackStudent411/21/20204:30 PM7Heavener

2nd Mountain flt

Britton Shawroadster 3511/21/20205:00 PM12Heavener

3nd Mountain flt and did two passes ridge soaring.

Britton Shawroadster 3611/22/20205:30 PM5Heavener

4nd Mountain flt

Britton Shawroadster 38011/21/2020