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Hangola November 18 - 20, 2005

 

High Rock Friday
pilot airtime, alt gain, xc link to report
Shawn Ray short but fun flight report
Sparky tandem flight with Mike Lee report
Dave Bodner FOD at 7 minutes and 130' over report
Andrew

 

Skyline Drive Saturday
pilot airtime, alt gain, xc link to report
Sparky first time looking down on the top of the mountain from a PG report
Steve Kinsley photos report
Bruce, Joe and Gary

 

Daniel's Saturday
pilot airtime, alt gain, xc link to report
Tom Ceunen thermals were 'catch me if you can', flew >three hours report
Juan

 

Dickey Ridge Sunday
pilot airtime, alt gain, xc link to report
Steve Kinsley Too south, too light. Sledder. report

 

Taylor's Sunday
pilot airtime, alt gain, xc link to report
John Middleton good all afternoon report

 

Flight Reports

chgpa High Rock 11/18
Shawn
Fri, 18 Nov 2005 17:06:54 -0500
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Met up with Sparky, and his tandem passenger Mike in the LZ.I left my car in the LZ and rode up to launch in Spark's Truck with Mike.We started setting up and Dave Bodner showed up and started setting up. I launched first with Spark, and Dave Bodner on the Wing.(THANKS!) I had a clean launch, turned the ridge to the left, and back to launch (nothing.)I headed on out to the lz. I flew through a thermal on the way to the lz, but not sure how much I should sacrifice in altitude chasing it. Any thoughts on that? I had a good approach, and landing 15 ft. from the streamer, and on my feet.

I had fun!

Shawn

 

chgpa High Rock 11/18
Spark
Sat, 19 Nov 2005 06:15:48 -0500
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The Tandem flight from High Rock yesterday was a sled ride, but fun the passenger, Mike Lee. Before we launched, two Pentagon Police and two bus-loads of school kids showed up.

Thanks to Andrew and Dave for launch assistance.

Allen Sparks

 

chgpa Re: High Rock 11/18
David Bodner
Sat, 19 Nov 2005 07:45:36 -0500
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I launched last. It had gone really cross at 2-3. I could've ignored the cross, but I waited for a reasonably straight cycle. At 7 minutes and 130 (very briefly) over, I got FOD! Still, it was a beautiful day, and I'm glad I overcame my morning reluctance from the cold.

 

chgpa Skyline Drive Saturday
Spark
Sat, 19 Nov 2005 18:47:44 -0500
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Me, Steve, Bruce, Joe and Gary

Winds were way too light at first. I launched first in my PG (probably about 30 minutes too early) and eventually sank out. Thermals were pretty punchy and I hit some big sink holes. I was pretty happy to make it all the way to the LZ.

Steve was next - he soared and got high for awhile. Then it was Joe, he also got over the top. Gary and Bruce went to fly Zagi's.

Steve convinced me to try again.

I didn't like my (2nd) launch very much, but that is history now. I was able to get up for awhile, although winds were S cross, it was marginally ridge soarable with some late afternoon thermals (still pretty punchy).

This was my first time looking down on the top of the mountain from a PG, so I'm pretty happy about it.

Afterwards, I joined Bruce, Gary and Hank for some Zagi flying at Gooney manor overlook.

Thanks to Steve for his encouragement and to Joe for the ride back up. Allen Sparks

 

chgpa Dickey Ridge Sunday
stevek
Sun, 20 Nov 2005 19:52:46 -0500
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Sucked. Too south, too light. Sledder. Actually I got about 20 ft over briefly. There is a newly posted no trespassing sign right where we climb over the rock wall. And did I mention that it is hunting season. The opening scenes from Private Ryan come to mind. Well, maybe that's an exageration.

 

chgpa Skyline Drive Saturday
tom ceunen
Sat, 19 Nov 2005 22:07:38 -0500
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Sparky

Good you got over the launch. At Daniels the thermals were 'catch me if you can'. Lots of fun but exhausting. Flew >three hours hobbling around with Juan.

One local HG showed up. Unfortunately he went straight down to landing. He told us he is seriously thinking of flying PG as well.

Cheers
Tom

 

chgpa Taylors 11/20 & 11/13
John Middleton
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:53:23 -0500
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Two nice teaching days at Taylors but with small turnout. 11/13 started out windy but got good mid afternoon and 11/20 was good all afternoon with 1 - 5 mph S to SSW winds. Students really had a good time both days. Richard you will have to come down and join us sometime.

john middleton

 

chgpa Skyline Drive Saturday
stevek
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 18:43:36 -0500
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ok. Gonna take Scott's suggestion and try flickr. Not because it is faster but because I can't figure out webshots. so here are pics of Spark;

www.flickr.com/photos/skinsley

hmm. guess you will have to paste it into your browser.

 

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