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Amazing morning of flying today. First flight caught just a bubble, second flight caught a nice light thermal that took me back up over the launch, third flight caught thermal after thermal, probably reaching about 300 meters over launch. Watched from above as the wind speed flag changed from green to yellow and kept going up, catching more thermals. Went in close to the launch for some light ridge soaring, but that bottomed out,
I travel 11 months of every year, and I do it with a smaller pack than almost all of the travelers I meet. Beyond making things easier to carry (which I don’t have to do as often as you’d think), it considerably simplifies my life. In fact, the last time I was home, I went through box after box of accumulated possessions, and my prevalent emotions were horror at what I’d amassed, and relief that I didn’t have to own … →
Talking to some random girls at the fly site and they end up being among the top three women’s pilots for acro and cross country in the world. No flying for me this afternoon – far from being green, the flag is orange, which I’ve probably only seen once in the last three months. Beautiful thermic conditions this morning, though. Really fun.