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Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 24, 2012 @ 11:34 AM | 4,456 Views
I arrived late on Saturday. So I missed most of the fun. Apparently there was winching on the West side that went well. When I reached the hill everyone had migrated to the SE bowl. There was a decent breeze at about 10 mph and everyone was working the slope lift in the “bowl”. I actually flew more than I took photos, so excuse the lack of pics.

Mike
Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 10, 2012 @ 09:02 PM | 5,063 Views
Usually the winters in Florida bring strong Northernly winds. So the winter is our favorite season. This winter has not panned out as hoped. This weekend was a prime example. The winch and electrics were the only way to get up. The wind never exceed 5mph and varied from SW to West.

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Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 08, 2012 @ 07:51 PM | 4,535 Views
Gordon (AussieF3B), from the Orlando Buzzards contacted Miami Mike and I earlier in the week concerning another 8 hour slope flight (a LSF 5 task). Monday looked like a great day to try for it. The Landfill was open from 5am-5pm, an approaching cold front (read Wind) was arriving, and Gordon's group was off on Monday.
Gordon, Jody Miller and Kris Von Nostrand, arrived at 7:30am Monday and immediately began setup. After trying to have a continuous flight for almost 3 hours, our intrepid visitors had to abort.
Unfortunately for all involved, the wind gods refused us slope lift. Eventually the wind arrived at noon, but a little to late for any 8 hour flight attempts (in daylight). On the flip side, once the winds did come up, we had some great flying on the West slope. And Gordon, Jody and Kris got to try their hand at some genuine slope and combat flying. Eventually a rain storm approached, Gordon and crew packed up and we all headed home before the 5pm closing. Better luck next time guys.

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Posted by mfwilliams | Jan 05, 2012 @ 08:19 PM | 4,880 Views
Yes we did fly New Year's eve. The air was pretty light. It was either the winch or electric on the NW corner. I don't think I even put a plane together. Was really a good day to put your thermalling skills to the test. I think the highlight of the day was confirming that the landfill would be open all day on Monday (1-2-2012).

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