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Posted by mfwilliams | Apr 12, 2011 @ 11:16 AM | 2,446 Views
Saturday was basically a "no wind" day. I think any breeze we received was thermally generated. To make matters worse the temp was close to 90 and hardly a cloud in the sky. Conditions actually sent one of our members to the ER for heat exhaustion/dehydration.
Hopefully conditions will be better next week, but I'll miss out, since several of us will be heading over to Florida Soaring Society #4 in Fort Myers/Punta Gorda.

Posted by mfwilliams | Apr 05, 2011 @ 11:24 AM | 6,912 Views
Sorry for the gap in my blog reports. I had a family vacation which took a couple weeks away. Was "jonesin" for some flying this weekend, but alas, the winds were light; slopeing was mediocre. The wind started out in the East, but rarely exceeded 7 mph. We finally ended up on the SE Bowl by the end of the day as the wind shifted.

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Mar 14, 2011 @ 11:51 AM | 2,849 Views
This Saturday kept us on our toes. Wind started out of the North, then moved to the NE (NE bowl) and then about Noon forced us out to the East as the wind shifted to the E/ENE. We had winds of about 5-8mph with some lulls. It wasn't much of sloper day. More "slermal" then anything else.
We had several of the guys out at the FSS #2 thermal contest at the IRKS field this weekend, but actually still had nice sized crowd. Several of our old timers who haven't been up in months were up (Amos, Duke and Jon) added to the crowd.

Posted by mfwilliams | Mar 07, 2011 @ 11:43 AM | 3,063 Views
Saturday was rocking! We had 20-25mph winds with gusts of 35mph. Lead was in great demand and heavy planes were the name of the game. Also we tried out some F3F racing. Miami Mike had setup a timing rig to sight the racers and it seemed to work out pretty good.