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Posted by mfwilliams | Nov 01, 2009 @ 03:17 PM | 2,898 Views
Final shots. I'll post Ben's pictures when he mails them over to me.

Before I forget, couple things are coming up. Next weekend (11-7/11-8) is a thermal contest at the Orlando Buzzards field in Ovideo (Orlando). Several of the crew are going. Hope to see some of you folks up there.

Also, I noticed our Miami Mike has a Blog running. You can check it out here:

Posted by mfwilliams | Nov 01, 2009 @ 02:58 PM | 2,893 Views
The last day in October gave us light East winds. So we spent the day on the Powerline Road side of the hill. I didn't get up until late, almost noon, because of a major traffic snarlup on the Sawgrass Expressway. I didn't shoot many pictures, but, Ben (falcon880) did. I should get some more shots from him later on. I heard there were some "spooky" flying earlier in the morning.

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Oct 17, 2009 @ 11:03 PM | 2,900 Views
Ted just placed today's video up at Vimeo. Here's the link:

BOT Video (18 min 49 sec)

Note that it's the full unedited video and is almost 20 minutes long. At about the 5 minute mark on the tape you can see him fly with a sparrowhawk and also another glider.

Thanks Ted!
Posted by mfwilliams | Oct 17, 2009 @ 09:31 PM | 2,947 Views
Final pics.......

Mike W

PS Don't forget there an unlimited thermal contest in Orlando on 11-7/11-8. Of course there's the Tangerine soaring championships on 11-27/11-28/11-29.
Posted by mfwilliams | Oct 12, 2009 @ 10:16 PM | 2,823 Views
The guys down at Vista View had a picnic on Sunday. So I swung by to visit a few friends and try to snag a few minutes of stick time. Quite a bit of action going on with EDF jets on the runway and gliders in the winch area. I shot a few pics, hope you enjoy.

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Oct 11, 2009 @ 08:26 PM | 2,567 Views
Another brutally hot Saturday...hottest October in Florida I can remember. We actually had some wind, out of the SE. This gave us a chance to fly in the SE bowl. Not a big turn out of members, probably because of the heat. At least we could fly some heavier stuff, thanks to the occasional 10mph breeze.

Posted by mfwilliams | Oct 07, 2009 @ 09:24 PM | 2,758 Views
Last Saturday was another hot one.......I see a trend here. It was West and NW light breezes, or actually "thermal breezes. Sloping was out, but the thermals were excellent. Must have something to do with drier fall air starting to show up. Once you got away from the hill, you were going up and staying. Real "hatsuckers" they were. I just shot a few pictures....enjoy.

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Sep 29, 2009 @ 09:08 PM | 2,562 Views
Was a another hot one. Winds were predicted out of the East, but were out of the West and North. It was a hand launch and electric day. At one point there was nothing up but Radians. Not our best day , unless you had plenty of batteries or a good DHLG arm.