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Posted by mfwilliams | Dec 27, 2009 @ 06:49 PM | 2,785 Views
We had lots of members show up Saturday. It was the biggest crowd we had in over a year. Lots of air traffic with 8-10 planes in the air at any one time. The wind stayed fairly steady out of the North. Was only about 7-10 mph breeze, but that was enough to get most of the slope stuff out, just had to "hug" the hill to keep decent altitude. Plenty of good times.

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Dec 23, 2009 @ 01:18 PM | 2,383 Views
The wife and I finally got back from our California trip. Had a great time in San Diego, Long Beach, Solvang, San Jose, Napa and Sacramento. I actually enjoyed LA, except for the freeways......... I also discovered Cailfornia drivers actually use their turn signals, something I never see in Florida (we coud learn something from that).
Now that I'm back, I got to enjoy some of those clean winter winds we get. Saturday had a good strong wind and it was great at times, coming out of the West. Unfortunately it switched to the NW several times which placed it on the point. We had a good turnout with only a few minor midairs. All in all a great day.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Mike
Posted by mfwilliams | Dec 13, 2009 @ 11:09 PM | 3,082 Views
I'm on vacation in CA this week. But I heard from the guys that yesterday (12-12-09) was pretty good on the hill. Apparently it was a sloper day with lots of wind.
In the meantime I took a break today to check out Torrey Pines. I've attached some pics.

Enjoy,

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Dec 06, 2009 @ 11:00 AM | 2,734 Views
I arrived late Saturday, had to distribute club Xmas gifts at the gate. By the time I arived on the West side conditons were getting poor. There was a good wind (10-15mph), but it was on the SW corner and rain was approaching. I was still able to snap a few pictures before the showers began. We left early for the Peachtree Restaurant and lunch.

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Nov 30, 2009 @ 12:27 PM | 2,967 Views
Sorry guys, no pictures this weekend. I and several others of our merry band headed up to the Tangerine Soaring Championship in Orlando for the weekend. We all had a great time, I don't think any of us won in any of the classes (Expert or Sportsman) or types (RES, Unlimited or handlaunch). We did get pretty close to placing, but no cookies. Thanks to the Orlando's Buzzards Gordon Buckland we have a great event report (written and pictures). It can be found at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...122345&page=10

Enjoy and hope to see you guys next weekend on the "hill".

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Nov 24, 2009 @ 09:24 PM | 3,091 Views
More Ben photo goodness. Also, before I forget, this weekend is the Tangerine Soaring Championships in Orlando (11\27-11\29). Hope to see some of you guys there.

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Nov 24, 2009 @ 09:14 PM | 2,802 Views
I didn't get a chance to shoot any pictures this last Saturday. I got to the field late and spent the little time I had winching on the SE bowl, while most of the guys sloped the East side. It was very light slope lift, but the thermals were great. Thankfully Ben C got off a few pictures. I've attached them for your viewing pleasure.

Mike W
Posted by mfwilliams | Nov 17, 2009 @ 07:51 PM | 2,978 Views
This last Saturday saw us doing a lot of winch flying. With the Tangerine Soaring championships a 2 weeks away, everyone was trying to get some TD practice. With the wind out of the NNW we were able to set our winch on the West side facing the North slope. Plenty of nice soft grass (between the pipes) for landings, along with a crystal blue sky.

Mike
Posted by mfwilliams | Nov 07, 2009 @ 04:01 PM | 2,864 Views
Ben's final pic from last week.

Mike W.