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Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Drifting off the reservation..
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Originally Posted by labrown View Post
Lance Brown (labrown)
Glider name: Radian
Thermal or Slope: Thermal
Date and Time of flight: February 18th 2012, start of flight 3:25PM Eastern
Duration of flight: 18:32 (30 sec / 200M CAM limiter)
Location: Farmer's market field, Raleigh, NC USA
Weather: partly cloudy, 0-3mph breeze at ground, faster above

Slight wind at ground level, but good breeze at height, enough to let me pretty much just surf the wind most of time. Radian barely penetrated. Today was my first experience catching a thermal as well! I had two shorter flights (14:21 and 12:18) where I launched, did my best to stretch the flight, and then hit a thermal coming off the center of the field when I was about tree top height. Turned into it and the Radian went up like an elevator both times. Ugliest thermal turns I've even seen! :-) Watching my plane going up like that was a real rush.
Welcome to the contest Lance.
Careful, it's habit forming!
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