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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:51 PM
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I had an interesting lunch too. Dead dead calm (other than thermal suck). So if there was any breeze at all you just flew in that direction and would hit lift. ANY other direction and you were in sink... like 0:50 - 1:20 kind of sink. The fun came when there was zero wind (i.e. no nearby thermal). It was a lesson in reading your plane in-flight... that I was maybe 50/50 in getting right. FUN. And the thermals were fairly short lived (~5 min). So the last 20 min or so I tried for 10 min flights. Didn't make a single one of them... all were about 6-8 min 'cause I had difficulty finding that second (and even third) ride.
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