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Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Forest Flyer View Post
Forest Flyer
Glider name: High Aspect 3.1 M
Thermal (open class)
November 24, 2012
Duration of flight: 61 minutes 27 seconds (20 second motor run deducted)
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

Surprisingly good thermaling conditions for late in the day (3:00, 2.5 hours before sunset) in late November. I had to bail-out of a few thermals to avoid a relatively low ceiling (going into clouds is a bad idea!). Something nearby was generating a lot of lift despite the mostly cloudy conditions. Weather: 32 F (0 C), mostly cloudy, wind variable/west 0 - 3 mph (0 - 5 kph).
Nice long flight, well done, I will keep trying to find those thermals, my longest flight ever was in cold cloudy conditions with the 2 meter minimoa it it was end of winter and start of spring there was almost no wind though and the thermal was quite far away-too far for my dlg to reach, maybe I need to concentrate on the powered gliders for the winter as I'm not having much luck with the dlg-though it does keep me warm all that throwing.
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