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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:06 PM
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12/3/2012 3:20pm
Phoenix AZ USA

Been flying some lately. It was a lovely November here. Most days were 78*F or more in the early days of November. Tee shirts and shorts. : ) Today I was looking for shade at 3:15PM. In the car, it's turn on the AC or open the windows.

The Viking goes to about 150 meters in 25 seconds. Today was one of those days where the lift is everywhere. The hang gliders folks launch one mountain over from my flying park. One of them was about 500 meters high when I arrived and was going up when he specked out. Suspect he was planning to land somewhere south east of the normal LZ instead of close to my flying park. I kept circling up and diving back down to 300 meters until the sun was too low to do it's work. When the lift died it was bad sink everywhere and was down from pretty high in a short time.


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