Originally Posted by jpgranone
I do however think that Buzz could out fly anyone at 25' or less. Which is my normal landing altitude.
one of the truly fine DLG pilots, Jun Catacatan, has often said that some of the best practice that a person can do is to fly as long as possible at altitudes no greater than 40 feet. He indicated that specking out your bird does nothing to build your skills, and that flying more than 2 minutes at altitude will not improve your contest regimen.
He also posted a video of him flying with about a 20-30 foot launch, followed by hooking tiny thermal after tiny thermal, and never climbing to more than 50 feet (probably much less) with a flight duration over one minute. I'll try to post the link if I can find it.
Flying low and climbing out is one of the coolest experiences in RC soaring!
Until we get to fly together again, I hope that you get lots of stick time!