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Old Oct 02, 2012, 10:02 PM
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The deal with launching high in TD is that a lot of it is the glider. I used to think I was a lousy launcher until I got a conformist glider. (Is it the Eastern Soaring League or the Eastern Supra League?) Much less of a problem with ALES, though before I got a better prop for my flying beer cooler, I wasn't so sure.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Off we go...

...into the wild black yonder...

My wife found this pic on her phone. It's my AVA and two other ships launching into a rather threatening sky. They will be disappearing in about 5-10 seconds.

Randy
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:13 AM
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Last Sunday it was solid cloud cover here in Mich (our field Randy) no wind and about 50 degrees. No lift, right?

We had the best TD day I have seen in a long time, very light lift up to 1500 feet and you could stay up all day just crusing from thermal to thermal and I was flying a very overweight Paragon.

Lots of birds up there and I got attacked by a hawk who did not like me circling in his air, a friend powered up his Radian and came over to help out and the hawk did not like the spinning prop so left.

No photos, but it looked exactly the same except the clouds were high so no danger of loosing it.

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