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Posted by justhuman | Aug 31, 2015 @ 11:33 AM | 5,012 Views
At the Mission Aerotow this year not all the video flights went off as planned. On this flight the tow did not get off or was as smooth as hoped. One of the local field inhabitants decided to take a sailplane flight but meet with an abrupt landing that snapped the camera mount. On opening the canopy to turn off the camera the little guy took leave of the sailplane. On viewing the video my flying was not as smooth as I had hoped but I'm improving. The camera mount is now repaired and ready for action when the opportunity arises.

Not all goes as plan (3 min 49 sec)

Posted by justhuman | Aug 05, 2015 @ 12:32 PM | 5,238 Views
Saturday morning started bright and sunny with only a dark horizon to the North. By 9:00am the dark band moved down just to the west of the field dispersing a gray haze over head. This held the thermals at bay but provided very good visibility of the sailplane at around 1400ft agl. A fire north of the area provided the smoky overcast.

Ventus (1 min 55 sec)

Posted by justhuman | Aug 02, 2015 @ 11:37 AM | 5,122 Views
Flew the Moswey 4 and Hall Cherokee at the Columbia Aerotow this last weekend. The temp was hot at 105F on Friday with clear skies but not quite as hot Saturday due to a smokey overcast that came in around 9:00am due to a fire up north. This keep the flying height to around 1400ft.
Columbia Aerotow 2015 (6 min 15 sec)