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Posted by mfwilliams | May 26, 2014 @ 09:32 PM | 4,784 Views
Saturday was brutal. The summer has arrived. Temps were in the 90's, the wind was very light and seemed to circle all points of the compass.
Obviously it was electrics or winching. I myself, stayed under the popup tent and took pictures, never pulled my TD plane out of the car.

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Posted by mfwilliams | May 22, 2014 @ 08:58 PM | 5,385 Views
Saturday was truly great. 20-30mph into the NE Bowl. We brought out plenty of "heavy iron". Truly a good day!
Since we're heading to the NW in about 2 weeks. The guys were using the great conditions to trim out their planes before packing them up.

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Posted by mfwilliams | May 15, 2014 @ 09:01 PM | 5,444 Views
Was a rockin Saturday, with a steady 18-20 mph East wind with gusts to 30 mph (verified with a wind gauge) Sloping was great, but it was pretty turbulent anywhere near the slope face. Obviously we had a good sized crowd (whenever there’s good winds) and there were lots of smiling faces.
As an added treat, one of our old-timers showed up, Amos C. He’s been on “sick leave” for several months . He’s good to see that he’s doing better and will be showing up more often. What made it sweeter, is that I finished the Destiny that I picked up off him several years ago and this was it’s maiden.

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Posted by mfwilliams | May 15, 2014 @ 06:53 PM | 5,078 Views
No blog from today. I was at the Florida Soaring Society TD/ALES contest in Ocala for Saturday and Sunday. I did make a report, with plenty of pictures on the contest forum. Here's the link to the pictures and report:

Posted by mfwilliams | May 01, 2014 @ 10:47 PM | 6,105 Views
Another calm Saturday. Worse, the wind shifted from West to East over of the course of the day. We flew the NE bowl and from noon to 2pm it was probably the best place to fly from. We did get a few strong thermals rolling through, but unless you had a motor, flights were very brief.

PS This weekend we're having our TD contest, FSS#2, in Ocala at the Owls field. If you are in the area, drop by....Continue Reading