Woodside April 17, 2022

One of the rare good spring days we've had so far this year!  Lots of pilots out as it was the weekend and it was high-ish and cold!

Pretty easy cruising over to Bear and then topped up to 1800m for the crossing over to the Butterfly.  The Bridal side seemed to working better vs. Woodside, at least the climbs felt better, but west of Upper launch I had trouble getting as high as I had been getting further east.  Tried getting high at Gloria for the crossing back to Woodside but that wasn't really working, so returned to Upper launch, that wasn't really working as well :(  

Oh well, back to Lower launch where it's reliable, got to 1700m, and went for the glide back to Woodside.  Unfortunately the west wind had arrived down low and I didn't get any lift on Hopyard or Cemetery Hills, nor the sandbars, so landed at Harvest West dike field.  Thank you Al for picking me up!

46km FAI triangle flight.

No comments:

Post a Comment