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Alex Gagarin aka Dizzy
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Super Bowl Sunday, 2/4/12
Skyport to Condor Point
Article copied from http://scpa.info/bb/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2415
I made it to condor point as well. Launched Skyport around 12:00, good climbs
all the way to 6K, so I went west. When I was near VOR I can see albatross Bo
crossing 154 few miles ahead of me, but I can't catch up. I start getting low
after lizards mouth and by the time I made to condor point I was not confident
enough to commit toward Santa Ynez peak alone. Terrain is kinda shallow out
there, and wind also pick up considerably. So, I take altitude I have ~2500 to
push out (very slow) to the last good lading spot.
Thanks to Chris VV for the retrieve and to Aaron P. for letting me try his Advance Lightness harness.