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Flight Articles from Friday, 3/15/2002 [Weather
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Skyport to Cate School
Pretty big day. As a matter of fact, the biggest day I can remember.
I launched and scratched around a bit before climbing to 7500. Took a nasty wack that made my wing look like the fabric it is. My hands were freezing, so I split and headed east. Stayed on the back ridge most of the way .. stopping to turn every now and then in light lift. At Romero I saw someone climbing high, so I headed out to check it. A nice boomer to 6500. I have to get new gloves Ö. Itís cold up there!
From then on, it was tough.
Thermals were being torn apart by the wind, and they were hard to core. I was also being Ďman-handledí by some rough, pissed-off thermals.
I saw Tom T and his band of adventurers pass me while scooting on the convection high-way Ö never very high, but always moving.
When I got to the Power Lines I really wanted to go, but Ö.. I fought my way back out front and landed a Cateís school. Oh well. Not as exciting as Chrisís post. Maybe next time!
I am seriously radio challenged Ö could not get in touch with anyone. Iíll get that fixed.
All in all a day I will remember!
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