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Skyport to the Beach
Of course we all know that Ron is not a bad pilot! It was just a yoyo
day, some went to St Maries, some not.
I went tandem with Bo today. We launched at about noon, and went straight up, but when I decided to cross toward the thermal factory, we hit major lift as well. Really major, we passed the power lines fine, but after that it was a scary dive into the canyon. Behind the round house, in the rotor, I told Bo I thought we were doomed. I have landed a tandem at St Maries already, but never in a tree yet! But we cleared the ridge. Luckily, as soon as we passed the ridge, we found some moderate thermal. I decided to go to Parma, feeling already lucky. But when we arrived above Parma, we found a nice smooth adorable thermal that gently lifted up back to cloud base. And we got enough altitude to fly to the beach, with plenty of altitude. What a day!
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