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Skyport to the Beach
Big crew, as per the usual these last few weeks. Arrived at launch around 10:20ish with big cumis out front but somewhat limited ground heating. Sat around for a while at launch, amusing ourselves with some snowball throwing, and some even decided to drive down. Dean and I didn't feel like waiting around any more and launched in a particularly dark looking part of the day. Not much to be had until I got to the antenna farm. Went straight to 4k and cloudbase.
Unfortunately there was a bit of a west wind up high, and more than a bit down low. Decided to go for the beach since I couldn't feel my fingers or face. It went relatively well until I arrived at the freeway. It became increasingly apparent that there was a raging wind on the surface. GPS showed 2mph into the SW wind. Landed vertically. A bunch of others followed me out including some HGs. The lift was great, but conditions were a bit weird and the hard west wind made it a bit questionable.
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