Back at Burke for a bit

Having been too busy to fly for most of July and all of August, I wanted to try and get at least some kind of airtime over Labor Day weekend.  A few pilots were available to fly, and the forecast was such that it was difficult to figure out what the best site would be, but I twisted Jeff’s arm and we headed up to Burke, where we were joined by two other HG pilots and a bunch of PGs.  The PGs who launched early enough got up and out and had some pretty nice XC flights.  Jeff was the first HG to launch, and managed to soar for a while.

I was next, and waited a bit hoping things would improve, but they didn’t.  Nary a beep from my vario, sled……. whack.  Sigh.

We went up for another try, but after watching ARt get just an extended sledder, and a PG who launched and kept hollering “The air is buoyant!” as he sank out, the rest of us just packed up and drove down.

flights: 1, airtime: 0:04:36


About cleversky

Hang glider pilot in New England since 2004. Also an avid orienteer, and an embedded systems firmware engineer. And some other outdoor stuff.
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2 Responses to Back at Burke for a bit

  1. Jeff Curtis says:

    J-J, I checked my vario and I had 21 minutes. Glad we went but in hindsight wish we had launched earlier.

  2. pk says:

    LOL at the air, it is buoyant…. Glad you got out for a few! PK out

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