High Point, WV - Jim, Pete, John, Greg, Mark, Larry B., L.E. and, Lisa as driver, Arrived conditions were just about perfect. L.E. got ready and out on launch with paraglider within about 10 minutes of arrival., Then a wing tip flip -- Then really started to weird out as the gust continued to pick up and a unhook and retreat.
The next two hours was unpredicted 90 degree cross, gustly winds 15 - 25 - blown leaves around in twisty patterns. Few of the birds even wanted to be a part of this. Sometimes it's just luck. Sure good no one was in the air.
We told Will Stories and Laughed with him through a recording of Bug Stomping, the (Quest air stomp).
Later - Pete was first off, and the only one to find real thermal lift, getting to nearly 4,000 msl, but after that they all stayed fairly low. Indeed, they were low enough that we feared they might have to land in the switchy and turbulent Fairgrounds LZ.
However, one last thermal got all high enough to easily glide through a sharp rotor to land at the airport shortly before sundown. John, Larry and Pete all got plus/minus an hour, and after being picked up by JR everyone went to Shooters for a liquid dinner in Will’s honor.
Beautiful day - Beautiful evening.