Friday, October 24, 2014

Pete At Faigrounds

HIGH POINT, MD: Therapy Flying

In a weird mood after hearing of Will Jenkins’ death in a helicopter accident the day before, Pete went to the hill by himself for therapy flying.  Despite a strongish forecast, launch conditions were nearly perfect even if the sky was largely overcast.  Pete soon realized the winds were steadily diminishing, and worked thermals to stay in the air.  But after only thirty nine minutes aloft (max. 2,872 msl) he was flushed into the un-streamered Fairgrounds lz where he had a perfect landing.  JR came from a doctor’s appointment to the lz to run Pete up to his car at launch.  There we toasted Wills’ memory with some tequila and beer.

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