Flyable wind direction W (280)
1700 ft (900 AGL)
Glide to LZ
Primary 6.5 :1
Secondary 8.5 :1
Location Elizabethville PA
FL grassy slope
dirt road, small hike-in
LZ is distant and not in view, launch only if soarable
H2 with observer
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Allan B: ...My flight was nice I got about 1100' over launch. I was a bit uncomfortable with the wind speed though, my vario was showing 20 Mph from the WNW. Not much forward speed with that much wind.
Forecast was for wnw winds steering around to the wsw toward sunset, and that is about what it did. It was actually strong when we arrived, but by the time I got set up, it lightened up and straightened up. Launched into a straight 10, it wasn't ridgeable, but the thermals were there to get you up and over the ridge a few hundred feet.. We got there late, so I didn't launch till after 6. Floated around for a bit, then headed out to land at the winery. Nice landing it a light 90 cross from the west. Natalie was down in about 15 minutes. We enjoyed a nice evening sunset with some salmon dip and beers on the tailgate. Had some company from Dave and Sue from up the street. Was a nice evening , thanks Natalie for all your help.
Three went to Elizabethville today. W.H. A.B and B.D. .Met in L.Z. @ 0930. One flew a sled ride; Will H, one set up then broke down on top Alan B. and one came to help out; thanks Bacil D. Then we did some cutting and it needs more. The grass is very high and the saplings are growing up.
See y'all soon.
Bacil and I flew E Ville today. 1 hour flight 1100' over launch. Blustery launch-crossing slightly left at times, good cycle. Air smoothed out at around 600' over. Stuck a few thermals and lift lines. Parked it up high a couple times Landed at secondary vinyard field / LZ direction was west. Bacil had a good flight helped him launch and he landed in the big field to the left. Planning to go again tomorrow. Will H
Bacil and I flew early enough to just miss the sprinkle stuff. Actually it was more like frozen pellets which were painful when striking you in the face. We had short flights only 600' over launch. Landing was tough at the winery.
Alan tried to launch but called it off. Broke down just in time before a snow shower. Very dynamic air today. Romano tried to come but got held up.
Till next time. Will H