Dan G., MVSA Webmaster
Warm spring air and light winds bring eight club members to the field and two new longest flights.
Hours after Saturday’s TD (Thermal Duration) Contest was postponed due to temps in the 20’s, Wayne W. posted to the club’s Google Group. “(Tuesday) Looks like it should be a great day. See you there.” A light response later brought ½ a contest to the field. A total of 9 members and one guest were present out there.
The air was light and variable – north-northwest around noon shifting, east and then south. A little after noon, John H. and Roger S. tag-teamed a high start with two-meter launches. John H. flew a “new to him” Vista for what turned out to be a long maiden flight afternoon. Bob G. ran his own line with his Ava Pro. Bill R. was packing up his two-meter.
“(Tuesday) Looks like it should be a great day. See you there.” Wayne W. posted to the club’s Google Group.
A total of 9 members and one guest were present out there.
Bob G. handed Wayne W. the Longest Flight trophy for Wayne’s 90-minute flight in 2021. It didn’t take long for the race to 2022 began. First it was Bob G. with 23 minutes flat. His son, Bryan G. arrived around 2pm with his Radian XL. On nearly his first launch he flew for 27 minutes, 4 seconds – as of today – the longest flight of 2022.
Rich R. made a long visit to the field and talked at length with Bob G. and John H. about his injured Ava Pro. – Dan G., (me), put out a hi-start walking into the wind in both directions. He later reversed the line – staking by the road – for a southern launch. After a few hi-start launches and wind shifts – many flyers shifting to electric motor launching. Wayne W. flew his electric Volo and at a time, shared a thermal with two of three other flyers against the backdrop of a deep blue sky. Bryan G. worked the last bit of lift with the Radian XL and left the field around 4pm.
Saturday is the first “Food Folks and Flying” events and the postponed Hand Launch contest – all a day before the official beginning of Spring.