Monthly Archives: August 2017

Dunlap XC to the “pizza place”

Launched at 15:00 into the house thermal and quickly climbed up above launch. I wanted to wait for the rest of the guys, but it was very turbulent and rowdy. So I went back and forth, sinking and thermalling for a while. Soon after launching, the rest of the guys starting flying as well. After about 20 minutes I decided to go to the far right end of the ridge. I lost altitude getting there, but I persisted and found a couple of thermals that helped me recover my lost altitude. I decided to go XC to the pizza place continue reading: Dunlap XC to the “pizza place”

Tips for Soaring Indian Valley

Tips from Pilot-X about flying Indian Valley I’ve been regularly flying I.V. for over 20 years, and it’s one of my favorite places to mountain thermal. Over the years, I’ve figured out a number of strategies for staying out of the bailout and getting up – something that’s become more important in the past year, with the changing status of the bailout LZ. All of the following tips will have exceptions given specific conditions of the day, but they really work for me – I haven’t taken a sledder in IV for a long time. Tip #1 – Don’t linger continue reading: Tips for Soaring Indian Valley