Rhett dropped me off in a weak, but consistent, climb to the south and I stayed relatively high for the next couple hours. I shared several climbs with Peter J and Max. A mature bald eagle climbed with us; at times coming in real close.
Max and his new green machine
I played over the hills to the east until Lee mentioned he had a good climb just north of the field.
A bit later, Anna, rocking her new glider, joined the climb and I got to see what her glider looks like in the air. Sweet.
Anna, Matt, and I shared a lazy climb to the south of the field before Anna left to prepare for tandem flights.
I slowly drifted downward towards a landing when I spotted Max at the same altitude preparing to land. I quickly dove in to give him more room and ended up on final a bit too high with a tailwind and whacked onto the asphalt. Ouch. I ended up scuffing my knee and my once-shiney new glider. Sigh. Not the way I wanted to end my first flight back at home.
Max wrote about the day on his blog.
Flights: 1, Duration: 2:32