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    Modest Thermals West of Williams 9/7/2017

    I flew ASW24 - 88 yesterday (9/7/17). Rex suggested I fly local since the cloud base out past Walker Ridge were low.

    My first tow was east of the gliderport to 4,000. I probed and probed, but didn't find any lift, only sink. I kept thinking "where's there is sink, there is lift", but its apparent I still have lots to learn.

    My second tow was west of the gliderport. I felt lift around 3,000 so I released. I was able to get up as high as 4,000 and stayed aloft for an hour. I don't take for granted these small victories. It felt good.

    Crosswinds were 12 to 15 knots. I generally don't fly on crosswind days, but today was borderline, more on the modest side, not very strong. I've been flying the ASW24's quite a bit, so I felt confident. My takeoff was uneventful, just the way I prefer it :-)

    This is the link to my first takeoff. I shortened it to 2 minutes. In the beginning, Drew Pearce was briefing me on the takeoff, which I appreciated :-)

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/0iONnRCgfDVecGDf1


    Tom Jue
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