2011 Soaring Season Begins

Posted on 2011/02/26 by shanmoon

2011-02-26 Flight Path

2011-02-26 Flight Path

I’ve been working on my sailplane to get in back in shape…last weekend I didn’t fly it, instead I spend 12+ hours cleaning, polishing and waxing everything except the bottoms of the wings. Today I wired up my new flight recorder and PNA. I thought about finishing waxing the wings, but I just couldn’t… with cloud streets like I saw today, I just HAD to fly. It was AWESOME! there was incredible lift, averaging about 4kts, but going up to 10+kts! I downloaded my flight from my flight recorder,so you can see there was good lift today… I made up above 5000′, and actually above the cloud bases at one point.

Flight Track from Flght Recorder: http://shan.moonbase.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/2011-02-26-flight.mov

2011-02-26 Flight 3D

2011-02-26 Flight