getting down

Tips on getting down? Monday had outstanding lift, perhaps stronger than I should have been out in, but “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. I spent most of my 15m flight trying to get down: big ears and speedbar and still going up fast. Searched for sinking air but didn’t find much. Thought about B-line stall, but didn’t quite dare. Fingers still numb from pulling on those outside A’s. Would like to have stayed up much longer, but felt not in control.

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  1. Mark,
    Take a look at my recent YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N7zDX9TbGg
    Here I demonstrate descending in adverse conditions using big ears and speed system engaged—-~900’/min but still flying. A b-line stall would have given me a faster descent rate—-2,000’/min—but no control and no forward speed. Choose the right tool for the right work.
    Granger

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