WOW — more than 4 minutes flying, double what I’ve done so far. Started my 12th flight, and first from the upper launch at Foothills Park on Sunday. Runway was short, but only required a few steps as winds were stirring and I caught lots of lift right away — admit-tingly there were some pucker moments as I flew out and away from the mountain. Tried “big ears” maneuver, but I didn’t pull hard enough and the the altitude had me a bit nervous.
Completed my first 360-degree turn which was necessary to burn altitude. Then I hit more lift which brought me right back up, so had to do 2 more 360s… That was fun! Now I know why there were so many folks at the launch site — they were planning to spend some time soaring like the hawks we had seen.
Here’s the video if you are interested:
P1, working on my P2..