Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Schitu Duca fly March 21

Nice flying day: good thermals 3-4m/s, most pilots got 400-800 m altitude.

Spring is finally here :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nova Rookie fly in very strong wind at Popricani

This fly was made last year during spring rough conditions with variable wind reaching 45 km/h sometimes and very turbulent. Due to this reasons I was preparing for landing but a new wind gust caught me right before stepping on the ground. It is not recommended to anyone flying in these strong conditions and I'm very thankful to my Nova Rookie wing, a very stable DHV 1-2 class glider.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spinoasa in March 2010

First ridge fly at Spinoasa for our beginner pilot "Chiru".

One week later another fly at Spinoasa, we are already in March but winter came back. Snow, -3 Celsius, chilly wind, however Spinoasa is still a good flying place: 2 hours of flying at 40-50 m above hill top with 2-3m/s thermals and 140m maximum altitude.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

first fly at Schitu Duca in 2010

We have a small hill (60 meters high) for WSW-SW wind which is located at Schitu Duca village in Iasi county. This was the first fly at that place for 2010; a short thermodynamic fly in late February.