200th post and tripping the sight fantastic
Chris Leal flew in from the big smoke, I abandoned the orofice for the day
and Brendan jumped at the opportunity to make an appearance on the slope,
finding a half day at the office on the slope, somewhat agreeable.
Conditions were just too beautiful. Moderate North Westers rolled through,
cold and dense air graced the slope and the well wrapped up trio had an awesome afternoon
gazing skywards. Chris flew the Inyoni, Toucan and Bee and Brendan the Vector
and scale glider, with the Bee for fun. Later in the day and with the sun breaking through the clouds,
we strapped the GoPro camera to the nose of the Bee wing, set for a picture every 5 seconds
and let it out into the open with a bunch load of up trim for good measure.
Here are some of the shots, 300 in total on the camera, and what a sight to behold.
Chapman’s Peak site in all it’s glory, showing why it is such an awesome site to fly,
why the bowl works so well on the North Westers and why with all the mountain behind it,
it generates such fantastic height and solid lift for gliders and birds alike.
Not quite as high as I would like just yet, but well worth the test.