Sunday, July 27, 2003

Thermal practice

7/27/03 - Most people complained about little lift, but after a 3000' tow, we kept finding good lift near the IP. I circled in the same thermal many times, practicing centering and correcting. It's still tough to keep speed consistent in the thermal (some turbulence affects speed), and I don't think I'm banking deeper than about 40-45 degrees, but it's fun and great practice. We had to circle to lose height, and just seemed to float in zero sink. We ended up forcing our way down, total flight 1:12. Max height about 5000'.

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