Saturday, September 04, 2004

Ridge soaring

9-4-04 Tehachapi with L. Introduction to ridge soaring. Combination of wind lift and thermal lift. It's amazing how the ridge lift can just float you up the spine of the ridge. We ended up going over the top of a 8000' peak (takeoff was at 4200'). I flew the whole flight, including landing on the asphalt power runway - silky smooth! He said I was flying "f---ing great!"

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