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Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Tue, Apr 15 2008, 04:09 PM
by Jeff
Forecast says we could be in for our first 70 degree day tomorrow. :up:

Also in the forecast are some rather high winds...we're talking 20+ sustained, with higher gusts.

I think it's about time for my first lunchtime fly! 8)

Re: Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Tue, Apr 15 2008, 06:09 PM
by Babbman
I've been out every day that it's been above 45 and windy during lunch... had to fight over the field with a company softball team today... they didn't use the diamond that was there... they had to use the field... the same one I fly in...

Buzzed them a few times...lol

Re: Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Wed, Apr 16 2008, 01:57 PM
by Jeff
Man, it's whipping out there.

Flew at lunchtime today. Sustained winds about 18-20. Gusts have got to be pushing 40. Had to bail out to the edges quite often.

Still, I'd rather have too much wind, than too little. ;-)

:revspin:

Re: Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Wed, Apr 16 2008, 04:14 PM
by Mike
In Champaign:
Wind Speed: S 29 G 37 MPH
Otherwise, nice and sunny and warm!

Re: Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Wed, Apr 16 2008, 09:31 PM
by Babbman
A little to gusty for my tastes today...

Re: Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Wed, Apr 16 2008, 09:41 PM
by Knoted4ever
i took my kite gear in the car to work... i was going to fly my vented Barresi... but did a semi zig-zag all the way home without taking anything out. :roll:

Sometimes one just has to suffer in silence.


from Wallace Stevens:



To the Roaring Wind


What syllable are you seeking,
Vocalissimus,
In the distances of sleep?
Speak it.

Re: Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Wed, Apr 16 2008, 09:52 PM
by Knoted4ever
i think the syllable is "No!"

Re: Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Wed, Apr 16 2008, 11:02 PM
by Frodos Majik
:P :P :P :evil: so jealous of you guys that can go out at lunch time! :evil: :P :P :P

Re: Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Thu, Apr 17 2008, 10:08 PM
by Knoted4ever
Today had a vented Barresi out. Good grief... the winds were high even for that! :shock:

Re: Warm Weather And High Winds

Posted: Fri, Apr 18 2008, 12:43 AM
by Jeff
Knoted4ever wrote:Today had a vented Barresi out. Good grief... the winds were high even for that! :shock:

Really...It was practically calm out for me today.