Ah, back from Brewtown.
The wind was not really cooperating today. There wasn't much more than nothing all day until maybe 4 PM. Then, finally, a more sustained wind from the south picked up. So we did get some decent flying in.
Man, that place was packed! People camping out, staking out territory for their tents. It was really nice that the south end of the park was fenced off for the area where the actual fireworks were to be set up, and the kiters got to be in that fenced area. Nice and roomy for us! :)
In the morning, I had a news camera taking some shots of me flying on my short lines...and working hard to do so.
I wonder if that will get posted anywhere.
Jynx and Ross were out there all day, and Brett and Mark and Geno and Dan Newman was there. John and Chris, and the family, and Wendy made it out there too. (I think we might have another Rev pilot
) Wendy did great on her first Rev flight once the winds picked up late in the day.
There was a fun little incident with Scott's octopus. After they finally got it up, the wind did a 180 shift. The pilot started whipping around toward the water, and the octopus started falling...right toward all the set up fireworks! Dan was running over as fast as he could, and then I took off with and Chris and John and whoever else ran over there... the octopus landed over a small tree and I think partially over the mortars. We had to step around the firing wires on the ground and extricate the octopus from the tree. Fortunately, nothing damaged.
Could have had more windy hours, but had a good time with everyone nonetheless. Thanks so much for the food and drinks Jynx.
I got out early...hope everyone that stayed enjoyed the fireworks from those front row seats...they are really