Sled rides vol. 2

More sled rides for me the last two days, but still fun flying. Saturday a bunch from my club tried our luck at Ringerudkollen, a Eastern heading launch, and a good thermal site. Still, it was too stable and all of us only got prolonged sled rides. I flew the Falcon 2 195 again – really fun. After Ringerud we stopped at Sundvollen on our way back home, hoping for some afternoon soaring at this NV heading lauch. But again we just glided down.
Photo and (C) Bjørn Hammer
Alf Oppøyen, Norwegian Wills Wing dealer, launches our club’s second WW Falcon 2 195.

Sunday we were about 10 pilots from the club at Sundvollen. I can not remember that last time I saw so many pilots from the Oslo club at once. The day looked better than yesterday with lots of CU popping up all around, but at Sundvollen we only had a few weak and non-soarable thermals. Today I flew my Moyes Litespeed 5 for the first time this Easter. It was fun to change to better performing glider again, but not used to the higher stall speed and had both a bad launch and landing.
At other launches most pilots flew sled rides as well, but a few places pilots soared and even went on xc-flights.

Photo and (C) Bjørn Hammer
Why we have not soared during the Easter – inversion!

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