Attempt to get the first flight of the year

January has as usual been a bad month for flying here in Norway, and I have not flown so far in 2009. Today looked a little promising with a forecast of NW winds and some sun, so Terje B., Espen (student from our last course) and myself gave Sundvollen a try. As we arrived the conditions did not look too promising wit fog, 0-wind, and lots of snow. In addition, it was pretty cold with -10 C. We drove up to take a look at the conditions, but fairly soon decided not to fly. With 0-wind and lots of snow that would make a good launch run difficult, as well as possible problems with rime/ice on the sail, we chicked out. Some paragliders got a few flights, but also a few of them had some problems launching because of the snow.

Pictures from the day taken by my mobile phone, Nokia N95.

Lots of ice on the trees.

Fog, snow, shit.

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