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Another cracker of a day, definetly going to need to buy more sun cream. John opted to miss the morning session to rest up his swollen ankle and join in later in the day. The sun shot up over the mountain and we were ready, up to jockeys for the mornings briefing
Dynamic Symmetric tuck
Asymetric lean in
Looking around, everyone's reactions were the same, things were getting bigger & badder!
Having had to change mini buses due to a broken leaf spring... Another arrived, a old transit with the back end chopped and replacing it a chunky roll cage.
Up at launch we all setup ready to fly, Forward launches again, everyone eventually getting off the hill...
However not all of us would make it back to the beach!
Ben had a nasty cravat which really did give him one HELL of a ride!!! Once under control he successfully removed it and headed for the beach, unfourtnatly, lol! He did have height to make it back and opted for a through of the reserve. And a grab of the C's! Splash!! Two hands to pull the reserve out, and a really struggle to get to the C's... Not everything's plain sailing!
Once de briefed. We then had our briefing for the afternoon.
Straight asymmetric tuck
Asymmetric lean in
Seach for the stall
Search for spin
Search for flat spin
180 turn into 180 otherway
Again simular faces around the room, not so happy or as confident as the day before!
Everyone flew, and everyone completed the tasks, minus one or two, however jockeys promised them for tommorows flight!
We all had a LONG tiring day, heads loaded up, we hit the sack and took a well earned rest !
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Everyone awake and running on all cylinders, we had a slow start meeting jockey at 1000, so for a hour or so we watched pilots descend, sat beside the pool catching a few rays and taking it all in, a nice relaxed approached to a nerve racking day! Once fueled and cooked we left for Jockey's, we were introduced to his accomplices (3, however can't remeber their names!) briefed, and then shown the landing and what was to be expected.
Day 1 consists of
Large B decent
BIG Big ears
Van all loaded no time wasted, off we went up the mountain, for Al, Barry, & John they could now appreciate the joy of the journey up!! Today we had Jenson Button driving...
Arriving at launch conditions were perfect, not too busy, sun shining, wind a slight breeze, a tad too light for reverse launches but nothing Khpa couldn't handle. A few pilots benefiting from those last minute forward launches nailed ground handling the day before! Everything went like clockwork, 10 minute intervals between launches gave us all plenty of time to kit up and prepare for the decent!
We all performed as jockey expected, everyone pulled there weight, setting a great benchmark to work off for the following day! Once all safely back to ground, we agreed on a time/place to meet for our debrief which then led to food, drink, and display of our antics on two large tv's whilst we clapped and laughed, mostly laughing... With a great deal of piss taking!
You don't flirt with the instructors Girlfriend!!
We now know what a "quief" means,
The outside break is nessessary for wingovers,
La carte, isn't a BBQ,
And most important, Preflight checks are vital! Be it from not wearing gloves, Having Lines clear for launch, sun cream in the eyes. We learn from others mistakes... ... See MoreSee Less
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