Posted By: Cliff Whitney @ 12:35:39 PM
I had a great Birthday yesterday and want to thank everyone for all of the good words and well wishes. It is great to be able to connect with both current and old friends and as I am speaking of old yes I am getting there but I do have a special day each year as my daughter Sierra was born on the same day as I. While there is a great age difference between us what a special treat it is to have someone like Sierra to share the day with.
Being a small business owner who is typically a workaholic, days off are rare but yesterday I did manage to take 1/2 a day off and after a very early morning trip to the shop I went out to the club sailplane field and met up with some great friends. I got to fly my Twister 2 DLG sailplane and the lift was just fantastic. On my second trim toss I got a bump at about 8 ft just when I was turning to land and was able to take it back up out of sight. The lift was so good that half way up the climb I flipped it inverted and climbed the rest of the way up. After a hour or so of thermaling the DLG I put it away and got to fly my Electric 3 meter span Pike Perfect. Again the lift was fantastic and the Pike is a real thrill to fly as it is so big and graceful. The lift was so consistent that you could fly all over the field at abut 100 ft and this is a lot of fun with such a big ship. At any time you could climb up out of sight and then make fast passes up and down the field. The sound of a high performance molded sailplane is something to hear.
In the afternoon I took Sierra to get her birthday present. What would any 12 year old little girl want? Yes it was off to the Apple store for a new iPhone 4! and then a ice cream cake, mamas home made cookies and a movie to end the day!Fantastic day! Posted By: Cliff Whitney @ 4:23:35 PM
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