There was much less cloud today and it had stopped snowing over the high mountains making for some spectacular views, particularly in the afternoon when the high level cloud had cleared through.
Today Charlie and Merv went off first in the K21, quickly followed by Kevin and Bob in the Duo. It took over an hour working the rotor thermals before they managed to finally get into the wave. Which very conveniently could be found right next to the airfield. Getting high required patience to find and work the strongest pockets of lift which were quite localised.
|Kevin working hard in the rotor thermals a the south end of the Hecho valley|
|Much, much later looking north east from 15,000'|
The instructor (aka bored passenger) spent the time constructively by trying to make sense of the ClearNav auxiliary unit. Nope I think it will require at least another couple of flights to work it out.
Ray and Merv in the K21 had an interesting flight ranging further afield from the lower slopes of Cuculo and west towards the lake and then north to main ridge.
|Paul looking north towards Hecho from 14,500'|
|A sea of cloud to the west|
|The mountains above Hecho from the primary wave|
Fingers crossed that it will be warmer tomorrow.