Archive | March, 2002

Beg an Fry and the roast road, Brittany

March 25, 2002, Monday Beg an Fry and the roast road, Brittany (France)  Temp: 6 C, morning; PM temp: 15 C; wind 6-10 knots from the NNE Back on the road headed south from Primel-Tregastel, to Plougasnou then east along the coast road passing the point, Beg Gracia to again explore the fabled point, BEG […]

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The Bunker Pointe Annalouseten, Brittany, France

March 21, 2002 Pointe Annalouseten, Brittany, (France)   Temp: 13 C; wind 15-20 knots from the WSW “The Bunker” Skies are still gray; the wind has relented a bit this morning. After 10:00 AM, it rained pretty hard for three hours. However! I got two good flights before the rain started. I started with the mini […]

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Pointe Annalouseten, Brittany, France

Pointe Annalouseten, Brittany, (France)  Temp: 12 C; wind 30 knots from the west No rain today!  Skies are still gray. I went over to Pointe Annalouseten at about 9:30 AM and flew for about 30 minutes. Launching the Sagitta was tricky; I had to walk down the path about 20 yards to launch in less […]

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Primel-Tregastel, France

Primel-Tregastel, France Temp: 50 F; 10 C Subject: Good finish to a bad day I’ll sum up today: a bad day turned into a good day. This morning I checked the immediate area for south facing slope due to the persistent south wind the last few days. Staying on the north side of Brittany makes […]

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Flew some light wind at the Menez-Hom

Saturday, March 16, 2002 Finally flew in some light wind at the Menez-Hom, Brittany’s highest hill (1000 Ft).  We arrived about 3:00 PM.  This site is about 50 miles from our cottage in Primel-Tregastel. The wind was out of the south about 8 or 9 mph. The little Pilatus flew for about 10 minutes.  Then […]

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More Commentaries on Flying in France

Roissy, France; Charles de Gaulle Airport The Airbus arrived on time from Chicago: 8:20 AM;  disembarkation was a waste of time.  We were loaded on to special airport tarmac buses some distance from the terminal.  This took at least a half an hour.  Wait on the plane, then wait on the bus.  Luggage pick up […]

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The Hammerhead – a new ODR from Polecat Aero

Posted by Dave Hauch on Mar 12, 2002 Hammerheadfrom Polecat Aero Finally got to fly my Hammerhead “One Design” 60” sloper from http://www.polecataero.com/ Conditions where on the light side , but good enough to show me this thing works! First the fuse; lots of room for gear and ballast, and it’s beefy. Love the tail, […]

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