While we typically try to get in a slope flight in on New Year’s Day, this year did not cooperate with the wind direction. (We did get a bit of *gasp* power flying in a AstroWings). Anyway, It wasn’t until the 3rd that I got a call from Mirko reporting that the wind would be good and the temperatures moderate at Concordia on Sunday. So, I went to the shop early and got a couple of planes ready; my Bee and the LEG P-51.
When I arrived at the slope the wind was already 20 MPH or so so the P-51 got the first call. I’d only planned a short flight to test the conditions but the air was so good and, in the dead spot, fairly comfortable that I flew the Mustang for a good 15-20 minutes before a lucky but safe landing.
Chris had his trusty Chrome Gulp and flew a couple of lengthy flights on the second of which he did his best Michelin Man imitation, hands inside his coat on his transmitter and sleeves flopping around.
I also had a good flight with my Bee. Mirko got a short video of the action and posted it to YouTube:
After the flying we headed to the Highland House for a bit of lunch and a brew.