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Post by vannoppen » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:45 am

Anybody taking advantage of these high days???

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Post by JD » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:37 pm

Sunday was Bad Ass, as in the coffee store in Rancho Cucamonga where I tank up before and after I fly Crestline. In fact here it is from 11,000' in front of Cucamonga Peak. Click on the image for a close-up and look for the pink circle.

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A few more of the 1200 photos from my keel: http://imageevent.com/aero92/20100926
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Post by adamwn2000 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:21 pm

The view of Sylmar Ca. from 13,400 feet on Monday September 27 2010

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Post by JD » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:11 am

adamwn2000 wrote:The view of Sylmar Ca. from 13,400 feet on Monday September 27 2010...............
That's awesome, Adam! I made the fatal error of first going to Andy Jackson where it was blowing down all day. Then I went to Elsinore and launched at 12:45 PM which was about 15 minutes too late and never got above launch. What time did you launch?

BTW - The forecast for Ave S for Tuesday suggests that we can launch there and fly to the Owens Valley. Anyone interested?
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Post by vannoppen » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:30 pm

WOW, that means WOW. That is high,lucky f#$%^#$&*er. Way to go

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Post by JD » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:56 pm

vannoppen wrote:WOW, that means WOW. That is high,lucky f#$%^#$&*er. Way to go
9/30/2008 was the only time I ever got really high at Sylmar. I have a few photos here: http://imageevent.com/aero92/kagel20080930

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Post by JD » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:56 pm

vannoppen wrote:WOW, that means WOW. That is high,lucky f#$%^#$&*er. Way to go
Listen David, if you really want altitude I suggest you attend King Mountain next year. Case in point:

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Sun & Mon

Post by frosty » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:03 pm

Sunday: Marshall to Baldy to La Verne.
Monday: Kagel to Glendora.

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Re: Sun & Mon

Post by JD » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:41 pm

Frosty wrote:Sunday: Marshall to Baldy to La Verne.
Monday: Kagel to Glendora.

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Dang-It Foster! I should have stuck with you on Monday and played it conservative! Mazel Tov on setting the local PG XC bar up where it belongs.

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Post by Greg Kendall » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:27 pm

Monday: Kagel to 5 miles south of Crestline LZ

Beautiful cloud street going east from Kagel. I had 12,500 ft in front of Cucamonga but then got drilled by the Cajon Pass venturi. I guess it was blowing down at Crestline. Who knew? Good thing I didn't drive there.

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Post by adamwn2000 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:30 pm

OK, here are a few video shots of the epic flying on Monday that no one showed up for.
One question to all Sylmar pilots. HOW WAS WORK?
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9IE6LRkHAI[/youtube]
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Stinkin' High

Post by Steve90266 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:04 am

Adam, I knew it was going to be epic, but after four days away from the office, and a pretty good day on Saturday at Big Sur, like Stevie Wonder likes to say "I just couldn't see it". Awww, sorry Stevie.

Hey NME, I don't want to panic you or anything, but did you know that you had a BIG, NASTY red bug on your keel that day? Possibly Oecophylla smaragdina. Man, that thing could have crawled up the keel, under your harness, and injected it's neurotoxic venom into your neck! Dizziness, disorientation, and uncontrollable flatulence would have ensued. You're pretty lucky to be alive, man.

Congrats on the high flying to both of you.
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