Magnificant Mt Whitney - Saturday

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Magnificant Mt Whitney - Saturday

Post by JD » Tue May 15, 2012 4:15 pm

On Saturday, I joined VanNoppen and Dizzy for a site flight from Walt's Point along w/ traveling PG pilot Dave Turner. The weather was pretty mild but the lift was still good enough to get within just over a mile of Mt Whitney summit. I topped out at 13,600' a little farther down range at Tunnabora Peak. I flew my Seedwings Sensor and took oxygen which I had set for 5,000'. The O2 was a real bonus that made the flight far more pleasant and enjoyable. We had no chase driver but a local camper named, Chet offered us a body ride back up. 3 of us landed locally while VanNoppen landed at Independence AP. I shot 5-1/2 hours of video on two cameras and manged to edit everything down to under 30 minutes.
I hope you all enjoy the experience!
Jonathan
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjak4AMU8Ls[/youtube]
Tracks: http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/605173

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Mt Whitney

Post by Steve90266 » Thu May 17, 2012 3:48 pm

Nice work, JD. Breathtaking shots.
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Re: Mt Whitney

Post by JD » Thu May 17, 2012 4:03 pm

Steve90266 wrote:Nice work, JD. Breathtaking shots.
Thanks Steve. I wish that you and every other qualified pilot in our club was there as well. Hopefully, this inspires pilots to hone up on their x/c skills so they can enjoy the same and better vistas when the opportunity arises.

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Spectacular Mt. Whitney

Post by Steve90266 » Thu May 17, 2012 4:08 pm

Trying to roust some interest for this Memorial Day weekend. Would you be up for going back?
Steve Murillo

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