This post was meant to be posted Friday morning, the 26th.
This is it! The last day we’ll be able to fly. There’s a storm front coming and Saturday and Sunday will be no good.
At least the sunrise was a good sign:
So, we arrive at the hilltop site...and no wind.
We try a little ground handling, but it’s exhausting without wind.
Finally, around 17:30 we get a little wind!
I line up, and Bam! Failed inflation.
I line up again, and Foop! Frontal collapse, and the wing is on my head.
I line up again, and the wing veers off to one side.
I can see the CFI’s face...this is my last try...
I run, I wobble, but I eventually get off the ground!
I got to fly around the hill site for a while. A beautiful day, it was lovely.
And when I came in for a landing, it looked like this:
Now *that* felt good!