The wind was right at the edge of my comfort level, but it's a wide open area without rotor and it wasn't gusting. I decided to go for it. The launch was a non-event, the wing came up clean and we were off in a flash. The first 300 feet was bumpy but once at altitude it was smooth and there was less wind than at the surface. I flew out to the causeway and noticed for the first time a jet was taxing around the jet port. He never approached the runway but I kept an eye on him When I reached the Gulf I turned back because I was alone and didn't want to try a water passage without back-up. The flight back was in calm air.
I'd cobbled together a new chase cam using only an aluminum hunting arrow. It flew great and I look forward to getting some awesome video. Below is the Vimeo link.