Second attempt was aborted after I broke a brake line during inflation. Easy fix replacing less than 10 feet to first cascade.
Friday, June 3, 2016
Two Days Two Flights
Yesterday, after stopping at Mike L's to get the cage welded I met up with Bob, Mike and Bill at Placida. We tried to fly there last Sunday but ended up sitting in our vehicles while 3 inches of rain dumped on us. Anyway..... I arrived about 6:30 and Bill was boating overhead. The other two were out of sight somewhere on Gasparilla Island. I took my time getting ready and committed take-off sometime shortly after 7. It was a bad launch. I had to turn shortly after inflation and was perhaps a little to abrupt with the wing during the turn. Never the less, I got pointed in the right direction and applied power. The field was bumpy and the breeze was gusty and I experienced a pre-mature takeoff. I touched back down again, briefly, and staggered into the sky. The air was mixing, not terribly bumpy but not a lot of fun. I landed after probably 20 minutes.
at 6:13 PM