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Author Topic: At last, a couple of days of good winds in Atlanta.  (Read 1303 times)
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« on: August 25, 2014, 12:46 PM »

For the past three days the winds in Atlanta have been great, 8-14 mph, and fairly steady. Got to fly my B series Mid vent for hours today, and my SLE yesterday as well as a couple of my dualies. It makes such a difference when you can launch, fly around, and land and take off when you want, with dozens of forced landings every few minutes. Must be heaven to live by the beaches, where this is a daily occurrence. I am helping someone to learn to fly both Revs and Dualies now, and the progress he has made in a couple of day, would have taken weeks, with our normal winds. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 03:33 AM »

So true Bob!,
I just returned from a trip to WSIKF (Long Beach, Washington State) and folks could land in your hand after only an hour or so on the Rev. 
The wind goes all the way down to your ankles instead of vanishing at 40 feet, or worse changing directions.  It's also nice and smooth so you don't have to fight which amount of venting is appropriate, (still my most used kite was the Zen). 
Glorious morning flights to the sunrise in heavy moisture air.  A couple of days the wind's off of the water, low, smooth and steady from behind, but the fog is coming in towards your face.  I don't even understand how that's possible, but it happened a couple of days out of eleven we were there.

It will be tough to enjoy myself again at home in the mid-atlantic states, where if you can feel any wind at all you're lucky, . . . . those conditions only last another 6 weeks!

I will be in Atlanta to visit my son October 3rd - 6th, so maybe we can meet-up & some airtime?  He's a master martial arts instructor (Tonchu\Dacula it's on Auburn Rd) and his students are testing on Stone Mountain.  We're probably free on Sunday the 5th for sure.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 04:36 AM »

On Sundays, is there is any wind at all, Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur is where I fly. There are two of us now that are flying Revs and Dualies on the weekend there.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 06:09 AM »

On Sundays, is there is any wind at all, Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur is where I fly. There are two of us now that are flying Revs and Dualies on the weekend there.


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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 01:22 PM »

The fall winds are finally here in Atlanta, and yesterday and today were awesome.  Able to fly my B series mid vent yesterday and today, for hours.  It sure makes flying a pleasure when the wind picks up.  Hope this wind holds for awhile.  I'm spoiled now......
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 03:55 PM »

South West Michigan no wind, must be nice to fly
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