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Author Topic: There Is No Substitute For Smooth Wind Again.  (Read 1880 times)
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« on: October 26, 2009, 04:56 PM »

It bears repeating.

Made it out to Liberty Today for a few Hours.

Flew off the earthen pier at the first parking lot on the S side.

Winds were in the 7-10mph range SE right off the lower bay.

Really couldn't ask for a better fly.

Gotta get out there more often.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 06:23 PM »

Jim:

Where is the earthen pier?  Is this before you reach Freedom Way?  I was in the park in the afternoon and the winds were brisk.  The Quantum was a bit of a handful during the gusts.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 06:34 PM »

Yes, it is before you reach Freedom Way.

It's that first parking lot in the park about a 1000ft past the diner on the right.

It really is the best spot to fly out there for the rec flier as long as the wind is anywhere E, S, or even W to some degree. Best from S, SE, SW.

There is room to fly with 125' lines.

The only downside is that it can get a bit crowded with more than Two fliers.

During the warm weather it is packed with sunbathers on the weekends: not so when the cold winds blow. Wink

Check it out.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 04:15 AM »

I've never flown there. I've always flown by the play area and by the bridge to Ellis Island. Is it much smoother there? (It's already pretty nice by the bridge and it's a huge field.)
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 05:14 AM »

The nice feature is it is on the water so you are less dependent on wind direction than in the park.  The negative is the area is not that big.  The day I flew there I did not experience lulls to the extent I have seen in the park.
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