Thursday, June 16, 2011

You know you're in moriarty waiting for finishers when you have fine dirt between your teeth.
That's gallette, not Gillette. Darn autocorrect!
It's a speed task on a windy day 4 at moriarty. abo, clines corners, Gillette. 285 mi. Windy out of the west & blue! Launch about 1/2 done

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Moriarty tasks tat for both classes. Club Las Vegas, Galinas peak, 3 hr min. Modern watrous, Monte alto with large radii. Only one handout so far.
Most made it home. EY keeps having trouble with his ClearNav showing incorrect circles on the TATs. This is very annoying and is costing him speed. He felt like he went a bit slower today. It was one of those days where you could be with a bunch of folks and some hit the convergence just right and had a fun time and the others missed and had a bad time.

We were talking with Bob Faris about leeching. But how to know who you should leech off of? How about a new product - a pilot "mood spot" that you could attach to the glider. It would glow different colors depending on the pilot's situation. A green color might indicate "happy pilot: follow me!" Or a muddy purple could say "I am miserable and heading for a landout." This could save a lot of heartache for pilots who just aren't sure whom to follow on a given day.

Steve Leonard and his zuni

Monday, June 13, 2011

We are mid launch at moriarty on day 1