Sunday, May 3, 2015

Flying Napa

It is for a few years that I have been looking forward to flying here. Mount St Helena is an impressive mountain in a very pretty area.

The launch is in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park which is worth a visit in itself. Getting a hang glider transported to the launch spot has taken the sonoma wings club many years of negotiation. It's pretty cool they put on an open invite fly-in once a year there.

I was lucky enough to get to fly as there are limited quotas to launch on a given day. 

While the conditions were not spectacular, the scenery was.

Our Hostess even lets us camp there, which made for a fun party.

As part of the fly-in there were a couple of low key competitions, highest altitude, longest duration and spot landing. I wasn't even in the running for the first two, but I had a good spot :)  

Maddy and Heidi enjoyed the trampolene.

And the mexican fiesta (being cinco de mayo)

The party went on into the night way longer than I could, but alas I had carelessly consumed a good amount of onions, which took their revenge on me for the next 14 hours. Fortunately Heidi and Maddy took off home and missed it.

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