I was a Live Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Dulles Annex, Udvar-Hazy Center,
March 25, 2006

Monday, November 10, 2008

Back to Woodstock, November 9, 2008

More Fall Foliage -Woodstock 11/9/2008 from Cragin S on Vimeo.

The forecast for Sunday looked promising, with west winds 5 to 10 at Winchester. I joined the crowd heading to Woodstock. Bluer sky than my last trip, and larger crowd. John M, John D, Tony D, Dan T, Grigor, Janni P, Glenn H, Carlos W all came out, all soared.

I launched at 3:30 and found quite usable lift. Did not get so high as last week, topping out at 2850 MSL, or about 800' over the ridge top. Others did a bit better. Everyone landed on their own schedule - no one was flushed. Flights wer all an hour or more.

I left the ridge at 4:25 in order to have daylight for breaking down. Wass still at 2400 out over the valley, so pulled the bar and did some spirals down to set uup for my landing.

The fall trees are still beautiful. In the video you see one glider onluanch, about to become skyborne; that is Glenn, last one off.