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 February 2020

The Skydog Report

February 1st 2020, We have rented a house in Tampa to be close to the beach and the Pinellas Bike trail and the Ukulele Festival and we will go to Wallaby when the weather is best. Our first week has been great for biking and the dog beach with Finnegan. On a couple of windy days we flew Eric's new string Paraglider at the Beach. Great Fun.

Photos by Maureen Grant

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Bob and Finnegan Launching Eric's ParaKite

Eric In Control

 

Finnegan Chases the ParaKite And Mary Watches

 

Eric Having Fun

 

Bob Gives It A Go With Finnegan Helping

Finnegan Chases The ParaKite

 

The Skydog Report

Tuesday February 11th 2020, and we have a Great flying day at Wallaby Ranch. Oded and Jimmy are at Wallaby Ranch and we head out from Tampa to fly with them. We arrive around ten am and set up my glider and the next thing we know Tom Nejame is walking his new Atos out to the end of the driveway and is wanting to fly. The wind is around 12 mph with some higher gusts but about seven of us get out there behind Tom and we watch as Tommy takes off. Looks good so I get into my harness and off I go into a nice cummie filled sky. Bob McFee tows me up to 2,500 and I find a decent thermal and stick with it for a while and go searching for another. Oded and Jimmy and others get into the air and we all have a good time trading places. Oded takes another tow later and has the longest flight of the day at one hour and forty minutes along with Mick Robson. My flight time was 1 hr. and 18 minutes with a later flight of 28 minutes and the highest I got was 3,400 feet. I think Jimmy stayed up for one and a half hours. This was a very enjoyable day of flying and was my first day since July when I flew at SOGA field in Canada.

Wednesday February 12th 2020, and Tommy goes first again on a windier day and the rest of us opt to try later in the day but that was a mistake on my part as it only got less buoyant later and I only had a 18 minute sledder.

Oded and Jimmy are flying home on Thursday so we will miss them and we will try again next week sometime.

Photos by Maureen Grant

Oded Being Towed by Bob McFee

 

 

 

Bob with Oded Way Above

 

 

 

Bob Being Towed

 

Oded Swooping In

Mary McBurney

 

 

 

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

Bob and ?

Oded

 

 

 

 

 

Oded

 

Four Gliders Thermalling

 

Oded

 

Oded

 

Oded Landing Approach

 

 

Oded

 

Oded

 

Bob

 

James Kolynich

 

 

 

 

Scott, Rick, Jason, Oded and Pete Relaxing After Flights

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Kolynich

 

 

 

Mick Robson Being Towed

 

Tom Nejame Landing Approach

 

 

 

Bob McFee

Jimmy

 

 

Oded

 

Mick Robson

 

Skydog Bob Being Towed

 

Eric Walne Filming With His Drone

 

Drone

 

Jimmy

 

Oded

 

Mick

 

Oded

 

Oded

 

Photos From Eric's Drone

 

Oded and Jimmy

 

Oded

 

Bob

 

Bob

 

Bob, Maureen and Finnegan at the Beach

 

Oded Loves Our Finnegan

 

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