|Wow what a scorcher!
The sun was beating down on the Sodom Road field as some old faces and some new turned up to hone their skills. There was Jamie, who was on day one training after a morning of theory with Andre at the climbing gym. Russian Dennis and friend, American Dennis, Mark, Jeff, Imad (in his shiny new red love machine), Sean, Andre and myself.
By two o'clock everyone was overheating except for Shawn who was attempting inflation after in inflation in light variable winds. The wind never really seemed to decide which way it was coming from until the evening when it seemed more reliable. American Dennis performed his second ever launch after prematurely retracting his landing gear before putting it back down and running like a man possessed! Eventually he rose into the air. Next time Dennis we want to see those legs moving until you are at least 10 feet in the air!
Shawn finally nailed his forward inflation and made a near perfect launch in stunning calm evening conditions. Russian Dennis got signed off and Imad finally got to try an inflation with the power unit on his back. All in all a successful if not exhausting day. By the end of it we were all smellier, wearier but happier. Tomorrow should be even better.