DUH! The forecast said it all! And you all act surprised....... really?
One must respect:
The limitations of their chosen wing
The limitations of ones skills with consideration of ones currency as well
Failure to do so will result in injury or death.
That is the reality of our sport.
Ignore that reality at your peril!
Dean shot 4 top landings and then went XC south on his 5th flight on Friday at Lookout, the forecast supported that; Matt and Tim decided not to launch Williams Lower on Thursday 'cause it was too strong mid afternoon then it went cross in valley flow; I waited until late day today and got 20 minutes soaring the north point at Lookout, once it shut down, I RAN.............RAN........to hit the water tower LZ while it was favorable ........would have packed up and walked off if it was not right though. Al flights/non-flights mentioned done with respect. I suggest some folks get some respect! 'cause I want you on the planet flying for as long as possible!
Respect the forecast, observed conditions, your chosen wing, your current skills and do this for many years....... Anybody can do something once: doing it over and over again over the course of many years is the goal however. So, be smarter!
We have 5 deaths nationwide in 2016 already, Knock it off damn it!
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . .
â€” Antoine de St-ExupÃ©ry