By day dreamer - Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:33 am
this is the place i am at now. i have top landed at many friendly sites but i really want to nail a site called Corton. the reason is it is right next to where i live it is my local site i love flying there.klh wrote:The second place milestone would be my first top landing at Marshall Peak - pulling that off meant I had a much much wider variety of terrain I could feel comfortable flying over and opened the door for easily getting multiple flights in a day, for landing and dealing with minor issues then continuing flying, and eliminating many time-consuming trips back up the hill to get my truck after flying.
You nailed it for me on your comment Bob. Feeling confidence instead of fear, trusting my own judgment to fly. Especially if your buddies aren't feeling it. I remember Will telling me that I have to start being my own pilot. I had then realized what had happened at that moment. I reached a milestone. I remember one day leaving work due to pre-frontal conditions, and heading up in a hurry. Everyone was supposedly going to go up to fly, but I guess I never got the memo. I get up to launch, and I see no one but this shady lookin van over by south point launch with someone sitting in it. Conditions could not be better. I had to decide, set up by myself or head home. Just at that moment, K.M. cruises over my head on his Sport 2 and says" Well, what are you waiting for?" as he passes right over my head from behind. I see him and felt so stoked! The guy in the van turned out to be Birdman who came over and did a hang check for me. I set up and followed K.M. around the sky. That day I will never forget.bisleybob wrote:there have been so many really. first solo aerotow, first crash. getting rid of ribbon and traning wheels, each following rating. first mountain holiday. new DS glider.
but think i can say the best thing of all was when i turned up at the hill and felt confidance instead of fear.
i made the choice to fly on my own and didnt need the coach to persuade me, i trusted my own judgement and was confidant the conditions were within my ability and was excited to fly. even when another pilot didnt want to fly, i knew it was fine and was right.
this was the first time i felt like a pilot and not a student after 2 years of flying.
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