On one stellar day, six of us managed to fly a nice square of the valley and then head up north to Cartago and back. The lift was so high I climbed to about 10,000 feet, which is the highest I've ever flown in Colombia (and the highest allowed). The usual suspects came along for the over 5 hour flight, including Jim, Matt Beechinor, and Brian Howell. The flights of the day, though, came from a new pilot named Rob Golden, who had tripled his flying time since arriving in Colombia (starting with only 10 hours!). We were all the most excited for John Dudley, who had been flying for years, but who had plateaued a little with his XC skills. This was officially his longest and furthest flight, 60 km in 5 hours, 7 minutes and 36 seconds! He was very excited :) (Dudley and Flacco pictured above)
|Jim and I, Rob, Brian, John, and Matt|
|Landing in Ansermonuevo near some curious cows.|
|Matt Beechinor photographs "glory" https://instagram.com/p/zluAPRKmAg/?modal=true|
|Dudley on the way to his longest flight!|
|Kiting my new wing to see how it handles|
The Foundation for Freeflight travels with me!
Jim lands out next to a very friendly family!
Yes, this artwork graced the wall of our hotel room ?!?