Day 901: Salton Sea, Day 15

I considered flying today after homeschool, but it was pretty windy:

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Trish continues to crochet baby booties:

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With all this wind, I figured it would be possible to get a passenger up in the air by pushing the passenger from behind.  With the wind at 15MPH, I would only have to add a bit of ground speed to get the wing up to its flying speed.  Trish went first:

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I held on the the harness when the wing came up to make sure the wing came up straight, and also to prevent Trish from being pulled back too far:

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And off she goes!

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Here’s a video of Tricia’s first flight:

On her second “flight”, Trish didn’t quite stick her landing, but it was OK since she was only a few feet above the ground:

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M went next:

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They both really enjoyed their flights!

Day 900: Salton Sea, Day 14

Happy Day 900!  Today, after homeschool, I went for a bike ride to the next town north, Salton Sea Beach.  The blocks closest to the shore are mostly ruins thanks to the Salton Sea floods of the 1970s:

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Interesting yard ornament:

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This afternoon, a bunch of pilots took to the sky.  I’m in the upper left:

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Folks were having fun on the ground too:

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Landing:

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Trish practiced kiting the wing:

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I put M in the kiting harness:

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I showed him how to do a forward launch, and after he brought the wing up, I pushed him from behind and he was flying down the beach about 3 feet above the ground:

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Moonrise:

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Day 896: Salton Sea, Day 10

This morning I went out for a flight.  The PPC pilots were already up in the air:

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Flight #70:

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This afternoon, I went to the post office to pick up M’s geometry book.  The Salton City post office is a room within the general store:

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I went for a bike ride out to the airport and poked around this abandoned building:

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This afternoon I went out for flight #71:

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Yes, that’s all there is holding me up:

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Bringing the wing down at landing:

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Hello up there:

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Trish did more crocheting tonight:

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