Record tow height to for Dimity! A line of clouds stretching from horizon to horizon approached as Dimity hooked into the tow line. As the line of clouds passed overhead he inflated his wing and we started the tow as normal. The breeze was light at the surface but grew stronger as Dimity gained altitude. By the time he had reached 1500’ the winds aloft were strong enough for me to slow the Jeep to a crawl while still paying out line rapidly.
We continued that pace for a quite a while, the Jeep creeping towards the end of the road and Dimity climbing towards the clouds. He got so high at one point he radioed down to confirm we had enough line to continue. When he finally released from the tow he had used up all but about 600’ of the 6000’ on the winch’s spool and reached an altitude of 2,940’ AGL!
Ken made several flights Sunday as he worked towards his P2 rating. The USHPA requires a minimum of 35 flights but allows us to count 10 PPG flights towards the total meaning he has just 11 left to complete his free flight training. Keep it up Ken!
Jan was also there with his drone taking video of the happenings. Watch for his foot
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