Flying XC Question

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Flying XC Question

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:09 pm

Does anyone have any thoughts regarding Flying XC? As in covering as much Terra Firma as possible in the least amount of time Time.

When I used to fly XC I tended to cover ground fairly quickly. I did Fly XC using Speeds to Fly By. Heck I flew a Predator! I always simply relied on My Gliders great ability to be able to climb in the weakest Thermals, then upon topping out at the top of Said Thermal. I would simply pull in on the Bar. Yes maybe I flew too fast between Thermals. Maybe I would have been able to cover more ground on a given Day of flying XC if I had resisted the temptation to stuff the Bar. So what do You Guys think? Do not take Me wrong Flying My Predator the way I Flew it caused it to Fly Far on a Given Day of Flying. But then Flying far was the name of My Predators Game.

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Re: Flying XC Question

Postby Bill Cummings » Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:46 pm

Back in ‘95 during the Chelan Nationals I wasn’t too fond of
open distance downwind speed runs. Or 90 miles XC to Davenport
WA airport. We would be getting back around midnight and still had
to resupply, jump in the lake to wash the dust and sweat off, and get
a few hours of sleep to be up in time for the next days pilot meeting.
Out and back or triangle courses were way more fun.
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