Monday, August 27, 2012

Practice session at Le Col du Glandon

This place is where french F3F was born in 1994. With the coming yearly french league context next week, I drove there to meet with 2 F3F mates and enjoy the north slope. This is the first time this year that I go there, but I should really go more often as the north slope is really appropriated for F3F with its sharp edge. But the main characteristic of this slope is the fact that the breeze is very laminar and consistent, with no or very few thermal influence. Even if the time achieved are not impressive, the flying experience is absolutely excellent, and you can do 200 laps with the same regularity, you can work on the trajectory, the turns, the ballasts, etc ... Wind was blowing around 6 to 7m/s. I started the afternoon empty to finish with 390g of ballast. 

It has been also the opportunity to try my brand new and shiny Canon EOS 650D, a important but necessary investment to continue to propose you premium photography on Planet-Soaring.

Here are the very first shots taken yesterday afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. This are graet shots, at very nice location.

    Adrian

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