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Learning to Fly

Posted by West Australian, 21 March 2013 · 587 views

Learning to Fly Learning to Fly (Pink Floyd),
“Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast,
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?”
These Lyrics are from The Pink Floyd Song “Learning to Fly”
Clearly someone had been flying a Rev when they came up with these. ;)
Well not really, it is about flying a plane, but there is certainly an “Irresistible Grasp” with Rev Flying.
I expanded my Flying choices with a Supersonic and an SUL.
The Supersonic was chosen as a Fun Machine, something to rip around the sky, giving me a break from technical Practice, yet still using my Quad skills and techniques. I believe I will be spending as much time as possible on the Quad lines for the foreseeable future. So I want to make sure I have options available. The Supersonic provides me a new outlet for Quad line.
The SUL is white. I fell for it because, apart from its LE etc, the Sail is all white.
I know the B series STD is very nice in light winds, I do use it on light days.
The SUL provides slightly different response characteristics that are fun to play with. Besides, the White Sail floating gently in the Pre-Dawn breeze. Just Beautiful.
I have had a whole bunch of great sessions lately. Every one of my Rev’s has given me some great Airtime.
Yesterday I flew the Supersonic in some Moderate to Moderate-High winds. Boy is that thing fast.
I know I over steer it a lot but it is so much fun. Fast Reverse, Super fast ground sweeps.
The Dive Stops are the Best. :)
Day before it was the Standard and the Mid. Swapping between as dictated by the wind.
The B series are great kites, Stable and predictable.
A couple of Mornings ago I floated the SUL around for 20 min as the Sun came up behind it.
Then that afternoon I tore up the Sky with the Full vent in winds strong enough to make me step forward a few times.
Each day the winds bring me something, never certain what it will be.
I will offer up a Rev to the sky, every day I can.
The Supersonic and SUL are fun, but they are not my focus.
I am really trying to clock up the hours on the B’s. I understand that nothing will happen overnight.
But I can see the good that the practice is doing for me.
So Practice, Practice, Practice is my plan.
But the Plan is what I am doing, not what I am having…
Fun, Is what I am Having, as I “Learn to Fly”.

A long goal is as important as the side steps.
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Thanks for the encouragement Rob.


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