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Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012

Tried to fly today.  Took my Stinger thinking it could handle the wind.  Had wind gusts to 25+.  Quite an interesting expierience.  After taking off, it flew ok in the air, then a slow approach.  Wow I was thinking to myself, you really screwed the pooch this time!  After several attempts I finally got it on the ground using a lot of power to land.  Got lucky, no damage at all, and a half way decent landing.  Needless to say that was my last flight.  Very fortunate to get it down in one piece!  I think I'll reconsider flying in such wind conditions again guys!



  1. Hey there Steve....congrats on the good flight are DA MANNNN when it comes to those high winds flying times!!!
    Good Job!!!

    1. Thanks Mark, but I think it was kind of dumb for me to do that :)

  2. Steve, you get a gold metal trying to fly in today's hurricane. We drove back from New Mexico yesterday and the wind was horrible!

    Thanks to you, the club has a new member, Steve Stafford from Westcliffe. You gave him some buddy box time recently. He is raring to get an instructor and starting a training program. He has his AMA now and got his old number too.


    1. Thanks Marlowe, but I think it was kind of dumb for me to try that:) What a weird accident for a prop strike and for it to break, and the motor continue to run!!