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Date Start Point End Point Launch MSL
Launch AGL Distance
10/18/98 Piute, Owens Valley Big Pine, Owens 8000
4000 27.3 mi (GPS)

10/19/98 McGees, Owens Mammoth, CA 9000 2000
7 mi (Map)

GREG

9/6/98 Dunlap: launch to past Deliah(3mi+) and back. Undeclared=12 points

10/17/98 Owens: Piute to Silver Canyon, 8 Miles. Undeclared= 8 points

10/18/98 Owens: Piute to Black Mtn., 17 Miles. Undeclared= 17 points

GEORGE

Date: 10/18/98
Place of launch: Upper Piute, Owens Valley
GPS co-ords: N 37' 31.361", W 118' 17.359"
Place of landing: West of Black Mountain near CA-395
GPS co-ords: N 37' 16.858", W 118' 19.855"
Distance flown: 16.8 miles
Glider: Swing Astral

JERRY

Grant - Flight 1
Name: Jerry Schimke
Date and Time: September 5, 1998; 1115 hours
Glider: ProFeel 35, Green and magenta
Type of Flight: Distance
Launch Place: Grant Mountain east launch: N 38 deg 34.002', W118 deg 47.438'

Landing Platz: Beach at Sportsman's Beach Campground; N38 deg 41.595', W118
deg 45.969'
Time of landing: 1140 hours
Undeclared, I just kept on flying up the shoreline.

Grant - Flight 2
Name: Jerry Schimke
Date and Time: September 5, 1998; 1700 hours
Glider: ProFeel 35, Green and magenta
Type of Flight: Distance
Launch Place: Grant Mountain east launch: N 38 deg 34.002', W118 deg 47.438'

Landing Platz: Beach at Cliff House; N38 deg 39.136', W118 deg 45.331'
Time of landing: 1724 hours
Informally, informally declared (everyone knew damn well the intended LZ
location)


Grant - Flight 3
Name: Jerry Schimke
Date and Time: September 6, 1998; 1740 hours
Glider: ProFeel 35, Green and magenta
Type of Flight: Distance (Soaring Mt. Grant... 20 miles on GPS trackline)
Launch Place: Grant Mountain east launch: N 38 deg 34.002', W118 deg 47.438'

Landing Platz: Beach at Cliff House; N38 deg 39.136', W118 deg 45.331'
Time of landing: 1835 hours
Informally, informally declared (everyone knew damn well the intended LZ
location)

BRUCE

Dunlap Name: Bruce Wilson
Date: 6 Sep 98
Type: Open distance, undeclared
Site: Dunlap
Start: Delila
End: Pinehurst
Distance: 8.5 miles (rounded down to nearest 1/2 mile)
Points: 8.5

TINMAN

Dunlap Name : Steve Thorpe
Date and time of launch: 09/06/98 - 15h00
Glider (type and color): FreeX Spear, violet
Type of flight claimed : Out and return (OAR)
Launch : (Start OAR ) Dunlap main PG launch.
Turn point 1 : - ( the peak beyond Sontag straight out from launch) 4 miles Turn point 2 : (End OAR) Dunlap main PG launch. 4 miles
Landing : Dunlap main LZ - 2.? miles ( no score for this leg )
Time of landing. 16h30
Declaration : none

PENGUIN

Grant - Flight 1
Penguin
5 Sep 98 1102 hours
Atlas - white
Distance - declared goal
Launch: Grant Mountain east launch just south of summit approx 80 yds east
of N 38 deg 34.244' W118 deg 47.344'
Landing: 6.2 gps miles - Cliff House Beach, Walker Lake, approx 100 yards
East of N38 deg 39.234' W 118 deg 45.273' (Parking lot of the Cliff House.)
Landing time: 1124 hours
Informal declaration to Stan Dempsey

Grant - Flight 2
Penguin
5 Sep 98 1845 hours
Atlas - white
Distance - declared goal
Launch: Grant Mountain east launch as Flight #1
Landings: 6.2 gps miles - Cliff House Beach as Flight #1
Landing time: 1910 hours
Informal declaration to Al Baldini

Grant - Flight 4
Penguin
7 Sep 98 0907 hours
Atlas - white
Distance
Launch: Grant Mountain West launch: N38 deg 34.244' W 118 deg 47.344'
Landing: 6.3 gps miles - 100 yards north of Cliff House Beach next to Dr.
Bob
Landing time: 0930
No declaration (We were all in a hurry to get off before the rain got
serious....)    

Martin Lades  

1998-10-18; Owens:Piute to Flynns, 8.9mi, informally declared,
glider: FreeX Spark, white/red.

 

 Eric Reed  Sunday,

10/18/98, I flew with the rest of them. From Upper Piute, flew
south over Flynn's launch and continued south to Black Mtn and then angled
out to the road and Big Pine. I landed N37'08.730 x W118'17.190, just south
of town. Don't have the launch coords for Upper Piute, but maybe we can use
someone else's coords? George and I launched from the same place & based on
his Piute coords of N 37' 31.361", W 118' 17.359" my GPS tells me I flew 26
miles. As far as declaration goes, it would have been Flynn's, if it was
anything and was definitely of the informal variety. If you think it might
count call me and I can try and remember more subtle details.

Monday, 10/19/98, I lunched Flynn's planning an upwind out and return to
Piute if conditions were good (discussion of plan with my flying partner,
Brian and announced over radio before leaving Flynn's area.)
Flew north to just beyond Piute launch: N37'31.961' x W118'17.417, turned
around and flew back over Flynn's launch (completing an out and return of 18
or 19 mi) and continued south to just beyond the Tinemaha Reservoir, landing
at N37'00.505' x W118'13.984. Total distance of somewhere around 45 miles
but I don't know the exact coords of Flynn's -- maybe you have that
somewhere. I can make some guess based on my flying track if not.

George Morford 

Pilot: George Morford, USHGA# 69566
Glider: Swing Astral, blue and white
Flight: Open distance, undeclared
 
Sat 10/09/99 XC 6.2 miles in 1 hour 24 min *** Only best three from each launch counts - discard this one
 
Launch at n 037 deg, 30.952' w 118 deg, 18.312'
Owens, Piute lower launch
with Tin Ilakovac, Eric Reed, Jerry Schimke, and others
 
Landed at n 037 deg, 34.407' w 118 deg, 22.915'
beside CA-6, north of Piute
 
Sun 10/10/99 XC 10.9 miles in 1 hour 34 min.
 
Launch at n 037 deg, 30.952' w 118 deg, 18.312'
Owens, Piute lower launch
with Tin Ilakovac, Eric Reed, Jerry Schimke, and others
 
Landed at n 037 deg, 39.895' w 118 deg, 21.986'
between CA-6 and White Mountains north of Piute
 
Mon 10/11/99 XC 25.1 miles in 1 hour 55 min.
 
Launch at n 037 deg, 30.952' w 118 deg, 18.312'
Owens, Piute lower launch
with Tin Ilakovac and Eric Reed
 
Landed at n 037 deg, 51.807' w 118 deg, 26.460'
slightly west of White Mountains north of Benton

BRUCE

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Name: Eric Reed
USHGA #:67336
Glider type: Gin Bonanza
Color: White
Date: May 15 99
Launch site: Potato Hill, CA
Landing site: Past Paskenta, CA
Miles: 44.9
Flight type: Open Distance
Declaration: Undeclared
Launch witness :
Landing witness contact info: Kitty
Start point :N 39 20.451 W 122 41.113
End Point : N 39 59.036 W 122 33.244
Enter detailed description of flight:
 
 
Name: Eric Reed
USHGA #:67336
Glider type: Gin Bonanza
Color: White
Date: May 21 99
Launch site: Chelan Butte, WA
Landing site: Short of Almira, WA on Hwy 2
Miles: 49.9
Flight type: Open Distance
Declaration: Undeclared
Launch witness : Many (USHGA Team fundraiser)
Landing witness contact info: Lisa (Mark Telep's wife)
Start point :N47 48.317 W120 02.228
End Point : N47 41.153 W118 58.919
Turn point 1:
Turn point 2:
Enter detailed description of flight:
 
 Name: Eric Reed
USHGA #:67336
Glider type: Apco Bagheera
Color: Yellow
Date: May 29 99
Launch site: Chelan Butte, WA
Landing site: 6 Miles past Coulee City, WA on Hwy 2
Miles: 40.6
Flight type: Open Distance
Declaration: Undeclared
Launch witness :
Landing witness contact info: Lisa (I think)
Start point :N47 48.317 W120 02.228
End Point : N47 40.158 W119 11.484
Enter detailed description of flight:

Name: Eric Reed
USHGA #:67336
Glider type: Gin Bonanza
Color: White
Date: Jun 13 99
Launch site: Lee Vining, CA
Landing site: Sweetwater Ranch, NV
Miles: 38.2
Flight type: Open Distance
Declaration: Undeclared
Launch witness : Dave Klein
Landing witness contact info: Jim Ludwig 775 881 4430 or 702 523 2671
Start point :N 37 58.590 W 119 10.129
TP1 (Air Finish) Bald Mountain (Found Coords from topozone map) N38 31.731
W119 07.620
Landed Near : (From Map) N 38 26.700 W 119 08.078
 
Name: Eric Reed
USHGA #:67336
Glider type: Gin Bonanza
Color: Yellow
Date: Jul 26 99
Launch site: Potato Hill, CA
Landing site: Near Paskenta, NV
Miles: 39.5
Flight type: Open Distance
Whew! Not as easy as you'd think digging all this stuff up. Well I think
I'll call it a night
 
Declaration: Undeclared
Launch witness :
Landing witness contact info: George
Start point :N 39 20.451 W 122 41.113
End Point : N 39 54.459 W 122 35.132
Enter detailed description of flight:
 
  
PILOTNAME=Eric+Reed
BAPANUM=67336
GLIDER=Gin+Bonanza
COLOR=yellow
LAUNCHSITE=Piute%2C+Owens+Valley
DATE=10 Oct 99
LANDINGSITE=junction+of+Hwys+6+and+773+in+NV%2C+a+few+miles+short+of+Coaldale+Junction
MILES=45.3
TAKEOFFWITNESS=George%2C+Tin%2C+Jerry%2C+Martin+%26+Darron
LANDINGWITNESS=Jerry%2C+I+think%2C+can+vouch
 
 
 
 
BAFFLE Flight submission form

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enter detailed description of flight:
The moment I got to the south end of the ridge, which was into sun and into
the prevailing flow, I caught a real thermal instead of the trash that was
available in front of launch and along the east side of that ridge(really
north-east, but who's counting.) It didn't take me very high but let me get
over the ridge which was a much better place to be and eventually let me
catch something going higher (13 maybe?)
 
Then I didn't find much going north and got low again a few miles north of
the pass (towards Bridgeport) and hooked into muscular little beast at
probably 700 or 800 AGL (after it got done wrestling with and scaring me.)
That was what I was busy with while Jill was trying to talk to me on the
radio. Anyway, that guy got me nice and high and let me cruise cloud to
cloud past Bridgeport, up the east side of the reservoir and the mtns on the
east side of hwy 182. Somewhere along that way I punched through the corner
of a cloud at 16,900 or so.
 
All in all by the time I crossed the state line (which is not really that
far beyond the end of the reservoir) I was not feeling so great. Woke up
Sunday morning with a sore throat and all that time at altitude wasn't doing
me any good. Wavered back and forth for a while between thinking I should
go land and then getting lower and deciding to cruise on a little. Circled
with a sailplane for a little while somewhere near Sweetwater then flew into
the bald mountain area east of hwy 338 (which continues north.) Got low
deep over Bald and decided I'd better head towards a glide out to another
north/south road I could see to the east of the mountains I was in but got
blocked in that effort by a significant NE wind and lots of sink. Was
looking at kind of a long hike out (but could've landed anywhere) when I hit
a thermal and climbed drifting strongly towards the SW. Go figure. (I'd
had a moderate tailwind (southerly) in the early part of the flight which
had petered off to about nothing for the last while.)
 
Well, I was loosing my gumption - feeling crappy, not wanting to hike too
much and knowing that my cell phone would be useless, I decided to go with
the flow and turn back south and see if I could make it back to Bridgeport.
Up I went, no problem. Loads of lift, loads of development. Would have
been cake to get back I think, but one last trip to altitude was enough to
spend any remaining will I had and I turned back north one more time to head
for the nice green fields of Sweetwater ranch. (Didn't land in the green
fields - there were cows in 'em - but at least it was sagebrush _next to_
green fields.)
 
Then, had the ridiculous luck that the first vehicle by as I was setting
down my wing was a guy who's daughter has paraglided and who's always wanted
to himself. He was a civil engineer who knew Nevada like the back of his
hand and said he was going to Hawthorne (where Jill was.) The only drawback
was I was in the car and on my retrieve before my poor stomach had a chance
to settle and I spent most of the ride staring straight ahead and breathing
deeply - doing my best to keep nausea at bay and keep up a friendly
conversation at the same time.
 
Probably not the most purely pleasurable day of flying I've done but
certainly one of the prettiest and maybe the best conditions I've come
across in CA (once away from the launch ridge, that is.) Yeah, I don't
think I've seen such a combination in California of really strong lift
sustained all day without significant wind and without any overdevelopment.
I guess I'll come again.

 

Darron Guberman

Glider: Swing Arcus, large and red
USHGA #: 72645

Date: 8/21/99
Type of flight: Out and return
Launch: Potato
Landing: Potato
Distance: 15 miles
Notes: Flew to Elk and back. Climbed 7,000+ feet over
launch.

Date: 10/9/99
Type of flight: Open distance
Launch: Owens Valley, Piute
Landing: Near hwy 6
Distance: 10 miles
Notes: Flew north up the valley.

Date: 10/10/99
Type of flight: Open distance
Launch: Owens Valley, Piute
Landing: Near hwy 6 in Nevada
Distance: 29 miles
Notes: Flew north up the valley.

Date: 11/13/99
Type of flight: Open distance
Launch: Dunlap
Landing: Sqauw Valley
Distance: 10 miles?
Notes: I flew over Delilah and then floated to Squaw
Valley.