Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sutter Buttes wave, January 11, 2009

Flying with Forest Baskett in his Stemme S-10VT, we launched out of Petaluma, CA with the hope for some wave. After weak wave at St. Helena, and nothing at Goat, we head over to the Sutter Buttes where Ramy Yanetz (ASW-27) and Frank Peale (Discus) are working the wave. Winds were weak, sometimes reading 14mph, but strengthening towards end of day. We departed shortly after the video, but Frank stayed on to top out at 13,500 ft. If you have Quicktime (QT) installed (or have a mac), click the picture above. If you have a PC without QT, click here Flash version to view. For best viewing, you need a DSL, cable, or faster connection. 53MB, 1:08.


noel.wade said...

Thanks for the videos! Is there any chance you'll post an entry describing your setup? I'm hoping to get a simple (but good-quality) single-camera setup going in my DG-300 this winter, so that I can record my first Regional competition (to use as a training/motivational tool for other new XC pilots). I'm not sure if any of the off-the-shelf "helmet-cam" type systems out there are good enough, and my handheld camcorder is both inappropriate and a safety hazard to use... Any tips or info would be greatly appreciated!

Frank said...

I really love your glider movies and interesting interviews! Keep up the good work! :D