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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (not Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah! is the sound of lifting the garbage can and having a copperhead slither out from under it.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! is the sound of sinking into the hot tub on a cool night after a long, stress filled day.

Tonight was an Ahhhhhhhhhhh! night of flying.

The sun was out in full force all day but somewhere around three things started clouding up. Even with the cloud cover it still looked like the evening would be flyable.

d. and I headed out east for the best evening of flying in a long time. Most of the flights I have had lately, although not fully Aaaaaaaaaaaaah! flights, have not been the kind of idyllic flights we used to have flying in totally laminar air at the beach.

The wind was light but we both managed reverse launches (after flying out east for so long, neither of us is intimidated by forward launches anymore – we both seem to nail them every time).

Off the ground and … Ahhhhhhhhh! Nothing bumpy or scary tonight; the thermals were smooth and fun to play in. Hands-off flying conditions meant that I had plenty of time to take pictures.

The surrounding fields were still a bit wet.

I think these photos really show d.’s better side… if you look closely, you can almost feel the … Ahhhhhhhhhh!

With spring here, farms are really beginning to grow. From up here, the smell of orange blossoms just added to the Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

As I said, tonight was an Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! night.

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