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Sam Kellner
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OTB @ Mt. Buz

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Reg11,

This years Texas 1200 and Texas Open '12, I'm calling it, had the best XC conditions of any year since 2002 when we had the 1st Texas Open .

Organizing an event on a date, months ahead, and hope there will be some good flying weather.??

The South Tx weather dampened the start of the Race a bit, but once the group reached Leakey and with a favorable soaring forecast, hopes were for a Rally.

With three canopies the launch area was crowded for sure. That day the wind was more ESE. South cycles were coming thru at the lower launch, saving us a hike up to the East ridge.

The day turned on like clockwork. After some early parawaiting, all three of the event pilots were safely at cloud base, >6,000, and headed over the back, WNW, in good lift. David is rather familiar with this country, having quite a few flights originating here and flight originating further South. I don't think anyone got video, it is some great scenery.

" Day 4: mandatory foot launch day from 150 m Mt Buz in Leakey Tx, we flew (128 kms) landing near Sonora, Tx" http://earthcog.com/skyblog/

Nice clouds this morning. 8-5-12

Bluehole @ Leakey ,
Sam
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Buz Off

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After Jan 1, '14, if you're interested in foot launching here, give me a call.

29.7554*N - 99.744*W

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ridgelift to 49R

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foot launch in tx

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atta boy Nate !
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with the tugs in Fla.

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More flying at Mt.Buz.

https://youtu.be/Ki8XdsB-5yA
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Mt. Buz

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PG ops
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Fly Mt. Buz

Foot launch in Southwest Texas, 2019
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I sssooo miss flying Buzz. I do not miss the hike

We need at least an ATV trail up there....
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no road to the top

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That rock is hard. Do I need to tell Ya

The hike to FL follows the old horse trail.

It's been a couple of years since I'v been up here.

Steve Stackable windsock is still flying on Mt. Buz.
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Launch is in great shape. enlarged and trimmed.
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