August 23, 2014 was a rare day for the Pacifica radio-controlled combat gliders. The summer winds often blow straight in and strong up the cliffs at Mussel Rock State Park in Pacifica California, but the best flying conditions usually come with low heavy fog and frigged temperatures. That's fine with us; we just bundle up warm. Sometimes it's sunny and warm but that's because a shear sets up which means very little wind on the ground. But once or twice a year we get excellent winds and T-shirt weather on a weekend. This was one of those magical days.
This video consists of four sequences: two from the ground using my cell phone, and two from the air using Tom's little wide-angle camera. Watch as everyone hunts everyone else and tries to put the other guy down while flying off unharmed. Or at least ungrounded. We build our planes to be nearly indestructible, but we all took a lot of damage this weekend!