We just got back from a great 5 day flying trip to Salton Sea, California. A group of 10 of us from our Phoenix flying group met up and got in lots of good flying. Each day we did at least one long flight along the shore of Salton Sea. Very interesting scenery, beautiful birds and piles of dead fish! We were very fortunate this trip that the smell was almost non-existent. On Saturday evening we ended the trip with a spot landing contest put on by the foot launchers and then a game of ball. The foot launchers practiced their skills by picking up a basketball with their feet and then dropping it back to the LZ. We had a few rough take-offs and landings but all in all it was a great trip. Good flying, good food , good friends and great fun!