Category Archives: Flying days

Reports of days when I flew a hang glider.

Quite a fine sledder

There had not been an east-wind Greylock day all year (okay, maybe one), but the weekend was forecast to be east both days.  I thought about going on Saturday, but the overcast sky made me reconsider, and I went for … Continue reading

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Some kind of charm?

Having nothing better to do on Sunday, and knowing I’d be busy the next few weekends, I decided to make it three flying days in a row, something I had previously done only on my trip to Florida last December … Continue reading

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An ample day

photo by Keith Morin What day has more daylight than June 20? Why June 21, of course! A Saturday in the middle of summer with a decent forecast is bound to bring out a bunch of pilots, and with a … Continue reading

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Squeezing one in

In late June, the sun stays up late. And on a Friday afternoon, it’s possible to skip out of the office a little early. Sometimes. I had heard from Jon A that he was planning on trying for an evening … Continue reading

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Second helping

For the longest time, a forecast of SW winds meant a trip to West Rutland, close to three hours each way. Now, however, the same forecast can work for towing at Tanner-Hiller airport, the closest flying site to my house, … Continue reading

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Complicated dance

I was up late Friday night, but I was excited by the prospect of maybe flying both days on the weekend, so I didn’t have trouble waking up Saturday morning, though getting myself moving was another story. ARt was similarly … Continue reading

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Vrroom.

Kevin demonstrating his cool personal transportation (later on, he added the wing and went flying) A high-pressure system sitting on top off us spelled light and variable conditions, and therefore a bunch of choices of where to fly, with the … Continue reading

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First tow with Rhett

Mike with his new gigantic glider Memorial Day weekend, where Sunday had an orienteering meet for Nancy and me to go to, followed by some lighthouse visiting in Connecticut. Sunday seemed like the best best for flying (turned out to … Continue reading

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Busy weekend

The original forecast called for rain all weekend, but it didn’t turn out that way at all. Saturday was a day off for Nancy, and she wanted to go orienteering, so we headed down to Connecticut.  She was working on … Continue reading

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Two good climbs

It’s not that common for the northeast lift forecast to look like that picture. (If you aren’t familiar with that sort of map, that’s really really good.) I was thinking that the Trail would be a good choice, but when … Continue reading

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