Category Archives: Flying days

Reports of days when I flew a hang glider.

TTT TC 2014 Day 5: Gone Critical

Thursday’s forecast finally called for a bit of wind. It was supposed to be from the south, or maybe SSE, at about 8 MPH, which translated to cross conditions at Whitwell. That site works early, so we got going right … Continue reading

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TTT TC 2014 Day 4: Double serving

After reviewing a very iffy forecast, it was decided that the task would be postponed until afternoon, and anybody who wanted to go free fly at Whitwell should go do so. We took advantage of that and drove down there … Continue reading

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TTT TC 2014 Day 3: Happy Birthday Vitaly!

We woke up to a valley filled with dense fog, and as the sky above us started looking encouraging, the fog below persisted until about noon. The task committee called the same goals as yesterday: C pilots: GALLOWAY B pilots: … Continue reading

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TTT TC 2014 Day 2: Sledfest at Henson’s Gap

(click for larger version) Monday was the day when the forecast was for sure, definitely, going to be rained out. Heavy rain all day. That’s what we had been expecting, at least. But although it rained overnight, it was drier … Continue reading

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TTT TC 2014 Day 1: Sledfest at Whitwell

Tom’s opinion was that the weather forecast looked about like yesterday. It was clear that we’d be flying from Whitwell again. The task committee (or part of it) was more optimistic, and set goals of: C pilots: WAGNER B pilots: … Continue reading

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Third time’s a charm

2014-08-24: Since I had been away on vacation for a couple of weekends, it had been a month since I’d flown, and Tanner-Hiller was the place to go. Quite a few other pilots were there by the time I arrived, … Continue reading

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Gimme day

We have all kinds of fancy weather tools available on the internet these days. I often marvel that people were able to hang glide 20 years or more ago, not knowing what the weather would be. My friend Tom tells … Continue reading

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