Category Archives: Mohawk Trail

Flying at the Mohawk Trail, North Adams, MA.

Blowing my nose

Talk of heading to the Trail on Thursday started a few days early, as the forecast was for more record high temperatures, a very welcome thing in March. Early predictions had me leery that the wind would be too strong, … Continue reading

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A friend who scratches — that could bite you!

The little guy peering out from between Brooks’s legs is named Max. They tell me that when I was up making passes in front of launch, he was pretty agitated, barking up a storm at the big bird. Woof! flights: … Continue reading

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Picking up the trash

Rodger posted first, saying, “Is it my imagination, or does Tuesday look pretty good?”. Tom replied “Nope!”, and it wasn’t clear whether he meant, “Nope, not your imagination”, or “Nope, doesn’t look good”, but it turned out to be the … Continue reading

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Conquering a jinx

Sometimes I hear people talk about a particular pilot having a jinx with respect to some particular site — whenever they show up, conditions turn out to be crummy, or at least that pilot can’t get a decent flight. That … Continue reading

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Waffles

It has not been a great spring season for flying here in New England. As far as I can ascertain, as of May 24, there had been only about a dozen inland flights so far this year, sledders included. In … Continue reading

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Renewing belief

Northwest winds in these parts usually means either Ascutney or the Trail, sometimes Skinner or Ellenville. I had arranged for Friday off from work because things looked good, and a couple of friends were available to carpool. I met Randy … Continue reading

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Snow is for sleds

Among the mountain sites in New England, The Trail is often the first one that can be flown in the spring. Although spring is technically still a week away, when the forecast looked favorable, several of us starting talking about … Continue reading

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Entertaining the souvenir shoppers

The weather in New England has not been so good for flying this year, and I was facing the fact that I’m going to be out in the Rockies for over a week (with no glider), so I wanted to … Continue reading

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Shoebox diorama

[  Mood: Very Sad ]Sad? After this flight? Isn’t that the wrong mood? Hmm, maybe “relieved” would be a better choice, but that wasn’t on the list. But the mood doesn’t really have anything to do with the specifics of the … Continue reading

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