Category Archives: Site visits

Reports on visits to flying sites when I didn’t personally fly.

Picking and picking up

Jeff C. and I headed to the Mohawk Trail, I guess we couldn’t find anybody else interested on the holiday weekend, but the sky looked less than awesome when we got there. So after we set up, and did Jeff’s … Continue reading

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In advance of Sandy

The end of October has long been a big time for flying on Cape Cod.  There’s an annual fly-in at the Seascape Motel, where pilots stay for a week or so, flying from the back lawn of the motel on … Continue reading

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Up and down and up and down and up and down

Unfortunately, the yoyo action mentioned in the title wasn’t due to air currents, it was all moderately strenuous hiking. First, a step back. My previous blog post was a bit terse, because I posted it before the situation had settled. … Continue reading

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A Visit to Cannon

The forecast for the solstice showed good lift, but light and variable winds. Any site might work if you waited for a thermal cycle to blow through launch, but you’d want as much elevation as possible to maximize your chances … Continue reading

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A Visit to Hinesburg

My friend ARt flies sometimes at a site called Hinesburg. Access to launch is not that great, it isn’t that high, and the wind direction is kind of fussy, but it’s pretty close to where he lives, which counts for … Continue reading

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Cross to Bear

Since I’ll be turning 50 this year, at orienteering meets I can now move from a category that runs on the second-longest course to one on the third-longest course. Not willing to face my looming geriatric state, for the first … Continue reading

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Still winter day

The email chitchat was about how it looked good to head for the beach to take advantage of the east winds on Sunday, but I wasn’t convinced. As I write this, I don’t know whether people gave that a try, … Continue reading

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Scouting Race Mountain

[  Mood: Cool ]Weather here in New England hasn’t been very conducive to flying lately, so Randy B. came up with the idea of going for a little snowshoe jaunt to check out a site that had rumors of people flying … Continue reading

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Accomplice

I ain’t saying what did happen, and I ain’t saying what didn’t happen. All I’ll say is that I was hiking around with a big backpack. And a camera.

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Alternate uses for a mountain

The second Sunday in July is when the footrace is held up the Mt. Ascutney auto road. It’s 3.7 miles, and 2300 feet of elevation gain. The day when the race is held (and ditto for the bicycle race and … Continue reading

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