Another sledder

Over the 4th of July weekend there were a few days when various sites worked to varying degrees, but I had other commitments. On Tuesday the 5th, however, I needed to go to Vermont anyway, and a few pilots were converging at Ascutney, so I brought my glider and joined them (Jeff B, Jake, Rodger, and Pat M, with Ryan driving). There was a big cloud shutting out the sunlight for a while, but we waited until 2:45 when things started heating up nicely, and we all piled off of launch in rapid succession. Everybody climbed up and out and went over the back for flights ranging from 7 to 26 miles. Except me. Fifteen minutes of searching in vain for a parcel of air that would carry me up, and then I was on the ground. I took so few pictures that you get to see them all.

Last year, I didn’t manage to get a decent flight until the end of July, and this year seems to be working out about the same. I don’t know why I even bother to bring my glider out before August is looming. At least I’m getting a little launch and landing practice.

flights: 1, airtime: 0:16

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About cleversky

Hang glider pilot in New England since 2004. Also an avid orienteer, and an embedded systems firmware engineer. And some other outdoor stuff.
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