Category Archives: Flying days

Reports of days when I flew a hang glider.

Reprieve from the freeze

The early part of this year brought record-breaking snowfalls and low temperatures to Massachusetts. After a lot of shoveling and freezing, I reached a state where I really wanted to get out of town and relax in the warmth for … Continue reading

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Patience required

Low overcast (but no fog) in the morning, but by the time the sky cleared, a strong wind had picked up. Tandem customers showed up, and Donny and Spinner went up with them, and reported back that it was rough … Continue reading

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Getting the tow mojo back

A nice thing about Quest Air is that you can walk out to the grove and pick your own glass of juice for breakfast. We woke up on Friday morning to dense fog. Jamie and Danielle had some hopes of … Continue reading

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An early start to the year

After hunting around for affordable airfares, I found one from Worcester MA (!) to Orlando on JetBlue in New Year’s Eve. Rental cars were too expensive, so I got a cab ride out to Groveland and settled in at Quest. … Continue reading

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Opportunities

I got word that a pilot was heading down from Ellenville to Florida and was looking for people who wanted to have their gliders brought down there for the winter. Seemed to me that looking for a few weekends when … Continue reading

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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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