Category Archives: Ascutney

Flying at Ascutney State Park, VT.

Purfuit of happiness

Plenty of places looked like they would work on Independence Day, but I had a hankering for foot-launched mountain flying, so since Ascutney was one of the candidates, I didn’t hesitate to head there. I arrived early enough that some … Continue reading

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Thanks, Magic Mike!

July was marching on, and I’d had too much going on to get into the air. The forecast for Saturday didn’t look too great to me (apparently some people flew in the torrid conditions, and managed to get onto the … Continue reading

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Hazy

Friday I left work early and went to the beach with Nancy. It seemed like Saturday would be the best fit for my schedule in terms of flying, and from what I hear, there was in fact some fine flying … Continue reading

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An ample day

photo by Keith Morin What day has more daylight than June 20? Why June 21, of course! A Saturday in the middle of summer with a decent forecast is bound to bring out a bunch of pilots, and with a … Continue reading

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Complicated dance

I was up late Friday night, but I was excited by the prospect of maybe flying both days on the weekend, so I didn’t have trouble waking up Saturday morning, though getting myself moving was another story. ARt was similarly … Continue reading

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Nary a beep

Jeff C started a little project this year to make some measurements on all of the launches that we have in New England. The idea is to compile information about the length and slope of the launch run, and the … Continue reading

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Baptism

Many times I’ve been flying with Pete J, and he has asked, “What are your plans for today?  Are you going XC?”.  My reply has always been a shrug and “I never have”, and  his response has been to tell … Continue reading

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