Category Archives: Cape Cod

Flying at White Crest Beach, Wellfleet, MA or Peaked Cliff, Plymouth, MA.

Cape activities

There was chatter on the internet about the Sunday forecast looking good for Wellfleet, and when I mentioned that I might be going, Nancy said she’d be interested in coming along. Nancy has approximately zero interest in hang gliding, but … Continue reading

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Late shift

The classic weather scenario for flying at Wellfleet is to get there when a nor’easter is approaching, and to take advantage of the winds before the precipitation starts. Chatter started late in the week about the prospects for Sunday, which … Continue reading

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Beach weather

There’s a particular weather forecast that Jon A describes as a chocolate eclair. It’s when conditions are just exactly right for flying at Wellfleet. I think I had looked at the forecast early in the week and it showed barely … Continue reading

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Springtime, end of the beach season

It looked like there might be various flying options for the weekend.  Sunday was looking like a W-NW day, which provides a lot of opportunities, and Saturday didn’t look very promising until late afternoon, when the wind at the beach … Continue reading

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Fall risk

This winter season had a lot of good flyable days at Wellfleet, but none of them meshed with my schedule.  In fact, I hadn’t flown at the coast since the fall of 2013.  As the season wound down due to … Continue reading

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Wellfleet week

In New England, we don’t fly so much in the winter, mostly because it gets really cold, and most of our launches become difficult or impossible to access because of snow and ice. Most of the flying that we do … Continue reading

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Hey, where’s the beach?!

Over three months since I last flew, and I passed up a chance to head down to Ellenville a week ago, in part because the other pilots who live near me were being weenies, but I could have gone on … Continue reading

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