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Flying at less-frequented sites.

Special permission

The last weekend in August was coming up, and I hadn’t flown in a month due to other commitments, so I wanted to try and get something in. Jon A brought up the idea of heading to Burke, in northern … Continue reading

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Trio of Falcons

Well, the weekend hadn’t worked out for flying, but that wasn’t my last chance to get in a flight in June. With the late sunsets, it seemed possible to squeeze in an after-work flight, even it it wasn’t at Tanner-Hiller. … 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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TTT TC 2014 Day 3: Happy Birthday Vitaly!

We woke up to a valley filled with dense fog, and as the sky above us started looking encouraging, the fog below persisted until about noon. The task committee called the same goals as yesterday: C pilots: GALLOWAY B pilots: … Continue reading

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TTT TC 2014 Day 2: Sledfest at Henson’s Gap

(click for larger version) Monday was the day when the forecast was for sure, definitely, going to be rained out. Heavy rain all day. That’s what we had been expecting, at least. But although it rained overnight, it was drier … Continue reading

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