Category Archives: West Rutland

Flying at Hanley Mountain, West Rutland, VT.

A foliage peek

I had been looking at the forecast for Wellfleet for several days, and it had looked like Saturday was a promising day. But as the time grew nearer, a high pressure system got closer and it looked like the wind … Continue reading

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Climb first, soar later

Going back to Tanner-Hiller was probably an option for Saturday, but I wanted to try for some foot-launched mountain flying. The wind was going to be southwest, perfect for West Rutland. I sent an email to the local lists asking … Continue reading

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Hangin’ with the paras

Word went out on the intertubes that there was interest in flying at West Rutland on Monday, and things at work were not in crisis mode, so I dropped an email to my boss and a couple of my coworkers … Continue reading

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Timing trumps preparation

My hopes of flying on Memorial Day didn’t work out, because the weather didn’t cooperate. However, a couple of my coworkers were taking the following Friday off, and it looked like a good day for me to get some fresh … Continue reading

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Gimme day

We have all kinds of fancy weather tools available on the internet these days. I often marvel that people were able to hang glide 20 years or more ago, not knowing what the weather would be. My friend Tom tells … Continue reading

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Indian summer

On Friday, I had to leave work early to pick up my mother from the ER, where she had gone for a minor issue, but had to wait for hours, and she doesn’t drive after dark. This meant that on … Continue reading

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Everybody will fly today

The reality when we arrived at Rutland wasn’t exactly the same as the forecast.  All kinds of people had been excited about the prospects, but that morning Mike H, who had said he’d be coming, dropped a note on the … Continue reading

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