Category Archives: Site visits

Reports on visits to flying sites when I didn’t personally fly.

Installing an LZ

One of the most popular flying sites in these parts is Mt. Greylock, the tallest mountain in Massachusetts. Because the launch faces east, which is not the most common wind direction, there aren’t too many flyable days there, and when … Continue reading

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Mt. Tom, almost

I’ve wanted to fly Mt. Tom for quite a while, and I finally got a chance to show up, with Jon A and a bunch of other PG pilots. I could make a long story out of this, but the … Continue reading

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On your mark, get set… no.

First, I had a thought that I’d go for another Friday evening flight at Tanner-Hiller. Weather seemed good, so that seemed like a plan. I put my glider on the car to bring it to work, but then I saw … Continue reading

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Visit to Shenandoah

Years ago, I mentioned my young friend Stephen in a blog post. Hard to believe so much time has gone by, he’s now a freshman at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Since I’ll probably have multiple occasions to drive … Continue reading

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SF Bay area visit

Nancy and I went out to the San Francisco area for a long weekend, for the US Orienteering Championships and some lighthouse sightseeing.  I didn’t have any airborne ambitions in mind, though I did figure that I might get a … Continue reading

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TTT TC 2014 Day 0: Getting there

I was one of the first people to sign up for this year’s Tennessee Tree Toppers Team Challenge, which is sort of a hang gliding competition, though different from most comps, primarily in that it uses team scoring with handicaps … Continue reading

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Picking and picking up

Jeff C. and I headed to the Mohawk Trail, I guess we couldn’t find anybody else interested on the holiday weekend, but the sky looked less than awesome when we got there. So after we set up, and did Jeff’s … Continue reading

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