Category Archives: Site visits

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

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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In advance of Sandy

The end of October has long been a big time for flying on Cape Cod.  There’s an annual fly-in at the Seascape Motel, where pilots stay for a week or so, flying from the back lawn of the motel on … Continue reading

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Up and down and up and down and up and down

Unfortunately, the yoyo action mentioned in the title wasn’t due to air currents, it was all moderately strenuous hiking. First, a step back. My previous blog post was a bit terse, because I posted it before the situation had settled. … Continue reading

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A Visit to Cannon

The forecast for the solstice showed good lift, but light and variable winds. Any site might work if you waited for a thermal cycle to blow through launch, but you’d want as much elevation as possible to maximize your chances … Continue reading

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