[Video] Soaring Near Tioga Pass Along the Sierras

Editors' Note: Thanks to Gordon Boettger for sharing this beautiful video, which was captured with a GoPro 2 using the GoPro wifi remote in the cockpit.

Gordon has set many U. S. single- and multi-place national records from Minden, the latter with co-pilot Hugh Bennett in the Duo Discus mentioned below. Here a few links to relevant posts in the Café archives:

How Fast, How Far? What the Great Basin and the Sierras Offer Us in Maximizing Mileage in Wave

Record U.S. Wave Flight: 2257 km

Gordon Boettger and Hugh Bennett Honored at NAA Spring Awards Luncheon

I took this video in the Duo Discus (DDT), the one we use on the long wave flights. This was a nice day flying out of Minden and shot in the area of Tioga Pass along the Sierra. Enjoy.


  7 comments for “[Video] Soaring Near Tioga Pass Along the Sierras

  1. Morgan
    September 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Great stuff Gordo. Had some similar fun up on the Lost River range this year at the King Mountain Fly-In in my Duo.

  2. Elke
    September 14, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Is this taken with a GoPro?

    • gordon boettger
      September 14, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      This was taken with a GoPro 2 with the GoPro wifi remote in the cockpit.

      • Eric Frere
        September 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

        Can you post a picture of how you attached the camera to the wing tip?

        • gordon boettger
          September 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

          It was with the standard suction cup mount that comes with the GoPro backed up with some duct tape.

  3. Wolfgang Goering
    October 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Nice! Interesting perspective. Enjoyed watching it. Thanks, Gordon!

  4. July 2, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Wolfgang this is your old friend from Nordhorn, and South Africa here. Remember 1972? What team did you have on your T-Shirt when you came over, huh? mike@headspace-studios.com

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