Author Archive for Garret Willat

JoeyGlide Wrap-up

Back to that write up from JoeyGlide 2011. The first few days seemed to leave some time to write and attempt to proofread. However as the contest got underway time seemed to go by faster. This was my first contest with all of the girls and after landing we would spend the rest of the…

Day 2 in the bag

224km racing task. The sky looked absolutely amazing–and it was. Jim and I decided that we should really give these boys a run for their money and attempt to team fly. It did help because the clouds were so big that it was much more efficient to search for the core. The task was a…

JoeyGlide: Day 1…or not

Since we missed the practice day due to rain, today was a practice day for all of the pilots to attend the pilots meeting, preparing the glider, loading the task into possibly unfamiliar computers. Which was my case and I realized it had been a long time since I used the software that was preloaded…

JoeyGlide 2011 in Kingaroy Australia

Tomorrow is the official practice day of JoeyGlide 2011 in Kingaroy Australia. The planning for us started back in March’ish, when Adam Woolley mentioned we should come fly. Adam is the CD and has been working diligently for the past year preparing for this. I met Adam during the first JoeyGlide in 2004 when I…

How to Pull a Camper and a Glider to a Contest

It all started with a simple principle; if you are going to do it, it has to be overboard. The evolution of my tow vehicles: My first tow vehicle was an Econo line van, blue, white, and rust. With a window air conditioner mounted in the passenger window for camping in Waynesville OH. The common…