Tag Archive for competition

Grandpa Wolf’s spot-sledding contest

The early sunsets and the brown leafs are painting a fail-safe picture: Autumn is coming and the number of reaming soaring days is limited. But even though, or maybe just because of that a number of pilots is gathering especially in that time of the year to celebrate and compete in a very special and…

1-26 Championships Day 1

Once again I don’t think anyone was too inspired by the forecast this morning. Weatherman John Lubon said it was going to be blue blue blue, unless a crazy thermal was heated up enough to make it up to the lofty altitude of nearly 7000 feet. So, we all expected solid blue. What most of…

Mifflin Airport Review

I apologize for the lateness of this post – I was tied up with repairing my wing wheel, and replacing leaky air tubing on my glider :-(.  Anyway, here is my (personal, biased, and more than likely insane) take of the airports/airstrips in the Mifflin contest area.  As always, if an airport/airstrip isn’t mentioned, that means…

Day 7 @ Sisteron: “Pushing Hard Was Not Good Today”

What a great day again! Sometimes a bit scary, then exciting, then just unbelievable … how do they do it? Ingredients today: fast pilots losing in the end because they did not take good lift in between, police to help Bruce get away from the farmers land he landed in, pilots “written off” but returning to the lead! Here is the day for you if you had no time to follow it live. Enjoy!

My Most Memorable Flight

Memorable flights come in many packages. Some are memorable because they broke a record, others for beautiful scenery, still others were challenging due to the weather or interesting circumstances. By comparison, mine is memorable in spite of the usual criteria. It was not particularly fast, nor high, nor even unusually long. I can’t claim the typical…