Tag Archive for Flight

Tony Condon Flies 844 km in Standard Cirrus

Today, April 8, 2014, Tony Condon flew his Standard Cirrus from Kansas to southwestern Louisiana, a straight line distance of 844 km (456 nm). This is Tony’s second long flight of the year. Last month, he flew from Kansas to DeQueen, Arkansas. You can read his story of that flight here. Congratulations to Tony on…

Spring … Go South!

“Spring, Go South.” KSA members have been saying that for decades. Since well before Jim LeSeuer wrote his article “Distance in the Spring” in the March 1967 Soaring, pilots in Kansas have been watching spring cold fronts pass, watch the weather behind them closely, and occasionally chase one towards the Gulf of Mexico.

Dan Reagan and John Lubon Soar from Ohio to New Jersey

After months of planning, Dan Reagan and I completed a flight from Caesar Creek Soaring Club to Blairstown New Jersey on April 20, 2013. Preparations for the flight included thorough research of the entire route. We used Google Earth to verify if many of the points in the database were landable. We developed Go -…

700K Flight from Poland to Holland

After the Junior Pre-World Contest in Leszno, Poland ended on Sunday 12 August, the Dutch competitors (Jan Willem van Doorn, Stefan Telkamp, Sander Luimes en Nick Hanenkamp) decided to fly back home to Holland on Monday 13 August. They almost made it: Their flight ended at Stadtlohn airfield which is located virtually on the border between Holland and Germany. They covered a distance of almost 700 km, an epic flight!