Tag Archive for Wave

Updates on 4 May Payne-Tito Wave Flight

Jim and Dennis launched at sunrise from Minden. I’m in KY on a family visit, sorry for the delay. They have over 500 km with a long run between Hurlong and Lone Pine thus far. I will be blogging on the Soaring Café site for the rest of the day.

Payne and Tito in Wave…Again!

Jim Payne and Dennis Tito are at it again! You can follow their flight at Jackie’s blog. Here’s a message we received from Jackie This morning. Below are links to near real time satellite tracking for Jim and Dennis. they have contacted “great wave” and Jim has sent several photos. I have a blog started…

U.S. National Speed Triangle Record

Jackie Payne reports that her husband Jim and his co-pilot Dennis Tito took off at sunrise today, April 22, 2014, after declaring a 521 km speed triangle. Dennis and Tito finally found a wee bit of wave and worked it to 17,500 feet. The link below is for the inReach with altitude. It didn’t “handshake”…

Payne and Boettger on Wave Flights Today!

Jim Payne and Gordon Boettger both embarked on wave flights out of Minden, NV today, March 6, 2014. Jackie Payne has been blogging updates on Jim’s flight and Walt Rogers has been reporting Gordo’s progress on his blog. Both pilots are doing zig-zag flights between Minden, Susanville, and Mojave.

2014 Minden Wave Camp – April 5-9

SoaringNV will host a wave camp April 5-9, 2014. The goal of this camp is to train glider pilots to safely and successfully fly in wave conditions. For the experienced wave pilot, the camp is a chance to meet like-minded pilots, mentor glider pilots new to wave flying, and get some time in Minden Wave.…

Great Wave Flight at Williams with Kempton Izuno

I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced an incredible wave flight with Kempton Izuno on Sunday, September 29, at Williams, CA. We flew from Williams Soaring Center, located in the Sacramento Valley, in his ASH-25 (FNX). The flight was 8.6 hours in duration and we covered 859 km (second longest distance only to Jim…