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Dalhart or Bust!!

Four of us from the Fault Line Flyers (FLF) Soaring Club in Austin, Texas are making the pilgrimage up to the the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle to participate in what has become an annual tradition for the Soaring Society of Boulder (since 1985!)…the annual Cross Country Camp at Dalhart, Texas. The friendly folks…

Arrival!

I was sure the alarm clock’s incessant beeping at zero-dark-thirty this morning was a mistake, but sure enough it was right on the time I had set it…unfortunately. To arrive in Dalhart after driving from Austin with enough time to get oriented, possibly rig and then meet up with other folks arriving from Colorado and…

Dalhart XC Camp, Day 1

Well, as I write this from my motel room Saturday morning, Day 1 of SSB’s XC encampment in Dalhart is in the bag. As I suspected, it was a long, busy day and I finally got back to my room last night at 10pm… Most of the folks from Boulder were still enroute to DHT…

Dalhart XC Camp, Day 2-July 14

Soaring operations began in earnest here today with all gliders assembled and ready to fly. A quick pilot briefing this morning indicated that going east might not be a good plan and as John Seaborn briefed us on the weather I tentatively decided to either go north or west, depending on how things looked closer…

Dalhart XC Camp, Day 3-July 15

Rumbles of thunder and the sound of raindrops falling are the background noise as I write my report on Day 3 of the Dalhart XC camp. Today was an interesting weather day in the Texas Panhandle. After yesterday’s awesome soaring conditions left most of the group licking their chops in anticipation of another great day,…

Dalhart Camp, Days 4 & 5…

Greetings from Dalhart! A quick post updating activity at the Soaring Society of Boulder’s Dalhart XC camp, Days 4 and 5. Day 4 ended up being a bust for my buddy Lane Coleman (4Q) and I, as I had previously posted we were treated to thunder, lightening and rain and had thought for sure Monday…