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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.

Sunday’s Record Flight Wrap-Up

Thanks to Gordon Boettger for sending us this post-flight wrap-up. On April 14th, Gordo and Hugh flew Hugh’s Duo Discus 691 miles from Minden, NV to Gunnison, CO, which reset the U.S. multiplace record for free distance. Considering the lack of good lift I’m very pleased with the outcome. As we all know in the…

Get Sunday’s Record Flight Updates Here!

Last night, we posted Gordon Boettger’s announcement of his and copilot Hugh Bennett’s planned attempt to fly from Minden, NV to Garden City, Kansas in Hugh’s Duo Discus. We will be receiving regular updates and commentary throughout the flight from meteorologist and glider pilot, Walt Rogers, who is providing ground support to Gordon and Hugh. If you want to follow the flight, click the following links and check back with Soaring Cafe for images and Walt’s commentary as the flight progresses.- Editors

Downwind Glider Record Attempt – Sunday, 14 April – To Be Updated Throughout the Day

On Sunday, April 14th I will be attempting a downwind distance record attempt in a Duo Discus glider, an unmotorized, unpressurized, and unheated aircraft, launching from Minden NV (KMEV) located 30 miles south of Reno, Nevada. I will be flying along the jet stream utilizing mountain wave conditions, climbing to altitudes of up to 28,000 feet. My copilot is Hugh Bennett. We’ll be aiming for an area east of the Rocky Mountains, our goal being Garden City, Kansas, a flight of roughly 1030 miles (1658 km).

May 3rd Downwind Record Attempt Planned by Boettger & Bennett

From Gorgon Boettger: We’ll be making another distance record attempt in the wave going downwind Thursday, May 3rd, launching at 0530L. Our goal is to get somewhere east of the Rockies. Rapid City, South Dakota would be fantastic. To follow our progress, click on the link below (altitudes will not be shown). Once again, the…