Tag Archive for Glider

Concordia First Flight at 800Kg!

DB flew yesterday for the first time with a full load of water — and, still not at gross weight.  I did my best to take some air-to-air photos but this proved to be harder than I thought … or, I’m just terrible at it.  I’ll try again today. The Concordia thermalled and cruised well…

Leigh takes to the skies in Parowan

I got the opportunity yesterday to take an early morning flight in parts of the southern task area of the contest and take a few pix to share.  Think about 40 plus gliders flying over the terrain that you see in this post. We are headed toward Zion Canyon.  The geology of the Zion and…

Day 3 Report

Wednesday, June 27 — “SOLO” in Chilhowee! Busy day here in Benton, Tennessee where hopes and goals soared beyond expectation and three women changed their lives forever by releasing connection to tow while in solo flight.  As any pilot will tell you, that moment of intention to separate from the power source is dynamic and…

Day 2 Report

June 26, 2012 We experienced gusty turbulent conditions on Tuesday at the WSPA annual seminar at Chilhowee Gliderport in Benton TN. The temperatures were a few degrees cooler than the previous day, which made it easier to be at the flight line all day.  The ridge, plus a few thermals, starting working for us mid-afternoon.  …

Flying with the Concordia

I had the extreme pleasure of flying with Dick Butler today along side his new Concordia.  His new ship is absolutely gorgeous!  The weather was fabulous with a 6,000′ cloudbase, 5 kt lift and nice streets.  Ted Beckwith gave us a tow and we were off flying in the local area while DB flies off…