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Apr
24
2010

lake lowell

Today was a very strong day at pickle. Blaine, and John both jumped off the hill with there hangies. Blaine had a 1hr flight while John had about a 10 minute ride. The thermals were a little funky today so it made staying up hard. The sink was very strong. I didn’t even get my hangy out of the bag. I did get a early flight with my paraglider. It was a little rough but not bad. It was getting strong so I decided to land. Later that day me and some of the other paraglider pilots decided to go try to fly the dam at lake lowell north of pickle. It was quiet  strong and gusty to actualy get a good launch. I came close one time but almost bought the farm in doing so…… whoops…….. Then we headed back to pickle to get a late flight. It was still strong but I managed to get off. I had about a 10minute flight. I got out infront and about 250 over when the wind came back up and I just got parked. I decided to land after I was getting blown back at a pretty good rate. I would call it a good day over all.

Written by Greg in: hangliding,Paragliding |
Mar
21
2010

Sugarbowl hill

Saturday, Blaine, Dave and I made the drive to fly Sugarbowl. This hill is really sweet on a southeast day. I flew my hangy for 30 minutes. The thermals were nice and large. The wind was blowing 20-25 on the lip. I didn’t even get my paraglider out of the truck. I had a really nice flight. The day was good……

Written by Greg in: hangliding |
Mar
11
2010

the crowe has changed landowners….

The city of boise has purchased back the hammer flats subdivision area. This area included the Crowe’s inn flying site. Hopefully we will be able to work with the city to secure the place for flying forever……… Good new!

Written by Greg in: hangliding,Paragliding,speedflying |
Feb
28
2010

pickle butte was rocking today.

Today was a good day to be at pickle butte. The wind was blowing 16-25mph all day long. There were 3 hangy pilots, 1 hangy student, and 5 paraglider pilots out flying today. I got 15 minutes in my hangy and 1 hr in my paraglider. It was a good day. What a way to start the flying year……

Written by Greg in: hangliding,Paragliding |
Feb
27
2010

winter flying

Some of us have been getting a little flying in the last couple of months. Melba and Swan have been been the places to be. I have even gotten a flight in my hangy.

Written by Greg in: hangliding,Paragliding,Uncategorized |