May
26
2009
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Memorial Weekend Flying

What a weekend of flying……… Saturday was at the spring fling at king mt. Allen from King Mt. gliders always puts ona godds show. Saturday morning we headed to lower launch for a mornign sleddy. Kyle took his first sleddy off of King. Way to go. About 11:30 the thermals turned on and the sky was full of paragliders. It was pretty cool to see all those flying machines at once. I launched and got to 8500 ft. real easy. With the thunderstorms forming it was looking pretty gloomy so I punched out into the valley. All the other pilots headed for the LZ. I decided to head for the King Mountain Glider Park. I was on my way when I found a really nice thermal. Back up to 8500 ft. To make a long story short I landed 6 miles and 4 thermals down range. It was a really good flight. Shortly after the valley filled with clouds/thunderstorms and the flying was over for the day. Sunday morning we awoke to rain and total cloud cover. around 10 the rain had stopped and coytote was working. We all headed up to do some flyin. Around 12 is was getting pretty rough so we all headed to the LZ. Two hours later the thunderstorms came back so we called it a day. We headed back to boise to do some flying. I would like to thank John Kangus for letting us stay at the GliderPark. He is putting together a world class place.

Monday we went a flew 8th street. The thermals were good and workable. Wayne, Mark and Tyler all had really good flights. They all got to 10,000 and flew for around 3 hrs. I had a really nice flight but I got drilled and landed at the LZ after a 45 min flight. Later that day me and Rob went to pickle for the glassoff. We flew for around 45 min before it stopped working. Scot brought out his brand new Lambada. Congrats on your new wing. It looks Sweet.

It was a good weekend of flying!

Written by Greg in: Paragliding |
May
21
2009
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convert

It looks like we have another Hangy soon to be paraglider pilot in the works. Sideshow is now a proud owner of a bag. It will be good to have another pilot to fly with. Congrats on your new flying machine……..

 

I also finished my extra 300. All I need now is the motor and battery. I think it will be a nice airplane to fly.

 

King is looking good this weekend. Friday the thermals are supposed to be workable to 20,000 msl. Allen has also been getting to 14,000 msl on the glassoffs this week. The spring fling at King Mt should be a good time. Hope to see you there……..

Written by Greg in: Paragliding,RC |
May
20
2009
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Flying news

Over the last weeks I have been working on a 40 size Extra 300. I started building the plane 4 years ago. It has been staring at me ever since then. I finally had to finish building it. 

Plus last weekend some of the hangy boys went to king for some air time. Here is a picture of Blaine at 12,000 ft. msl.

This coming weekend is the spring fling at king. Me and some of the paraglider guys as well as some hangies are making the trek for 3 days to hopefully get high and have some good flying. Hope to see you there.

I have also started collecting material to build a goat4 airchair. Look it up on the internet to see what that is about…… I need one in my flying quiver!

Written by Greg in: Aviation Coolness,hangliding,Paragliding,RC |
May
09
2009
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Pickle flying Friday

Pickle was good on friday. I got to 4500 msl. The Skygod on the other hand went up like a home sick angel and decided to tak a trip around the valley. He showed us mortals how it is done……again…….. There were two hangies as well as 5 para pilots out. The thermals were technical and pretty fun to fly. I ended up getting around 2 hrs in my paraglider and 30min in my hanglider. It was a good day.

Written by Greg in: hangliding,Paragliding |
May
07
2009
0

weekend flying

Friday and Saturday are looking good. I’m planning on flying both days. Looks like pickle butte is the place to be.

Written by Greg in: hangliding,Paragliding |