Saturday, March 28, 2009

Photos from the trip

If anyone is interested, there are pictures from my version of this escapade into southern climes beginning here.

Use the My Photo menu to access the remaining 5 photo sets arranged chronologically from left to right (most recent to oldest) on the first line of the photolinks.


Friday, March 27, 2009

News from the North

The vagabonds decamped when the Tennessee weather turned for the worse.  Faced with the unattractive choice between sitting in the rain or driving in the rain, Skip, John, and Rick elected to come home.

Our Chilhowee adventure was a qualified success.  We enjoyed four days of thermal flying, southern hospitality, glider fettling, and weird food.  The principal goal of our trip, ridge flying, was not met, but there's always next year.  We're happy to be back in flying shape, ahead of the rest of you.

Meanwhile, Tony reports that the weather in Zephyrhills is still excellent.  He has flown nearly every day and has been duly initiated into the local secret society.

Monday, March 23, 2009

News from the South

On Sunday, four club members went flying.  Many of the flights are on OLC.  Tony (in Florida) has been racking up the kilometers in 7H, with a couple of outlandings (both at airports).  Skip (JS), John (X), and Rick (S2) are in Tennessee where the weather has been quite good.  The cumulus clouds in the background of this photo are in the Smoky Mountain wilderness, where John ventured today, reaching 9300 feet on a 300km flight.

The weather in Tennessee is about to take a turn for the worse, so it isn't clear what the vagabonds will do next.  The weather in Florida is always perfect for flying, according to Tony.  He's planning to stay put until the end of mud season, with an occasional trip to visit Carol on her bicycle odyssey.