Saturday, August 8, 2009

Seen on the way to Springfield


T8 said...

Whatsamatta, wind quit?

Anonymous said...

There must be more to it than "grab a logger and go."

Ironman said...

2009 Corn Crop surveilance and 2010 Crop rotation activities.

Assistance by DART, Hartland FD & Rescue, VT State Police & Girl Scout Troop 362 selling cookies & lemonade.

Anonymous said...

That is a great looking hay field! Yellow glider in geen grass, good pic.
Is that Bill? First land out, congrat's! Posted OLC yet?

Rick said...

He had a barograph only, no flight recorder. We actually ran out of flight recorders.

Anonymous said...

Rick, can you post the link to the Newspaper article-missed it! thanks

Rick said...

Valley News, August 9, 2009


NORTH HARTLAND - After losing the wind beneath the wings of his glider, a pilot landed the aircraft safely in a farm field yesterday afternoon, Hartland emergency officials said last night.

Capt. Doug Harrington of the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department said that the pilot, Bill S, had flown out of Post Mills Airport, and "was just kind of buzzing around North Hartland (when) he lost his air.

"I was in North Hartland at the time, and saw where it was low, but I didn't know if it was going down or not."

While Lebanon firefighters searched on the New Hampshire side of the Connecticut River, five Hartland firefighters searched along the Vermont side until finding the undamaged glider - and an uninjured Swartz - in a field of clover belonging to the Lemax Farm off Route 5, well away from farm buildings and cornfields.

"We also had a DHART (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team) helicopter come over to look from overhead," Harrington said.

No one could be reached at the Post Mills Airport yesterday for details about the glider or the pilot.

Phone calls to Lemax Farms yielded no response last night.