Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lennies, Lennies, Everywhere

Best full size and 720p resolution if you have the bandwidth. A particularly beautiful day at the "diamond mine".

Alexander Boxes the Wake

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Near Miss at 22,000 Feet

Tragedy was narrowly averted on Columbus Day when two aircraft converged at 22,000 feet over New Hampshire's Mt. Washington. The decisive action of the pilot of "Romeo-Romeo" saved many lives.

He backed up and let the jet go by. Vertical separation was estimated to be as little as 5,000 feet.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pete sneaks by the summit

Clean slate

Moshe claims the first flight of the new OLC year. Welcome to 2011. We're already ahead of NESA and GBSC.

Cross-country kilometers

The southern front

While the rest of us have been focusing our attention on the vertical plane, Tony has been accumulating kilometers horizontally. On Sunday he took 7H on a 291 km trip in central Florida.

A nice flight to finish up the 2010 OLC season.

Wave Camp

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gorham early report

The first weekend is over, and although it was principally a GBSC weekend, so many PMSC members showed up at Gorham to fly that we suspended flying at Post Mills.

Tim, Pete, Tom, Evan, Rick, John G, Christopher, Steve, and Andy have all put in an appearance. Evan and Tom got their diamond climbs, and Tim missed it by just a few hundred feet.

The highest anyone got on Saturday and Sunday was roughly 27000 feet, and the highest on Monday was about 20000 feet.

It has been a great encampment so far - at least 20 gliders on all three days. Several have left, but there will still be tows available at Gorham for the next eight days or so.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wave camp has started

and the weather looks perfect!