I was a Live Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Dulles Annex, Udvar-Hazy Center,
March 25, 2006

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Back to Taylor, 12/8/12


I returned to Taylor Farm on Saturday the 8th, once more to join John M. and his students for a day in the sunshine. It was still gray and overcast when we arrived,  the grass still damp. However, by early afternoon the sun had come out, the grass dried off, and the wind was a nice mild southwest coming up the hill with a bit of south cross. Jesse Y. was also there, getting in six flights on his Sport 2. John had four students,: Walt, Eric, Trevor, and Curtis. When I arrived, John chided me that he wanted to see me have more than three flights this week. I obliged him by having five flights. My launch runs and landings were both much improved over last week. This week's video starts with John showing the way it's done, followed by two of his students, and finally my fifth and final flight of the day.


Sunday, December 02, 2012

Training Hill Practice, Dec 2, 2012

After too long a hiatus from flying, I joined John Middleton for his Sunday afternoon class at Taylor Farm. When I arrived around 12:30, John A. was breaking down, having declared his seven morning flights on his new (to him) Pulse 10 sufficient for the day. John had four students, Matt B. and Steve K. both showed up with their bag wings. Even Kevin C. came out to dust off the cobwebs and fly a number of times. 

I confirmed how out of shape I am by getting only three flights in the afternoon, but it was nice to be back in the air and playing outdoors all afternoon. 

Here's a view from the top of the hill of the class underway.



For your entertainment, here is a short video of two of John students flying down the hill, followed by John demonstrating how it's done. You can see the 702p HD version on Youtube.