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

Sunday, August 30, 2015

8/29/2015 Taylor Day

The year+ hiatus is finally over! Friday night John M. called to let me know he'd be teaching at Taylor the next day. He recommended an early start, given the summer vacation traffic on I-95. I had my glider on the truck Friday night, and was on the road before 8:00 a.m., arriving at Taylor Farm about 9:10. I set up and waited for John and his students, who started arriving about 10:00. Winds were near perfect much of the day, about 5 mph from S to SW, although we did have a fair amount of easterly cross to wait out. John had three brand new students, Young Lee, Jay, and Perry; two with previous scooter tow lessons, Justin and Lucy; and one aerotow H-2 working on his foot launch skills, Eric. Two other experienced pilots, Jesse and Anthony were out for a bit of launch and landing practice, also.

I was able to get in four flights before declaring myself exhausted (it was, after all 90+ degrees). All my launches were adequate, of not spectacular, and all my landings were good to very good, each better than the one before, and none on the wheels. I was happy, tired, and glad I headed out. I'm back!

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