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in the mountains, ocean, and air

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Tyson’s First Long Glider Flight

May 7, 2024
Tyson Sawyer

The plan for the day started as Bart and I swapping off between the L-33 glider and a tow plane.  Bart was gracious enough to let me fly the glider first to make a 2nd attempt at a C badge 1 hour flight and, if things went well, one of the needed 2 hr Bronze […]

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Skiing St Mary’s Glacier

February 20, 2024
Tyson Sawyer

It took me 3 days to ski St. Mary’s Glacier. I managed to fly out to Colorado ahead of Emilie and Isaac so that I could acclimate to the altitude. I arrived in Colorado on Sunday and drove up to my rented apartment located next to St. Mary’s Glacier at just over 10,000 ft. The […]

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A Visit to the National Soaring Museum

February 4, 2024
Tyson Sawyer

In early November, one of the local glider club members proposed a trip to the National Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY. The trip was delayed repeatedly due to weather, personal schedules, holidays, oh… and weather. The first weekend in February, enough stars finally aligned. Emilie was unable to join because of recovering from a flu […]

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Glider Activity

July 29, 2023
Tyson Sawyer

I am starting to prepare for a check ride to get my glider rating. The trick to passing a check ride isn’t proving all the amazing things you can do. It is focusing on doing just the required things well. That often includes selecting a single glider to do most of your flying and making […]

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Webster, Jackson and EV Chargers

July 23, 2023
Tyson Sawyer

Emilie had installed a pair of EV chargers at her Air B&B property in The White’s and needed to test them; but we don’t have an EV. Our friend Benoît from Montreal has an EV. We were overdue for getting together. So this weekend we met up in Bethlehem to test the chargers and go […]

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This is the tenth post from the 2022 Flying to Alaska trip. Monday, Aug 15: Peavine to Whitehorse Monday we departed Alaska to head back to the lower 48. The front that was slowly approaching from the west had gotten close and I was concerned about being grounded for a week. In hindsight, I think […]

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