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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Flying and Airplanes

Indian Creek and Grays Peak

June 18, 2019
Emilie Phillips

This is the 11th day of our flying tour to Utah and Idaho. Between the guidebooks we borrowed from the Johnson Creek caretakers and advice from other pilots, we had plenty of possible hiking destinations. Most were too short, a mile or less, or too long, a three plus day backpacking trip. The only feasible […]

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A pilot’s intro to soaring

April 23, 2022
Emilie Phillips

I went into my second day of gliding with my usual attitude. I wanted to ace it, and I wanted to learn as much as I could. There was learning to preflight gliders, get the towing golf carts out of storage, manage batteries, the sign up sheets. Then there was flying the glider, the tow, […]

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Emilie Sterling Day 1

April 17, 2022
Emilie Phillips

I finally got off the wait list to join GBSC (the Greater Boston Soaring Club). Tyson and I put our names down last spring. Despite signing up the line after me, Tyson is still on the wait list. Saturday was rainy, and I had other commitments. So Sunday was my first day. Down here, Sunday […]

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First ice landings of the season

January 16, 2022
Emilie Phillips

Back at the start of winter, the lakes took a while to freeze over, but they stayed mostly free of snow. So when we got a week of single digit F temperatures, all the lakes in southern NH froze. That Saturday morning, we texted our friends on lakes to get ice depth reports. There were […]

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Planes on Ice

February 12, 2022
Tyson Sawyer

A local friend invited everyone to his place on Harrisville Pond in Harrisville, NH for an ice fly-in. Emilie wanted to fly her RV-4 instead of riding in the Bearhawk. She hadn’t flown it since her not so recent trip to Texas. We met up with my father in Jaffrey with his C-172. After a […]

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Bald Mountain

February 5, 2022
Emilie Phillips

We found a new place to explore — Bald Mountain in Oquossoc Maine. On Strava heat map, I noticed ski tracks from Mooselookmeguntic Lake up to Bald Mountain. We have flown to Mooselookmeguntic Lake before. Neither of us knew about the nearby skiing. Bald Mountain was a downhill ski area in the 1960s. (New England […]

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Bill Hill and More

January 22, 2022
Emilie Phillips

We opted for quantity over quality this weekend. Isaac wanted to go ice skating; Tyson and I wanted to go skiing and flying; I had a list of projects for the rental house; Tyson had a list of projects for the Bearhawk oil cooler; and Isaac wanted to see friends. So what did we do? […]

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Ski flying at Plymouth

January 8, 2022
Emilie Phillips

Saturday, there was a cookout on a lake in New York. That morning, though, Tyson had just one more adjustment to make on the Bearhawk skis. The left hand ski has always switched smoothly from ski mode to wheel mode. The right hand one never quite aligns right. To fix it, Tyson made a custom […]

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We have two small airplanes, an RV-4 and a Bearhawk, and we have fun flying them to local small airports, and off field landings with other local pilots.

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