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Eclipse 2024

April 8, 2024
Emilie Phillips

We saw the total solar eclipse. We figured we would wait until the week of to see where the weather was good. Anywhere from the Adirondacks to the Maine woods is within a two hour flight. In some ways that was good. New York ended up cloudy. However, we got surprised that many airports within […]

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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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Adirondack ski flying

January 21, 2024
Emilie Phillips

The cold snap finally froze the lakes in northern New York. Glenn emailed folks: lunch at Raquette Lake on Sunday. Raquette Lake is southwest of the Adirondack High Peaks. Maps show it in the Old Forge region of the Adirondacks. Glenn’s snowmobile and ice fishing connections checked the ice was thick enough. Twenty miles out, […]

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Tyson’s Glider Check Ride

November 4, 2023
Emilie Phillips

Tyson passed the glider exam and now has his glider rating! The weather this year has been terrible for actual soaring, but Tyson made the most of it. Early this year, he learned to tow. Subsequently, any weekend it wasn’t raining, Tyson was out at Sterling either towing or taking gliding lessons. He even went […]

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Gorham Wave Camp

October 8, 2023
Emilie Phillips

Wave camp this weekend was awesome. What is wave camp? It is when a bunch of glider clubs get together and soar the high altitude wave over Mount Washington. It is also a great way to see the fall foliage. On the one hand, it is advertised as for experienced pilots only. On the other […]

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Gliding at Franconia

September 3, 2023
Emilie Phillips

Our original plan had been to spend the entire Labor Day weekend gliding at Franconia with a bunch of other GBSC folks. The weather was gorgeous for hiking and power flying, but a dud for gliding. Sunday looked the best to us. Tyson and an instructor flew once in the morning while it was still […]

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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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