What I did today

Discussion in 'Hiking, Camping, and the Great Outdoors' started by Joel, May 24, 2018.

  1. Joel

    Joel Having fun Skier

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    When skiing season is over, I switch to mountain biking and soaring. Today was my first flight of the season, was a great day. Hope you like these, excuse the finger in one, I was try to get a shot over my shoulder showing spoilers partly deployed. Lift today was everywhere, couldn't come down. This is my great outdoors.


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    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Is that over Boulder? I work next to the Boulder airport and see lots of gliders.
     
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    Yes it is, next time wave, I'll wave back. Mines the white one.... :)

     
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    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    I live not that far from the Air Cadet Glider Camp. They have so much fun during the summer. Some go on and join the forces. Fun to watch them launch with the winch! Or the plane. Interesting hobby @Joel .

    Anyone visiting "the county". It's at the top of Mountain View Hill...aka CFS Mountain View.
     
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    RachelV Hi. Skier

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    My house is under your wing in the 3rd pic! :)

    You can rent a ride in a glider at the airport in Boulder. I did it once when my parents were visiting and it was a ton of fun. Definitely a worthwhile way to get some amazing mountain views if you’re into that kind of thing. I’m jealous that you get to do it all the time!
     
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    @RachelV I got my glider add-on rating at that place about 4 years ago. Been a power plane pilot for 37 years, spent about 10 years teaching. I find sailplanes more challenging and relaxing at the same time.
     
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    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    That is so cool!

    On a day like that absolutely feel like an eagle.

    Been up aerobatic a few times, learned to hang glide, but only up once soaring; soaring was the best of those.
     
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    @Jilly , " The Country " most of my family is near Montreal and Quebec. I was born on an RCAF base in France. I only lived in Canada a few years as a Tot before my folks moved us to the US. I'm sill Canadien.
     
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    No It's "the County"...Prince Edward County. I'm 20 km from Trenton.
     
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    LOL, Ugh, I'm getting old and can't see. :doh:

     
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    It was a bit hazy today and the lift was poor, but an hour in the air beats a day at work anytime.

    @coskigirl - I waved, did you see me......

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    Darn it! I worked from home today. Gorgeous shots though!
     

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