My 'other Hobby"
Posted February 29, 2012 - 01:17 PM
I started flying back in the late 70's but never got my full license. I was flying mostly J-3 Cubs and a Cessna 140 that I bought. Near the end I started taking Glider lessons as well, but I had to quit because #1 son arrived and it was just too much $$ at the time.
For some reason late last summer I kinda got the "itch" again.
I knew that there was a Sailplane Club just about 10 miles down the road from me, so I stopped in to check out what they were flying.
I did a "Guest Flight", and ... I'm currently doing Ground School so I can take the written test in March, and hopefully take my Flight Test in mid-summer.
Here's a link the the Club's web site.
And an aerial view of the field. I'll be using my Bolens 1256 with the Haban Sickle-Mo to trim around the pond, and some other places, so I'll get some seat time on the tractor as well as in the Sailplanes...a win-win situation for sure
Posted February 29, 2012 - 04:00 PM
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I also enjoy fishing, shooting, gardening, and the Grand children.
Posted March 01, 2012 - 05:45 AM
- Cvans said thank you
Posted March 01, 2012 - 07:35 AM
Posted March 01, 2012 - 11:58 AM
That's the field that the Club leases.
Posted March 01, 2012 - 01:41 PM
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Posted March 02, 2012 - 07:49 AM
Now over in PA, there is a little town called Julian, which is just NW of State College. It's on the Bald Eagle Ridge and when the wind if from the proper direction, you can fly for hours and hours by running parallel to the ridge. In fact, with the right pilot, sailplane, and weather, it's possible to launch from Julian, and fly all the way to Chattanooga TN in a sailplane.
Edited by OldBuzzard, March 02, 2012 - 07:50 AM.
Posted March 26, 2012 - 03:10 PM
Finished the Ground School, and have the endorsement in my log book.
Am scheduled to take the written this this Friday, MAR 30.
Edited by OldBuzzard, March 26, 2012 - 03:11 PM.
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