Author Archives: Peter PK

Glider Accident

Glider accident:  Fatal. Structural failure. Location: see attached area map.  Region is known for strong convective currents being located in the middle of the best of all soaring areas. The crash site was in the open sea and both the open sea and the nearby island were named in honor of the dead pilot. The […]

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Montague on June 29, 2012

Decided to pack up and head home on Friday morning, but it took me all day – I just hated to leave Montague. I got my glider into the box, but you can see in this photo with Craggy in the background, the lift was nothing to write home about… poor at best.  They scrubbed […]

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Valley Day – May 4th

Rather than being on the weekend, it was a Friday – unfortunately – for those that had to work. This is a report about my flight that day May 4, 2012.  For those that could fly – it was a rare treat.  As typically happens, some makes a comment on teh Forum and others soon […]

Categories: 2012, Flight Report, Lesson, Photos, Report, Weather Days, X-C

Ridge – once every couple of years

In early March we had a wind from the west and it was a ridge day.  In fact, we had two ridge days in a row – Saturday and Sunday – the 10th and 11th of March. I’ve probably flown on that ridge as much as anyone, and I think this was probably only the […]

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Off- Airport Landings

This is must read for all pilots Every pilot should probably this at least once, at the start of every season. Click on image to read PDF.  

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VSA Seminar Feb 25th

VSA Dinner Seminar at Williams Soaring Center Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM Below the Ridgeline in the Trinity Alps European Soaring in the Mendocino Range Along with spectacular alpine scenery, the Trinity Alps afford the soaring pilot the opportunity to practice the skill of finding lift below the ridgeline. The Trinity’s thermalized ridge […]

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