Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bike Ride

Recently Dustin and I cleared trees going up the mountain behind my house and started making a trail. Should be real nice after it gets worn down a bit.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Flight 2-12-2011 - Rising Fawn

Nice flying here at Lookout yesterday. Scott and I blazed down to Rising Fawn crossing high over Cloudland Canyon. The air was relatively smooth with nice fat thermals to carry us up. I think I averaged 500fpm on most. We topped out about 4,000+ and the visibility was unlimited. I love the days when I can see Big Frog and the Appalachians so clearly.

My new camera mount worked out well with my heavier Nikon camera. I was a bit nervous about hanging 3lbs 6 feet off the nose, but with the counter-balance it flew nicely. I even managed to keep the camera off the ground on landing :). I set the timer to shoot every 30 seconds and came up with a few shots that I liked.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

You still there?

Wow, almost forgot I had this blogger thing. For all of you who wake up every morning first thing to check to see if I have posted something new, I'm sorry. Hopefully your world is not too dark yet.

I have had a great time since Halloween. The holidays were nice and we even had 4 to 5 inches of snow falling on Christmas Day. 2011 has been kind so far and except for the cold, I couldn't ask for any more. I have been getting flights off the mountain lately but it seems it's just to keep the rust off. No good thermals and cold fingers take some of the fun out for me these days. I did get my new WW Covert harness and that has kept the flying excitment up a bit. I'll get some pics up soon.

I recently took all of my footage of landings and compiled them into a video that I posted on you-tube. Check it out below.