Well unfortunately the weather didn’t produce some magical mid winter soaring for us in South Texas. However, I did get many opportunities to fly and stay current. I typically try to fly every chance I can, weather permitting.
Looking back 2016, oh my gosh, hang gliding has really turned me back into a little kid. The proof is there, the gopro videos on every flight, the multiple tows in one day, the purchase of another glider… I have so much fun flying!!!
Thermaling is really the most awesome thing if I had to specify what part I like best. Climbing out with hawks, eagles, ospreys, buzzards, falcons, other hang gliders…it just doesn’t get any better than that!
So for 2017 I have signed up for the MIDWEST comp. and I am STOKED!!! I have a hunch that it is going to be a great time. This is going to be my first real competition and I am luck because I will have a TON of friends going with me up there. I can’t wait to get into a big gaggle of pilots and climb out!
But first I need to recover from my surgery and get back to %100. I also need to lose a few pounds after the holiday season. Anyways, I am looking forward to meeting some new pilots and flying A LOT this coming year.