No wind today and BEAUTIFUL!!! I have not had a flight like today for sometime!
Took a buddy that has been wanting to get in the air and made a great tour today. Down to the east side and back up on the inside. …I know that does not mean much for most of you but basically went from Tahoe to Mammoth over the White Mts., past the Sweetwater and Pinenut Mts., and around the circuit to some old spots and new ones along the entire route. Landed at a lot of places today…
Anyhow it was a beautiful morning. Added a couple new ones to the east circuit for the fly in. I wish it were this weekend!
My buddies 100 acres close to Bridgeport
Looking at the departure from here
His private hot springs…101 degrees! Perfect
CA / NV border
“Tail wheel ridge”…this is less than 5 minutes from the Fly-in lake bed and up at 9000′
My buddy Kyle…”do land here often?”
ME…”Yep often” “Have had 10-12 planes here all at once”
Kyle…”Dude…I have to get a plane. This is just ridiculous.”
Me…”Yep it is isn’t it…”
Pano of “Tail Wheel Ridge”
Here are some videos from many of the places we fly and land on the High Sierra Fly-in circuit…enjoy
“Three wagons”…this lake is dry now!
“Tail wheel ridge” to “the corner”
A lot of over flying landing areas with a touch down at three wagons
3 wagons take off and landing
Some fun flying…High desert races
Approach to 3 shot gun shells and more fun
The infamous “Gold Mine”
If you cant tell, I am getting fired up for our fly in!
Check out this link for photo information of your plane at the fly in:
So we were asked to put a Red Bull Flugtag team together and…so we did…Damn it was fun. Here are some images and a great video link to our craft actually flying! We ended up flying 87 feet only to end up losing to a team that beat us by 15 feet and the other team setting a NEW WORLD RECORD of 253 feet. All of this took place in Long Beach, CA., in front of 110,000 people. I am already looking forward to next years event!
Looking to come to our 4th annual High Sierra Fly-in? Many of you have asked for the location. Here you go.
Coords for everyone: Copy and paste into google earth: 39 8 53n 119 17 14w
You can also find more information here:
We hope to see you in the desert!