Skydog Sports

Hang Gliding - 2006

By - Bob Grant

 

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Wayne Berman of East Coast Video in Michigan Sends Us A Photo That He Took While Flying in Austria

 

Floyd Cadwell's New Atos - A New Season and a New Glider

 

My 2006 flying started off in February with flights at both Quest Air and at Wallaby Ranch in Florida. I did sixteen flights in Florida with the highest being 6,090 feet and the longest time being 3 hours. We met many of our old friends and made lots of new ones and I hope to see you all again real soon.

Now that winter is over here in south-western Ontario, Canada we have started flying at our aerotow sites and first off it was Cloud 9 on May 6, and 7, 2006. I had only one tow each day and got up to 4,500 feet on Saturday and 6,500 feet on Sunday and both days were blue sky days with no clouds to mark the thermals. Some of my friends flew for three hours each day and my longest flight was two hours and 18 minutes. One of our local pilots, Floyd Cadwell flew his new to him Atos V and Floyd is the first of our local flyers to have a Atos glider. It was a spectacular weekend and we all look forward to many more great ones.

 

Floyd Ready for Take-off

Craig Carlson Anxious to Fly His New WW U-2

 

Bob Flying Over Some Clouds

Tracy Passing by With the Dragonfly

 

Floyd Being Towed in a Blue Sky

Lisa Colletti - Tow Pilot Supreme

 

The Gang Getting Ready

 

Steve Djokic Towing

Casey Just

 

Bob Getting Wild

Cloud 9 Set-up Area Below

 

Linda and Larry Wright of Ohio

Tracy and Lisa's Home

 

A little Wingee

 

Steve Djokic Landing

Bernie Spring - Laminar

 

Bernie with  Casey Landing Overhead

 

Steve Djokic

Floyd Landing Approach

 

Sure is Pretty Up Here

Come Closer Tracy

 

Marlene Cadwell and Pup

 

 

Up and Over

 

Floyd Cadwell

Mark Dugan Approaches

 

Floyd Tows Up

 

Towing Up at 300 Feet

Tracy Getting Closer

 

Mark Dugan

Casey Just

 

Lots of Lakes Here in Michigan

Bob at 5,000 Feet - Clouds Below

 

Bernie Landing

Bernie Spring

 

Another Morning and More Great Flying Ahead

 

Bernie

Casey

 

Lisa

Pat Winther and New WW U-2

 

Larry Wright and His WW U-2

Scot Maue with Exxtasy Glider

 

Craig Carlson

Dave Emberson

 

Now, That's Getting Close

Thermalling at 4,000 Feet

 

Must be Time to Come Down

 

Bob Grant and Flash

Mark Dugan had a Great Flight

 

Tracy Waves

Flatlands

 

Linda and Larry Wright

Pat's new WW U-2

 

Larry after a Three Hour Flight

 

Scot Happy with the Great Air

Scot on Approach

 

Lisa and Tracy Swingin

Mark Bolt and Chris Bratsis

 

Flash Running Around the Set-up Area

 

Larry and Mark Land Together After a Wonderful Day o Flying

 

Mark Dugan Flairs

Mark Bolt Ready to Fly the New Sailplane

 

Dan Guido - Detroit Mi.

Bernie Spring - Detroit Mi.

 

Jim Dedes and Bernie Spring Both of Detroit

 

The Long Laneway Into Cloud 9 & Tracy Towing a Glider

The Flatlands of Michigan

 

Linda and Flash

Mark Dugan

 

Tracy Tillman with Their new Sailplane - So Happy After First Flight

 

 

Lisa

 

Pat Winther Landing

Bernie Spring and Bob Grant

 

Lisa Colletti and Tracy Tillman Owners of Cloud 9 Field Near Lansing Michigan

 

Lisa Colletti and Chris Bratsis

Tracy Flying Over the Evening Moon

 

Tracy Comes in for His First Landing with the AL-12

 

The Approach

Set up Perfectly

 

Tracy Did Not Even Use Half of the Runway

Tracy and Lisa's Bailey

 

Floyd Doing His First Set-up

 

Bailey

George Rich with Flash on the Swing

 

"Looks like too many pilots scared Lisa on tow that day......."

Linda Wright

 

Bailey

 

Casey Flairs

 

 

Flash Greets Larry on Landing

Larry - A Great Flight

 

Larry's Approach

 

Casey Just

George and Nora Rich of Michigan

 

George is 79 and Loves to Hang Glide at Cloud 9

George Ready for Tow

 

George is Enjoying His Skyward Freedom

 

George Landing

 

Tracy Congratulates George on a Great Flight

 

Douglas and Angela Madaras - Tandem Students

Chris and Amy Wallich - Tandem Students

 

Angela Watching the Action

Floyd on Another Tow

 

Angela Anxious to Get Flying

Angela and Tracy Ready for Take-off

 

Angela is Airborne

Douglas Making a Great Landing

 

Looks Like Really Angela Liked Her Flight with Tracy at Cloud 9 Field

 

There is no Doubt that Angela was Thrilled

Really Thrilled

 

Angela and Douglas

Amy Wallich Taking to the Air with Tracy While Lisa Tows

 

Amy Waiting for a Ride to the Sky

 

Amy is on Her Way

What a Great Landing

 

Amy

Amy and Tracy

 

Amy With a Big Smile on Her Way Up

 

May 27 - 28, 2006

Another great weekend with lift to 5,000 feet on Saturday.

Lisa Colletti Flies Her Litespeed

Pam Moore and Pat Winther

 

Steve Fernandes and Instructor Tracy Tillman

 

Pam Moore and Tracy Tillman

 

Lining up for Landing

Touchdown

 

Robert Schaum and Tracy

 

Ready to Land

Robert a Very Happy Pilot

 

Joy Pineta and Tracy

 

Landing

Joy and Tracy

 

Saro Avakian and Tracy

 

 

Mohit Jain

 

Mohit Jain and Tracy

 

Lisa Colletti Does a Smooth Take-Off with Their New Sailplane

 

Lisa on Tow

Tracy and Lisa

 

Chris Wiese and Tracy

 

Tim Wiese and Tracy

 

Rochelle Rouppas and Tracy

Gliders Set Up at the South end of Cloud 9 Field

 

Rochelle Has a Big Smile

 

Lisa Searching for Lift

Floyd Cadwell with His Atos

 

Tracy and Renee

 

Lisa gets a Three Hour Flight with Their New Glider

 

Floyd Searching for Lift and he Gets It To Near Cloud Base

 

Robert Schaum Soon to Solo

 

Hubert and Tracy

 

Davis Straub and Belinda Boulter Visit Cloud 9

Dad - Andrew Alexander Brings His Family to Cloud 9 While He Takes a Tandem Introductory Flight. Wife, Amy and Children, Whitney, Kathleen, Cara, Jack, Ryan, and Freddy the Dalmation

 

Andrew Alexander Flying with Tracy

 

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