Category: Lifestyle

The youngest person to fly from Telluride, Colorado.  September 16, 1988. Launch is over 12,000 ft above sea level, and we climbed to almost 17,000 ft- the landing zone is around 9,000 ft.  Check out the tandem on a double surface glider (Wills Wing Sport I think?).  Dad still nailed the landing, of course. #respect…



Deer Valley Pow Turns

A fun Throwback Thursday video: My first year working at Deer Valley, I was a videographer (NOT! a ski instructor). Best compliment/insult I got that year?  “You ski like a really good PATROLLER.  It’s all wrong, but you look great doing it” After becoming an instructor and pursuing certification… that comment is all the more…



TBT: Backcountry Pow Turns

Short video Des took of me, from the Alta parking lot if I remember correctly… skiing the ridge (backcountry) that faces West at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon.  Circa 2008 or so? There’s something really special about hiking (touring) up a rugged mountain line, especially doing it alone.  Yea yea, I know touring alone…



Freeing Scotty T

Today I released Scotty’s ashes from a couple thousand feet over where he loved to fly.  It was a beautiful day to be out and up in the air, he would have been so excited to fly today.  It was pretty surreal flying “with” him… and it was hard to let him go, too… But…



The Ultimate TBT: “Destiny”

I made this video back in 2005… It’s hard to believe TEN years have passed since then! This is actual home video of me as a little… with a childhood like this, how could I grow up to be anything BUT a hang glider pilot?!  It’s all I’ve ever known or wanted… When I made this…



Contest Entry and HG Publicity

If you follow me here on my blog, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or stalk me from the bushes (must be cold this time of year) you already know I do a bit of aerial photography and videography using a small quadcopter. Well the company that makes the quad and gimbal I use, DJI, is running…



The FAA’s Proposed UAS “Drone” Laws are Available for Public Comment

Link to the complete set of proposed laws, and where you can comment: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-0150-0017 Summary of proposed laws: Operational Limitations • Unmanned aircraft must weigh less than 55 lbs. (25 kg). • Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) only; the unmanned aircraft must remain within VLOS of the operator or visual observer. • At all times the small…



Winter Play

Having worked through physical therapy for my shoulder, and being fully cleared by my doctor… I’m officially a healed, rehabilitated, physically able-bodied person again!  And despite record cold and getting trounced with snow, I’ve been doing by best to get out and fly when I can. Here are a couple recent shots from doing some…



Shoulder Health, Part I

I’ve been involved in a dangerous activity for a long time, but it’s only caught up with me in a few instances. In 1998 I broke my right wrist, in 1999 I sprained and dislocated my left shoulder, and in 2003 I broke my left ankle… all playing hockey. No, it wasn’t flying, and maybe…



Sunrise

One nice thing about these short winter days… it’s a lot easier to get up to watch the sun rise!  Inspirational.