Category: Lifestyle

Perspective

Today concluded the longest break I’ve taken from hang gliding since my first flight with my dad in 1988. My last flight before the break was August 17, and I had my left shoulder surgically reconstructed the next day.  Which means I went 4 1/2 months! Today was “just” a sled ride… but with my…



Hang Gliding Nightmare

I don’t usually have flying dreams… but when I do, they are about hang gliding.  It’s probably because I started so young- I don’t imagine “flying”, I imagine hang gliding situations and adventures. Last night, I have a vivid nightmare… and it’s the first time I recall hang gliding being in a negative dream. I…



ADHD Productivity

ADHD is a chemical imbalance in the brain, which can manifest in a wide variety of ways.  I’ve already written a little about my “epiphany” in researching ADHD- and would like to thank those that reached out and shared their stories and support.  But only those that suffer from ADHD really understand what I’m going…



A.D.D. and me

I’ve been reading a lot about A.D.D. lately. I’ve known what it is, or at least thought I did, for a long time. I’ve had friends that had it, and were on prescriptions to manage it. But to be honest, I didn’t really “get it”. I knew what A.D.D. stands for- “Attention Deficit Disorder”… and…



Comments to FAA re: UAS Prohibition

This is a follow up to my post earlier today, detailing the FAA’s proposed prohibition on flying RC aircraft via “first person view” (FPV) as well as operating commercially.  If you missed that post you can get caught up HERE. For those willing to comment on the FAA’s memo of interpretation, I wanted to share what I…



FAA aims to outlaw RC “drones”

I’ve been doing some research into the laws pertaining to flying my quadcopter with a camera attached.  I’m contemplating pursuing it commercially, since it’s a rare occasion where I have a skill-set that could potentially be used to make income for my family (most of my skill-sets are next to worthless in terms of supporting a…



Beach Bummin’

It’s been beautiful weather, but the last two days has been the absolute least ideal wind DIRECTION… so we’ve opted to recreate in other ways than hang gliding.  It’s a little bit of a bummer we haven’t gotten to fly more, but the forecast for Sat & Sun is promising. In the mean time, on…



Kitty Hawk Dolphins

Enjoying the beach life in North Carolina before the Kitty Hawk Kites Hang Gliding Spectacular- the longest running hang gliding competition in history. We’ve had dolphins like crazy swimming in front of the house, so I’ve been sending out the quadcopter to shoot some video.  Yesterday I was a little more conservative, keeping my distance…



Wallerby

Down at Wallaby Ranch in Davenport, FL doing a landing clinic sponsored by Wills Wing for their annual “demo days” and anniversary celebration event.  We had favorable weather and filmed landings this morning, with the first of two classroom sessions after breakfast was served.  Tomorrow morning looks like rain, but we’ll be doing the second…



Start ’em young

Scarlett is already taking quite a liking to hang gliding! And a cool video by Ellenville pilot “Jimmy D” from flying 3/21/14