Category: Time Machine

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…



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…



Throwback Thursday: Scott Jewell

If you knew him… this is sure to make you smile… and maybe cry :-/ I made this video for the late Scott Jewell as a Christmas present, circa 2006 give or take a year. It’s a mix of some footage we we went out and shot to make a cool hang gliding movie, and…



TBT: First Loops

My first loop was on the day of Scott “Loop It” Jewell’s service.  He was loved by so many, and as such his service was very well attended by pilots from near and far.  It was also forecasted to be a classic flying day in Ellenville. It was a perfect impromptu memorial fly in!  And…



TBT: Tandems All Over

Some memorable flights with dad……



TBT: Just a regular kid… at some random flying site



TBT: Dizzying Backflip Makes Headlines

About a year ago, a short video clip I had posted made headlines… in Australia?! http://www.9news.com.au/world/2014/02/20/14/55/hang-glider-performs-wingover It also spurred a pretty radical discussion about how low is “too low” for aerobatics… All I’ll say is that this wasn’t as low, or upside down, as it looks.  Regardless, it was cool getting noticed down undah.



TBT: South Side Skyout

I recently came across this footage, filmed with the original GoPro Hero (the first one, before they were HD).  I’m flying my aluminum Wills Wing T2, which makes this sometime in the spring or summer of 2009. A great day at the South Side, thermalling up above the “Blue Balls” radio antennas, and drifting way…