Landing Last Sunday

Here’s a short clip, thanks to John Morse, of my first hang glider landing in 2016.¬† It’s great to be alive! ūüôā Last Sunday was a decent flyable day at Ellenville.¬† Not the first of the year, but probably the most friendly air I’ve had yet this year….



Why RRG Will Succeed Where Past Insurance Failed

First, the background- extremely abbreviated- hang gliding and paragliding is an inherently risky activity.¬† While it is also something we can do quite safely through proper training and diligence, the risk potential is always there.¬† For this reason, among others, the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) has provided 3rd party liability insurance…



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…



Films Promoting Free Flight

Let’s face it- aviation in general is not for everyone. ¬†And only a subset of those interested in flight, are looking to do so without a motor. ¬†And of that segment, only some are looking to fly easily portable, foot-launch and landable wings. But, while being a realist for a moment, I think we also…



Streaking

No, I’m not running through the quad naked… I’ve had a growing curiosity about doing some night time star time-lapse photography… and finally had the time (and energy) to experiment with it. ¬†Here’s my first crack at it. With a good camera, Photoshop, and After Effects… it’s pretty easy actually! ¬†Just need the right tools……



Lookout Landing Clinic in the news

Someone’s been telling lies about me again!¬† But it’s cool the clinic has gotten some good press for our sport

Read the article here

I’m also hoping for a little extra-curricular video shoot opportunity… Weather and park permitting

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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…



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: Aerobatics with Smokes… with Dad!

My first aerobatics with smokes. I’m so lucky to have such a cool dad! Flying into Teddy and Leanne’s party from Ascutney, VT 7/22/1989 (age 4).I still remember dad let me pull the pin on the smoke, and the pop of the igniter. I was hooked instantly…