My coworker Wolf nicely agreed to give me a "sled ride" in one of the gliders he flies out of Hollister. Unfortunately, we didn't get any lift at all, so it was only a half hour-ish flight, but still it was nice to see how gliders work and get a feel for one.|
It was also a bit eery to fly pretty close to mountain tops without any power, in a position that would have been dire in a powered plane without engine power.
the tailwheel dolly is actually removed before flight
golf car tow to the runway
our tow plane, an old cropduster with a nice biker dude pilot :)
cabin room is limited :)
tow plane unhooked and flying away
much closer to the rocks as I would have gone in a no engine aircraft :)
wolf was in the back, taking care of the important flying
Even though we didn't get any lift whatsoever, it was quite an interesting experience. Thanks Wolf for taking me along.
nice garden maze by the runway