Team Blog

Knowing “Weather” Or Not To Fly

  • July 16, 2014
Knowing “Weather” Or Not To Fly

Two days ago we had mounted a very large group of pilots to go fly one of our favorite big mountain sites for a late evening "sled ride."  This is a wonderful site for all pilot levels and gives everyone a chance to launch with some real altitude.  Upon reaching launch and looking over the valley some 5,000 feet below we felt super calm air, with no sustained wind, but could see a large dark band many, many miles away.  Some of the experienced pilots ribbed each other on who was launching first, with a sarcastic smile.  We all knew we were not going to be launching, but joked as we talked back...

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Go Deep – You Gotta Commit!

  • May 26, 2014

  Memorial Day 2014 came, and the conditions looked fabulous.  Time for an adventure with the Skywalk USA Team!  So Jonathan, Jeff, and I piled into the truck and headed to "The V", a launch site in Centerville Utah.  The goal - fly back home to the Sandy Utah area, a straight line distance of around 30+ miles.  Kindly, Jeff's wife offered to drop us off at launch.  Less kindly, this meant we had to fly home, or we were walking!  (Oh sure she probably would have retrieved us if needed, but where is the adventure in that story?)   Along the way was a committing jump across City...

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