Monday, April 27, 2009

Glide

Was tramping down an old dirt road overlooking the city when I saw this huge shadow fly by. Looked up to see this engineless glider swooping and floating in a pretty stiff wind. And whoever was flying it had some good skills which made it that much more fun to watch.



So I sat there and enjoyed the show for a bit. After awhile, I continued on and finally saw the pilot as he was just landing the plane. Surprising to see how big the plane was, as it seemed to be at least a six foot plus wingspan.



The glider used the wind to turn and duck and dive similar to the cool redtailed hawks we have around here. Now they are the real stars at flying. After seeing one the other day, that hawk showed me how to ride the air proper. That glider has nothing on natural skills.




Digable Planets "Flyin' High in the Brooklyn Sky"
The Mohawks "Pepsi"

1 Comments:

OpenID pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I prefer the bird to the glider and the glider to those flying gizzmos with the remote control

Wednesday, April 29, 2009  

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