I'll probably be too busy preparing and packing to post much else to my weblog in the next day, so I'll post this now... (But the linkblog will stay alive. See below.)
Next week (May 29th - June 5th), I will be flying around over the Nevada desert. I'm taking part in this year's Cross Country Camp at the AirSailing Gliderport, in the Palomino Valley roughly 25 miles north of Reno and not far from Pyramid lake.
I'll be heading out early Saturday morning, glider in tow, with several other pilots who routinely fly gliders out of Hollister. We're expecting a 7 or 8 hour drive from the Bay Area (given the upcoming holiday and the fact that we're taking I-80 past Lake Tahoe and towing gliders). Since I'm just starting to get into cross-country flying, the timing of this year's camp couldn't be much better for me.
Some of us will be camping on-site in the RV we have come to refer to simply as The Beast. Lance will have his Discus B ("november tango") and Jonathon will have his Jantar Standard ("uniform victor"). Of course, I'll be bringing my 304C ("one mike").
There probably won't be much in the way of Internet access there, so I'll likely dump a bunch of stuff on-line (pictures, flying blog entries) when I get back the following weekend. On the off chance that you're in the area and have an aviation radio (yeah, right), I'll be on 123.3 most of the time and I answer to 1M ("one mike") for obvious reasons. :-)
Last year I flew in a biplane on my birthday. This year (turning 30!) I hope to be between 12,000 and 18,000 feet and within range of at least one good airstrip!
While I'm out, the linkblog will continue to live. Kasia has agreed to link in some of the random sort of entertaining and sometimes useful crap you've come to expect from it. Half that stuff seems to come from her anyway! :-)
Posted by jzawodn at May 27, 2004 02:16 PM