Last night I decided to see if there were any pictures from Burning Man 2006 on Flickr yet.


There are a ton of them (and clusters too). I always seem to underestimate how quickly stuff gets on to Flickr, even from the middle of nowhere.

Since I plan to be flying my glider around Western Nevada this weekend, I decided to revisit my fantasy from last year: flying over Black Rock City in a glider.

Thatís when I dug up info on the Black Rock City Airport, the Operating Plans (from 2005), their Unicom Radio Operatorís Handbook (well done, I might add), and Air Play on the Playa (an overview of airborne stuff at Burning Man).

I'll see how the weather holds...

Have a good weekend!

Posted by jzawodn at September 01, 2006 02:53 PM

Reader Comments
# Ben Tremblay said:

After a full day comparing MySQL to everything else in the field (Firefox from InterBase, ok ... but whatever happened to Paradox?!) it was like a drink of spring water to read this. (I lived in the hills of Cape Breton Island when it was time to raise kids ... I know the glory of a road-side spring. Makes the best apple-cider, you know?) And it got me reminiscing ... most of my cohort from the bus days got no sense at all, not a bit. (Or no heart, but that's too nasty to say.)

I'm glad BM thrives still. I hope there were some fine fire-circles. (I un-pawned my djembe 1.5 hours ago; synch.) I worry that Rainbow Family has suffered to the degree that my cohort has grown wealthy. (Hence the eccentric URL I've placed, rather than the more usual blog.)

drink deeply, as always
ben aka WillowBear

p.s. I recommend on "Linear Entrepreneurship Sucks" ... is what I'm suffering, is what ... and not just me.

on September 1, 2006 03:15 PM
# WillowBear aka ben said:



"Whiskey breath" struck me as awesomely lucid ... but "Welcome Home"?! Looks like the URL I used in the previous post wasn't entirely out of place!


on September 1, 2006 03:45 PM
# Greg said:

Hope you were able to pull off your flight!

Didn't get my airplane project done in time to fly in, so went by car again instead. I did enjoy the amount of airplay there this year. There was also a very neat AN-2 at the airport.

At the burn of the man and the even bigger waffle, I noticed just how strong a thermal is generated by a burning structure. Perhaps the next 'extreme sport' could be fire soaring.

Asbestos parawing anyone?

-- Greg

on September 5, 2006 10:26 PM
# Fresh flowers said:

Flying is one of my greatest pleasures, but I have never done it in a glider, only by commercial airlines. It must be very thrilling controlling your own life up there.

on September 8, 2006 06:05 AM
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