Taildraggers and Gliders

This weekend Bruce and I visited Dart Airport in Mayville, NY. They’ve got gliders, biplanes, a museum and a cafe with some damn fine apple pie.

hatz

introflight

towplane

If you’re ever in the area, go..

UPDATE: More about glider flying..

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5 Responses to Taildraggers and Gliders

  1. Tat says:

    Wow, what a beautiful way to celebrate freedom. (Even if you didn’t intend to) – much better than to fill up your belly with undercooked meat and shoot up chinese fireworks.

  2. mary says:

    ..but we have to eat undercooked (or even worse, overcooked) meat on the 4th. And we have to watch large Shriners ride little motorcycles. It’s tradition

  3. T says:

    Who are the Shriners?! Why do you call go-carts motorcycles? Why didn’t you stay in the air till the 4th, gliding gracefully over valleys and hills?

    And now you are on the Tube!

    My head spins.

  4. mary says:

    Who are the Shriners?!

    Shriners are an eccentric group whose founders are linked to the Masons. They wear red fezzes, they occasionally wear Arab garb while playing Arabic music on flute-o-phones on a float in the 4th of July picnic. They also do some charity work. As far as I can tell, the purpose of the group, like most men’s groups, is to provide an excuse to get away from the wife and kids for a few hours every week. In Western NY, if you don’t join the Shriners, your only alternative is to go ice-fishing.

    Why do you call go-carts motorcycles?

    There’s another group of shriners in the parade who ride on little motorcycles. I got the two confused.

    Why didn’t you stay in the air till the 4th, gliding gracefully over valleys and hills?

    The soaring/glider club is only open on the weekends. If it were open all week, I definitely would have..

  5. T says:

    Live and learn.
    OMG, that statue at the children hospital in Portland!

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