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Here I was in a Duo Discus sailplane with instructor Elizabeth Russell Tattersall, flying out of SoaringNV in Minden, NV in July 2016.  We were in mountain wave – way above the clouds! – with Lake Tahoe under the wing.

I took this photo from an L-13 sailplane flying over the Tetons in June 2011.  Jackson Hole can be seen beyond Grand Teton.

Soaring means flying half a mile or more high in a long-winged aircraft without an engine, sailing a metal or fiberglass ship in a sea of air, dancing with clouds….  And enjoying the fun and fellowship of like-minded friends and fellow pilots at soaring operations, seminars, clinics, camps, contests and clubs.

My club is  the Soaring Club of Houston.

I’ve held a Private Pilot – Glider rating since 2000, but I had to be inactive 2006-2010, due to life happening in spades.  In 2011 I started soaring again.  Besides the Soaring Club of Houston, I have  managed to fly at Women Soaring Pilots Association Seminars in Dayton OH, Chilhowee TN, Moriarty NM, and Minden NV;  at Air Sailing northeast of Reno, NV;  in Marfa, TX, with Burt Compton of Marfa Gliders;  in Driggs, Idaho, with instructor Sam Lea of Teton Aviation;  and in LaGrange, Georgia with Charlie Finn of Southern Eagles, in their Scheibe SF-34, which was a cool sailplane to fly.


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