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Life does'nt leave me as much time as it used to for my hobbies but I like to Ski And Soar ( fly Gliders )
I have around 800hrs , had many cool experiences and a few scares . The sky is like a giant lava lite landscape, air movement can lift a Sailplane over 1000'ft pre minute up in rising air currents , also air flow over mountain ranges can set up a standing wave that can be "surfed " tens of thousands of feet upward.When you see a lenticular cloud ,like the one over Wildcat on Saturday.
That indicates the presence of a Wave.
Spring is best for my highest altitudes over the years , cool air warn sunshine .Fall when Hawks migrate is cool , as your circling in a thermal they spot you and fly over and join in , sometimes you may see dozens all around.We have a Bald Eagle living not too far from the airport ,Flew in a thermal 30' away and gained 3000'ft with him.
Not my vid but this is what Wildcat looks like from above riding Wave
Welp since moving south I'm about to pick up paddelboarding and more biking. I still love running too, and swimming. I'm also tempted to get into scuba diving. and i bought a new paraglider last year but am still waiting on getting a motor for it, hopefully soon. maybe tax return season.