I got there first, so I got into the air as they were setting up. This was some of the smoothest flying I've had in a long time. We had some storms off in the distance, so they made a nice backdrop for photos.
I got another 1.5 hours. This is one night I could have stayed up another 2 hours if I'd had the time, but the big fire ball in the sky was sinking fast.
What a day! Our friend Chip got married in the morning and by evening we were flying over 100 miles away!
On a seperate note... My friend Robert Laird, http://blogs.chron.com/lightflight/, loves to get tractor shots. I've tried to figure out what my "thing' is. I think it's shadows of me or other PPCs. I got a few on this flight.
I've also included some neat corn fields. I've been flying for most of my life and I'm still fascinated by fields. It's nice to see the patterns they create to avoid an object. Sometimes they just follow the contours, which I recently found out the government created this style of plowing after the Dust Bowl.
Hubert is setup and ready to go, Travis is warming up, Chris, Scott and Bill coming out.
Left to right, Travis, Chris, Hubert, Bill, Scott
Nice place for a picnic. (Shadow #1)
Hubert in the air as the rest are laying out below.
Hubert flying next to me. I was confused at first, Hubert and Travis both have a blue Powrachute Pegasus, with a Red, White, and Blue parachute, even striped the same! Notice the wingtip on Hubert's PPC here, it is white. Travis' is red.
Scott, Bill, Travis, & Chris, ready to go.
Chris has a long shadow this late in the day. (Shadow #2)
Hubert flying low. (Shadow #3)
Chris flying over another cool field.
Chris dancing in front of the clouds.
Notice the red wingtips.
Travis climbing with a minature Chris trying to catch up!
Travis going up.
Chris smoking it up.
Bill posing with the clouds. Can you feel how peaceful it was?
Bill flying over some nice fields.
Bill, it's a long and winding road ahead!
My shadow on some tall corn. (Shadow #4)
Scott flying along side of me. I didn't fly near Scott much, so not to many photos of him this time :-(