Friday, April 26, 2013


A few pilots from the Austin Area took off for Quintana last week. I travelled down with Nate, and met up with Dan Dave and Mark along the way.
The wind was picking up and was close to soarable, so we set right up.
By the time I was ready, so was the wind... for the Tandem Falcon anyway 229sq ft of flying boat. It can be a handful at 30ft msl, in 25mph winds.
The air had some lumps in it, but was generally friendly. The dune is about 20ft high so there is little margin for exploration.

Passing was fun. 
At one point we had three gliders in the air, which I was impressed by. Check out Nate's blog for more pictures and stories. Thanks for the ride Nate, and Y'all for the site intro. Good flying !

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter 2013

It's Easter already in 2013, I went up to visit with Isaiah and Christi. We checked out this local resort, it has quite a view over Lake Travis.
A couple days later Heidi and I had a pretty good ride around Pace Bend. I think we went around twice. The riding is nice, the views are fairly typical of the "Hill Country".

There has not been any rain to speak of for a few months. The rocks are are a little loose and there's plenty of dust.

On the way home we stopped in at Willie Nelson's roadhouse - Poodies hilltop bar and grill for some refreshment.

We enjoyed some nice BBQ at the Salt Lick, with the Carew Family. Then hit the lake Sunday morning before the clouds rolled in. A pleasant weekend. Now I'm ready for some air.