November 7, 2009: Sterling, MA, just-for-fun acrobatic glider flight with pilot Devan Wiebe. Photographer: Charlotte. Gear: Nikon D200 body worn in body harness, 24-70mm f2.8, 20mm f2.8, SB800 strobe:
April 4, 2010: Greater Boston Soaring Club flying at Sterling Airport. Pawnee tow plane pilot: Devan Wiebe. Glider pilot for Charlotte's flight: Ira Blieden. Photographers: Paul and Charlotte. Lenses: 10.5mm, 24-70mm, 18-200mm, 80-400mm.
May 2, 2010: a beautiful day, and a good time was had by all at Sterling Airport! Charlotte took a seriously acrobatic glider flight with pilot Devan Wiebe, as did her coworker Mo's two children, and she took her own second and third glider pilot lessons.
Wearing parachutes and going for serious G forces, Charlotte rides with Devan in the Puch. What a ride! Camera gear: 12-24f4 on D200 in body harness.
Mo Dolaty's son Amir and daughter Sarah also go up for seriously acrobatic fun with Devan:
After flying four aerobatic flights and several towplane flights, even the energetic Devan is seriously depleted:
Much calmer: Charlotte's second (and, later, her third) training flight:
Other people playing:
May 22, 2010: Another seriously aerobatic flight with pilot Devan Wiebe, this time with the 10.5mm fisheye, not in a body harness, to allow for shots back at us from the nose. I also took two more lessons (#4 and #5, much tamer).Other people were also playing: the Stearman biplane was aloft.
May 23, 2010: Shooting with the 80-400VR, other people playing and my lessons (#6 and #7):
10 July 2010: Rebecca's very fine, hour-long aerobatic flight with Devan at the controls of the Puch. The grin says it all! Straight and level flight didn't figure into this equation in the least! Sorry I missed their takeoff; I was taking an instructional flight at the time myself.
7 August 2010: The view from the Bird-Dog towplane on a very good soaring day. Charlotte shooting the 12-24f4 on a D200 in a body harness.
13 November 2010: Charlotte solos in a Blanik L-23! Briefing from instructor Fred Looft, on tow behind Vitaly in the Pawnee, landing, and Dezi performing the ceremonial cutting off of her shirttails. Photos by Margaret Haynes-Lamont.
January 2012: I finish my glider add-on rating at Estrella Sailport flying a Schweizer 2-33, enjoying an aerobatic flight in an MDM-1 Fox, and then flying a Schweizer 1-26.
Glider flying at Sugarbush Soaring, Labor Day weekend, 2012:
Joined Connecticut Soaring Association October 2012.
Flying an ASK21 at Harris Hill, Labor Day Weekend, 2013.
Aerobatics training in the MDM-1 Fox at Estrella, December 2013.
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