Monday, December 23, 2013
Glider pilots are optimists. It’s in our blood. We hike up mountains on marginal days in hope of any window to dance in the skies. We seek out that one last puff of lift to extend our already euphoric flights. We talk about flying again when we come back down from flying.
Yesterday I took the opportunity of a restricted airspace over Oahu to visit and fly Maui! Saying it was heaven on earth would be an understatement. Similarly in the recent past I experienced what could only be defined as “living within a dream” in the skies over Kauai.
When we temporarily lose our airspace privileges to a certain guest on Oahu it can be seen as a wonderful opportunity and reason to experience some of the most beautiful flying in the world, above our neighboring islands! Our Flying Monkey ‘Ohana throughout the islands welcomes pilots with open arms to experience the beauty of Hawaii from above.
Our monkey leaders have established a contact list for flying the many sites across the island chain. It is vital to contact these island representatives to establish consistent safety practices and to preserve the freedom to soar these sites for generations to come.
Dream big. Go far!
Posted by James at 9:48 AM