Sunday, June 13, 2010
There's just nothing better than sitting out in the fresh mountain air and watching the gliders take off just to our east and go right over our heads. I'm sure they're sick of watching me wave like a fool to them, but it's so amazing to watch.
We have phenomenal lift conditions here that are triggered by the Tehachapi Mountains to our south, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to our north and the great Mojave Desert to our East. (Jeesh, I sound like I work for the Chamber of Commerce)
It's said that even the space shuttle pilots have trained here because the shuttle basically is a glider.
I bet you're wondering if I've gone up in one. Not in your life!!!