What goes up – must come down

Cee’s challenge this week is “Anything that flies…”, and with a large archive of photos taken at the Mid-Atlantic Soaring Championships this was a bit dificlut, mainly in making the choices of what to put here, I have hundreds of images.

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The flightline, a couple dozen ‘birds’ (we call them ships) are awaiting tows. All of them will be launched within an hour.

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One of the ‘ships’ behind the tow-plane. It will be towed to an altitude of about 2500′ then stay aloft for an hour or so using nothing but the up-drafts under the clouds., and fly a course of over 100 miles.


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“SM” (Sugar Mike) landing back at the ‘gliderport’ after completing the asigned task. Don’t fret, those trees are about half a mile away, and the plane is about 10′ above the runway.

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: ANYTHING THAT FLIES FROM BIRDS TO AIRPLANES

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About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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5 Responses to What goes up – must come down

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I have always wanted to fly in a glider. Wonderful photos. Well done for this week’s challenge.

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected this post to be featured on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2015/12/03/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-signs-2/
    I sure hope you are having a great week!

  4. xpat92 says:

    Hi,
    Very cool captures. I have never been in a glider, neither!

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