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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday Medley

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National Ride the Wind Day August 23


Enjoy the last days of summer and the warm summer breezes on August 23 as you celebrate the annual National Ride the Wind Day.
National Ride The Wind Day commemorates the anniversary of the first human-powered flight to win the Kremer prize.
It was on August 23rd of 1977 that the Gossamer Condor 2,  flew the first figure-eight course specified by the Royal Aeronautical Society, at Minter Field in Shafter, California.  Slowly cruising at only 11 mph, it traveled a distance of 2,172 meters.
The Gossamer Condor 2 was built by Dr. Paul B MacCready and piloted by amateur cyclist and hang-glider pilot Bryan Allen.
The Gossamer Condor 2 aircraft is preserved at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
We all know that cooler air is right around the corner so take advantage of these nice days and get outside as much as possible. Test out those human-powered aircraft and make some history. summer breezes allow us to fly human-powered. In the event you lack a human-powered aircraft, flying a kite is always a good back plan.
Everything above this line is from the National Day Calendar.
Below are Terri's questions and my answers.
1.  Tell us about the first airplane ride you took and do you like to fly? My first flight was from Ohio to Atlanta and then to Miami.  We were taking a cruise to the Virgin Islands.  I can't say I like to fly, but I will if needed.  Mostly we just drive to where we are going and really love that.
2.  Have you ever gone hang gliding and was it on the beach with boat power, or from a mountain with only the wind and your body?  No, I have never gone hang gliding - but I love watching others do it.  I think it's so cool, but I am definitely not brave enough to do it myself.
3.  Have you ever gone kite flying and with whom? I remember flying kites as a kid some and then helping our girls fly kites.  
4.  Experimental aircraft is quite popular as a hobby where Terri lives.  Have you or anyone you know ever constructed a flying machine and did you ride in it? I personally don't know anyone that has made as flying machine and see number 2, I'd never be brave enough to ride with them.  However, we do have people in our area who do paragliding and I've photographed them.  Love watching.

We also have a lot of hot air balloons in our area.  Love to watch that too and I might possibly be brave enough to try that.

5.  Another big hobby around Lakeland is Radio Controlled Airplanes.  Have you ever seen them flying or tried your hand at it?  I have seen them flying and think they are so cool.  My brother-in-law builds them and flies them.  I understand he's really good, but I haven't seen him fly them yet.
6.  Please tell us something about your week.Nothing special so far this week.  Just work and time at home in the evening for chores and crocheting and binge watching Stranger Things.  Let me tell you, the name is very fitting!  lol

Thank you for visiting and I hope you are having a great week.


  1. I'm not that fond of being way up in the sky because what goes up must come down and it's the way the craft could come down that concerns me. LOL We drive everywhere, too. It's a lot less expensive and I like seeing the the sights and stopping whenever I want to.

    1. I agree. I love seeing something that gets my attention and being able to just stop and check it out.

  2. Paragliding seems cool - let me sit in a chair while there's a big fan on my butt... yeah... I'd try that :) LOL
    I want to rewatch Stranger Things from season 1 :) The kids are so grown this year!!!

    1. I keep hearing people talking about the show, so hubby and I decided to check it out. We're in Season 2 now. Interesting show, but definitely strange!

  3. These are amazing photos, Cathy! It's not that I don't trust the paraglider operator, I'm just afraid I'd get up there and have to go to the bathroom. Can you imagine?! Ha.

  4. Thanks for joining the Medley today and sharing those great photos! I am happy, now that I am old, to keep my feet on the ground. I've not watched Stranger Things. Maybe someday we will binge watch it.


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