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A Few from the Local Airport
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Posted By: Colorado CJ, 04-14-2012, 05:27 PM

It was a rainy day today, so I didn't go into the mountains. Instead, I went to my local airport and took a few shots of the gliders and planes. Here are a few of them












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04-15-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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The first one look like an old Lockheed Loadstar? Is the Ag-Cat towing something? I see what appears to be a cable trailing him. Perhaps the Sailplane?
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Thanks Ed, I believe it is a Lodestar, good eye! Yeah, the Air Tractors were used as tugs for the gliders. There were no real thermals yesturday (too cold and windy, also downslope winds), but the gliders were still going up.

I'm hoping to have enough time this summer to take a few lessons and get my sailplane license. I live about 40 minutes from one of the worlds best sailplane sites, Owl Canyon Sailplane Club. It is only around $150.00 a year to join and you can use the clubs sailplanes, and either a ground winch or a tug to get up, once you get your license.
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