"I hitched a ride with the wind
And since he was my friend
I just let him decide where we'd go"
Wildflowers - Dolly Parton
About Wind Drifter
was the name of a small hang gliding school (I was
the only Instructor) that operated near State College, PA in the late
80's and early 90's. I've kept the name just in case time and
allow me to get back to teaching again.
Some things seem to have a way of coming around again if you wait long
enough. The first glider I flew from the mountains (1981) was a single
surface bowsprit glider called a
. As you can see,
designed it must have owned stock in an aircraft cable company, it had
wires than any other glider I've ever seen!
30 years later my newest flying toy is again a Mosquito
this time it is a powered harness that bears the name. [Well, now it is actually 40
years later, and my newest flying toy is a Falcon 195 glider
, to make it easier
on this gimpy old body. Haven't yet tried it with the Mosquito].
This web site is devoted primarily to foot launched flying, and because
the Mosquito is my newest adventure, most of what you see will be about
(from the Mountains of Virginia)
Comments or Questions? Write to Wind-Drifter