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Understanding Rabe’s Ridge

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Rabies-view We start our discussion about the dynamics of Rabe’s Ridge with a toast. Hoist a brew in appreciation of Mike Rabe, the early Woodrat hang glider who pioneered much of the early exploration of the ridge above China Gulch. Flying from Woodrat in the early 1980Read More....

Understanding Burnt Ridge

Sunday, February 15th, 2015
Burntt_banner Once upon a time, there were three paragliding pilots named Lucky, Skilled, and Judgment. Much like the story of the three little pigs, it was the last named of the three pigs that kept them all from finally getting devoured by the Bad Wolf. In the real worlRead More....

Flying to Donato’s

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Flying around Woodrat Mountain takes many forms. From the first exhilarating flights of the new student, to magical glass offs, to the first venturing afield out to LongSword winery, there are many rites of passage that Read More....

Dealing with Humbug

Friday, February 13th, 2015
Humbug_banner   There you are, our young P2 or low experienced P3, happily flying around Woodrat. You are feeling all studly and excited about your flying prowess, when THE VOICE comes over the radio “ YOU are flying in a bad spot and YOU need to get out of therRead More....