Sunday, December 6, 2009

Son in the Sky

Our son is piloting the far glider at about 10,000 feet above Mt. Lewis on the lee side of the San Gabriel mountains, with view of high dessert toward Palmdale. I'd like to thank the Southern California Soaring Academy for this special picture.

21 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

He is a great pilot!
And Brave! :)
And this picture is so beautiful, a perfect sky and I liked the perspective as well!
Does he listen to music while he is flying? I remember that cool movie "top gun" that I'm fan! I love Tom Cruise!
Hugs
Léia

Jacob said...

Wow, that is a very special photo! Amazingly beautiful. Is your son piloting the glider?

Virginia said...

Your son's a brave young man! Gorgeous shot and I can only imagine the view from above!
V

altadenahiker said...

We're all a bit, or a lot, in awe of your son. Never thought the trail to Palmdale could look so beautiful.

lizziviggi said...

That is a gorgeous shot! My aunt used to live in PV-- I always enjoyed visiting her there and it's nice to be able to see the area through your camera lens. Thank you!

Lois said...

Wow I am impressed! Your son is remarkable. Sounds like you had a good time in Jax. St. Augustine is one of my favorite cities and I have quite a few relatives still living there. In fact, if you came back from there through Jax Beach, then you probably passed through Ponte Vedra which is near where my grandfather used to have a cattle ranch. He also used to graze his cattle where the Sawgrass golf course is now. I spent a lot of time down there when I was growing up and it was mostly swamp and woods. In fact I never go down there anymore so I can remember it the way it was--a part of old Florida that has passed into history.

Bibi said...

I am impressed. I admire your son's piloting skills; it must be a thrilling experience, but not one for me!

Petrea said...

That's awesome, in the true sense of the word!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Fabulous. Your son's plane looks like a tiny plane glued to the wing of the one your in. What's going on there? your usually ground crew

FA said...

You must be very proud of him. What a great and exciting thing to be able to do.

Antjas said...

Was this a birthday treat for your son? I hope you all had a wonderful day and what a place to spend it!

marley said...

Great shot. Really captures the enormity of your sons undertaking!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Ditto The PA, nT.
U are quite a ladyshutterbug!
What's your camera?

Powell River Books said...

Cool shot. He must have had a blast. I've never flown in a glider except once when the engine quit in our Arrow. Wayne did a magnificent job of landing us at a strip that just happened to be below us. A few minutes earlier and we would have been over the mountain range in Oregon. Sometimes life is very good. - Margy

Vogon Poet said...

I think that nothing can be more exciting than flying on your own.

Antjas said...

Yikes, tell that young man to put his cell phone away and keep both hands on the yoke (I had to look that up because I thought it probably wasn't called a steering wheel!!! My new little bit of knowledge for the day brought to me by CDP.)

Thanks for the Krampus story.

Clueless in Boston said...

Wonderful photo. You must be glad when he gets back on the ground after gliding at 10,000.

exposemaximum said...

it is absolutely an amazing image. It deserves special attention

Frank said...

Simply breathtaking. I understand that gliding is a very addictive sport.

This photo is amazing.

Love your Monochrome shot. Wonderful old building and it looks just right in b/w.

Paula said...

This is what I love about blogging, creating these kinds of keepsakes - and sharing them. It's an amazing photo, someone knew exactly what they were doing.

Maya said...

Cool shot! Good for your son!