Friday, January 20, 2012

Saturday Skies at Southern California Soaring Academy - Crystal Airport (SkyWatch Friday)

 Photo's from last Saturday.
One of the Academy's new 2-seater ASK-21 glider is being towed for a flight. My son flew two flights and got up to 14,000 feet during one of them -- a definite thrill. 
Here is a view of both of the new ASK-21s.

13 comments:

Jack said...

Your first photo is terrific, Tash, with that dramatic sky, the strong glider profile and the small pair at the right side. And, congrats to your son for his soaring prowess.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant first shot Tash, the sky is fabulous, well done to your son, if only I wasn't such a chicken, I'd love to do that, it always looks so serene as they glide along up there.

eileeninmd said...

Fantastic skywatch captures. Congrats to your son! Happy skywatching!

crocrodyl said...

The sky is amazing!

Bibi said...

Quite beautiful, Tash. Almost makes me want to go up....but not quite! ;)

altadenahiker said...

That top one -- it's just so clean.

Tanya said...

that first shot is just awesome! my husband has done this before, he loved it! i'm too chicken!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

the perfect kind of day to spend out in the desert. I love seeing the Joshua trees in the distance.

TheChieftess said...

Ditto, ditto, and ditto!!! Great shot! And I admire your courage watching your son in the wild blue yonder!!!

Powell River Books said...

That must be quite an accomplishment to get to 14,000 feet. I haven't been higher than that in my powered plane. Do they have to take oxygen? - Margy

Ysabelle said...

Wow, I'm still amazed on your place, this is a great destination too.


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Linda said...

14,000 feet sounds quite amazing. I'm also interested to know if oxygen was required.

Above the City said...

Cool!!