This stunning image by Laurent Ducros was taken in February, 2021 and features the glider aerobatic team based in Erquy on the northwest coast of France. The three, four meter span Air 100 gliders in Hamilton livery are all built by Eric Poulain who is also one of the pilots. They are flown in precise, tight formation with musical accompaniment.

Whither our community?

Pacific City Triptych by Michelle Klement

My most excellent day at the beach.

Iñaki Elizondo Casado’s Weberschock ‘Radical’ amidst a backdrop of balsa-hungry wind turbines at the world famous Bwlch in South Wales, UK, at the 2017 Welsh Open F3F. (image: Kevin Newton)

So you want to do for a living what you now do for a hobby?

This magnificent picture was taken on 2021–06–11 by Alexandre Mittaz after a mid-afternoon, one hour long thermal flight in the Val d’Hérens / Valais / Switzerland. The aircraft is a Drops388 from DropsFactory in Germany. Its wingspan is 388cm, weighs in at 5.8kg unballasted and is constructed with hardshell carbon fiber wings. To provide a sense of scale, Alexandre’s wife can be seen at the extreme left of the photo (you’ll have to look really, really closely).

Is great flying right on your doorstep?

A wedge-tailed eagle takes dead aim at a Bird of Time over Mount Terrible in South Australia on May 9th, 2021. (image: Allen Moore)

Are those dark clouds gathering on the horizon?

One of the four tantalizing clues that Dad left behind. (image: Dr. R. Patrick Gannon)

Never miss an opportunity to ask your folks a question.

An exciting launch into big air at an F3F event in Taiwan in September of 2008. (image: ©2008 Yusr Wang, all rights reserved, used with permission.)

Our modest role in making the world a better place.

Jim Walker shows off one of his experimental Sonic Control Gliders in Oregon in the 1940s.

Thoughts on the collision between the old world and the new.

“le pilote s’appelait Gaston et c’est grâce à lui que nous avons découvert le modelisme il y a 20 ans…Il nous a aidé à régler nos premiers modeles…une bien belle aventure, les premiers pas sont toujours plein de doute” — words and image by Régis Geledan, Gez-ez-Angles, Hautes-Pyrénées, France.

Spring is finally here. And so is Fall.

Getting ready to launch a Dream-Flight Alula at Beachside, Oregon in late summer of 2015. (image: Michelle Klement)

That was fun, can we do it again?

Terence C. Gannon

Not There Yet.

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