photo by Aaron Colby Price
Lindsay Matush: Still coming down off a great weekend at the Fredonia, Kansas Memorial day fun and mentorship comp. Spotty weather got us down for a couple of days but Monday delivered with a 170km flight for the books. Thanks Marc Radloff and Britton Shaw for organizing and Aaron Colby Price for being such a great flying compadre and the pics. Spent most of the day running cloudstreets across the Flint Hills of Kansas. At 5:15 I thought I was on final glide, when I picked up a little thermal being triggered by a tractor in a big brown field. The thermal quickly turned into 6.5 m/s climb (strongest of the day) and I was back at 7200' to eek out another 100 miler. Flatland magic! Thanks to all who made the weekend so much fun.
Click on the picture below to see the Doarama simulation of the Memorial Day flights from Fredonia Airport.
We are a group of paragliding pilots based in the St. Louis area.