Wednesday, August 01, 2012

King 2012

July 9th through the 16th I attended the king Mountain Hang Gliding Championship.  As always, King is one of the most incredible places to fly on earth! With that being said, King can be one of the most frustrating places to fly due to summer thunderstorm activity.  This year the comp was plagued by daily storms.  But there were a few days that provided great flying.

       Our driver Sharron Lepardi and flying mate Lisa Verzella.

       Looking uphill at upper launch.  Approximately 65 competitors this year

        Upper launch.

       On one of the many off days, we explored Craters Of The Moon National Park

     Sharron. striking a pose at a really cool petroglyphs site.

      The 2012 King Mountain Championship winners. Yea that's me.