On my recent trip to Tahoe, I went soaring for the first time…something I have been wanting to do since I was a kid. Soaring is flying in a glider or motorless airplane. You achieve lift from air that is moving upwards, usually called a thermal. Although this blog is mainly about art, I thought some of the readers might enjoy see a few pictures of my adventure. Below are a few shots of the trip, which was courtesy of Soar Truckee.
Here is ‘yours truly’ ready to take off–
A tow plane pulls the glider up to a reasonable altitude and then lets go. From here the pilot finds thermals which take you up even higher. At one point we were over 11000 feet high, with some thermals lifting the glider at over 1000 feet per minute! You can see the tow plane in the below photo with Lake Tahoe in the background–
Here is a shot of the northwest part of Lake Tahoe with Tahoe City below–
Another shot of the northeast section of the lake with Incline Village in the distance–
A shot of Northstar ski area–
It was great fun, and I hope to go again, possibly when there is a little less haze from all the California fires!