A record hang gliding ride on the Texas wind

A neat mixed media presentation by The New York Times to clearly explain what Jonny Durand and Dustin Martin did and how they did it. 1 Of course, that was 475 miles and they still didn’t make it out of Texas.

Made me wonder how long it’s been since I took my first flight — a powered one — in the aborted pursuit of a private pilot license. Had to consult my log book. Turns out it was six years ago — yesterday. D’oh! Didn’t even celebrate.

What I should really do is haul my ass back to the airport and into that little Citabria again to finish getting my ticket.

Notes:

  1. Another reason print is dead. Or dying. You know what I mean.