Fall Wrap up.

In case you have not heard, Joe Mckeever, Wolfgang, Thamm, Peter Quigley and myself have been reelected to your Board of Directors. Your board in turn elected Adam White as Treasure, Michelle Wootton as Secretary, Wolfgang Thamm as Vice President and myself as President(Otherwise I would not be writing this blog. ;-)) I want to … Read more

Protect our Tow Pilots!

We have had TWO incidences of Tow Plane kiting this year. Yes TWO! While both pilots landed safely, we must not be scaring our Tow Pilots. Remember, your glider has very large wings and tremendous lifting power, the tow plane has a tiny elevator. In a fight the tow plane is going to lose every … Read more


GRANT OF CONSERVATION EASEMENTTHIS GRANT OF CONSERVATION EASEMENT is made this ________ day of _________________, A.D., 2021 (the “Easement Date”), by PHILADELPHIA GLIDER COUNCIL, INC., located at 934 Route 152, Perkasie, PA 18944-2866, (hereinafter referred to as “Grantor” or “Owner”), in favor of HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, of 13 West Creamery Road, P.O. Box 260, Hilltown, PA 18927 (hereinafter referred … Read more

It’s not over yet.

While we were all hoping that “life would be normal” by this fall, COVID-Delta has had other plans for us. While I believe most of our members have been vaccinated, we must be diligent. I am sorry to announce that we have canceled Neighbors day for this Year. Many instructors are now asking students to … Read more

Encampment Week

Despite smoke from the west coast we had an exciting Encampment week. Over one hundred and ninety flights with over 100 instructional flights. Two new certificates and two Silver distance badges. Several member, including many of our youth members, camped out during the week. Enabling them to get a head start on the sign up … Read more

Encampment is almost Here!

The magical week of July 19th is almost here. Arrangements are being made to have tow pilots and instructors all week. If you have not signed up already do so here. We need to know who will be there so we can arrange instructors and tow pilots. It’s a great week to finish up a … Read more

We Had our First Social Event…

In almost two years. And it was wonderful! The rain and wind threatened, but was unable to deter us from having fun. There were sausages and hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, vegetables, salads and desserts. Oh, the desserts! And of course as we were done flying for the day, so the beer and wine flowed. A … Read more

Off to a great start!

The 2021 season is starting off great! So far this year we have had more flights to date than in 2019 (we will just try to forget 2020). Because of some exceptional weather we has some phenomenal flights this spring. Lukas Furdal and Mikolaj(Mik) Karasinski earned their Silver badges. Mik’s daughter Julia earned her silver … Read more

How bugs are passed around.

I (Dave) was/am a big fan of the TV show Scrubs. Despite it being a comedy show, it would often have a gem of reality. Here is a clip that I think is appropriate in today’s environment. <I>Scrubs</i> Clip Illustrates How Disease Spreads, Value of Social Distancing

How do I configure tinyCam to see the cameras?

From Security Spy’s website: We recommend the tinyCam Monitor app. To set up a camera in the tinyCam app: add a new camera, set the Vendor to Mac and the Model to SecuritySpy, enter the IP address, port and username/password of your SecuritySpy server, and in Advanced Settings set the channel number to a SecuritySpy camera number. … Read more

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