Flight Blog: Ep 2.2

By Gisele Dierks

Happy Fall!

We are savoring the final days of our official 2022 season.

John Sillero, Gisele Dierks, and Lee Minardi pictured in the Morningside parking lot with Ascutney Mtn in the background.
John Sillero, myself, and Lee Minardi at the Charlestown Old Home Day Celebration

October Fly-In

Our annual end of season celebration is almost upon us. Please join us October 7-10 for flying competitions, food, fire, and fireworks! We are also going to have a gear sale. Most of the nocturnal festivities will probably be happening Saturday night,  and we will fit in the bomb drop and spot landing competitions as the weather permits. We are expecting BIG crowd, with many people camping Friday and Saturday night. There is plenty of room and we would love to have YOU as well! We have really had a wonderful summer of regrowth, and it would be lovely to have one last hurrah before we all disperse!

Charlestown Old Home Day

Speaking of big crowds,  our Old Home Day Celebration for the town of Charlestown in August was a great half-way celebration, with live music, fireworks, food trucks, a touch-a-truck , lawn games, and s’mores. It’s always great to see Morningside come alive with people, and we are always open to hosting performers and creating events! We will look forward to more tacos,  fried dough and connection with our local community in future years!

Aerotow Update

We are so excited to bring back our aerotow operation next year! We were not able to hire someone on this year but we have a promising pilot planning to come spend next summer with us.

Hang Gliding and Paragliding

Lessons have been wonderful at Morningside this summer. We have been focusing on smaller class sizes and we have graduated so many strong new pilots this summer! I was lucky enough to get away from the desk and head to Rutland three out of four days in a row, had four amazing flights, and got to fly with some of our old students! The community aspect of our sport is arguably just as wonderful as the flying itself! We are hoping to convince Bob Hastings to rejoin us next year, although it is a big ask as he has another life and family in Puerto Rico awaiting him this winter. Bill and Torey have been absolutely wonderful to work with this summer, and we also welcomed our new hang gliding instructor Tavis Linsin onto the team this year. We are so excited to hit the ground running next spring.

Email me your questions, comments, and stories at gigi@flymorningside.com, and have an excellent week.



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