'Yearling Notes'

For the last eight seasons I’ve been helping novice pilots fly in the mountains of Vermont. Along the way I have picked up a few concepts that I think most yearlings could benefit from thinking about. While some of these ideas are my own, I largely offer an amalgamation of prior information for the current audience. From attitude adjustments to technical advice, here are a few things I like to share with yearlings:

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New England Paragliders Converge on Valle de Bravo, Mexico in 2017

I heard Calef call out over the radio “Hey bud! You look a little low to be that deep over the Mesa. There are plenty of LZ options, but you want to retreat now or you risk a long hike out of there if you do not find another thermal.  Consider heading back to the Peñitas or going over the ‘President’s House’ to Jovan’s.” The new guy came back over the radio “No man, I am committed".

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