Looks like we’re not in Utah anymore…
Mike is heading west from Central PA right now, and I’m waiting at Grove City Airport to meet him. Grove City is a couple miles south of I-80, and directly north of Pittsburgh.
Coincidentally, this airport was where I first flew a glider, back in October of 2003. My journey as a pilot started here.
On the ramp: a CASA 212 transport airplane with a fateful registration number…
Our journey to Minden begins today. With luck, it will be possible to track us from the APRS or SPOT links on the right.
This is the part of the story where we introduce the ship, no less a character in its own right. Here is a photo of JOY, a Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3DM.
JOY is our race vehicle. We’ll be flying JOY all over western Nevada during the competition.