Monday, October 19, 2009

Video Episode - CAP Glider Sorties

Airspeed - VIDEO - CAP Glider Sorties from Steve Tupper on Vimeo.

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http://media.libsyn.com/media/airspeed/AirspeedCAPGlider.m4v.

Here’s the video from my first two glider sorties. I went up during the Oakland County International Airport (KPTK; “Pontiac”) Open House 16 August 2009 with Mark Grant.

These were CAP sorties with CAP equipment both towing and towed. And we were in some pretty busy Class D airspace, as you can hear. Great experience. I need to get out and get some stick time as well. Maybe a project for next summer.


BTW, I’m a CAP major and member of CAP’s Oakland Composite Squadron in southeast Michigan. That’s how I got access to these great rides. I also volunteered at the event, handing kids and adults into and out of the CAP aircraft.

I put this footage up in and Airspeed episode because it was a great experience and because I promote CAP to anyone who’ll listen. But you should know that CAP doesn’t endorse or promote Airspeed. Fair enough?

3 comments:

Mark Curtis said...

Great Job with the Video Steve! It's great to see you showcasing the CAP Glider Program and to give people a 'birds eye' view of what cadets (and a few privileged Senior Members)can do in the Civil Air Patrol. Capt Mark Grant is a consummate glider pilot and a true asset to the Michigan Wing!

Keep up the good work!

- Mark

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the rare view from the cockpit of a glider in a busy traffic environment...great showcase for a glider's capability in very capable hands.
Had fun watching from the ground; especially liked the 'taxi' to the ramp!

John G. Harte
President, Sandhill Soaring Club
www.sandhillsoaring.org

Richard_Rides said...

With all these "Majors" and "Captains" my arm may grow weary from all the saluting!