Wednesday, April 2, 2014

the long wait

Eight months of planning and dreaming is about to become reality.  Capt. Kurt from www.flightjunkies.com is due to arrive tomorrow evening.  Time to get this show in the air.  75,90,49,0,B

18 comments:

JohnnyM said...

Oh me, oh my, your brain is flyin high.. Just relax, remember to breath and you will be Just under the clouds, relax and enjoy the ride, sleep well tonight, you have thought this through, you have educated yourself, winds will flow and you will know exactly what to do. Blessings and goodness to you

Sue Mackey said...

Good luck John. We all are looking forward to seeing some aerial shots of the lab. Up, up, and away!

David Hooper said...

Have fun!

David Hooper said...

Have fun!

remmij said...

something else to keep an eye out for in the sky -
BAT

KW said...

I'm envious. Enjoy the ride!!!!

Zole said...

Enjoy and be safe!

patricia von Buelow said...

I'm completely in awe of your ingenuity, curiosity and determination. I've read your blog every day for over a year. You deserve and have prepared for an exhilarating experience.

Larry D Hayden said...

Take care, God Speed and Full Sails.

Bruce S said...

I have been flying one way or another since the mid-70's. Be careful, be aware and enjoy the most wonderful experience you will have with your clothes on. Fly high my friend. Hope to see you soon.

Steve said...

America from 500 feet. Would love to see some photos of the desert southwest like that author shot

remmij said...

… some stitched nylon, cables and a motor strapped to your ass… what could go wrong?
at least you don't have wax on your wings — fly well, Wells - look forward to the first aerial post/video. Gravity, thrust, lift, velocity, etc. you are living the dream. This seemed appropriate.
High Flight
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

Rob said...

Enjoy!

Rita B. said...

safe travels John. Or, as Carpenter told John Glenn, Godspeed John Wells.

MountainManMike said...

Good luck John! May the wind lay low for you.

JohnnyM said...

I show your pics to my Mom, (86) she gets the biggest kicks about Ben & Bud. Today I showed this pic to her, then uTube of the unfluing shoot. Made her day!

K1MGY said...

I'm fairly certain that, given the orientation, fresh breeze is what we will be receiving, down wind.

Up, up, and away John Wells.

maryccharest said...

Love it -- the pic is great!