Picture of the Day: Soaring above Lake Tahoe

William Hunt submitted the following photo and note: “I took this photo while flying out from Soar Truckee in Truckee, California. We’d been struggling for a half hour or more to get above 12,000′. Once we got to 12,000, the problem then became how to keep under 14,000′. All the thermals above 12,000 were boomers. As […]

Alby’s remarkable journey across America

Alby was, at first, a mythical albatross that fledged in soaring pilot Sergio Colacevich’s mind. Sergio, a record-setting soaring pilot and a retired California Department of Transportation  engineer, formally introduced the concept of Alby’s journey in the September 2008 issue of Soaring magazine. Described as a curious and adventurous young albatross, Alby, who was confined […]