Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Yesterday afternoon we heard what sounded like an airplane circling our house, so we looked up to see what it was…

Turns out it was a guy in a hang-glider with what look like a giant fan strapped to his back!

He had taken off from the high school football fields that are behind our neighbors across the street and he was trying to land there, but he was having difficulty because the wind had kicked up to about 20 knots!

He went around four times that I counted and we – and, I’m sure, he – were starting to get nervous. There are lots of high voltage powerlines and stadium lights surrounding the field.

He kept trying different approaches. One took him directly over our house.

We drove over to the football field to see if he needed any help. We arrived just as he touched down. He gave a very loud “yahoo!” once he was back on the ground.

One thought on “Let’s Go Fly A Kite

  1. Lucky man, but interesting contraption on his back! Nice of you to drive over to help.
    Beautiful pictures!
    –B&B Holub

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