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Gliders-Eagles Nest Airport-Waynesboro, VA

Sunday, April 24, 2011

This airport is right behind Mom's house. They offer plane, helicopter and glider rides. I wanted to ride the gliders with Meghan so we went up there. Unfortunately they had no spots open for the remainder of the day so we just watched what was left.

It's so cool to see the host plan with a big rope attached to the glider. They go up 3000 feet and then the rope is released and the glider is off. It rides for anywhere from 25-60 minutes depending on the wind conditions. They live in the Shenandoah Valley and there is always wind.

We are going to reserve a time for when we come back next time. Can't wait!

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    2006 days ago
    Looks like fun!
    2007 days ago
    2008 days ago
  • LLTS01
    I drove up 29 today and we saw some gliders before between Lynchburg and Charlottesville. It looked like a lot of fun.
    2008 days ago
    WOW I didn't know they stayed up that long! How cool!
    2008 days ago
    Oh my gosh! Seeing those mountains makes me want for a visit back home ... I grew up in Staunton! We were neighbors and didn't know it! Thanks for the pictures from back home! I spent many an afternoon at the airport watching the planes come and go as a little girl. My Dad and I loved it!
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