High Flyers

Uploaded: October 13, 2012 11:38:21


Torrey Pines Gliderport
It was first established as a soaring site in 1930 and is the home to hang gliding, paragliding, radio-controlled model sailplanes, and full-scale man-carrying sailplanes.
It is listed as a National Landmark of Soaring of the National Soaring Museum, a San Diego City Historical Site (#315), a Model Aviation Landmark of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (#1 in the nation),
and is listed on the California Register of Historic Places, and the National Register of Historic Places.
It is considered by glider enthusiasts of all types to be the "Kitty Hawk of the West."
Thanks for coming "exploring" with me yesterday Donna!

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Monnie Ryan October 13, 2012

Whoa - a little more rugged than the Kitty Hawk counterpart, I'd say! Always looks like fun. Cool capture, Julianne! #1492040

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 13, 2012

Fantastic view, capture and info!! #10367984

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 13, 2012

I love this location, what a great image Julianne! #10368057

Susan M. Campbell October 14, 2012

Wonderful POV. The gliders add fun touches of color in the sky. Beautiful shot. #10369250

Val Feldman level-classic October 15, 2012

Wow...what a grand view! Gorgeous terrain, a big expansive sky dotted with paragliders - and a wonderful sense of wide open spaces and exhilarating freedom captured, SoCal. Beautiful! #10370050

Tammy Espino October 15, 2012

How fun watching them, excellent capture #10371239

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