Piedmont Aerosports

Sport Pilot training in SLSA WSC aircraft at Twin Lakes airport in Advance, NC (8A7)

Tom and Diana Kemfer from Mont Eagle, TN visited for a week, while Tom trained for his WSCL endorsement. Our last flight yesterday had us experiencing a multi-airport excursion to Davidson County (KEXX) to Mid-Carolina (KRUQ) to Piedmont Soaring Society (KPSS) and back to Twin Lakes (8A7) in mid-day conditions. First time we witnessed a self-launch sailplane takeoff using a Rotax 505 two-smoker engine. Pretty impressive!

Robert Griffin from Raleigh, is working towards his Sport Pilot certificate while visiting the Local grass runway.

Looks like a good evening to take the Tanarg for a spin!


7.4.2019 - Dubova - Some Take offs and Landings during evening with powered hang glider

Nice training example!

Trained takeoff and landings on powered hang glider

U.S. Navy VW-4 "Hurricane Hunters"

You can always "go-around"!



Ricky Mayes and I went XC to KINT this afternoon in butter smooth air. Made it back shortly after sunset. First time Ricky flew his Trike into Controlled Airspace!

My friend, Kit Clews, displayed his Cygnet 103 at the Airtime booth during the Sun n Fun airshow, along with his RV, the Cokemobile. Before departing the show grounds Kit stopped by the Campgrounds to help me push the Tanarg into my trailer. Next year I think I will invest in a winch....Thanks Kit!

Last day of Sun n Fun started with a breezy flight around the pattern, and then disassembling the Tanarg in the noonday heat....

Morning Ops at Paradise City in Sun n Fun 2019.

Another sunset salute to a wonderful day at Sun n Fun 2019.

The last of the afternoon gets the PPG's and Ultralights up in the smooth air!

It's never too early to "bait the hook"! Sun n Fun 2019

In the queue for takeoff on Runway 8 at Sun n Fun 2019. A glorious day of light winds!

The Paradise City awakes this AM with the PPG's enjoying the first calm air of the week.

Sunset at Sun n Fun 2019

Tanarg is setup and almost ready to fly at Sun n Fun 2019.

Getting the Tanarg setup in the campsite/next to LSA tie downs. This may be the same spot I had last year. A beautiful day in sunny Florida at Sun N Fun 2019. Come on down!

Apres' Flying before we all return to our respective corners of the world!

Congratulations to Alex Pauwels for passing his Sport Pilot Checkride with Gregg Ludwig, at Harnett Regional Jetport in Erwin, NC on a Redback 503 w/ NW M3-15 wing. Great job pilot!

The Marketing Director with the City of Winston-Salem, Ed, and the WGHP crew at Twin Lakes airport today filming for the promotion of the Forsyth Creek Week, beginning this Saturday. Happy Spring!

A preview of the takeoff for the Creek Week participants!

If the unforecasted light raindrops would cease, the winds are about right for an evening Trike flight....

Are the aircraft at Twin Lakes getting bigger, or is it just me?

Glenn providing Intro Flights at Copperstate 2019 in NW GT6 with winglets.

It never hurts your climb to through the Rocket power to it!

Jim Britt's Northwing Sport trike that he trains with out of Albuquerque, NM, on display at Copperstate in the Vendors area.

Kamron Blevins and Teal Jenkins warming up the Skytrax before a test-flight at Copperstate 2019.

A panoramic view of the Vendors area at Copperstate 2019.

The local EAA chapter called the LiteFlyers providing camaraderie at the Ultralight strip at Copperstate 2019.

Kamron Blevins from Northwing at Copperstate Flyin 2019, inspecting the Skytrax trike before flight.

Some other tidbits from Copperstate that caught my attention....

This is a blast from the past, a BIRD, with the Cuyuna single carb engine. H.L.Cooper owns it and displays with it to grab attention. His business spans 28 years and he flew in to the show in a Lightning and will be bringing his EuroFox in from Tucson tomorrow.

Met a couple of trikers from Black Rock that trailered in for Copperstate and were sampling the air.

Visited Sedona airport for lunch today. What a beautiful place to fly when airplane-equipped -- which I wasn't! Maybe next time....

Last flight in the Tanarg for the next ten days...Copperstate Flyin here I come!

[01/06/19]   The Beast and the Beast-er!

PRIME7 News Central West

50 years ago an Australian man took to the skies in a hang glider.

The sport that we know today has grown so much that competitors travel across the world.

Now they're in Forbes and we spoke to the internationals and the man who started it all.

Happy New Year to all my flying peeps! The years are going by quick so always make it a good one every chance you get. 2019!

Mother Nature must've been feeling guilty for all the rain she sent us this season. This weekend included two glorious days of Trike flying for us and our friends in Raleigh. Word has it that Jackye Reynolds tackled the Redback today at Harnett County airport, and reports that it picks up where the Butterfly ended (in speed). So, Chuck and Ricky got up at Twin Lakes airport in Advance, NC and Victor and Jackye got up in Harnett County airport in Lillington, NC! A pretty good day if you ask me...and all the aircraft are still flyable.

It's not often we get four Trikes to share the sky in the same time period. A beautiful day was had by all pilots!

Richard Turner, Ricky Mayes, Brian Fox, Chuck Moore and myself saddled up the flying steers to enjoy the day at Twin Lakes airport, in 60 degree conditions and no rain finally!

[12/26/18]   Going out to Twin Lakes today to see if I can intercept Santa on his return trip to the North Pole....

Not much activity today at Twin Lakes but the conditions are nice! Waiting on Chuck to change his oil and we'll be back in the sky again.

Enough Xmas cheer, time to welcome the Tanarg to the Winter season...heading out to Twin Lakes this afternoon to knock the dust off!


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