It's a busy day at the Gliderport behind the farm. The skies will be filled will gliders all week.
Seniors National Soaring Championship
The Seniors contest opens the soaring season, being one of the biggest gliding competitions in the country. It is a speed and distance race that starts every day around noon. The pilots return to the airport about 4 hours later, after completing the daily task.
It is an amazing sight to watch 60 high-performance gliders take off in about an hour, a sky full of fiberglass birds soaring for hours.
Join us any day of the competition! Bring a picnic blanket and have lunch on the grass enjoying an amazing aviation event!
The event is FREE to attend. Please check in with our staff for picnic areas and other details.
4024 Soaring Lane, Clermont, FL 34714
March 10th-17th 2012
If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is That a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, It will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.
The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.
A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom.. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself..
In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up! That's the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem! Just look up.
Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up!
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and
trust in our Creator who loves us.