Glider flights offer glimpse of Pennsylvania fall foliage

10/2/2009 | Washington Post, The

A Washington Post reporter ventured on her first glider flight to enjoy Pennsylvania's emerging fall colors. Ridge Soaring Gliderport in the Allegheny Mountains offers a launching point for glider flights, and pilots can travel hundreds of miles with favorable air currents. Christina Walcott writes "sun-warmed air pockets, easterly winds and a well-placed ridge can turn a sailplane into a bird."

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