The May chapter meeting was held on Wednesday, May 17, at the chapter hangar. The meeting started with a barbecue dinner featuring burgers grilled by our resident griller Dug Smith. A short business meeting followed, and then Richard Pearl provided an excellent presentation on his close encounter with pine trees that occurred last fall when Richard was trying to fly his motorized glider from Lincoln to Minden, Nevada. Things did not work out as planned and Richard ended up in his aircraft vertically lodged in some trees between the east and west bound lanes of I-80 near Blue Canyon.
Fortunately, he was not hurt in the incident, and he provided great insight into what happened that day and what can happen to pilots any day that things don’t work out the way we expect them to.