Sunday, January 29, 2012

National Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY

The welcoming reception to the art exhibit, "Gliding" sponsored by the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes ( was held yesterday at the National Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY. (  I had never been to the museum other than to drop off my two pieces of art, but found the display of gliders fascinating.  The art show by local artists was focused on the theme of gliding and represented an interesting selection of interpretations of that theme.

For my entries, I chose an osprey that was leaving its nest, which I caught while in Ft. Myers last winter.  The other entry was taken from the window of the plane when we were gliding into JFK early one morning at sunrise.  For once, the stewardess did not tell me to put away my camera!

In the glider exhibit, I was drawn to the glider used during the war to bring the military into Germany.  How did they get the glider out of there again?  The other glider that caught my attention was a replica of the Wright Bros. glider. Their actual plane was just a modification of the glider. Such brave souls to fly that instrument!

WW II Glider

Wright model

Pulled the gliders

Osprey leaving the nest in Ft. Myers
Gliding into JFK

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