While I was working at the Santa Ynez GliderPort giving glider rides at Windhaven on a summer day in 2004, an old friend came by with a big camera. Here are some pictures he took during our flight.

All photos on this page Paul Wellman.

Preflighting the Glider:

Releasing from the Towplane over the Santa Ynez Mountains:

Cruising over Santa Ynez:

Turning to catch a thermal for a ride up:


View of the Santa Ynez River:


The Santa Ynez Valley:

Final approach to Santa Ynez Airport (IZA) runway 26 over the Gainey Vineyard: