RIDGE SOARING MEMORIES

Back in 1975 when we were a lot younger, a delegation from CCSC were some of the first customers at Ridge Soaring Gliderport in Centre County, Pennsylvania, midway between Altoona and Lock Haven in the Bald Eagle Valley and approximately 20 minutes from Penn State University. Tom Knauff was tickled that we showed up that year because Pat DeNaples was a tow pilot and Tom didn’t have a tow pilot. This was when Ridge Soaring Gliderport was just getting started and Tom put everyone to work doing something – Bob Root, 2/2016

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(l. to rl) Pat DeNaples, Tom Knauff, Doris Grove and Bob Root in front of the sign which says “WELCOME TO THE WORLDS LONGEST DIAMOND MINE”. 1975

(l. to r.) Pat DeNaples, Tom Knauff, Doris Grove, and Bob Root in the same spot at Ridge Soaring in April 2011 or 2012.

(l. to r.) Pat DeNaples, Tom Knauff, Doris Grove, and Bob Root in the same spot at Ridge Soaring in April 2011 or 2012.