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Record Flying in the Great Basin in the Summer of 2013 How Did This Happen
My flying ‘took off’ last summer in a way that delighted and puzzled me. Although I had never set a record previously in twenty-five years of soaring, I achieved eight U.S. national records over a period of six weeks in the summer of 2013. I did flights that far exceeded what I thought I was capable of doing. It made me wonder how this happened. I offer here some of my analysis of the factors that led to this outcome.