TCM: I heard a rumor that you got Tom Hanagan, the President of Four Wheel Campers, interested in soaring. Is that right?
Mitch: I hope so. I became very friendly with Tom as a result of my purchase of my Hawk camper, and we exchanged lots of stories about our respective adventures; his scuba diving and my soaring. He seemed very interested in my gliding activities, so as a thank you for all the attention he gave me during the process of buying my camper, I gave him a gift certificate to take an introductory glider ride with an instructor at a nearby glider airport. He told me he enjoyed it a lot and is even contemplating taking soaring lessons.
TCM: Is there anything else you would like to add to your interview that I may not have asked you?
Mitch: I would love to help other people who want to try the experience of gliding. Feel free to email me as I want to encourage people to learn the sport. It’s a phenomenal experience! My email address is: [email protected]
TCM: I bet some of our readers will take you up on your generous offer. It’s not everyday that you can learn about gliding from a Stanford professor! Thank you, Mitch.
Mitch: You’re welcome.
|MITCH POLINSKY‘S TRUCK CAMPER RIG|
|Truck: 2010 Ford F-150, crew cab, single rear wheel, short bed, 4×4, gas|
|Camper: Four Wheel Camper Hawk|
|Tie-downs and Turnbuckles: Bolted in the bed|
|Suspension Enhancements: Rancho shocks in rear wheels, Firestone air bags|
|Gear: Tow hitch with the truck, 34 foot long glider trailer|