Ok, so you can get in the air and go up. Can you go anywhere?
It’s hard to know if you don’t experience the blinding power of tons of air ripping you skyward. Like plato’s allegory of the cave. …


In the days after the storm the atmosphere can remain quite unstable. This becomes our playground.

I love the concept of turning weather risk, into capability. We are flying in convective lift. We are sky sailors. In “Emergency” engine outs from the moment we take off. It’s quite rewarding for…


Well Today I planned to make some videos of testing one of the newest units..

After flying some RC planes in the field to warm up, all of the planes are 3d printed (https://www.eclipson-airplanes.com/airplanes)

It started to rain, in fact my maiden flight of a plane was in the rain…


Started in 2017 I think.. funny to arrive back at some writing.

Sitting in the swamp of technology and buzz words I found myself drowning to find my own voice. For more than a decade I have thrown creative energy into social networks that curate my output in ways I…


This was written a couple years ago… and I found it again.

A couple weeks ago was the Windy Hill Clean Up. Each year a small group of pilots join the Mid-Peninsula Open Space Rangers to attack coyote brush on the launch. The group consists of both the Hang Glider…


As the world slowly works its way through the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects on how it can better ready itself for future outbreaks, the situation also serves as a strong reminder that there are other impending high-impact issues we must prepare for, such as climate change and its cascading effects…


As we stated in our first blog post, we already have the technology required to advance our weather knowledge to a new cutting edge of understanding, so it has been immensely gratifying to begin to put that technology to the test. Our team just returned from a seven-day stint in…


A community of farmers in Southern Uganda replants their crops next to a nearby river to save them from a drought.

What they don’t know is that an unseasonable amount of heavy rainfall will likely hit the region based on last year’s weather patterns. Eventually, the rain arrives and the…


Acubed’s mission is to bring value to Airbus by building the future of flight now. …


I could feel it through the wall… it was a crisp morning as 6am rolled past. Of course my intention was to wake up earlier and get on the road by 5:30am. I found it difficult to rise, but the prospect of flying a task with the Northern California Sprint…

Michael Vergalla

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