Brandon Erickson of Gardner was at Gardner Municipal Airport on Aug.12 to take a ride in a Schweizer 2-33 training glider. The ride was a present for his 36th birthday. Here, he is getting a pre-flight briefing from the pilot, who will sit behind him in the cockpit. Half hour glider demo flights for the general public can be scheduled through the KC Eagles Soaring Club. Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz