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Hello world! My name is Harvey W. Hoopes IV, and I am a freshman here at North Carolina State University. I am in the first year engineering program and I intend to CODA into the aerospace engineering department. For as long as I can remember I have fascinated with the air and air travel. Case in point, the first demerit I ever received in grade school was for dropping a piece of paper over and over in my 4th grade class room, while reading a book about aviation and air resistance. They say to do what you love, and if love means doing something even if other people don't understand why, well I guess I am in the right place.

My favorite hobby at the present moment is flying gliders, and I'm not talking about those balsa wood gliders from cracker barrel. Since the start of the fall semester, I have been taking flight lessons with the North Carolina Soaring Association, a private glider club based at Crooked Creek Airport in Bunn North Carolina. Unlike powered aircraft which, as their name suggests, derive their power from engines allowing them to generate lift, gliders are all about conserving energy. You see, a glider has no engine, just potential energy in the form of the altitude that it is given while being towed into the air by a powered aircraft. After the glider is freed, its a matter of finding lift in the form of pockets of hot air rising from the ground, or up-drafts of wind on the sides of mountains. It's a physics junkies paradise and one of the most serene experiences one can have while airborne.

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How to make Open Face Sandwiches:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Gather sliced bread, cheese and uncooked bacon
  3. Place slices of bread on a baking sheet (one for each sandwich you wish to make)
  4. Place one slice of cheese on each slice of bread
  5. Cut strips of bacon to completely cover the cheese squares
  6. Place baking sheet in oven leave oven door cracked open
  7. Bake for 15 minutes and remove tray from oven with an oven mit
  8. Serve with chips
Class Grade
CSC 113 A+
GC 120 A+
PY 206 A+
PY 205 A
MA 241 A
HESF 107 S
E 115 S
USP 111 S
Glider being towed by powered aircraft