July 1-2 Weekend Schedule

Looks like a good weekend.  Not as many people interested in Sunday so it might be a shorter day but planning to fly both days!  (Monday is tbd right now)

Volunteers for Saturday, July 1 — start time 10:00am
Tow Pilot – Sue Tholen
Instructor – John Gary
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Tom Dundzila

Volunteers for Sunday, July 2 — start time 11:00am
Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery
Instructor – Sue Tholen
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Cindy Daigle

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Thanks to Dave Caswell for mowing around the glider setup area and hopefully convincing all the ticks to go somewhere else!

And to John for building a better rudder gust lock for Ruby and creating a new mirror mounting system for the tow plane that just might make it possible to see the wing runner.

June 24-25 Weekend Schedule

Saturday kept us guessing but Sunday is looking unequivocally good… I think!  So hopefully we’ll get lots of fun flying in.  Planning to start around 11am.

Volunteers for Sunday, June 25 — start time 11:00am
(and ice cream cake planned around 12:30-1pm to celebrate John’s 59th birthday… yes it’s a surprise, he never checks this website!)
Tow Pilot – John Gary
Instructor – Sue Tholen
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Rob Montgomery
Duty Officer – Cindy Daigle

June 17-18 Schedule UPDATE

It’s just not happening.  No soaring Sunday!

The weather once again buoyed our hopes only to dash them… Hung around the airport all morning hoping to fly but finally decided at 11am that we might as well make lemonade from lemons and use the low clouds for practice IFR approaches since soaring wasn’t going to work out.

 

 

June 10-11 Schedule

 

Looks like good weather again!  A few regulars are unavailable this weekend but we should have enough to have some fun.  Starting a bit later due to John having morning commitments, but shooting for 11:30 start time both days.

Volunteers for Saturday, June 10– start time 11:30am
Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery
Instructor – John Gary
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Sue Tholen
Duty Officer – TBD

Volunteers for Sunday, June 4 — start time 11:30am
Tow Pilot – Sue Tholen
Instructor – John Gary
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Rob Montgomery
Duty Officer – TBD

New Record?

Soaring was a lot of fun this past Sunday.  Just enough lift to make it challenging and interesting, plus some gusts and turbulence to challenge the newer pilots on the tow…  and enough people hanging out at the glider port to have some ‘hangar flying’ in addition to the real stuff.
John claims to have set a new altitude record of 6500 feet, but those of us  holding the old (tied) record aren’t sure whether to believe him since he has no proof!
Tom got to experience an unexpected ‘rope break’ (simulated), Russell had some fun with Ruby, and Kegan is progressing nicely toward having his private pilot certificate on his 16th birthday.
We also got the 1-26 annual inspection completed, which wasn’t as fun but was a good use of the time on Saturday that was too gusty to soar.

Student pilots – don’t forget to bring your logbooks and get your instructors to sign them before leaving!

June 3/4 weekend schedule

Saturday winds have kicked up a bit beyond our comfort level and are 90 deg from the glider runway, so NO flying.  Hoping for better on Sunday.

Looks like good weather again.  We’re going to try to ask that those most interested in training arrive early (i.e. 11am) and those more interested in finding lift arrive a little later, like 1pm.  Not sure how that will work and nothing firm, but worth a try!

Volunteers for Saturday, June 3– start time 11am
Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery
Instructor – John Gary
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Sue Tholen
Duty Officer – TBD

Volunteers for Sunday, June 4 — start time 11am
Tow Pilot – Sue Tholen
Instructor – John Gary
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Tom Dundzila
Duty Officer – TBD