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!