Sep 2-3 Schedule

Sunday looks like a washout, so Saturday might get busy.  Hope to see everyone and get everyone a flight but with only 2 gliders please limit your time aloft even if lift is great (or buy your own glider!).  Also to help , those working on building time or practice please try to fly early or late if your schedule permits to leave the best thermals in the mid-day to those wanting to play with thermals.

Volunteers for Saturday, Sep 2 — start time 10:00am
Tow Pilot – Bill Swartz, Rob Montgomery
Instructor – Sue Tholen, Bill Swartz
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Dave Caswell, Sue Tholen
(with longer soaring days, hoping to split up responsibilities to give everyone a break and more variety!)

Sunday – TBD.   Rainy forecast looks like soaring is unlikely

NO volunteers/ NO Soaring for Monday, Labor Day

Aug 26-27th schedule

Looks like gorgeous weather at least temperature-wise!  We plan to be flying both days and start 10am to allow more time especially for people in the time-building phase toward their glider rating!

Volunteers for Saturday, Aug 26 — start time 10:00am
Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery
Instructor – Sue Tholen
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Cindy Daigle

Volunteers for Sunday, Aug 27 — start time 10:00am
Tow Pilot – Sue Tholen
Instructor – Bill Swartz
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Tom Dundzila

Welcome New Members!

Welcome to 2 new members, Larry Barnes and Eric McNett, who both have backgrounds in hang gliding (among other things).  With that experience, they’ll probably be showing us all a thing or two about how to find a thermal!   Let’s just hope they don’t try to put the glider up on Mount Hope and try to take off with a running start…    🙂

 

Aug 19-20 Weekend Schedule

NO Soaring for Saturday Aug 19 due to the local aerobatics club holding a practice session at KSFM on runway 7/25.  Sunday may also get canceled since they have a rain date on Sunday and the rsin looks like it will persist into Saturday.
And please note that John and Sue will be out of town this weekend and Rob is unavailable so if there is any flying Bill will be on his own as both tow pilot and instructor.  So no dual flights, only certificated glider pilots plus any students okay to solo per Bill’s approval of the conditions etc.

 

Volunteers for Sunday, Aug 20 — start time 11:00am
Tow Pilot – Bill Swartz
Instructor – Bill Swartz (on site to approve solo flights)
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Cindy Daigle

Schedule Aug 12-13 and Aug 19-20

Saturday Aug 19 we will not be able to fly due to the local aerobatics club holding a practice session at KSFM on runway 7/25.
And please note that John and Sue will be out of town Aug 19-20 (for the total solar eclipse) so don’t bother trying to contact either of us that weekend and Bill will be on his own as tow pilot and instructor, so…

Volunteers for Sunday, Aug 13 — start time NOON
Tow Pilot –Sue Tholen
Instructor – Bill Swartz
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Cindy Daigle

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Volunteers for Sunday, Aug 20 — start time 11:00am
Tow Pilot – Bill Swartz
Instructor – Bill Swartz (i.e. no dual flights, student flights only  for those ok to solo with Bill’s ok)
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Cindy Daigle