July 28-Aug Schedule

Sunday AM – Sue and Bill off to Limington for breakfast, will be back around 10am.  For those preflighting the outdoor gliders, drain thoroughly!

Sunday, 7/29  Start time 10am
Tow pilot – Rob Montgomery
Instructor – Bill Swartz

Tuesday, 7/31 – Sue will be doing some towing for Mark Stevens.  Anyone else interested in flying,…
Thursday, 8/2 – Mark and Dave will be taking checkrides in the 2-33 and Sue towing.  Anyone else interested, feel free to join the fun…
Check with Sue on timing.

Weekday soaring!

If good lift shows up any time during the week of July 30-Aug 3, Sue will be off work and likely available to tow!

July 21-22 Schedule

Saturday looks great, so also likely busy!
Sunday’s weather, well, we do need the rain…   🙁

Saturday, 7/21 – start time 9:30AM

Tow Pilot – Sue Tholen
Instructor – Rob Montgomery
Safety Officer – TBD

Sunday, 7/22 – NO SOARING unless weather changes dramatically!

 

Latest club news

So much has happened in the first month of soaring for the club.  We minted a new tow pilot, Mark Stevens, who has been a HUGE help.  New members like Bud Beauchamp progressed rapidly and soloed, old members (not by age!) like Michael Moore culminated their training from last season and soloed, new members like Peter Bruckner, John Light, Chip Lawrence, Eamon Roosa are making great strides.  Then we have Dave Caswell who’s almost done building his 20 solo flights to take his commercial glider check ride, Larry Barnes who’s almost there for his private pilot,…  Plus, Eric with his relatively fresh private glider certificate, has filled in as unofficial instructor to help others learn his lift-finding secrets.  Rob and Michael have been making some really good videos too.  Makes the recent lack of lift seem less important!

To cap it all of, on July 4th Cindy finally worked up the courage to fly Ruby after convincing herself that it was going to be a big deal.  Not only did she have a great flight but she brought Ruby right back to parking just to show off!!

 

July 7-8 schedule

With the cold front passage from Friday, hoping to get some lift this weekend!  And better yet we won’t swelter in the process!!

Still working out who’s volunteering when so info below to change, but planning to start early both days to get time in for trainees and also allow time for soaring if there IS lift.

Saturday, July 7    Start time 9:30am

Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery

Duty Instructor – Sue Tholen

Safety Officer – TBD

Duty Officer – TBD

Sunday, July 8    Start time 9:30am

Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery

Duty Instructor – Sue Tholen

Safety Officer – TBD

Duty Officer – TBD

Schedule for July 4, 2018

It sounds like there just might be enough interest to get some soaring in this Wednesday, although we’ll be a little short on instructor staff. Rob Montgomery is the only available tow-plane pilot and the only available instructor, so dual-instruction is obviously not going to happen. But, supervised solos are in the cards.

The weather forecast says it will be warm and flyable, so let’s hope for some thermals and plan to start flying at 10am.

Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery

Duty Instructor – Rob Montgomery (sort of)

Safety Officer – TBD

Duty Officer – TBD

Start Time – 10AM