Oct 28-29 Schedule

2017 Soaring Season has ENDED!

The winds forecasted for Sunday/Monday (and bleak forecast for next weekend) helped make the decision to put gliders away Saturday afternoon.  Will be disassembling the HP-14 today around 10am but all are safely indoors.
Stay tuned for winter ground school classes and other events!

Oct 21-22 Schedule

As usual, anyone looking for training or endorsements, please try to do so early or late to leave mid-day more open for those who want to thermal.  We also have two people who will be trying to get their checkride test prep requirements done this weekend and take their tests next weekend!

Volunteers for Saturday, Oct  21 — start time 10:30am
Tow Pilot – Bill Swartz
Instructor – Sue Tholen / Rob Montgomery
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) –  Jan Kratochvil / John Gary (after noon)


Volunteers for Sunday, Oct  22– start time 10:30am
Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery
Instructor – Sue Tholen / John Gary (after noon)
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) –  Cindy Daigle

Sep 30-Oct 1

Finally, the fall weather is back!  Unfortunately the rain came too…

Volunteers for Saturday, Sep 30 — CANCELED DUE TO RAIN!!!

Volunteers for Sunday, Sep 30 — start time 11:00am
Tow Pilot – Sue Tholen
Instructor – Bill Swartz
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) –  Cindy Daigle

Sep 23-24th Schedule

Please note that on both days we will have club members taking check rides for their Glider Certificates, so they will get priority for tows and also for access to the 2-33.
In addition, on Saturday after noon Sue will be towing and unable to instruct so anyone needing an instructor should try to fly Sunday instead of Saturday if possible (Saturday some dual flights may be possible depending on timing details, but no guarantees!).  There is also a Young Eagles rally at KSFM on Saturday so there will be a LOT of activity and we all need to be extra vigilant.

Volunteers for Saturday, Sep 23 — start time 11:30am
Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery / Sue Tholen
Instructor –  Sue Tholen
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Cindy Daigle

Volunteers for Sunday, Sep 24 — start time 10:30am
Tow Pilot – John Gary
Instructor – Sue Tholen  / Rob Montgomery
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Cindy Daigle

Sep 16-17 Schedule

Hoping for thermals like last weekend!

Volunteers for Saturday, Sep 16 — start time 10:00am
Tow Pilot – Bill Swartz
Instructor – John Gary AM / Sue Tholen PM
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Rob Montgomery

Volunteers for Sunday, Sep 17 — start time 11:00am
Tow Pilot – James Stickney
Instructor – Sue Tholen AM / John Gary PM
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Cindy Daigle

Sep 9-10 Schedule

I’m trying an experiment with half-day volunteer assignments, not that any of these is fixed anyway.  But want to make sure volunteers get flying in too (especially when thermals are good!) so will try to plan for that when enough volunteers make that possible.
Weather looks iffy so stay tuned for updates, but here are the plans thus far.

Volunteers for Saturday, Sep 9 — start time 10:00am
Tow Pilot – Rob Montgomery AM / John Gary PM
Instructor – John Gary AM / Sue Tholen PM
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – Sue Tholen AM / Tom Dundzila PM

Volunteers for Sunday, Sep 10 — start time 11:00am
Tow Pilot – Bill Swartz
Instructor – Sue Tholen AM / John Gary PM
Safety Officer (Wing Runner) – James Stickney AM / Sue Tholen PM

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 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