Soaring Schedule

Opening Weekend for 2018!

Yes, it’s finally here – the start of the soaring season at Sanford! Saturday, May 26 (Start time 10am) Tow Pilot = Sue Tholen and Bill Swartz (may swap back and forth) Instructor = Sue Tholen and Bill Swartz (ditto) Wing Runner (Safety Officer) =  Dave Caswell Duty Officer = TBD Sunday, May 27 (Start time …

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May 19-20 Schedule

So it’s looking like Memorial Day weekend will be ‘opening weekend’ for the soaring club.  Keep your fingers crossed for good weather. As of 5pm Saturday, the tow plane is all done except for a few electrical hookups, tracking (wheel shims), and weight/balance plus final inspection.   Who knew hooking up two wing fuel lines could …

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May 6th schedule

Saturday’s assembly plans were modified due to the high winds but we made good progress on inspection items with our mechanic and have a few items to address.  Rob Montgomery will lead the team today (Sunday 5/6) working on those and would welcome any help.  With the showery forecast we may or may not assemble …

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2018 Club Meeting May 5

We’ll be holding our annual safety and organizational meeting Saturday, May 5 at 11am at the airport.  Since hoping to maybe do some assembling of gliders after, if weather is bad stay tuned for a switch to May 6 as rain date possibly… We’d like everyone to come if possible, but for those who can’t …

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Soaring Season Start for 2018

May 1 tow plane update: Despite an untimely compressor failure and consequent paint runs, the fuselage is now painted and the new paint scheme is very nice!   Still need to paint the tail feathers and reassemble, plus put the wings back on (I’ve heard those are pretty important) and everything else like seats and rudder …

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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!

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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, …

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Oct 7-8 Schedule UPDATE#2!

  Sunday weather is looking windy, wet, and cloudy so NO flying today! 🙁 Hopefully the wind and rain won’t knock all the leaves off the trees because the foliage has been awesome lately!

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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

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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 …

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