Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday, April 25th

Mike found wave by climbing in weak thermals to around 6000 MSL. From there the wave kicked in and he got to 8200 MSL but it wasn't easy. Mike showed a GPS wind of 25/33kt. The wave seemed to start 7 or so miles east of the airport.

Saturday, April 25th

Summer is here!!! Well it least it felt like it with temperature flirting with 90 degress. Day started our with the hanger cleanup organized by Cindy Benson. Soaring operations began around noon with some intructional flights. Many people had flights over an hour with altitude gains to 6,500'. Thermals were strong, but difficult to find with no visible markers. Doug had a busy day with 15 tows and everyone missed Tony.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19th

Stronger winds and cooler temperatures than forecast didn't keep SSA members away from 5B2. Fred started things out with a short sniffer flight in the 1-26 with an approach that allowed him to closely exam the spring foilage. Doug and OB followed with a training flight that allowed Cindy to utilze the newly installed Pawnee mirrors. Jim M. and Mike followed close behind with flights that lasted over an hour.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday, April 18th

Great training day at 5B2. Cindy got checked out in Jim's PW5. Darrin, who's also working on his ASEL private pilot certificate, came out for the first time this season. He got in three flights in the Grob, before some light showers moved in from the west.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Sunday

Yesterday gave us some great spring soaring conditions. Mike and Lori flew the Grob, Yves flew the 1-26, and I was lucky enough to bumble into some wave in the Grob and got to 9200', climbing up the side of a cloud. I only wish I'd had a camera with me to take a shot looking out over the tops of the clouds!