Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday, June 4th

What a beautiful day of spring soaring! Bob, Jim M, Fred, Mike, Cindy, Robert, Lori, Yves and I all flew in a sky full of cumies (at least until late in the day, that is). I was up for three hours, topping out at 6,400' msl. Climb rates reached 940 feet per minute. I love our new single place glass ship, the Grob 102! Thanks for towing, Jim, Cindy, and Fred!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday, May 23rd

Chicken one day, feathers the next. Yesterday we all struggled to stay up for 20 minutes. Today I flew for 3 hours and 45 minutes in a sky full of cumies and gliders, and came down voluntarily. I love this sport!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Grob 102

Saratoga Soaring's newest addition, Bob DeFabio's Grob 102, had its first two flights as a club ship today. John Chambers had the first flight followed by Darren Danielsen. With great conditions thoughout the day both pilots had great flights. I1, XX, and 68E also flew for hours and, of course, the Grob 103 was busy with Doug in the back seat and Pam, Richard, and Robert in the front. Thanks to Jim, Jim, and Cindy for the tows.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20th

Operations started around 1:30 PM with John and Jim M. enjoying a flight in the Grob 103 that lasted over an hour. Cindy then took a short flight in I1 to refamiliarize herself with the ship. Training then began with Robert, Richard and Pam taking lessons with Jim M. During this period, Cindy took a second flight in I1 and got to 7,500' (she thinks). We packed up and left the field around 7 PM.

Monday, March 22, 2010

March 20, 2010 - SSA Opening Day

We assembled the Grob and had 10 flights. Doug and Jim M. are now current and ready to instruct. Doug, Jim M., Jim P. and Fred all got reacquainted with the Pawnee. Yves/Doug and Jim P./Jim M. both took advantage of the strong thermals for two good flights.