Saturday, June 4, 2011


Friday, 6/3/11, was a beautiful, "severe clear" day to fly. I was treated to some light wave action, getting to 9,400' msl. Jim M. and Richie had good flights also. Thanks for towing, Fred!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Grob 102 is back!

Many thanks to Ken Helm for making the 512 mile round trip by himself in order to pick up the Grob 102 from the Pennsylvania maintenance shop.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Soaring conditions

Saturday was great until it wasn't. I flew with Stu Mercer an inactive member but who joined us originally in 1986. We had a great time but cloud base was around 3600 msl and that limited us somewhat. It was quite windy with significant wind chill. Yves Nollet flew with Jim and also had a great flight until the weather closed in but that is spring. Sunday was much better with same winds but sunshine. Lots of us got over 8000 MSL but a few of us got into wave and had to leave it due to lack of Oxygen. I had O2 but it wasn't turned on so I had to leave the wave but it was fun anyway. Jim flew with Robert and Gavin Ken took a couple of flights. Mike and Lori flew their MC and we all had a good time. Doug towed and did his usual good job. Virgil M. and Bob D. did an excellent job as Base Managers.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

And thank you Fred for your excellent towing and thermalling centering skills.


March 20, 2011 - Opening Day!!!

Thanks to all who helped make opening day a success. Jim M. and Mike are current and ready to instruct for the 2011 season. Mike got off on a pattern tow and got up to 3,600' with little effort. Robert, Lori and Tony also had enjoyable flights in Spring soaring conditions.
Thanks also to Bob and Doug who yesterday safely transported the Grob 102 to PA for AD work!!! A long 512 mile round trip journey.

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!