Soaring Reports

Soaring Report Saturday 8/19/17

Hi All, A total of 9 flights today. No thermals but light winds and a not too hot day, a catch 22, more heat, probably some thermals. First up was Pat with Jaime for a spot landing, they made 19 minutes. Pat then took a solo. Don Meyer was up next in the L33, up for 26 minutes but he went to 5300. He flew over from Des Moines in a Citabria, so he figured why not another 1000 foot tow. Jamie then took up Larry’s daughter, Kayla for an 18 minute ride. A little nervous at first, but a smile on landing and she would go up again. Larry then went up with Jamie followed by my solo flight with...

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Soaring Report Friday 8/11/17

Hi All, Wow, 14 flights today, and what a beautiful day. Lift was plentiful, the longest flight was Bob Craig at 2 hours followed by Paul in the L33 with 57 minutes. We had to limit the L23 to 25 to 30 minutes. Steve R. was up first with Jaime. He and Jeff each had two flights with Jaime. Second up was Don Meyer for his first flight in the L33. He did a second flight also. Steve S. took the L33 up and then also gave a ride to a friend who had a gift cert. I did a solo flight to give Jaime a break. Larry had a good flight with Jaime. Paul also took up the grand daughter of Steve’s...

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Soaring Report Friday 8/4/17

Hi All, Busy day today. Total 11 flights, good thermals all day, we had to limit flights to 30-35 minutes. We started at 12:45 with Jim up in the L33. Jaime took James S. up for a 30 day sign off. Don Meyer took the L23 for a solo. Jaime did 5 more check out/lessons, Bob A., Jeff C. Dave, Steve R. and Larry made it in time for the hanger flight, landing at 6:15, up 36 minutes. We gave Jaime a break in between with my solo flight. In the mix, Jim took up the L33 again and Jay had his Russia up 1:38 and I think topped at 6500. We were getting up to 5-6000+. Bob Dyer did all the towing and...

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Soaring Report Sunday 7/30/17

Hi all A real nice afternoon to be out soaring. Five flights. There was plenty of good lift around. Andrew was first up and had to come back down for the next flight, 38 min. I went up with Dan for a 30 day check flight then next Larry with Dan. I followed with a solo, 5,000 foot near Bennington, came back with spoilers out, 25 min. Hanger flight was Larry and Dan again. Frank did the towing. Nice pleasant afternoon gone by 4:30, (the Russia’s and L33 could have had a good afternoon). This was probably the last day for Andrew, as he is transferring to Texas soon. I am sure I can speak...

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Soaring Report Saturday 7/15/17

Hi All, A total of 9 flights today. First up was Larry with Bob Craig then Paul took the L33, smashed a few bugs for 25 minutes. Pat Greenwood completed his BFR with Jaime including a simulated rope break. Bob C. took up Dave, Bob A. did a solo as did Andrew. Paul did another L33 flight for 37 minutes, longest of the afternoon. I did the hangar flight. There was some lift to be found but 20 to 30 minutes was typical. A 9-10 knots, pretty much cross wind, but was not bad sitting in the shade of the canopy. Frank did 4 tows, Jaime 3 and Paul two. Thanks Tom

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Soaring Report Sunday 7/9/17

Hi All, We had a busy day today with 9 flights, 5 students and four solo.  Michelle was first up with Whit for her third lesson, good to see you back Michelle!  Bob A. was second up, then Jacob Moore with Whit, Jacob is a new student, welcome Jacob!  Don was up next, solo, Don drove over from Des Moines just to fly, sorry we could get you some thermal activity Don.  Fifth up was Larry with Dan, then Jackson right behind him.  Then Terrance Connolly, another new student took his first lesson with Dan, welcome Terrance. I took a solo flight and Andrew did the hangar flight.  Not a good day for...

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