We flew nineteen flights today – not too bad for a day with lower clouds. We started flight ops a little earlier than normal. We knew going in that it wasn’t going to be a good day for thermals, so we planned to fly more training flights and FAST Kit rides. The morning started with Mark B. flying four flights with Steve R., followed by three solo flights. Next up was Jim D. for three instruction flights with Steve. After Jim D, we had three FAST Kit flights in a row, and then Jake K. flew a couple of solo flights. Jim Cu. flew one instruction flight with Steve, followed by two flights for Graydon C. Graydon’s father bought a FAST Kit and flew the first of his two flights. Frank M. and Dave O. did the towing today.
It was a good day for training flights and rides. Jake K. found some lift east of the field later in the day. He was doing a pattern tow but encountered a thermal on the downwind leg of his landing pattern. What is normally a short six-or-seven-minute flight turned into a thirty-minute flight!
Thanks to all for another safe day of soaring!
“Gliders, sailplanes, they’re wonderful machines. It’s the closest you can come to being a bird.” (Neil Armstrong)