Before starting the latest Soaring Report, I’ll talk about what a nice Friday evening we had as we celebrated numerous achievements so far this year. We rehabbed the Omaha Soaring Club meeting room at KBTA. We soloed a new member. We had five members pass their Practical Exams, earning their Private Pilots Licenses. And, we now have the use of Bill S’s Schweizer SGU 2-22 two seat glider. So, we had a cookout to celebrate. A big thank you goes out to Bob A and his daughter for getting the room set up and cooking the burgers and hot dogs. It was a nice evening with a nice turnout!
And now for the soaring report. We flew 18 flights today. Dan P. started with a ride for a friend, followed by Steve R. with two lessons for Lexi and one with Jim. Dan and Steve then took up the Schweizer 2-22 for its first club flight in a few years. After that, Dan did a FAST Kit lesson and then he took Andan S. for a ride in the 2-22. Dan did a couple of lessons in the 2-22 with Liam S. (our second Liam). Steve flew a paid ride and a FAST Kit flight. Dan flew a “C” badge precision landing flight with Jeff F, which completed his ‘C’ badge requirements. Congratulations, Jeff! Next, Bill S. took his son Andan for a ride in the 2-22. Steve and Dan did another 2-22 flight, and then Dan checked Jeff and I out in the 2-22. I did the hangar flight in the L-23 to end the day. Both gliders got good usage today. Bob Dyer did all the towing.