Soaring Reports

Soaring Report Saturday 6/27/2020

Busy day today with 11 flights. First up was Chris for 2 FAST kit flights with Whit. Next up with Whit was Nic. Then Bob A. to a solo flight to give Whit a break. Next was Kinneth for FAST Kit #1 followed by Barb for a FAST #1 with Whit. Jeff did two pattern tows with...

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Soaring Report Wednesday 6/24/2020

We did 10 flights today. First two were Nic with Steve, then Dave L. did a flight. Then Nic and Steve again. Then Nic did his first solo flight! Congratulations Nic! Nic also flies fixed wing and is an instructor, he also flies helicopters. Then Jeff F. and Steve went...

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Soaring Report Saturday 6/13/2020

Another day with 7 flights. Like yesterday, 6 were under 20 minutes. First up was Nic with Steve. Second was Wendy, a paid ride and the longest at 23 minutes. Third up was Lexy then Jimmy G., Nic, Jimmy and last was Nic. Steve did all the instruction and Frank the...

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Soaring Report Friday 6/12/2020

Only 7 flights today on a nice day to be out. First up was Jimmy with Steve, followed by Chris for his first FAST kit flight. Then they both did it again. We launched Bob D. in his Russia then Dave L. did a solo and I did the hangar flight. Frank did the towing.

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Soaring Report Friday 5/29/2020

Only 5 flights today but we got some good cross wind experience. First up was Dave L. for a solo flight. Then Jeff F. had 3 flights with Steve. Tom did the hangar flight. Frank did the towing.

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Soaring Report Sunday 5/23/2020

A busy day with 14 flights with 1:00 start. The first 6 flights were to 2,000 then the clouds scattered and lifted for us. First and second up was Jimmy with Steve, followed by Bob C with Barb for the ride that Jaime would usually give, and she really enjoyed it! Nic...

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Soaring Report Sunday 5/3/2020

We had another busy day with 12 flights. First up was Jimmy with Steve followed by Bob A. in the L-33 for the first time, nice flight Bob! Then Jimmy again with Steve. Then Kent went up with Dan for his first FAST flight. Steve then took up a friend Daniel, who works...

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Soaring Report Saturday 5/2/2020

A busy day with 10 flights. Jake was up first, then Nick did two FAST flights with Steve and got hooked and joined the club. Welcome Nick! Bob C. did his safety flight with Dan followed by Bob A. for a L33 check flight with Dan. Dan then wanted to get some stick time...

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Soaring Report Sunday 4/19/2020

A nice day to be outside practicing social distancing. We had 8 flights today. Jay was first up for his safety flight followed by Bob D for his SF. Bob C took up his Russia for 1:47! I squeezed in a safety flight followed by Bob A. for his SF. Bob D then took up his...

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Soaring Report Sunday 3/1/2020

First time out this year, we did 9 flights before the winds got to be too much of a cross wind. First up was Mark with Steve for his first flight in 25 years. Mark flew gliders and is getting back into soaring. Jim then did his safety flight and back seat check out...

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Soaring Report Sunday 12/8/2019

We had 7 flights today, and a pretty decent day for early December. First up was Lexi with Steve. Next was Jeff F. with Steve followed by a solo for Jake. Then it was Isaak with Steve and then I did a solo. Jeff did another flight with Steve and Isaak did the hangar...

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Soaring Report Sunday 11/24/2019

Busy day today, nice afternoon for late November and we did 13 flights. First up was Don M. for a solo, then Lexi with Steve for a lesson. Steve then took up his friend, followed by a solo flight for Jake. Bob D. took his grand daughter up then his daughter. Matt B....

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Soaring Report Sunday 11/17/2019

We did 9 flights today and picked up two new members. Welcome Lexy and Steve. Lexy is 12 years old, and Steve lives in Polk Iowa, by Des Moines. Steve's last glider flight was in 2005. Steve R. also got his tow pilot endorsement today with Dan! Great to have another...

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Soaring Report Saturday 11/9/2019

We had a very busy day with 15 flights and a real nice day to be out flying. First up was Jim with a ride. We then had a stop-by for a paid bucket list ride. Up third was Dave L. for a solo flight. I then took a solo flight. Bob D. did a pattern flight and a solo...

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Soaring Report Sunday 11/3/2019

We did 9 flights today. One of the flights was the first solo for Jeff F. Congratulations Jeff! First up was Lexi with Steve for her second FAST kit flight. Bob A. took a flight with Whit followed by Jeff with Jaime. They stayed in the glider for a quick turn around...

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Soaring Report Sunday 10/6/2019

A busy day today with 13 total flights as the L-33 and Russia were also out of their nest. The first two flights were Steve and Dan for two required CAP flights for Steve. Steve then gave Lexy her first FAST kit lesson. Next was Don in the L-33 followed by Matt for...

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Soaring Report Saturday 9/28/2019

We did 6 flights today and got some good cross wind experience. First up was a friend of Dave K. with Steve in the back. He flies powered parachute glider in Wyoming. He really enjoyed the experience. Next up was Jaime with Dave, followed by Dan Maxwell with Steve....

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Soaring Report Sunday 9/15/2019

A busy afternoon today with 10 flights. First up was a paid ride with Steve followed by another paid ride with Dan. Dan, I, and her boyfriend had to really encourage her to get in the glider, but she braved it and Dan gave her a nice 17 minute ride. Next up was her...

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Soaring Report Saturday 9/14/2019

A late start day today and only 4 flights. The morning weather kept the birds in the hangar but it gave Jaime time for a pre-solo ground school for Jeff F. and an opportunity for Tommy to sit in too. Whit and Tommy got off the ground about 1:00. Jeff did 3 flights in...

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Soaring Report Saturday 9/7/2019

We did 7 flights today, and added 2 new members. Tommy, our youngest member at 15, and Dan. Welcome guys! Tommy was first up for 3 flights in a row with Bob C. I then took a solo followed by Jeff F. for 2 with Jaime. Bob A. did the solo hangar flight and was up the...

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Soaring Report Sunday 9/1/2019

We did 6 flights today. All were 2,000 foot tows. First up was Jeff F. with Steve. Then Steve took a friend up for a ride. Then Jeff and Steve again, followed by Dave L. for a solo flight. Jeff and Steve did the last two flights. Jay stopped by for some canopy talk...

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Soaring Report Thursday 8/29/2019

We had 5 flights today. First up was Jaime with a church member, Daniel. Jaime then took Daniel's daughter Molly up for a ride. It was Daniel's second time up and Molly's first. They both loved it. Paul made it out today, so we launched him next in the L33. Steve then...

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Soaring Report Saturday 8/24/2019

We did 7 flights on a windy afternoon. The wind was right down the runway as Bob A. made the first flight. Whit then took one of his granddaughters up followed by Steve taking a paid ride up for his 13th birthday. Dave K. and Steve were next followed by Steve again...

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Soaring Report Friday 8/23/2019

A nice afternoon for 6 flights. First up was Bob D. for a solo flight followed by Jeff F. with Jaime. Steve took up Dan M. for his first FAST kit flight followed by Steve and myself. Jaime did another flight with Jeff and Steve did the second FAST flight with Dan. Dan...

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Soaring Report Saturday 8/17/2019

We did 7 flights today. I took the first flight followed by Jaime doing a paid ride. Dave L. did a solo followed by Dave K. on a solo. Jeff F. did 3 in a row with Jaime to end the afternoon. Frank did 4 tows and Dan did 3 tows and Jay came out to help. Thanks to all....

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Soaring Report Saturday 8/10/2019

Only 6 flights today. First up was Dave K. with Jaime then he did a solo flight. Jeff F. and Jaime did a lesson and we slipped out Jay in his Russia. I did a solo flight followed by Jeff and Jaime again. Longest was a couple 20 minute flights. Frank did all the towing...

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Soaring Report Sunday 8/4/2019

Another nice day for 7 flights. Bob A. was up first and had the longest flight at 28 minutes. Don M. took the L33 up then Dave L. was up solo in the L23. Steve R. took up the L33 while I took a solo in the L23. Don then did 2 back to back L33 flights. Frank did all...

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Soaring Report Saturday 8/3/2019

A total of 11 flights on a real nice day. The first two flights was Jeff F. with Steve R. Then Jake did a solo followed by his father with David T. Dave L. then did a solo and we launched Paul in the L33. Larry went up with Steve R. followed by Paul again. I did a...

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Soaring Report Saturday 7/27/2019

A nice day today, total of 8 flights. First up was Dave L. Next up was David Koukol with Jaime for two in a row. The second was a simulated rope break, then he and Jaime did another flight. I then slipped in a flight with Whit. Then Jaime sent David on his first solo...

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Soaring Report Tuesday 7/23/2019

What a great day to soar! Winds light, so a runway 31 dep with 13 landings. We had 10 flights today. 2 flights of 41 minutes, and Bob Craig with 1:32. Bob D. flew the L-23 with his niece Delaney. She kept us entertained all afternoon! Don went up twice in the L-33....

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