Soaring Reports

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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Soaring Report Sunday 7/14/2019

Total 7 flights today. First up was Jake with Jaime then Jake did a solo. Jeff F. and Jaime did a flight followed by my solo. Jaime then took up a friend of Artem and she enjoyed the flight. Bob A. did a flight with Jaime and then Artem and Jaime did the hangar...

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Soaring Report Sunday 7/7/2019

Just five flights today, Bob A. was the longest at 30 minutes.  Don Meyer got 2 flights in the L23.  Dave L., Bob A. and myself each had one flight.  Frank did the towing.   Tom

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Soaring Report Saturday 7/6/2019

The ceiling finally lifted for the first flight at 1:20 with Paul getting his safety flight. Next up was Paul with a paid ride. We launched Jay, then Dave L. did a solo flight.  Jeff F. did a lesson with Jaime while we slipped Jay out for number two flight. Jeff and...

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Soaring Report Sunday 6/30/2019

Another hot day but a little more wind today at 10 to 15 pretty much across the runway much of the time.  A total of 7 flights.  Steve took our newest member, Jimmy Gow, up first followed by Dave K.  Third flight was Jeff Friend then I did a solo flight.  Steve took...

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Soaring Report Saturday 6/29/2019

Well it was hot day, the early start helped as we finished about 2:00, but we got 8 flights in. First and second up was Dave K. and Steve R.  Jake took a solo flight followed by Bob Craig with Alivia Stuhr from Nebraska City. Her grand mother bought her a high school...

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Soaring Report Sunday 6/16/2019

A busy Sunday afternoon with 9 flights.  First and second up was the son of a friend of Steve's who flies a Hawker jet building time for the airlines. We then launched Bob Craig, not to see him back for 2 hours and 35 minutes and a flight to Fremont and back!  Dave K....

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Soaring Report Thursday 6/13/2019

We did 7 flights today. Jake got his "B" Badge and had to really work for it. Congratulations Jake! First up was Jaime with Steve R. in the front. Good to have you back Jaime. Next was Dan Powell with Jaime. Steve R. then had a gift certificate flight for an 81 year...

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Soaring Report Saturday 6/8/2019

A very long day today, starting with the Millard STEM fly in.  David Twibell towed Whit an I both directions. We took off about 7:15 got back about 11:30.   We then did a small ops. Bob C. was up first in his Russia for over an hour. Bob A. went solo in the L23 for 40...

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Soaring Report Sunday 6/2/2019

We did 7 flights today. Bob Craig did his safety flight with Steve then Steve took up Dan Powell's daughter.  Then Jake and Steve followed by Dan with Bob Craig for his second FAST kit flight.  Dan then filled out membership papers and joined the club, welcome Dan! ...

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Soaring Report Saturday 6/1/2019

Total 8 flights today, from 15 to 22 minutes.  I was up first with Steve riding shotgun in the back. Next was Dave K. for two in a row followed by Jeff F. with two in a row. Dave back up one more and Jeff also. The hangar flight was David T. with his friend Gary from...

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