Soaring Reports

Soaring Report – Sunday, October 30, 2022

Hi All,   We flew fifteen flights today.  We started with Steve R and Dave O, our latest tow pilot addition.  Welcome to the club, Dave!  Dave had to have a flight in a glider as training.  Steve then took Frank M up to observe Dave towing.  All was good, so normal...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, October 29, 2022

Hi All,   Today we successfully flew another twenty flights.  For the year, we've flown a total of 552 flights, which is 69 more flights than last year at this same time.  That's extraordinary, because last year we flew about 70 more CAP flights than we have flown...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, October 22, 2022

Hi All,   We were hopping today, with another twenty-one flights completed!  We also soloed new student Matt R - congratulations, Matt!  To fly with us, Matt and his wife Denise 'commute' from Red Oak, Iowa in their Cessna 210.  Also, Bud S earned his aerotow...

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Soaring Report – Friday, October 21, 2022

Hi, all:   Wow, a beautiful day today, with a lot of flights and club accomplishments.  We flew a total of twenty-five flights today, and two were the first solo flights for two of our youngest members.  Congratulations to Lexy H, age 15, and to Liam S, age 14, for...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, October 2, 2022

Hi All,   Today we flew twenty-one flights - not bad for a Sunday.  We flew thirteen flights in the L-23 and six flights in the 2-22.  Steve flew six flights and Bob Craig flew another four flights.  John flew five solo pattern flights (he's decided to begin working...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, October 1, 2022

Hello, all: 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...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, September 25, 2022

Hi All,   We have one more Private Pilot (Glider) and one Commercial Pilot (Glider) pilot added to our club.  Congratulations to John H (Private Pilot) and Liam G (Commercial Pilot).  It took all day and into the evening to get it done because of the afternoon winds. ...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hi All,   We have 3 new Private Pilot's (Glider) as of today.  Congratulations to Warren P, who was up first, Jeff F, and Bob A.  It was a gorgeous day, except for the winds.  Jeff flew during the windiest part of the day.  It was so windy during his three-flight exam...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, September 18, 2022

Hello, all: There were fourteen flights today.  Between more Practical Exam practice flights, Graydon got in two lessons with Steve R, along with Jim C-ing, Francine Jenny, Will M, and Matt R.  Matt is a pilot from Atlantic, Iowa.  He works with the Civil Air Patrol...

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Soaring Report – Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Hello, all: Today was a Practical Test flight practice day.  Warren P, Jeff F, Bob A, John H, and Liam G all flew with Steve, who played the role of the DPE (Designated Flight Examiner).  Steve had the five OSCI members who are preparing for their Practical Exam go...

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Soaring Report – Sunday September 11, 2022

Hi All,   Today may have been a new single day record for the number of flights; there were 37 total flights.  There were 15 pattern tows and 5 simulated rope breaks.  The remaining flights were 2,000' or 3,000' tows.  John, Bob A., Jeff, Liam and Warren arrived at...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, August 21, 2022

Hi All, - We did some flying today, with a total of twenty flights.  First up was Liam G. for three solo pattern tows, and one solo flight to 3,000'.  These four solo flights were followed by Mark D. and his nephew Kent M., who flew their second FAST Kit flights, Jim...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, August 14, 2022

Hi All,   Another busy day, and a beautiful day it was, too.  The morning started in the recently remodeled Club Room, with Steve R. leading an Oral Exam prep class for Bob A, Jeff F, John H, Warren P, Mark B, and Liam G.  Bob, Jeff, John, and Warren will be taking...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, August 13, 2022

Hi All,   Another very busy day today, and much nicer to be outside than last Saturday.  We flew five 5 CAP Cadet Orientation flights this morning, followed by nineteen club flights.  John H. flew three solo flights during CAP when we had a no show.  When club flights...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, August 7, 2022

Hi All,   We flew eleven flights today.  Liam G. was up first with Steve R.  David L. then flew a solo flight, followed by my own solo flight.  Will M. and Vere M. each did one flight with Steve, and then John flew three pattern tows in a row with Steve.  And then,...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, August 6, 2022

Hi All,   Today was a long, hot day.  In fact, today may have been the hottest day we've ever had flight ops.  It'd be wonderful if today remains the hottest day we've ever had flight ops.  Despite the 100 degree temperature, there was good lift today, and we had...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, July 31, 2022

Hi All,   We only flew seven flights today, before stopping due to crosswinds.  Vere M. flew one flight, Liam G. flew two, Mark B. flew one flight, and Troy R. flew his first FAST kit.  These flights were all flown with Steve R. instructing.  Troy also flew along with...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, July 30, 2022

Hi All,   Wow, we had a really busy day!  The day started with 10 CAP flights.  These were followed by seventeen club flights.  We didn't finish flying until almost 6:30PM.  Steve R. and John H. started the Club flights with 3 flights.  Then Steve and Bob C. each flew...

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Soaring Report – Friday, July 29, 2022

Hello, all: We flew eleven flights today.  We don't fly on a lot of weekdays, but Bob C. predicted that there'd be strong lift, so club members did what they could to leave work early so that they could come out to get some longer flights.  The flights started with...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, July 25, 2022

Hi All, We flew eleven flights today.  Sunday felt almost like a fall afternoon, after two the two previous days of extreme heat.  The skies were sunny with variable winds blowing, from right down the runway to a full crosswind, and from no wind at all to gusts as...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, July 17, 2022

Hi, All:   We flew fourteen flights today.  Vere M. was up first with Steve R.  Next up was Kent, and then Mark, each for a FAST kit flight.  Liam then did a FAST Kit flight with Bob C.  Steve then did a flight with Casey O, our newest member, who I believe is 15...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, July 9, 2022

Hi All,   We flew a total of six CAP flights this morning, followed by 11 club flights.  Club flights started with John H. going for a solo flight.  Dan P. then did a flight with Lance H.  Lance is an RC-135 pilot, and this was his second visit to fly with OSCI. ...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, June 26, 2022

Hi All,   We flew six flights today.  It was a very nice day, and there was some good lift, too.  First up was Mark B. with Bob C. instructing for two flights.  Then, Jeff F. and Bob flew one flight, with Bob sharing some of his extensive knowledge of finding and...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, June 19, 2022

Hi All,   We flew nine flights today, on what was a hot and hazy day.  There was a light but steady breeze blowing, which helped make it a little more comfortable under the canopy.  We started flying at 10:00AM and ended earlier than normal, at 2:30PM.  We had a...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, June 12, 2022

Hi All,   It was a hot mess today!  Despite the heat, we flew thirteen flights.  First up with three pattern flights was John H. flying with Steve R.  Bob A. then did his Bi-Annual Flight Review with Steve.  After Bob's BFR, Dave L. flew a solo flight.  Vere M.,...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, June 11, 2022

Hi, all:   Today was a busy day, with nine CAP flights this morning followed by eight club flights this afternoon.  Dan P. and Steve R. flew the CAP kids.  The club flights started with Steve R. flying with John H.  Jaime A. then took a flight with John, too.  Vere M....

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Soaring Report – Friday, June 3, 2022

Hello, everyone:   We flew thirteen flights today, on what turned out to be a very nice afternoon.  Alex, Randy and Mike all flew two FAST kit flights with Steve R.  We then launched Bob D. in his Russia.  John H. was up next with Steve, followed by Bob A. for a solo...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, May 15, 2022

Hi All,   We flew 8 flights today.  Rick B. was up twice with Steve R. and then Jake K. gave his friend Ian a ride.  Then, Steve gave Rick's son a ride.  Dave L. flew a solo flight, and Vere M. did two flights with Steve.  I flew the hangar flight.  Frank did the...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, May 14, ,2022

Hi All,   A short day today.  We started the day with 6 CAP flights.  Bob D. towed, Dan P. flew the CAP Cadets, and Steve R. and I were the ground support crew.  After the CAP flights, we started club ops, with Bob D. taking up Sophia for a ride and Steve did a...

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