Soaring Reports

Soaring Report – Sunday, September 12, 2021

Hi All,   We only flew two flights today.  After a two hour delay due to gusty crosswinds, Steve R. flew a gift certificate ride.  Then, Jaime A. and Jim C. did a flight.  Jim is working on his CFIG, so Jaime took him up for spin training and recovery.  Spins are more...

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Soaring Report – Monday, September 6, 2021

Hello, all,   We started flying today with eight CAP Cadet Orientation flights.  The flights went very well, and the Cadets appeared to have a great experience.  We followed the CAP flights with club operations, where we flew another eight flights, but with twelve...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, September 5, 2021

Hi All,   We flew eight flights today.  First up was Jake K., flying with Bob C.  Then John H. flew a flight with Bob, and I flew with him, too.  Steve R. took Hanna up for a lesson, followed by Dave L. for a solo.  We launched Bob C. in his Russia then Jake and John...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, September 4, 2021

Hi All,   We flew nine flights today, even though we had a later start, due to waiting for clouds to move out of the area.  Steve R. and I took the first flight, which was followed by John H. and Steve.  Steve then took Martin up for his 2 FAST Kit flights.  John did...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, August 22, 2021

Hi, all:   It was a little breezy today, but the wind was pretty much right down the runway.  We flew nine 9 flights.  Warren P., John H., Lexi H., Bryan T., Jacob M., Rich M., HannaH M., plus a gift certificate ride from Wisner all flew with Steve R. today.  Dave L....

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Soaring Report – Saturday, August 22, 2021

Hi, all:   Flight operations started today before 9:00AM, and we didn't leave until 5:30PM.  It was a long day with twenty-seven flights!  That may be a club record!  We completed nine CAP Cadet Orientation flights, and eighteen club flights for the day.  The flights...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, August 14, 2021

. Hello, all:  . Even though we had to end flight operations earlier than normal, we still launched twenty-one flights today.  We also have a new club member, Rich M.    . I flew the first flight of the morning with a solo flight.  Then, the CAP Cadet orientation...

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Special Soaring Report – Monday, August 9, 2021

Hello, all: Today we flew two flights in support of the Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer's Office, and the Civil Air Patrol FEMA coordinator. This summer, the Omaha Soaring Club has been providing orientation flights to CAP Cadets.  Each cadet is allowed to...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, August 1, 2021

Hi All,   A lot of flights today, with seventeen, that's right, count'em SEVENTEEN flights.  We got an early start with Bud S. flying four flights with Steve R. instructing.  Then Warren P. did a pattern tow with Steve, and then he flew two solo flights.  Mark B. flew...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, July 25, 2021

Hi All,   A great day today!  Steve R. soloed John H. and Warren P.  Congratulations to John and Warren!   First up was John for two pattern tows, and then Steve let him fly out of  the nest.  John then did a second solo flight.  Steve then took Warren up for his...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, July 24, 2021

Hi All,   A short day today, but we still flew eight flights.  Steve R. started with three FAST Kit flights for James, Seth, and Jordan.  We Launched Bob A. in the L-33 between those flights. Steve and John H. then did four flights, including a simulated rope break. ...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, July 18, 2021

Hi, All:   We flew 8 flights today, on what turned out to be a very nice day to be outside.  Lexy H. flew two lessons with Steve R., followed by Hanna M. with Steve.  Hanna, who is 14, is our newest and youngest club member - welcome, Hanna!  John H. and Steve did a...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, July 17, 2021

Hi, all: It was an active Saturday, with twelve flights despite the low ceilings that lingered for a couple of hours.  We started with Hanna M. for her second FAST flight with Steve.  Then, John H. and Steve R. flew a couple of pattern tows, which were followed by...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, July 11, 2021

Hello, all: A lot of activity for a Sunday!  We started the day by reassembling the L-33, which was recently returned from the soaring competition in Yoder, KS.  Suffice it to say that the weather in Yoder was not perfect for soaring.  The competitors did what they...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, July 3, 2021

Hello, everyone: It was a busy day at BTA, with thirteen flights.  Flight operations started with Dan P. giving rides to two of the CAP Cadets fathers.  These two flights were followed by five CAP orientation flights in a row. Jeff F. took his 1-26 up between the...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, June 19, 2021

Hi, All:   A lot of flights today, with 17 flights!  We started flight operations at a little after 9:00AM, with five Civil Air Patrol - Cadet Orientation flights.  Whit B. handled the towing and Dan P. handled flight instructions.  Thank you, Whit and Dan!  Normal...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, June 12, 2021

Hi, All,   We flew 10 flights today.  The first two flights were John H. with Whit B. instructing.  Next was new member Jacob, doing two FAST Kit flights with Whit.  Then Kubra H. flew a lesson with Whit.  Jeff F. did three quick pattern tows with Whit for some...

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Soaring Report – Friday, June 4, 2021

Hi, All,   We flew 8 flights today on an early start.  Dan P. did a solo pattern tow with Whit B. towing.  Then, we started at 9:40AM with the first of 5 CAP (Civil Air Patrol) orientation flights.  Dan provided the instruction, with Frank M. towing.  We finished the...

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Soaring Report – Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Hi, everyone:   Wow, what a day!  We completed 15 flights on a day with amazing lift!  The longest flight of the day was Jay B. (pictured in his Russia), for 5 hours and 17 minutes, earning a Silver Badge!  Congratulations Jay!   We launched Jay first, who went to...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, May 29, 2021

Hi, All,   We flew ten flights today.  First up was Kubra H. with Whit B. for a lesson.  Then, John H. flew two in a row with Whit.  We gave Whit a break and launched Jeff in his 1-26, followed by Jay B. in his Russia.  Jeff was launched a second time, and then John...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, May 11, 2021

Hi, All:   Saturday turned out to be a mostly sunny day with very light winds.  We successfully completed eight flights.  First up was Bob C. who flew a solo flight in the L-23, to refamiliarize himself with that glider.  Bob followed that up with two flights with...

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Soaring Report – Friday, May 7, 2021

Hi, All:   We flew 8 flights this afternoon, and signed up a new member, Kubra H.  Welcome, Kubra!  The first flight today was Bob D., giving a ride to his granddaughter.  Next up was Steve R., who gave a ride to the young man who mows the runway and operations area...

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Soaring Report – Thursday, May 6, 2021

Hi, All:   A pretty busy day for Thursday flight operations!  First up was Lexy H., and then a friend of Lexy's took a ride.  Steve R. took up a friend of his, who may be interested in joining the Club.  We launched Jim C. in the L-33, and then Bob C. in his Russia. ...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, April 18, 2021

Hello, All:   It was another busy day, with 12 flights completed.  Jim C. was up first with Bob C. for his Safety Flight.  Jim didn't stay long; he had to rush off to wash his pickup (joke).  Next up was Bob C. instructing Lexy H. for another lesson.  Then, Kubra flew...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, April 11, 2021

Hello, All: A beautiful day to be out!  This was the busiest flying day that I can recall since July of 2014, with 19 flights completed.  The first flight of the day was John H. (with Steve R. instructing), for his first FAST flight, followed by long-time OSCI member...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, April 3, 2021

Hello, all: It was a beautiful day to fly, and it was a busy day, too, with 15 flights completed.  The first two flights were Lexi H, with Steve R. instructing.  Jay B. was launched in his Russia between Lexi's two flights.  Steve gave a ride to a friend of his, and...

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Soaring Report – Sunday 3-28-2021

Hi, all: The first two flights of the 2021 Soaring Season were Lexy H. for two lessons, with Steve R. instructing.  Lexy (pictured below) is the youngest member of the Omaha Soaring Club.  Lexy is a student member, and this is her third season with the Club.   We also...

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Soaring Report Saturday 11-21-2020

Hi, All: We completed seven flights today, in silky smooth air.  Lexy H. was up first with Steve R., and they flew two flights.  Next was Dave L. for a solo flight, followed by Tom. S. for a solo flight.  Bud S. and Steve finished the the day off, with three flights. ...

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Soaring Report Wednesday 11-9-2020

Hello, All: What a beautiful fall day to be out flying!  The air was silky smooth, so there was no lift to be found, but it was still a very busy day with fifteen flights.  First up was Steve R. and Tom S. for a "return to service" flight for the brake work recently...

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