Soaring Reports

Soaring Report Wednesday 12/9/2020

Hi, All: What a beautiful day to fly!  We completed seven flights.  Kinneth W. flew twice with Steve R, and then Bud S. flew twice with Steve.  Tom S. flew a solo flight in the L-23, followed by Bud and Steve again.  Steve gave a ride to Doug, who owns the Cessna 172...

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Soaring Report Sunday 9/13/2020

What a nice day to be outdoors. We did 12 flights today. First two were Dan for a CAP check flight with Steve, then Steve did two flights with Dan for his CAP. Jim took up the L33 and then two flights in the L23 with his daughter and granddaughters. Jay took up his...

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Soaring Report Saturday 9/5/2020

A hot day today but some decent lift. We did 16 flights. The first two were Lexy with Bob C. Jake took the L33 for a flight while Bud did 3 flights with Bob. Then Greg did FAST flight #1 and we launched Jake again. Greg did FAST #2 as Jake did a third flight in the...

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Soaring Report Wednesday 9/2/2020

What a great day for soaring. Twelve flights today. First up was Bud for five flights with Steve. Steve then took the L33 up for over an hour. David took the L23 up for an hour, and earned his "B" badge. Congratulations David! Jeff took up his 1-26 for 1:25, earning...

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Soaring Report Saturday 8/29/2020

A very nice day to be out flying. We did 12 flights. First up was Jake in the L33 for his first flight in that glider. Dave L. did a solo in the L23 followed by Bob A. in the L33. Steve then took the L33 up for 1:02 and got his "B" badge! Congratulations Steve! Jeff...

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Soaring Report Sunday 8/23/2020

We had quite a busy day today, and yes it was hot. First up was Steve for a "back to service flight". The Lexy did two in a row with Steve. Then Steve gave his friend a ride. Warren then did two with Steve. Jeff did a flight with Steve, followed by Warren's wife for a...

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Soaring Report Sunday 8/16/2020

We did 8 flights today for some good cross wind experience. First up was Warren with Steve followed by Bud with Bob C. Jake then did a solo. Warren did a second flight with Steve. Bob did two in a row with Bud then Steve gave Jeff's son Brian a ride. Bob did a solo...

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Soaring Report Saturday 8/15/2020

What a nice day today, and busy. We started early with four solo flights for Nic. Next up twice was Bud S. with Steve. Steve then took up his friend for a ride. Next was Tom M. for FAST flight #1 then we launched Paul in the L-33 before Steve took up Lexy. Bob A. then...

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Soaring Report Saturday 8/8/2020

A busy day for 15 flights total, with the first 10 being pattern tows. First three up was Bob C. for his BFR with Dan P. Next was three for Dan with Bob. Dan then did a couple of flights with Jeff along for the ride. Jeff then did two flight with Bob. Then Bob flew...

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Soaring Report Sunday 7/19/2020

We did 10 flights today, and were done a little after 3:00. We got an early start with Jeff for the first 2 flights with Bob C. Pretty windy on the first 2 flights, then it shifted so we moved to the far end for the remaining flights. After the 3rd flight with Bob,...

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Soaring Report Sunday 7/12/2020

A busy and nice day today. We did 15 flights. First up with Steve was Mark for FAST flight #,1 then Warren for his first FAST flight. We launched Paul in the L-33 then Jake did a L23 solo flight. Mark did his second FAST flight with Steve, then we launched Jay in the...

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Soaring Report Saturday 7/11/2020

We did 8 flights today. First up was Jake with Steve, followed by Dave L. solo. Then our latest new member Kinneth went up with Steve. Welcome to the club Kinneth. I took the next flight solo, then Nic went up with Steve then Jake did another flight solo. Nic did a...

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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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