Soaring Reports

Soaring Report – Saturday, March 19, 2022

Hi, all:   Today was the last full day of winter, and what was a beautiful day it was!  We flew eighteen flights today - that's pretty good for flying in Nebraska in the winter!  Plus, there was strong lift today, too. The flying started with Jim C. and Bob C. flying...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, March 13, 2022

Hi, All: The first flights of the 2022 Soaring Season took place yesterday, March 13th.  March 13th is about three weeks earlier than we started last year.  The weather wasn’t bad yesterday, with very clear skies, a temperature near the mid-60’s, and steady winds that...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, November 20, 2021

. Hello, everyone: . Another successful day of soaring, starting with nine CAP flights, followed by fourteen Club flights.  Steve R. started the Club flights with a ride for Lexy H's dad, then flew two lessons with Lexy.  Hamid G. made the drive up from Kansas City...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, November 6, 2021

Hi, All,   Another very active day today, with twenty-five flights, and what a nice day it was!  We started with ten CAP Cadet orientation flights, with Dan and Whit instructing.  While the CAP flights were ongoing, FAA Certified Ground Instructor Dave L. and Jeff F....

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Soaring Report – Saturday, October 30, 2021

Hi All,   We did a little flying today!  We started in the morning with ten CAP flights, which were followed by fifteen club flights.  Club flights started with Jim C, who is preparing for a Check Ride to earn his CFI-G.  Jim flew three times with Steve.  Then, Dan P....

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Soaring Report – Saturday, October 23, 2021

Hi All,   We flew 9 flights today.  Nic M. started with three solo flights, to complete the required number of flights for his Commercial Glider Endorsement.  He still has his upcoming check ride with DPE Tony C. before he'll receive his Endorsement.  When Nic was...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, October 17, 2021

Hello, all:   We completed ten flights today.  Lexy H. was first up with Steve R. for the first three flights, followed by someone who stopped by to purchase a ride for his son.  Then, Jeff F. bought two rides for an old friend and his wife.  Steve had one more flight...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, October 16, 2021

Hi, All,   Today we flew a total of eighteen flights.  We started the day with Dan P. and I taking a flight in the L-23 before the CAP Cadets arrived.  It was chilly, but an absolutely beautiful fall morning.  Once the CAP Cadets arrived, we flew ten flights with...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, October 9, 2021

Hi All,   An active day today with thirteen flights.  First up was Lexy H. for two flights with Steve R.  Then Nic M. flew two solo flights.  Steve R. and I did a back seat endorsement flight, and Jeff F. was launched in his 1-26. Dave L. flew a solo flight, and we...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, October 8, 2021

Hello, all: Please join me in congratulating OSCI’s newest private glider pilots, Tom S. and Jake K! Tom and Jake both passed their private pilot check rides today with flying colors!  Job well done guys! Let’s get some more certificated pilots finished up in the...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, October 3, 2021

Hi All,   We flew 14 flights today.  We started with Jake K. and I doing simulated rope breaks with Steve R.  Then, Jake and I each went up with Dan P.  We launched Bob C. in his Russia and Jeff F. in his 1-26.  Next, Lexy H. and Nic M. each flew with with Steve. ...

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Soaring Report – Sunday, September 26, 2021

Hi All,   There was Ground School early this morning in the Skywerx conference room, for those seeking to pass their oral exam and flight exam in early October.  After school was done for the morning, we flew six flights flights.  It was a little windy, but it...

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Soaring Report – Saturday, September 18, 2021

Hi All,   A lot of flying was done today!  We started early this morning with 9 CAP Cadet Orientation flights.  Dan P. flew six of the CAP flights, and Whit B. flew three.  We then flew ten club flights.  Before CAP, Steve R. and Dan flew a CAP qualifying flight for...

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Soaring Report – Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hi All,   We flew five flights today.  Steve R. continued in the role of DPE (Designation Flight Examiner) to prepare those club members who plan to take their flight and oral exams in early October.  Steve flew with Jake twice, Jeff once, and me once.  Jake flew solo...

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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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