Visibility: Hazy down low. Unlimited above inversion layer.
Wind: Light and variable
Altitudes: 3000 MSL
Time Aloft: 1 hour
Max Lift: 3 kts.
Temperature: 70s F.
Tow pilot: Frank Owen
John Harbick climbing to 3000 MSL on 1 hr. flight.
A few brave souls came out, and we did five tows. Richard, John, and Utaka did the flying. And they stayed up some. Not fantastic soaring, very mediocre, in fact. But Alex and John stayed up for over an hour, and Richard and Utaka had respectable flights. I heard the Hollister guys on the tow plane radio talking about being at 7500' over the "rock pile", wherever that is. Then Julie flew over enroute from Fresno/Chandler back to SBP and said hi. Martin helped out a lot, getting the planes up into the air. All in all, it was a fun, quiet day at Avenal.