Wind: Light and variable
Altitudes: 4000+ msl
Time Aloft: Less than an hour.
Max Lift: 400 fpm.
Temperature: Low 80's.
Comment: Eric Burlingame flew his second and third solo flights.
Tow pilot: Jan Zanutto
CONGRATULATIONS TO ERIC BURLINGAME FOR HIS SECOND AND THIRD SOLO FLIGHTS.
|Jan Zanutto and passenger waiting for another glider to hook up for a tow.|
|Pancho Herrera assembled his Libelle with Big Bird waiting in the background.|
|Nels Siverson waiting to launch once again for another training flight.|
|Moving Orange Crush over where the DG is parked.|
|Setting up the DG for Jeff Richardson to fly.|
|Jeff R about to launch with Wyll Soll running the wing.|
|Busy day with gliders being towed aloft all day long.|
|The Orange Crush about to launch and Pancho's Libelle in the foreground.|
|Richard Walker and Neiman Walker (no relation) helping on the launch line.|
|Troy Wollman and Eric Burlingame foreground and the Orange Crush about to launch.|
|Jan Zanutto taxiing into position for the launch of the Libelle.|
|Looks like a serious conference underway in the safety area of launching.|
|Nels Siverson patronizing our local Subway shop.|
|Busy lineup of club and private gliders.|
|Neiman Walker on tow in the Schweizer 1-26.|
|Troy Wollman launching in the DG100.|
|The Orange Crush on tow in the sky behind Pancho's Libelle.|
|Yes, it really is Alex Caldwell riding the unicycle. He's done it before so no miracle here.|
|Now Pancho is finally getting launched on a nice flight with Nels Siverson running the wing.|
|Mike Paoli, Alex Caldwell, and unidentified student preparing Big Bird for launch.|
|The Orange Crush turning final for runway 31R at Avenal.|
|Our soon-to-be restored Orange Crush on short final.|
|Mario Pauda and Jeff Richardson pushing Mario's 1-26 into position for launching.|
|Richard Walker running the wing for Mario Pauda in his 1-26.|
|Eric Burlingame's second solo flight done exceptionally well as I expected.|
|Tow plane hangar abuzz with effort to get 05U back into the sky as soon as possible.|