Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SATURDAY, August 13, 2016. Hot again, but members showed up to fly.

Visibility: Unlimited
Wind: Light and variable.
Altitudes: Not reported
Time Aloft: More than an hour.
Max Lift: Enough for an hour aloft
Temperature: Hot
Comment: Maybe we'll see more reports and photos after this is published.
Tow pilot: Jim Rickey, Alex Caldwell

Since I wasn't out on Saturday, AlexCaldwell emailed a brief description of what happened then. Here is what he said:

Hi Harold,

I was out at Avenal on Saturday. I gave Jim Rickey a tow in the Orange Crush after he had spent all day doing the towing. I also worked ground school with Sergio, who is scheduled to take the private glider written test in about a week and a half.

I then came down to San Diego for a couple of days for a memorial service for one of my Dad's best friends.

Saturday was Sergio's girlfriend Dulce's birthday. We found out she is a great cook. Went home with a bunch of tamales she wraps in banana leaves. They were a big hit at my house. Sergio also made some good hamburgers for lunch on the clubhouse porch. Don Flinn had a power pilot transition, Russ, he was working with. Rick Eason was flying the 1-26. Troy Wollman was giving a friend a ride in the 2-33 Big Bird and also flew the 1-26. There was more activity I missed. The lift was reported as not that good, although Troy was up for an hour in the 1-26 and had no working varios due to an electric issue in the glider.


Sergio Grajeda on the patio ready for lunch and Dulce's birthday.

The gliders tied down before the gang showed up to chase thermals.

Next time we'll have more reporting and pictures.


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