Wind: Light and variable.
Altitudes: Not reported
Time Aloft: More than an hour.
Max Lift: Enough for an hour aloft
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:
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.