Wind: Light and variable from the NW
Time Aloft: Over an hour.
Max Lift: 400 fpm.
Temperature: Cool 70's
Comment: Good turnout for the meeting.
Tow pilot: Julie Butler, thanks for your contribution.
|Before the meeting friends gather and exchange notes.|
|Peter Mersino bringing the financial data for the club members.|
|Good turnout except for the members from SLO who were on Summer Break.|
|Nearly time for the meeting to start.|
|President Morgan Hall's presentation was thorough and detailed enough for all.|
|Members weren't just there. They were there and interested and informed.|
|We haven't seen John Harbick for awhile due to some nasty injuries.|
|More interested parties in the proceedings. Welcome to you both.|
|Tow plane on final for runway 7's nice grass strip. Julie Butler flying.|
|Jeff Richardson about to fly for his BFR, amazed that two years has gone by so quickly.|
|The tow plane maneuvers into position taking up the rope slack.|
|Jeff Richardson feeling pretty good about his flying. He's been away a few weeks but still flies well.|
|Clark Woolf continues his training so that he can solo again. He has been away since last August.|
|Clark's first flight was a bit rusty as was expected, and we managed to scrape off most of that rust.|
|Joe Anastasio about to fly his PW-5 with Larry Johnson helping out.|
|A beautiful glider landing on a beautiful grass runway here at Avenal.|
|Clark back in the air and this time he did exceptionally well thermalling an additional 1900 feet. Nice going Clark.|
|Xray Delta flying over the brown fields in search of lift.|
|Two Charlie and Four Mike on the ground with the 1-35 and Big Bird.|
|Pancho Herrera about to launch in his Libelle with Larry Johnson and Sergio Grajeda standing by to help.|
|Peter Sahlberg landing his Schweizer 1-35 after a flight with very little good lift.|
|Maneuvering Big Bird back for another launch.|
|Big Bird on tow for another flight in late afternoon. Might be the last one today.|