Wind: 3-4 kts from the NW
Altitudes: Mostly tow altitude
Time Aloft: Half hour
Max Lift: 3-4 kts.
Temperature: Mild, in the 70's.
Comment: Both 2-33's put to good use.
Tow pilot: Griffin
Generally a very nice day with limited but definite lift to be found on non-training flights.
|Looks like a very nice day for some not-so-high soaring.|
|Rick Eason and Jan Zanutto are putting their Grob 103 into the box for a trip to Merced. Winterizing it.|
|Jim Rickey pondering over the variometers in the 1-26. He puzzled most of the day.|
|Rick had lots of hands to help put the big sailplane in the box.|
|Looks like it will go in this time. It is definitely not a fragile, dainty sailplane.|
|Ken Talovich preparing for one of his three solo flights today. After today, he's ready for a 1-26 checkout.|
|Ken's a guy that really, really loves to fly and it always shows on him.|
|Ken is flying the newest 2-33 in our fleet, bought from a site in upper Oregon.|
|Back for another solo flight. Ken Talovich now has about 10 solo flights in the 2-33.|
|Thanks for help from Jay piloting the golf cart while Ken walks the wing.|
|A nice position on tow for yet another solo flight. Ken's really doing well.|
|Ken is turning final for runway 31 and in excellent position.|
|Jay and Griffin working as a team going out and gathering up gliders that have landed short of the takeoff area.|
|This should be the last of Ken's solo flights in the 2-33. Next time out, he will solo the 1-26.|