Wind: Strong from the N at 13G19
Altitudes: Release altitudes
Time Aloft: An hour
Max Lift: 3-4 knots.
Temperature: Cool in the mid 60's.
Comment: Draft issue. Detail added in the next day or two.
Tow pilot: Jim Rickey, Kyle Jason
|Kirk Robertson waiting to launch, with Neiman Walker standing by to run his wing.
|Kirk and Neiman wondering how the lift is now and going to be through the day.
|Don Flinn and student completing a low level turn base to final in the 2-33.
|Erich Harding aloft practicing his aerial maneuvers with about 1 year remaining until he can solo.
|He liked that first flight but usually his second flight is so much better.
|Aloft again and true to form, he did very much better on his second flight of the day.
|Nice going, Erich. The countdown begins soon for the year before solo is permitted.
|Alex Caldwell and Ken Talovich chat before Ken's training flight, a practice checkride.
|Don Flinn and Eric Burlingame ready to launch on another training flight in the 2-33.
|Wyll Soll looks like he's modeling for a statue of a Greek Warrior.
|Jim Rickey, as usual, doing the tow duties today. He volunteers a lot, thankfully.
|Off go Don and Eric for another training flight, behind Jim Rickey in the tow plane.
|Time for a lunch break on the patio. Eric, a young lady, Andrew Palmer, Mike Paoli and Neiman Walker.
|Alex Caldwell in the backseat with a student in the front, flying Big Bird.
|Eric, Andrew, and Don chatting about moving them toward their licenses.
|Neiman Walker flying Big Bird solo in turning base to final on runway 31L.
|Short final for Neiman as he completes another solo flight to practice for his checkride.
|Ken Talovich at the controls of his RV-8 as we head back to Fresno.
|About 500 agl and turning north to head back to Fresno Chandler airport.
|Ken Talovich is his beautifully painted RV-8 is on his way home to Pine Mountain Lake airport.