Wind: From the SE early, then light and variable.
Altitudes: Release altitudes.
Time Aloft: Less than an hour.
Max Lift: 3-5 kts.
Temperature: Cool, in the 60's.
Comment: Good day for training flights.
Tow pilot: Jim Rickey
|Ken Talovich arriving from Pine Mountain Lake in his RV-8.|
|Ken Talovich, Bob Crooks, and Rick Eason chat about experimental aircraft.|
|Don Flinn and student ready to launch in the Schweizer 2-33.|
|Neiman Walker signals the tow plane to start the launch for Don Flinn and student.|
|Bob Crooks about to take another training flight from the far northwest end of runway 31R.|
|I guess Ken Talovich needed the exercise. He walked all the way to the end of runway 31R.|
|Jim Rickey flying the tow plane with the 2-33 on tow behind him.|
|N8722S is on tow behind the Cessna 150 flown by Jim Rickey.|
|It isn't easy dragging the 2-33 along the runway back to the launch area.|
|Don Flinn mounting up for another training flight with a student.|
|Neiman waits for Don to get settled in and hooked up for launch.|
|Bob Crooks hooking up for Don Flinn and student's momentary launch.|
|Eric Burlingame and friend watch the launch proceedings from the safe area.|
|Yes, it was that dusty, so much that IFR rules almost prevailed.|
|Ken Talovich about to launch on another practice check ride due within the next few weeks.|
|Jay Jaeckel helping with the tow rope while a water truck rumbles by in the background.|
|It was that kind of day where the wind sock was hanging straight down.|
|Students and flight instructor waiting patiently at the launch end of runway 13L.|
|Now the tow plane is moving into position and the launch should take place when the 2-33 is moved into position.|
|Both the RV-8 and the RV-10 are owner built and beautifully crafted gems.|
|Ken Talovich in his RV-8 while Bob Crooks and I are ready to leave in Bob's RV-10.|
|On the way to Fresno, Ken is quickly catching up with us just over the Kettleman Hills.|
|Ken just off our wing for a nice photograph before breaking away and heading to Pine Mountain Lake airport.|