: Calm; 1 instance of a 5 MPH wind, one 9 MPH gust for the whole day.
: Mostly whatever they released at.
: Not much
: Not much
: Hit 60°F before 10, peaked at 70°, stayed above 60° until ½ hour after sunset.
: Great to see so many people out at the gliderport.
: Karl Kunz
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For a day with such poor soaring conditions, there was a lot of flying activity today--mostly student training, but a couople of members actually found some lift and stayed up for a little while.
Dan Gudgel gave a towpilot check out earlier in the day.
I hear Aleks Radko had a decent soaring flight--really good for November.
A notable achievement was Eric Rinell had his first solo today.
|Eric Rinell is on final approach in the smoky skies to his first solo landing.|
|Eric on short final to his first solo landing.|
|Eric just about to touch down at end of first solo flight.|
|Eric's personal Welcoming Committee rushes out to greet him.|
|The Akafliegers bring a a new post-solo tradition to Avenal.|
|Good and wet!|
But Eric is still smiling!
|Richard Walker is ready to run the wing for glider partner Peter Sahlberg.|
|Jesse is smiling before going up for another lesson from Don. She should be soloing soon.|
|Peter Sahlberg checks the sky for traffic while Sergio waits in Casper.|
|Peter has let go and Sergio is concentrating on the takeoff roll.|
|Back way too soon.|
|Will Bergman is ready to roll and waiting for the tow.|
|Jessie is giving the launch signal and Will is about ready to...|
|Member Ken Talovich and two of his RV-8 friends fly by on way to...|
|...Missing Man formation in remembrance of Jan Zanutto.|
|Rick Eason giving a tribute to Jan Zanutto.|
|After the tribute we headed to the cow line in the Clubhouse.|
|Flying, food and fellowship; a great day!|
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