Time Aloft: A bit
Max Lift: Soft
Temperature: Perfect mid 70s
Tow pilot: Iron Man Karl Kunz
We wrapped up Daylight Saving Time in fine fashion today at Avenal. While gliderports elsewhere are closing for the season, we are looking forward to some good flying through winter at Avenal and New Coalinga. We did about 20 tows today and had 5 ships in the air.
For several weeks, a number of members have worked long and hard to scrape our runways clear of tumbleweeds and goathead thorn bushes. This shot looks across the parallel runways, which are as clear and smooth as they've ever been.
The shot above looks SE from the clubhouse down to the arrival end of Runway 31.
We've used several tractors in this process, and Morgan's mother was kind enough to let us use her tractor for the final phase of the runway clean-up project. Thanks to good work by Richard, its running again and will be put to back into action in the coming days.
We are fortunate to have weather conditions that allow us to fly year-round. Be sure to come out and maintain your currency and proficiency over the winter. You'll be ready and sharp when the spring season arrives.