Wind: 10 knot Xwind from NE most of the day
Altitudes: low 4,000's MSL
Time Aloft: About an hour
Max Lift: some 6 knot cores and lots of 3-4 knot climbs
Temperature: low 100's
Comment: Lots of time for projects
Tow pilot: Dan Gudgel
It was an slow, somewhat leisurely day at Avenal today. As it should be this time of year - no one wants to get in a big hurry in the heat.
Rick I. was down from San Jose and got a handful of flights with Alex and with Kevin. He's making very good progress and will soon have this whole soaring thing figured out.
|Rick enjoying the thermals.|
|CA69 on a summer day|
Quinn M. had some good times with simulated rope breaks and working some awesome dust devils. (and for good measure, cleaned out the restrooms - thank you, Quinn!)
Alex C. and Carl L. worked on preparations for Carl's upcoming practical test.
Alex and Jim R. completed a flight review. And then Richard W. and Jim replaced a bad valve core and air'ed up a tractor tire and Carl took it out for some mid-afternoon mowing.
Dan G. towed and generally kept the place under control.