Visibility: Poor, but improving throughout the day
Time Aloft: 1+ hour
Max Lift: 5+ knots
Temperature: Cooler than it has been
Comment: Photo by Rick Ibarra
Tow pilot: David Simpson & Kyle Hyde
Smoke from fires to the north and the south made for bad visibility this past week. But it improved somewhat on Saturday and we had a dozen or so flights at Avenal.
Notably, Quinn had a 1+ hour flight up to ~6,500' to earn his C Badge. Carl made a few flights in the 1-26 using his brand new glider rating and Kyle worked on PTS maneuvers for his upcoming practical test. Finally, Rick's flights were focused on getting the pattern and landing dialed-in precisely.
Meanwhile, on the ground, Alex was doing some remedial work on the ailerons of 1B, and Zach made a run to fill the fuel trailer and dropped off some other supplies and materials.
And, if you haven't been to the field in the past few months, you'll find a new bathroom door, new soap and towel dispensers and new toilet seats! The Board will have some other work projects on the list for a work day this fall.