Visibility: Mildly Hazy
Wind: Light and Variable
Altitudes: Not very high
Time Aloft: Not very long
Max Lift: 2-4 kts, lift started early today, and we wrapped up early today. I'd guess it may have been better soaring a bit later in the day.
Temperature: Not as hot as it's been for the last month.
Tow pilot: Kyle Hyde
It was a nice day at Avenal today, with good training conditions. I had to leave early. So I only made 3 flights today in N3613F, but I think the people that came out got some good practice. I flew with Christian Cueto and Gordon Cloes. Christian is getting more flights under his belt and Gordon is already a rated pilot who has both a private power rating and also a helicopter rating. They are both doing well, and I think will be ready to solo in the near future. Quinn Marsh also made 2 solo flights in the other 2-33, "22S" today. Also spending time at the field today was Rob Seerey. He also was at the field the week before. He had visited Tehachapi and the Fantasy Haven gliderport the week before that, and has an interest in Soaring and learning to fly. He spent both days at Avenal helping out and learning a lot on the ground. He helped run wings, hook up tow lines, charged the battery on the winch, and was generally quite helpful. He asked a lot of good questions and seemed genuinely interested in soaring, and to be soaking up a lot of information. He also seemed to have mechanical talents and since he had spent so much time and energy traveling to gliderports in our general area, it seemed to me like he had earned a glider flight, and would appreciate and enjoy one. Near the end of the day on Saturday, we asked him if he wanted to take a FAST ride, but it seemed to be a bit expensive, as did joining the club right now. So I offered to give him a ride at my expense, if he'd give us a copy or a link to any photos or video
he had taken at Avenal or at Fantasy Haven or Mojave recently during his travels. I believe CCSA member Carl Lindgren was at Fantasy Haven on Sept. 4th, so he may show up in Rob's video down below. Rob is interested not only in soaring, but in other things as well, such as road trips, music, trains, old cars, ravens, sea otters and other topics, as you will see in his
video link just below!