Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lap racing

Tim and Rick enjoyed a pair of local flights on a day when 4000 feet seemed like outer space. The day was interesting in that it matched the forecast exactly: 2 hours of weak thermals to modest altitudes, with no chance of clouds. Kevin and the kids helped us assemble, and we practiced Kevin's "tiny triangles."

Friday, August 22, 2008

Weekday Desperadoes

Tony, Tim, Kevin, Rick, and Pete mustered on a beautiful sunny Friday. We launched five gliders (7H, PM, 6Q, S2, 3J) during the course of the day and discovered the hard way that Tony's pessimistic forecast was actually true. We made a total of ten flights, and not one of them found a thermal worth talking about.

Despite this, much discussion, cooperation, flight testing, and practice were in evidence. Five guys hanging out at the aerodrome helping each other pursue our manic-depressive avocation. There are a lot worse ways to spend a sunny summer day in Vermont.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It was bound to happen

Tony experienced his first actual field landing today. After a bold flight to the east, he did a fine job of putting 7H down in a hayfield in the river valley. Tim and I went to fetch him and we both forgot our cameras!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just HOW much has it rained, lately?

Depends where you live, obviously.

Determine your bragging rights, right here.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Over 2B9 at 1145, today...

Through the magic of the internet, you can also HEAR the towplane as it actually was at the moment this photo was taken. Just follow these simple steps:

1. Cover your ears

2. Close your eyes

3. Hold your breath

4. And listen.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

On the road again

For the next nine days, I will be crewing at a contest in Uvalde, Texas. I will check PMSC News for updates about the club.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Weekend Report August 2 - 3

Both days were lost to intermittent thunderstorms, heat, summer vacations, and apathy. We were able to get some trailer washing done, and Pete organized the 1-23 toolbox. Check it out next time you get a chance; it is a thing of beauty.

The seat back has been found.