Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hibernation season begins

On a frosty November afternoon, Andy, Evan, Andy, Sonny, Tim, Tom, and David (not pictured) assembled to disassemble the Blanik for the winter cold season.

We succeeded in transporting the Blanik and 1-23 to a secret location where they will spend the winter season of short flying days. The 304 is parked at Andy's house. The only aircraft in evidence on the field now is the towplane, which will be put in winter storage a hangar at the end of the month.

Thanks to all who came out to work today, and special thanks to Bob for once again providing storage space at the secret location.

I'll continue blogging, if anything happens during the winter seasonal break from flying.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Last flight of the year

Andy and Pete headed off into the sunset on the last flying day of 2008:

Don't forget Disassembly Day next Saturday. It's always a lot of fun.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Weekend Report November 1 - 2

We are definitely winding down. A very small number of flights this weekend, but they were all interesting. The weather was clear and beautiful both days. On Saturday, Sonny and Steve shared two flights in the Blanik and found some wave. Pete showed them up in 3J with a 1.5 hour flight in thermals. Pete then repeated his performance on Sunday, this time in the Blanik. There were instructors on duty both days, but no students showed up. Doug drove all the way to Post Mills to make one tow (Thanks, Doug!)

The 1-35 and 1-26 both packed up and left the field this weekend. Oxygen systems were removed from club gliders and trailers were checked out for winter storage duty.

We are definitely winding down.