Monday, October 29, 2012

Weekend report October 27 - 28

We had a fair amount of activity at the field this weekend, but only six flights.

Andy, Keith, and Mike took advantage of the calm before the storm and hid the towplane in a hangar and staked down the club trailers.  Tom, Skip, and Thomas showed up, hooked up their gliders, and disappeared like rats deserting a sinking ship.

Greg arrived with his new pride and joy, a Glasflugel 304CZ and assembled it (mostly) over by the dinosaur.

He and fellow road warrior Dan trailered "Juliet Delta" all the way from Oregon in just over three days.  The ship is absolutely beautiful, and very well equipped.  Congratulations, Greg!  The glider is now home in Lyme.

As we await the arrival of the hurricane, the only aircraft in evidence in the tiedown area is the 2-33, which was the only glider that actually flew this weekend.  Our student pilots John and Mark are taking advantage of late-season opportunities for instruction, and that is admirable.  They will be ahead of the game at the beginning of next season.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that makes 3 (three) 304's in the list off to the right. One lacks the "Z" but that can't make that much of a difference, uh?

Too bad Paul Kram didn't buy the Russia he was looking at.

My round trip to buy the Russia took 9 days, even though the seller met me half way - in South Dakota!

PMSC Member said...

Hi Moshe. Yes, that's the third 304 and the 25th specific glider mentioned on this blog.

It took 9 days to get your glider? Did you get lost?

tim said...

Too bad the right wing is so short.

Anonymous said...

Hey, this is a Soaring blog. Take your political views somewhere else.