Friday, May 20, 2016

The Big O

Greg (JD), Dan (EA) and Tim (AT) took a circular tour of northern VT and NH on Wednesday.


It was a 430 km trip over 7 hours.  These flights firmly put Dan (#1) and Greg (#2) in the lead of the OLC for Region 1.  Tim took the wrong logger and got no points.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Weekend Report May 14

Since Rick is officiating at the 18 Meter Nationals, I am writing up the weekend summary.  It was a one-day weekend (Saturday) for flying and work.  On the work front Sonny and Lane put the metal roof back on the club house and it should be weather tight - Thanks, guys!

XC was limited because of the changing threat from high clouds.  Dennis and Greg had short cross country flights out of Post Mills and Dan flew out of Sterling.  This is the first time Greg and Dan have flown more than half a mile from each other.  As you can see from OLC, Greg flew 178 km while Dan flew 249 km.   So now when we look back at all of their amazing previous flights we don't have to wonder who was the real pilot and who was the leech.

We also had a first solo this weekend.  It was Evan.  He signed his first solo endorsement as a CFI-G and Don who has soloed before in the Blanik, soloed again in the Blanik as well as flying the 1-23 for the first time.  Congratulations Evan and Don.

Another first was former cabin owner and new club member Heather's first enthusiastic ride in the Blanik.  She promises to bring the whole Benson crew out soon.  The other Rick (Sayles), the other Gregg (Ballou) and the other Bill (O'Donnell) flew local or instructional flights.

Thank you Andy for towing and Evan for riding backseat.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Weekend Report April 30

We had another one-day weekend, as it rained all day Sunday.

The best part of an eventful day on Saturday was the cookout, a party that lasted until flying was called off on Sunday morning.  We had plenty of food and beverage, and 21 attendees:
Andy, Annie, Dan, Don, Dennis, Evan, Greg, Henry, Jeff, Judy, Karl, Lane, Laurie, Mary, Mike, Moshe, Rick, Skip, Tim, Tom, Trent
If you weren't there, you missed a very good party, thanks to all the chefs and contributors. Someone even brought flowers for the table!

The cookout was in full swing when Karl and Trent arrived in the Cub. Evan (T8) showed up overhead even later, having spent the entire day in pursuit of some New Hampshire state records. The other usual suspects, 2W, DC, EA, JD had good flights as well, but they were back well before Mary lit the grill.  Tom, Dan, and Greg went to southern Maine, nearly to the coast.  That's probably a first for PMSC.

Tim and Andy kept the towplane running, and Moshe spent his first full day as a CFI in the back seat of the Blanik.