Pete A's calmly executed practice rope break. Not sure how it was in the cockpit, but it looked great from the ground!
Hi all – Well the sun shone, the winds were calm and the thermals never cooked…
So we turned it into a great training and transition day. Yours truly played OD for the day. Eric road shotgun with new-b Peter A. on 5 flights. RC models and CONDOR have helped move Peter rapidly toward becoming a great glider pilot. Tows and landings looked very smooth… He also had his first practice rope break - watch the video on the post above this one. Well done, Pete!
And speaking of great glider-pilots, JD transitioned to the 1-26. With an extensive pre-briefing in the am followed by a quick pattern flight in the 33, JD executed a nicely controlled tow and perfect landing in the 26. He’s apparently smitten! He followed that with 2 more consecutive flights which included some thermaling along with the happy sound of an UP VARIO!
I’m guessing the 33 will now have one less suitor and should b the principle province of Vince and Peter!
Click here to see some of our flight traces. We use various GPS enabled devices to record our flights and submit them to the OnLine Contest site.
MSA - Officer of the Day. The OD will generally post the highlights of the day's operations in the blog.