As usual, Eric was busy making sure Pete and I got flights in and got a late start to the day. That said, he recorded a couple of 8kt rides and got up to 8,000'! His OLC map is shown to the left. 150km over about 90 minutes of flight time. Not too shabby!
JD and Eric had a short and largely uneventful flight, which is good in and of itself. Pete and Eric took the TSS 2-33 up and were soon calling out '2-33 at 7,500'' on the radio with a quick response from one of the other pilots of 'Liar, that plane doesn't fly that high!'.
JD had a second flight with Mike Hess in the TSS PW-6. Mike worked the lower thermals for all they were worth, ending up getting into the good lift over about 4,000' and working that consistently between there and 6,000' taking in the sites from Windsor to Ivor and across the Western Branch Reservoir. They clocked in a little over 70km.
Dave also got a late start to the day, but ended up having a good time dragging 19LK across the Tidewater stomping grounds. Up a bit east of Smithfield, then west almost to Ivor, and then to points south, Dave traveled almost 60km with speeds over 130km/h on final glide back to Garner.
Thank you, TSS, for providing us with a great day of soaring and friendship!