Jan 012012

We had excellent turn-out and wonderful weather! Jim provided this report:

Happy New Year to all. Hope everyone had a good holiday. The weather was very favorable for the first day of the New Year. The sky was blue, a few scattered clouds and plenty of sunshine. The south winds were a few MPH starting out but increased as the morning progressed. We set up the winch and hi-start at the north end of the field launching into the sun. The lift was good throughout the morning.

First flight of the year goes to Andrew flying his Piper Cub. We had a good first day attendance and a lot of fun. Those who ventured out along with Andrew were: Gerald flew his new Pike Precision. Pete flew his Challenger, I was glad to see the sailplane he used to win at the NATS. He also brought his fleet of other competition planes. Tony flew his Pike Perfect; Charlie had his Shadow and the Radian. Walt brought his Hand Launch sailplane, a helicopter and one other plane; Mark was flying his 3D power plane and a new member (did not get his name) flew a Radian. Bill Jordan stopped by, not sure if he brought a plane. I had my Aquila and managed to get in three flights before the winds got too strong to fly.

We packed things up in the late morning, looking forward to the next time the weather will be favorable for flying.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our first Club Meeting for the New Year at Charlie’s on Wednesday January 11th. See you then.

Good lift,

Jim C.

Jul 052011

Open to all current SKSS members and their guests with a 2011 AMA License. Enjoy a day of fun thermal soaring. Winch or Hi Start launching. No motors for this event.

Flying is open to all classes of thermal sailplanes. You don’t have to have a full house, state of the art, molded sailplane to participate. Dust off that old film covered bag of sticks and get it back in the air.

In the simple Planned Events we will divide into two groups for results keeping. One group will be RES (rudder, elevator and spoilers or just rudder and elevator) and the other group will have no restrictions on flight surface controls.

You can pick what event(s) you want to fly and choose as many as you have time for. Fly as many different types of sailplanes as you want. If you do not choose to fly in a Planned Event, the winch and hi-start will be open. There will be no FEE. The order of business is FUN!

Pilots Meeting at 9:30 AM and the first launch at 10 AM.


Climb the Ladder (See attached sheet for explanation). 10 AM to 12 NOON Cut-off, fixed time period).
Thermal Duration (Tasks for time and landing to be announced at Pilots Meeting). Three rounds starting at 12:45 PM.

To help with the planning, if you plan to attend, please post a reply on the SKSS Yahoo Groups with the type of Sailplane(s) you plan to bring.

Bring a lunch and come on out for some “back to basics” glider flying. Or, just come on out and watch!