Welcome new members Nate Kemppainen and Son Cameron, Nate is a nephew of our member Cal Kemppainen. Nate and Son joined the club Sunday and got their first club glider flights with Matt Schultz.
Week end flying was good practice with some breezy gusty wind conditions but mostly down RW29. My rule of thumb is that if my hat
blows off, probably too windy to fly so I had to tighten the head band a little to simulate less wind both Saturday and Sunday.
The B17 Yankee Lad
Even though we canceled 7 operation days this month, we did 82 flights, 18 more than May of 2016.
June through August are the busiest months of flying due to less storms bringing rain and strong winds.
Equipment is in fairly good condition, the Pawnee is running great but will need brake pad replacement during the next oil change. A new vario was installed in the K7 which is acting up again, will need to check the static system before we invest more money in varios.