3-20-18 FREQUENT FLYER
- Mar 24 Crew Chiefs meeting – 9:30 AM – Mark Miller
- Apr 7 Board of Directors meeting- 9:30 AM – John Lubon
- Apr 11 Annual Meeting of SSD dba CCSC & Election – John Lubon
- Apr 14 Spring Cleanup at CCSC – Keith Kilpatrick
- Apr 15 Spring Cleanup at CCSC – Keith Kilpatrick
- Apr 21 Cincinnati Chapter of Ferrari Club of America Event – Maury Drummey
- Apr 21 Pot Luck Dinner Apr 21 Pot Luck Dinner
- May 19 WPAFB Airmen Recreation Program event at CCSC – Kevin Price
- May 20-31 1-26 Championship Contest – Steve Statkus
- Jun 9 WPAFB Airmen Recreation Program event at CCSC – Kevin Price
- Jun 16 Cincinnati Chapter of Ferrari Club of America Event – Maury Drummey
- Jun 16 Pot Luck Dinner Jun 16 Pot Luck Dinner
- Jul 15-20 YEW 2018 – Steve McManus
- Aug 3 WPAFB Airmen Recreation Program event at CCSC – Kevin Price
- August Adult Camp
- August Sailplane Weight & Balance Party – Chuck Lohre
- Oct 21 WPAFB Airmen Recreation Program event at CCSC – Kevin Price
SPRING OFFICIALLY ARRIVED AT 12:15 PM ON TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Even at CCSC there appear to be signs of spring with the runway dry enough and the weather cooperating to permit flights both days this past weekend. Don’t delay, fly while the conditions permit.
THIRD SATURDAY CREW REPORT – MAURY DRUMMEY
An early start enabled us to get in two currency flights prior to the scheduled meeting of CCSC Instructors. Since everyone else needed an annual field check, operations halted until after the instructor’s meeting. Then we got in three more flights before the rain shut things down for the day.
THIRD SUNDAY CREW REPORT – MARK MILLER
The weather finally cooperated. We operated from the west end and had 26 flights plus one self launch. This included 2 guest rides. Most members needed annual field checks, but we had only one instructor or we would have had more flights. I noted 8 kts in a thermal by the spillway, so a few people went XC. – Mark Miller, Acting Crew Chief
WHICH BADGE DO YOU PLAN TO EARN IN 2018?
Last week the FAI Gold Badge distance requirement of a 300-km (186.4 mile) flight was shown to be routinely accomplished by CCSC members flying from our home gliderport. The other requirement for the Gold Badge is an altitude gain of 3,000 meters (9,843-feet). Is that even possible in Ohio? Well, yes, it has been done. The table lists the altitude records for Ohio recognized by SSA. So, talk with John Lubon or Jim Price about how they would achieve nearly 3 times as much altitude gain as the records they currently hold for motorgliders. Rumor has it that some have equipped their gliders with full IFR instrumentation and attempted to ride a towering cumulus all the way to the top. A better approach might be to plan a trip to other locations in the US where wave flights are possible. To earn the Gold Badge you will probably choose to fulfil the altitude gain requirement outside Ohio.
22 YEARS AGO AT CCSC
The newsletter reported the statistics for 1995. The club made 3547 flights. We did a lot more training in those days. The 2-33’s, 15H and 135 made 1191 flights. The private ships made 999 flights. The leading instructors were: Otto Maurer – 153, Jim O’Quinn – 145, Sidney Decker – 132 and JimHurst – 121. Leading tow pilots were: George Stillwagon – 397, John Antrim – 355, Dana Colvin – 299, Rich Carraway – 214 and Deiter Schmidt – 199.
BRONZE BADGE QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What minimum radio equipment is required for operation within Class C airspace?
SPRING CLEAN UP SET FOR APRIL 14th & 15th – KEITH KILPATRICK
In order to keep our club looking pristine spring is a good time to rid our members of cabin fever by getting us outdoors to participate in the annual CCSC spring clean up. As a club member your participation in these biannual events is necessary therefore we will be having this years clean up and beautification over a weekend to accommodate working schedules. There is much needed support to accomplish these tasks so please come out for some fun in sun and maybe get your hands dirty. Lunch and entertainment will be provided. – Keith Kilpatrick
The eleven directors of SSD dba CCSC are elected for three-year terms which are staggered so we need to elect three or four each year at the Annual Meeting on the second Wednesday of April (4/11/2018). This year the terms in office for John Lubon, Tim Christman and Brian Stoops expire, so we need to elect three directors for three-year terms to fill those posiitons. In addition, Steve Statkus has resigned from his position as director so we need to elect one director to finish out the two remaining years of Steve’s term. Brian Stoops has a new job which requires him to work weekends so Brian will not run for reelection as a director. John Lubon and Tim Christman have each agreed to serve an additional 3-year term if reelected, but that still leaves two positions which must be filled by other members. If you would consider contributing your leaership skills to serving the club in this way, please contact John Lubon or any other member of the board and John will add your name to the list of candidates.
There are additional appointed leadership positions which are currently vacant where your skills and interests may match the club needs. Speak with any of the current directors and indicate your willingness to serve.
SEEKING TEAM MEMBERS FOR 1-26 CONTEST – STEVE STATKUS
Ladies and gents, I’m entering my 1-26 in the 2018 1-26 championship, but as a team glider. Not a traditional 2 person team but as a multiple pilot team. I’m looking for a minimum of 5 pilots to join TEAM CCSC. We already have a Team Manager and Spiritual Guru; OutLand Bob Root has agreed to provide coaching, leadership, and spiritual guidance to the team. He’s also charged with keeping the beer cooler filled. I’ll cover the entry fee you’ll just pay tow fees to 2 K AGL at the normal club rate. We’ve planned for ten contest days and two practice days so I’d expect each pilot to be ready to fly for two days and retrieve crew for two days. Really we won’t fly 10 days due to weather and pilot fatigue but we’ll accommodate your schedule.
I’ll have my glider ready in March and I’d like each pilot to take a couple of flights to get familiar with the bird and the instrumentation. I’d like each pilot to demonstrate a short field landing also. You don’t have to have 1-26 time in your log book. This Team CCSC is about having FUN and if we come in last lets just get some distance points for bragging rights. ZERO PRESSURE, FUN METER PEGGED AT MAX. – Steve Statkus call sign Buckeye
ANNUAL FIELD FLIGHT REVIEW REQUIRED NOW
Remember that CCSC has a requirement that each member complete a CCSC Field Flight Review with a CCSC instructor and get the instructor’s endorsement in his/her logbook each calendar year prior to acting as PIC of any CCSC glider (UOP 4.2-Pilot Qualifications). Your first CCSC glider flight of the year must be with an instructor. Take advantage of the good spring days ahead to get the requirement completed well in advance of the great soaring that is sure to follow. You will want to spend your time soaring then, not waiting for your turn to do the Flight Review. Also, check your logbook. Do you need to complete the FAR 61.56 Flight Review this year? If so, why not combine the two flight reviews and get both completed when they will not interfere with the soaring you want to do during the great weather later this year.
HELP FINDING SOMEONE TO SWAP CREW DAY ASSIGNMENTS
A web-based process for facilitating swapping crew day assignments was announced in the 2/21/2017 Frequent Flyer along with instructions for using the system. This process is intended to help members find another member who will agree to swap crew duties for one specific set of dates. It is not for getting reassigned to a different crew for an indefinite period. Mark Miller is now the person who oversees crew assignments, so Mark is the one to whom you need to speak about a long term change.
Remember that UOP 2.2 CREW MEMBER DUTIES states: “All crew members are to report for duty at 9:30 AM and work until released by the Crew Chief. Each crew member is personally responsible for arranging for a qualified substitute in case of his or her absence. Scheduled crew members are expected to be present for each of their scheduled crew days regardless of flying conditions.” This new process does not relieve any crew member from the responsibility for arranging for a qualified substitute and informing the crew chief; rather it is intended to help accomplish that task.
As of 6:00 pm on 2/13/2018 there is one request for a member to swap or substitute a crew day.
Date: 1st Saturday in July 07-07-2018
Click Here: Sub/Swap
JONNY STEWART IS NOW SKYDIVE SPORTS!
He is providing a drop off service right here at CCSC. If you need your parachute repacked, just leave it in the CCSC office and fill out one of the service cards and attach it to your rig.
WANTED TO BUY
Open trailer – Schweizer, Gehrlein or equivalent. Any condition. Contact: Guy Byars
ASW 20L $29,000, (Factory L model sold with both 16.59 M wing extensions and M&H winglets) TT 1108 hrs. Komet trailer, Modified Cobra wing tip wheel, tow out bar. Excellent canopy, newer gas spring, older gelcoat. Cambridge L nav, Colibri flight recorder, Dittle ATR720B (old but works good) with new boom mic, Avier with LK-8000. Logs since new. Contact Tony Bonser email@example.com
Craftsman Snow Blower 22″, Self-propelled, 2-stage, Electric start. $195. Contact Tim Christman (937)475-1445
Schweizer SGS 1-23, S/N 14, MFG Date May1950, includes open trailer. Has won vintage sailplane awards. Contact Thomas G. Bonser.
Note: See Membership Roster on website for contact information for all members.
CCSC IS ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/CaesarCreekSoaringClub
CCSC WEBSITE www.soarccsc.com
MINUTES FROM BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS http://www.soarccsc.com/resources/members/meetingminutes/ (The password is printed on your monthly statement.)
CCSC GROUND CREWS:
CC: Steve Fenstermaker (cell: 937-581-7713) Tow Pilots: John Armor, CR Gillespie. Instructors: Paul McClaskey, Tom McDonald. Crew: Gerry Daugherty, Mark Hanlon, Joe Jaap, Kevin Price, Dan Beans, Jul Alvarez, D. Mattmuller, B. Sanbongi, A. Quinn, Michael Zengel, Waseem Jamali.
1ST SUNDAY – Training Crew
CC: Mike Karraker (cell: 937-830-0627) ACC: Mark Miller. Tow Pilots: Manfred Maurer, Norb Maurer, Dieter Schmidt, Andy Swanson. Instructors: Bob Miller. Crew: Don Burns, Bill Clawson, Christian Maurer, Ethan Maxwell, Eran Moscona, Dave Rawson, Joe Zeis..
CC: Dick Holzwarth (cell: 937-542-9612) ACC: Jim Marks, Bob Root. Tow Pilots: Haskell Simpkins. Instructors: Bob Anderson, Bill Gabbard, Jim Price. Crew: Bill Hall, Ron Kellerman, Brian Mork, Chloe Williams, Michael Williams.
CC: Dave Menchen (cell: 513-313-2315) ACC: Lucy Anne McKosky. Tow Pilots: Lorrie Penner, Gordon Penner, Instructors: Jim Goebel, Tom McDonald, Tom Rudolf. Crew: Dave Conrad, Fred Hawk, Dan Katuzienski, Mike McKosky.
CC: Maury Drummey (cell: 513-871-1998) ACC: Rolf Hegele. Tow Pilots: Don Green, Steve McManus, Dick Scheper.
CC: Mark Miller (acting) (cell: 513-235-6128) ACC: TBD Tow Pilots: Tony Bonser, Tim Christman. Instructors: Dick Eckels, Crew: Darin Caviness, Otis Lewis, Dan Miner, Tony Rein, Zach Siefker, David Whapham,
CC: Chuck Lohre (cell: 513-260-9025) ACC: Ethan Saladin. Tow Pilots: Guy Byars, Larry Kirkbride. Instructors: John Atkins, Joe Jackson. Crew: Edgar Byars, Ross Bales, Andrew Dignan, Helen Lohre, Henry Meyerrose, John Murray.
CC: Steve Statkus (cell: 513-720-8955) ACC: TBD Tow Pilots: Ron Blume, Matt Davis, Tim Morris. Instructors: John Lubon, Kat McManus. Crew: Lynn Alexander, Bill Barone, Mauricio Berrizbeitia, Richard Cedar, Shelby Estell, Jeff Grawe, M. Hosta, Keith Kilpatrick, Dan Reagan, Pete Schradin, Stefano Sinigaglia, Laviniu Tirca John Williams. 2018
5th WEEKEND CREW DAYS:
Mar 31– 4th Sat Crew
Apr 29 – 4th Sun Crew
Jun 30 – 1st Sat Crew
Jul 29 – 1st Sun Crew
Sep 29 – 2nd Sat Crew
Sep 30 – 2nd Sun Crew
Dec 29 – 3rd Sat
Dec 30 – 3rd Sun POINTS OF CONTACT:
PRESIDENT: John Lubon
SAFETY OFFICER: Kevin Price
DIR OF OPS: Mark Miller
DIR OF FACILITIES: Keith Kilpatrick
BUSINESS MANAGER: Jon Stewart, BusinessManager@nullsoarccsc.com
FREQUENT FLYER EDITOR: Jim Dudley, FrequentFlyer@nullsoarccsc.com Note: See Membership Roster on soarccsc.com for phone numbers and email addresses for all members. Revised 01/04/2018 mkm