2019 Standard and Sports Class Nationals

2019 Standard and Sports Class Nationals

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2019 Standard and Sports Class Nationals
2019 Standard and Sports Class Nationals

What: 2019 Standard and Sports Class Nationals
When: Thursday Aug 22 until Sunday Sep 1
Where: Caesar Creek Soaring Club, 5375 Elbon Road, Waynesville, Ohio; 513-932-7627
Contest manager: Chuck Lohre, 513-260-9025, chuck@nulllohre.com
Contest director: John Lubon, 513-543-9154, johnlubon@nullgmail.com
Scorer: Guy Byars, 513-307-1484, guy@nullbyars.com

We expect 20 contestants. Restricted club activity will be in operation. From 9 until Noon, training flights can take place (radio required) and you must schedule the flights with Chuck Lohre. After the launch, private club ships will be able to fly (radio required). The contest practice days are Thursday and Friday. The contest starts Saturday Aug. 24 and ends on Sunday Sept. 1. To register go to the SSA racing page.

Event documents

CCSC Contest web page

Caesar Creek Soaring Club 15H - 2

N2615H Inspected and Reassembled

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From Dick Scheper’s cockpit,

Following the CORN FIELD LANDING event described in the September 11, 2018, newsletter N2615H was disassembled and loaded onto the trailer for return to CCSC. It subsequently was very thoroughly inspected and all components were judged to be airworthy. So the Wednesday Crew reassembled wings to fuselage this past week. The cockpit and residual hardware were finished by the 4th Sunday crew and a final inspection performed to return N2615H to service. A key requirement for assembling a 2-33 is keeping the fuselage and each of the two wings aligned long enough to get all the fasteners secured.

Caesar Creek Soaring Club 15H
Caesar Creek Soaring Club 15H

Special thanks to Steve Statkus and Keith Kilpatrick for their design and construction of custom assembly stands and special wing root allignment tools for installing (and removing) 2-33 wings and struts. In the past it took a team of about 6 or more to struggle, twist, force, beat and curse over several hours; now 3 guys can simply lift the wings into place and insert the locking bolts. GREAT JOB!

Thank You Henry Meyerrose – 50 years of Service to Soaring

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Soaring Society of America honored Henry Meyerrose with a CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION for 50 years of active membership in and service to Soaring Society of America. Most of that service has been at Caesar Creek Soaring Club because Henry was one of the courageous members of Soaring Society of Dayton who joined together to purchase the former dairy farm that is now our gliderport. Henry learned to fly gliders in Germany and brought his love of flying along with his expertise in woodworking and carpentry and related crafts and technologies when he immigrated to the United States. From the hard work in the early days to transform the former farm into a gliderport with a smooth grass-covered runway Henry has been involved with nearly every aspect of constructing and operating the gliderport. His craftsmanship has been applied to construction and maintenance of our buildings and grounds and his oversight of major projects has been invaluable to the club, most recently in improved drainage for our runway, siding for the old barn, siding for the farmhouse and interior maintenance and upgrading. Henry continues to serve on the Board of Directors.

Not all Henry’s time was spent working on the facilities. He was awarded his A and B Badges in 1986 and soon completed his C and Bronze badges. In 1988 Henry earned his Silver Badge.

Congratulations and thanks, Henry!

The September 11, 2018 edition of the newsletter of Caesar Creek Soaring
Club is now on the website and available for download at this link.

Jim Dudley

Soaring in Ohio

The Great Western Trip

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Phase 1 – Mark Miller

In mid June Dan Reagan, Rolf Hegele and Mark Miller drove 1780 miles towing their gliders to Parowan, UT, where they flew 20 times and covered 8,541 kms of southern Utah.

Dan did about as many kms as Rolf and Mark together, but we won’t hold that against him.

July 10, 2018

There were about 30 motor gliders and 10 regular gliders at the camp. Every day we were launching about 30+ gliders with tows going off between every 2-4 motor launches. This fiberglass and carbon fiber flock would climb out over the foothills behind us and then head over the first range of mountains to get a second climb on higher ground before proceeding east or north along several mountain ridges. Here is a view of the ramp and the flock:

The views and the terrain were spectacular.

Here is a picture of the line of gliders waiting for the one tow plane while the motor gliders are taxing to the runway.

Every night one of the local restaurants would set up a buffet dinner in one of the hangars. You needed to land by 1900 if you wanted dinner and to swap lies. Soft drinks and wine were provided followed each evening by a talk by one of the camp members on some aspect of flying. Some of the longest flights in the USA and the world were flown out of Parowan by these participants.

Meanwhile John Lubon towed out to Moriarty, NM and flew four times for 3,849 kms.

Phase 2 starts 1 July when Rolf, John and Mark join up at Bernie Fullenkamp’s place next to airport in Morgan, UT for some flying in the Uinta Mountains and Dan heads to Ely, NV for some flying in the Great Basin desert area.

[Mark submitted the above Phase 1 article for publication a week ago, but the holiday precluded a newsletter on July 3. Mark is still on the road returning from the Great Western Trip, so we will have to wait for the rest of the story. However, the Online Contest website gives a little glimpse. – Editor]

Crew Chief Manual

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Crew Chief Manual

Take to the flight line and use as a resource. return to the club house at the end of the day.

This manual will be updated periodically and is maintained by the director of operations.



  1. Call 911 (if injuries are involved) – 5375 Elbon Rd., Warren County, Waynesville, OH, 513-932-7627. Advise type of occurrence, location, directions, and number of victims.
  2. Render First-Aid.
  3. Position two members at the entrance to provide directions and restrict access

(including the media).

  1. Shut down operations. Notify those flying if possible.


  1. Assign one member to be the Spokesperson and emergency services contact.
  2. Assign two members to be CCSC contacts with the family at the scene, hospital, or home. Coordinate actions with law enforcement or medical personnel.
  3. Assign one person to document accident information (times, facts, witnesses, photos, current conditions, etc.
  4. Secure the wreckage. Allow no one inside a perimeter area other than those necessary for occupant removal, fire-fighting, or rescue. Items removed for purposes of rescue of occupants must be retained locally for examination of Federal Air Safety investigators.


  1. Notify the following Club personnel:

President – Dan Reagan 513-476-4696

Safety Officer – Steve Statkus, 513-720-8955

Glider Maintenance (if appropriate) – John Dudley, 513-314-4823

Tow Plane Maintenance (if appropriate)- Paul Mcclaskey, 614-329-4945

  1. Notify the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) (if required by NTSB Part 830), 513-979-6400, 847-294-7401 (weekends).


  1. If the aircraft is released by the FAA-NTSB and State Police, and it can be moved, move it to a hanger or onto a trailer.
  2. If the aircraft cannot be moved, cover with tarps and secure the scene.
  3. Club President to contact the remaining Board members.
  4. As appropriate, contact the insurance company (VP responsibility).


This Emergency Response Plan sets forth some considerations for allocating resources while dealing with an emergency situation.

  1. The Crew Chief will be responsible for implementing the Emergency Response Plan and will remain in charge until the responsibility is turned over to another member.
  2. In the event of an accident or serious incident, operations will be shut down for the day.
  3. CCSC members shall at all times be fully cooperative with all emergency services personnel and the FAA-NTSB. Response to any inquiries shall be made by a single individual selected by the Crew Chief to be the spokesperson. (Investigating officials will ask questions: only the questions asked should be answered based upon your first-hand knowledge. Do not respond with opinions, speculations, suppositions or conclusions.)
  4. NTSB part 830 controls the reporting of accidents or incidents. (Note: Aircraft damage and personal injury does not necessarily mean an “accident” or “incident” as defined by the NTCCSC may not have a requirement to report, although the Club has a professional responsibility to assist in any way possible.)
  5. When notifying the FAA (which is acceptable in lieu of notifying the NTSB), specific information will be expected. Be prepared to relate the aircraft make, midel, N number, name of PIC, name of owner/ operator, date and time of accident, points of departure and intended landing, location of accident, number aboard and nature of injuries, nature of the accident, extent of damage, and weather conditions (record weather data immediately).
  6. Dealing with the news media will only be through the spokesperson as appointed by the Crew Chief. (The spokesperson will not release the names of anyone involved unless they are certain that family members have been advised of the situation. Only state what is currently being done, do not assign cause or speculate on any phase of the accident. The news media can be prevented from coming on the field: it is private property).


  1. Crew Chief’s job description
  2. Open (for future use), Instructions on using
  3. Reporting requirements
  4. Currency, non-currency lists
  5. Pilot information cards
  6. Crew schedule
  7. Key locations and lock combinations
  8. Gridding recommendations
  9. Retrieval procedures
  10. Cone of safety
  11. Red tag procedure & communication requirements
  12. Aircraft and vehicle maintenance responsibilities
  13. Crew members manual
  14. Student pilot’s yellow training book and student training handbook
  15. ID tags
  16. Operations during non scheduled flying days
  17. Off site operations



  1. Uniform Operating Procedures
  2. By-laws
  3. List of fees and dues

Guest ride fees and forms

Limited membership form for guest rides

Aero recovery fees for land outs

  1. New member packets
  2. Emergency procedures
  3. Stroke/heart attack symptoms
  4. Members and contact information

Tow pilot contact information

Flight instructor contact information

Crew chief contact information

CCSC member contact information

CREW CHIEF’S Manual Index – 2014

  1. Crew Chiefs Job Description
  2. Instructions on How To Use PayPal Billing
  3. Daily Report Requirements
  4. Open
  5. Pilot Card Information
  6. Crew Schedule
  7. Key Locations and Lock Combinations
  8. Gridding Recommendations
  9. Glider Retrieval Procedures
  10. Cone of Safety and Set-up
  11. Red Tag Procedures and Communication Requirements
  12. End of Day Procedures
  13. Crew Member Manual
  14. Student Pilot’s Training Book & Handbook
  15. ID Tag Colors
  16. Operations During Non-Scheduled Flying Days
  17. Remote Off-site Operations
  18. Uniform Operating Procedures (UOP’s) (4/2014)
  19. Current By-Laws (4/2014)
  20. List of Fees and Dues
  21. Guest Flight Fees
  22. Limited Member Form
  23. Aero Retrieve Fees for Land-outs
  24. New Member Packets
  25. Accident and Emergency Procedures
  26. Motorola T5720 – Walkie-Talkie Manual
  27. Heat Stroke and Heart Attack Symptoms and Procedures
  28. Important Contact Information
  29. Crew Chief Contact List ( 4 / 2014)
  30. Club Officers List (4/2014)
  31. Tow pilot and Instructors Contact List (4/2014)
  32. Current Membership Listing (4/11/2014)

Vertex Handheld Radio — Essential Need-to-Knows


The handheld radios can play a very important role in safe club operations. Ground crews should have them readily available and know how to use them. Those flying 233’s should take them along.

The radio is a complicated … this guide is intended to convey the essentials.

The complete manual is in the Crew Chief’s notebook

  • If the radio won’t turn on, remove the battery and reinstall
  • CCSC Traffic Frequency is 123.300
  • If stuck on EMER, WX freq or some other page, unlock the keypad (if necessary), press “ENT” key until “VFO” is displayed and times out, and then depress the transit buttom
  • If you hear continuous static, first try momentarily pressing the black circular Monitor button on the left side of the radio. If the static does not go away, adjust the squelch per below

KEYPAD LOCK: Keep the keypad locked unless making changes to frequencies or modes. To lock/unlock the keypad, press “F” and then “ENT.” A lock symbol will appear on the screen when locked.

VOLUME AND FREQUENCY CONTROL: The DIAL knob on top OR the keypad UP/DN arrows can control the volume and frequency settings. Which does what depends on setup; DIAL is the default for volume control and the UP/DN arrows are the default for frequency control. With the KEYPAD LOCK active, you cannot use the UP/ON arrows. Therefore, it is best for the DIAL knob to be set for volume control {since that is used more often) and the UP/DN arrows set for frequency control.


  1. Unlock the keypad if locked (press “F” and “ENT”)

If the LCD screen does not show a frequency:

  1. Press “ENT” until “VFO” is displayed; wait “‘ 3 seconds for time out & continue with step 3 below If the LCD screen shows a frequency:
  2. Manually type in the frequency; alternatively use the DIAL or UP/DN arrows (setup dependent)
  3. Lock the keypad (press “F” and “ENT”)

Vertex Handheld Radio — Essential Need-to-Knows


SQUELCH: The squelch should be set as low as possible to ensure reception of transmissions from airborne aircraft. Set it to 1 if possible; if static is present, set it to next highest value where continuous static is not heard. Set the squelch as follows (steps below do no correlate with numbers in the figure):

  1. Press the “F” key and then the “ENT” key to unlock the keypad
  2. Press the “F” key and then the􀀐 SET key
  3. Wait~ 3 secs for the “SET MD” display to time out
  4. Rotate the DIAL until “SQL” appears (if not already displayed)
  5. Press the “ENT” key; “SQL” value begins to flash
  6. Rotate the DIAL knob to select setting (set to 1 unless receiving static)
  7. Press the “ENT” key to save setting
  8. Press the transmit button to exit
  9. Press the “F” key and then the “ENT” key to lock the controls

NOTE: You can override/disable the squelch by depressing the Monitor button on the left side of the radio for 2 seconds. Squelch is re-enabled by momentarily pressing the Monitor button.


The crew chief is responsible for all aspects of flight operations at CCSC for the assigned crew day.

  • The primary goal is to conduct flight operations safely and efficiently so that at the end of the day the gliders and support vehicles are put away in serviceable condition so that the following crew can pull them out, pre-flight and began flight operations without undue delay.
  • The crew chief should be thoroughly cognizant with his duties as defined in the UOP’s sections 2.1 and 2.2. These duties are found in the UOP section of this manual.
  • The crew chief should be aware that guests on the field are his responsibility also. He is the spokesman for the club and should be aware that guests are potential new members and should be treated as such.
  • The Gl03 & K21 have as a result of their design a possibility of damage if an inappropriate landing results in repeated nose wheel/tail wheel strikes

(sometimes identified as a PIO.) If such a landing occurs, the glider must be removed from service, red tagged and inspected before return to flight. The crew chief needs to hang a red tag and report that the glider is out of service on his daily report.

Instructions on How to bill a flight to CCSC PayPal account:

  1. Scan the QR code with a smartphone scanner.
  2. Select Flight option and amount.
  3. Select “Buy Now” Button
  4. Select Paypal
  5. With Credit Card
  6. Bill Me Later, is NOT an acceptable option.
  7. Fill out Credit Card information
  8. Hit Continue …
  9. Hit Pay Now.
  10. Guest should receive a confirmation number in an email. They will need to get into email and show confirmation to Crew Chief before flight is given. This does need to be done for each guest flight.

Alternative, use card reader

  • Install “PayPal Here” app
  • Casrd reader is in “PayPal Here” box in the top drawer of the cabinet in trailer
  • Login ID and password are written inside the box with card reader



Each crew is required to provide a daily summary at the end of the day that includes:

  • Number of flights,
  • Number of guest rides and revenue received,
  • Tow plane tack time at end of the day,
  • Any squawks on aircraft or ground support equipment, red tags hung, or any other unusual events,
  • Condition of the flying field, weather issues, etc.

This daily summary should be submitted to all crew chiefs, assistant crew chiefs, all members of the CCSC and SSD Boards as well as the Directors of Maintenance, Operations, Grounds, Tow Planes and Glider Maintenance, the people responsible for resolving issues will be aware of the issue the day it occurs so corrective action can begin immediately. A current list of contacts follows.

As of Nov. 2011 this distribution is being made via email which causes some problems due to revolving members and changing email addresses. It is anticipated that the process will be tied to the web site and the distribution list will be constant and updated as members change.


This list is updated by the business manager and will be given to the crew chief at the beginning of the crew day along with the crew member list. Any club member on this list must take a check ride before solo flight in club aircraft is authorized.


The pilot information cards are kept in the crew trailer. They contain: bi-annual data, next of kin information, pilot license information and aircraft the pilot is authorized to fly. It is the responsibility of the pilot to keep these cards current.


The crew schedule is distributed with the November newsletter. A copy follows.


Due to our resident personnel changes, the club has taken some steps to secure the facilities. This will change once new tenets are found and on the property. Until then the following applies:

  • Clubhouse door: Secured with a lock box combo: 2-2-7-2. Within the lock box is a key to the clubhouse and the crew chiefs locker.
  • Gas Pumps: The electrical service for the gas pumps is locked with a key. A copy of the key is on each tow plane key ring and also in the crew chiefs locker.
  • Crew Chiefs Locker: Each crew chief ought to have a copy of the key to the locker. Inside are copies of all keys to the gas pumps, Kobota, gas cart, and tow plane hanger.
  • Tow Plane Hanger: The entry door key is found in the crew chiefs locker.
  • Office: The office has limited access to specific board members. It is secured by lock box. Contact the CCSC Secretary for access.


Copies of the grid recommendations for operating at either end of the field follows. These recommendations have been vetted by several crews and found to be satisfactory however it is up to the crew chief to adjust the recommendations as conditions warrant. By way of example:

  • For high density altitude days every effort should be made to extend the takeoff runway length for the glass gliders. This can be accomplished by moving back towards the end of the field the takeoff point for the glass gliders. Care should be exercised to not violate the 45 degree cone of safety. Repositioning the glass glider take off point rearward may require repositioning the parking of the Schweizers and tow planes.
  • The same applies to soft field conditions or for those times when the grass needs to be mowed.
  • For landing at either end of the field, we observe a displaced threshold of about 400 feet. The displaced threshold is identified by a large yellow or orange cone. To further identify the displaced threshold, the grass before the threshold is being allowed to grow higher than the mowed landing surface.


Retrieval of gliders should be done on the South edge of the field regardless of the operating end.

  • Keeping the glider as close as possible to the edge of the field will allow maximum landing options should multiple gliders approach the field at the same time.
  • The wing walker should be on the landing field side of the glider facing landing traffic. If a glider is on final the wing walker should signal the driver to stop and set the wing on the ground signaling the landing glider he is in sight and should proceed with the landing.
  • Continue the retrieve down the South edge of the field until well past the displaced threshold. Visually check the downwind patten, and the base leg both left and right before crossing the threshold. Do so perpendicular to the runway and as quickly as possible.
  • If retrieving a Schweizer 2-33, use the field dollies to prevent damage to the non steerable tail wheel.
  • At the end of the day gliders being returned to the hanger should be removed from the flying field as quickly as practical. Care should be taken due to landing traffic of private gliders.


The cone of safety describes an area in front of the glider when it is on tow. It describes an area that encompasses approximately 90 degrees, 45 degrees on each side of a centerline passing through the centerline of the glider fuselage. Any object in this area is a hazard during tow and every effort should be made to keep this area free of objects, other gliders landing, golf carts, gliders being retrieved, cars, people etc.


Red tags are used to alert operators the equipment is unserviceable or it’s operation is questionable. They can appear on gliders, tow planes, golf cartsi and tractors. Any crewmember authorized to operate the equipment may hang a red tag if they question the operation or determine the equipment is inoperable.

When a red tag is hung on the equipment it should include the name of the person who has determined the equipment is non serviceable, the date and a brief statement of the fault or suspected fault. The crew chief should be notified of the red tag and reason for it. He will include the details in his crew chief report at the end of the day.

No equipment should be operated with a red tag affixed.

Red tags can will be removed from gliders or tow planes only by the Director of Maintenance for gliders or tow planes or his designated representative. The Director of Operations or his designated representative has the authority to remove red tags from golf carts. The Director of Facilities or his designated representative has the authority to remove red tags from mowing equipment.

Additional red tags are located in the office and also in the glider hanger on the work bench near the crew chiefs locker.


It is the responsibility of the crew chief to ensure all equipment is serviceable before it is used and at the end of the day is returned cleaned serviceable for the next crew day, or if unserviceable a red tag is affixed and the cause for the red tag is communicated.

At the end of the crew day, gliders, tow planes and golf carts should be washed down (if muddy) and free of trash. Seat cushions should be returned to the trailer and the trash cans emptied.

All gliders with batteries should be hooked up to the chargers and the glass gliders properly covered when in the hanger.


In order to make identification easier, the following name tag colors will be utilized:

ORANGE Pre-solo and initial solo students

YELLOW Advanced solo students (more than 10 solo flights)

BLUE Private Pilot

GOLD Commercial Pilot

GRAY Certified Flight Instructor


All guidelines for safe operations on normal scheduled flying days apply to non­scheduled flying days; a qualified person should be identified as crew chief. This person assumes the all duties and responsibilities of a crew chief. It is imperative that any person who assumes this position be familiar with the duties of the crew chief position.

The normal reporting requirements apply.


From time to time, CCSC club members may transport CCSC aircraft to another location to set up temporary flight operations away from the home gliderport. This is done to provide CCSC members the opportunity to experience soaring conditions, such as ridge or wave, which are not available at the home gliderport.

Off-site operations may also be used to promote soaring in general and solicit new members. In general, such trips are encouraged by the club, provided they are conducted in a safe and organized manner.

Prior to transporting any CCSC aircraft, or other equipment, from the gliderport permission must be obtained from either the CCSC Board of Trustees, or from the day’s acting Crew Chief. For each off-site operation, a CCSC club member must be designated to serve as “Director of Off-Site Operations”. This individual shall direct the off-site operation and shall have the same authority as a regular Crew Chief.

The “Director of Off-Site Operations” shall maintain a record of expenses incurred and shall see that each flight is recorded on a CCSC Flight Record Card. These records shall be given to the CCSC Business Manager to be used in calculating flight charges.

Flight charges for off-site operations shall be calculated by totaling all expenses incurred during the off-site operation and dividing by the total number of glider flights recorded.


STEWART’S AIRPORT: Operations at Stewart’s either daily training or winch towing are not considered “remote” and additional fees do not apply.

THE RIDGE: The ridge is considered remote and additional fees may apply. Mileage to and from the ridge should be shared by the members using the glider.

CLINTON COUNTY: Operations at Clinton County Airport in the spring time will require an adjustment to the fees due to the additional cost of hangaring the gliders.

Caesar Creek Soaring Club

Guest ride fee schedule

3000 ft tow $100

Mile high tow {5280 feet} $150



  1. Call 911 (if there are injuries): 5385 Elbon Rd. Waynesville in Warren County. Give your contact number or have someone man the main number (513) 932-7627.
  2. Administer First-Aid to injured, and keep them calm.
  3. Have someone man the front gate to direct emergency personnel and restrict media access.
  4. Operations will be ceased, and announcement should be made on the radio of situation at gliderport.


  1. Assign a member to be a spokesperson and emergency service contact. (Crew Chief)
  2. Assign 2 members to be CCSC contact for the family at the scene, hospital or home. Coordinate actions with law enforcement or medical personnel.
  3. Assign a member to document accident information (time, facts, witnesses, photos, weather conditions, etc.)
  4. Secure the wreckage. Allow no one onto gliderport perimeter, other than emergency, law enforcement personnel, FAA or NTSB.


  1. Notify important Club personnel:
  2. Club Presidents (CCSC/SSD)
  3. Safety Officer/Flight Ops Dir. – See current contact list for numbers. Notify the FAA Flight Standards office in Cincinnati, (513) 842-9600, 4358 Ferguson Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245.


  1. Once aircraft is released to F AA/NTSB or State Police, it can be moved to a secure location, such as a hangar, or trailer.
  2. If aircraft cannot be moved, cover with tarps and secure accident scene.
  3. Advise Board member via email (ccsc-board@nullsoar-ccsc.com)
  4. CCSC V.P. should contact insurance company on next business day.



Always remember to call 911

Stroke is a common and often misunderstood condition and its early symptoms are often ignored. Some brain cells deprived of oxygen die within minutes. Others may take a few hours to die depending on the nature of the blockage or hemorrhage. The loss of physical and mental functions is often permanent and can include motor-function disability. The most effective treatment for stroke can be administered if it is within three hours of the onset of stroke.

Although strokes can occur at any age, most stroke patients (two-thirds) are over the age of 65.

A stroke happens when a part of the brain is impaired from lack of blood, usually because one of the arteries that supply oxygen-carrying blood to the brain has been damaged. There are two ways this can happen:

  1. Clogged vessel or is chemic stroke: Caused by blockage of a blood vessel in the brain, usually by a blood clot or by fatty deposits on the vessel wall. 85% of strokes are ischemic.
  2. Burst vessel or hemorrhagic stroke: Caused by a ruptured blood vessel, preventing normal flow and allowing blood to leak into brain tissue, destroying it.

This occurs in 15% of strokes.


Know the signs and symptoms. Act F.A.S.T!

FAST stands for face, arms, speech and time, and is being used as part of a campaign by the Stroke Awareness Foundation to educate the public about warning signs of stroke and seek proper medical services immediately. If you think a person is having a stroke, call 9-1-1, especially if the person has trouble with these basic commands.

Face – Does one side of the face droop?

Ask the person to smile.

Arms – Is one arm weak or numb?
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech – Is speech slurred?

Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the sentence repeated correctly?

Time – If the person shows any of these symptom

CALL 9-1-1 immediately!

  • Do not drive the patient to the hospital yourself.
  • EMS caries drugs and equipment that can help improve the patient’s condition. They know the quickest route to a hospital with a stroke center! (They can save your life)

Heart Attack

Always remember to call 911

The warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack aren’t the same for everyone. Many heart attacks start slowly as mild pain or discomfort. Some people don’t have symptoms at all. Heart attacks that occur without any symptoms or very mild symptoms are called silent heart attacks.

Chest Pain or Discomfort

The most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. This includes new chest pain or discomfort or a change in the pattern of existing chest pain or discomfort.

Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center or left side of the chest that often lasts for more than a few minutes or goes away and comes hack.

The discomfort can feel like:

  • Uncomfortable pressure
  • Squeezing, fullness
  • Pain – The feeling can be mild or severe.
  • Upper body discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach
  • Shortness of breath – may occur with or before chest discomfort
  • Nausea – (feeling sick to your stomach), vomiting, light-headedness or sudden dizziness, or breaking out in a cold sweat
  • Sleep problems, fatigue (tiredness), or lack of energy

The more signs and symptoms you have, the more likely it is that you’re having a heart attack. Not everyone having a heart attack has typical symptoms. If you’ve already had a heart attack, your symptoms may not be the same for another one. However, some people may have a pattern of symptoms that recur.

CALL 9-1-1 immediately!

  • Do not drive the patient to the hospital yourself.
  • EMS caries drugs and equipment that can help improve the patient’s condition. They know the quickest route to a hospital with a chest pain center! (They can save your life)


Patients with signs and symptoms of heart attach should be connected to this device as a safety precaution

Always remember to call 911

An automated external defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical shock which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. With simple audio and visual commands, AEDs are designed to be simple to use.

Crew chiefs and crew:

Take the time to locate and familiarize yourself with these devices


  1. In the club house in a Black Bag hanging on the wall next to the telephone
  2. In the crew trailer in a Black Bag hanging on the wall opposite the side door

Crew Chiefs manual

Directions for Oxygen use:

Equipment list

To deliver emergency oxygen, you need:

  1. Nasal cannula: Oxygen at 4lpm is recommended on patients suspected of having a Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) or stroke according to Adult Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines,
  2. An oxygen cylinder.
  3. A regulator with pressure gauge and flowmeter.
  4. A delivery device, such as a nasal cannula
  5. Place the oxygen cylinder between the patient’s legs to prevent the cylinder from rolling around.
  6. Connect the cannula to the Oxygen regulator
  7. Turn oxygen on at 4L/M
  8. Place the nasal cannula prongs in the patient’s nose
  9. Wrap the cannula tubing around the patient’s ears and secure the cannula by sliding the adjustment under the patient’s chin

Oxygen should be delivered with properly sized equipment for the respective victims and appropriate flow rates for the delivery device we will use a nasal cannula.

A nasal cannula is a plastic tube, held in place over the victim’s ears, with two small prongs that are inserted into the victim’s nose. This device is used to administer oxygen to a breathing victim with minor breathing problems.

In the United States, oxygen cylinders are labeled “U.S.P.” and marked with a yellow diamond that says “Oxygen.” U.S.P. stands for United States Pharmacopeia and indicates the oxygen is to be used for medical purposes. In the United States, oxygen cylinders typically have green markings.

You Tube film on nasal cannula application:

“Applying Nasal Cannula.YOB







10 inch strings with 1 knots on each end are for ASK21 and Grob canopies

12 inch strings with 1 knot on one end are for 2-33 pitot tubes …

Use¾ inch circles to mount strings on ASK21 and Grob canopies.







Do You Want To Fly Cross Country?

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Have you been flying around the airport wishing to break the bonds and fly cross country? Are you considering buying a glider but just don’t know if cross country is for you? If you have a glider rating or are about to get one, here is an opportunity to be exposed to a low stress cross country experience. I am offering a back seat ride in a two place motorglider to those interested. I don’t know how many soarable days we will have for the next month but if you are interested, just contact me at dreagan<at>fuse.net and I will put you on the list. Let me know if you can fly on days other than Saturday and Sunday. We will discuss the decision making process during the whole flight so it should be quite informative. Remember that although we will be in a MOTOR glider, there is always a possibility of a landout. – Dan Reagan

From the May 8, 2018 Frequent Flyer.

What is the Greatest Gift?

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A new aircraft (Duhhh!)

OK, what time comes in as a close second?

Giving someone their life back! If you take the time to learn First Aid, CPR and how to use the club’s AED devices you will have the tools to possibly save someone’s life.

Statistics show that over 90% of cases where someone had to do CPR it is on a person that they know, a family member or friend.

We.will be conducting brief classes covering basic First Aid, CPR and AED use during the club clean up day. There is no cost and all.are welcome.

Remember, the life you save could be someone you love.- Dave Menchen

The April 3 issue of the ‘Frequent Flyer” newsletter of Caesar Creek Soaring Club is
available on the club website at this link.

Jim Dudley

Ladies and gents, I’m entering my 1-26 in the 2018 1-26 championship…

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  • 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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


What minimum radio equipment is required for operation within Class C airspace?

a) Two-way radio communications equipment and a 4096-code transponder.
b) Two-way radio communications equipment, a 4096-code transponder, and DME.
c) Two-way radio communications equipment, a 4096-code transponder, and an encoding
See the SSF Study Guide for a practice test with all the questions.


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.


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


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.


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
Skills: Crew
Click Here: Sub/Swap


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.
Contact Jonny
Phone: 937-267-1733
Email: skydivesports@nullgmail.com
https: //www.facebook.com/skydivesports/


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 tbonser@nullcinci.rr.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.)


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

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:

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