Thank heavens Winter has broken and good flights have taken off from CCSC late in the season.
Congratulations, Tyler Dockum on your commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Tyler got his initial flight training at CCSC starting with Youth Camp. That helped him win an appointment to the Air Force Academy and gave him a good foundation on which to build his piloting skills.
Again Don Green topped the list of most active tow pilots in 2018: 1. Don Green – 230 tows, 2. Larry Kirkbride – 119 tows, 3. Dick Scheper – 118 tows. Thanks to all our tow pilots for their service to the club!
Amazingly the field was dry enough to fly, but the rain started coming down. We were in the shop surveying the Grob-103 with Plane Captain, Chris Uhl, and all that was needed to get her back into service was checking the tire pressures and taping the elevator and ailerons.
1st Saturday crew loaded 15H’s fuselage onto a trailer for transport to a secret facility for fitting of cockpit panels and painting.
43 years ago these three pilots, Pat DeNaples (l.), Bob Root (c.), and John Bennett (r.) flew nine badge legs at the newly opened Ridge Soaring Gliderport within the span of 36 hours.