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Feb. 6, 2018 Frequent Flyer

NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Annual Banquet this Saturday, February 17 – Still time to sign up Annual Banquet this Saturday, February 17 – Still time to sign up
  • Sign up for Grob-102 special plan Sign up for Grob-102 special plan

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Feb 17 SSD dba CCSC Annual Awards Celebration & Banquet – John Lubon
  • Mar 3 Board of Directors meeting- 9:30 AM – John Lubon
  • 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

 1st SATURDAY REPORT – STEVE FENSTERMAKER

There was no interest in flying in sub-freezing temperatures, so under the direction of Steve Statkus, the 1st Saturday crew loaded 15H’s fuselage onto a trailer for transport to a secret facility for fitting of cockpit panels and painting.

WEDNESDAY REPORT- STEVE STATKUS

No flying due to gale force winds across the runway. A fire was started in the fireplace to warm things up while we discussed what we could accomplish while awaiting Dick Scheper’s (actually Patty Scheper’s) excellent stuffed potato soup, with BACON! The group agreed to help disassemble 15H in preparation for transportation to Dan Reagan’s hanger where new cockpit side panels will be installed and the fabric repair work begun earlier this year will be finished. After much grunting and cursing the wings were removed and stacked in the rear of the hanger. The fuse was rolled into the shop and is awaiting the Saturday crew’s help to place it in the trailer for the trip to Hamilton.

The cats were nowhere to be found which says much about their loyalty to the ones who have provided the free lunch over the years . . . or the coyotes got em. – Steve Statkus

YEW 2018 DATES SET

YEW 2018 (formerly known as Youth Camp) will run Monday, July 16, to Friday, July 20, 2018 with registration starting at 3:00 pm Sunday, July 15. A registration form is available on the website along with instructions for submitting it.

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

CLUB STATISTICS

ACTIVE MEMBERS 2/1/2017 2/1/2018 FLIGHT ACTIVITY 2017 2018 BUDGET*
Full Members 174 172 Last month 7 30
Family & Youth 31 21 Year to Date 7 30

*The 2018 budget is based on 190 members and 1700 flights for the year.

WHICH BADGE DO YOU PLAN TO EARN IN 2018?

The Bronze Badge was discussed in the prior issue of this newsletter. Fulfilling the requirements for that badge is a good way to start preparing for cross country flying. The next badge is the FAI Silver Badge, but there is an intermediate step that generations of CCSC pilots have found useful. The discussion of the Silver Badge will be delayed until next week and today we will focus on the local triangle that you can use to build your skill and confidence in preparation for the Silver Badge.

The triangle from CCSC to Warren County/Lane (I68) and then to Dayton-Wright Brothers (MGY) and back to CCSC is a great cross country training route. Each of the three legs is about 8 nm (15 km), so it is possible to complete the triangle within an hour if you pick a good day. In fact, if you choose a day with lift to 5000 MSL and gentle winds even a 2-33 can remain within gliding distance of an airport with a safety factor of 2 (glide ratio of only 11). So, you can do this.

The traditional CCSC process has been for the new cross country pilot to fly the circuit a few times with a cross country instructor. This does not need to be a CFI-G; why not invite one of our experienced cross country pilots to accompany you. Several have skipped the CFI-G rating and focused on developing their cross country skills. Find one who is fulfilling his crew day commitment and talk the Crew Chief into letting him accompany you around the triangle. The recent overhaul of the UOP was primarily driven by an effort to clarify and develop the club’s cross country training program and very soon more information will be coming out about how to get involved and take advantage of all the assistance that the club is trying to make available to help you develop skills and confidence for flying cross country.

At this point the revisions to Section 4 of the Uniform Operating Procedures (UOP) are in place to support the cross country training initiative and provide the club policy on cross country flights in club gliders. Be sure to become familiar with this document, especially 4.8 Cross Country in Club Gliders, and make your flights in compliance with these procedures.

Is a solo flight around the triangle the right goal for you in 2018?

BRONZE BADGE QUESTION OF THE WEEK

5) When thermaling, the best speed to fly is

a) Best L/D speed
b) Best L/D plus 1/2 the estimated wind
c) Best L/D plus 1/3 the estimated wind
d) minimum sink speed for the angle of bank being flown

See the SSF Study Guide for a practice test with all the questions.

GROB-102 PLAN FOR 2018 – UNLIMITED FLIGHTS FOR SINGLE A/C USE FEE

The board approved treating the Grob-102 in the same manner as for the past three years, so if you want to take best advantage of BG in 2018 you want to declare that desire and sign up. Everyone who wants to fly BG is asked sign up and prepay $90. For the rest of the year those members may fly up to 2-hour blocks as many times as they want with no additional Aircraft Use Fee. Other members will be charged $25 for each Aircraft Use and will be limited to 1-hour blocks. The Hook-up Fee, Basic Tow Fee and Altitude Index Fee will follow the Schedule of Fees and Dues for all pilots, only the Aircraft Use Fee and the flight duration limit are different.

This will be a big help if your goal is the C badge (solo flight exceeding 60 minutes) or Bronze badge (at least 10 flights in a single-place glider with at least two flights having a duration of two hours or more) or the silver badge. If you want to fly the G-102 more than four times or for flights lasting more than an hour with no additional Aircraft Use Fee in 2018 it is to your advantage to declare that desire by email to Jim Dudley. The $90 G-102 Fee will appear on your March statement, payable by March 31.

ANNUAL AWARDS CELEBRATION AND BANQUET – JOHN LUBON

Our club has a tradition of celebrating the soaring achievements of members at a great banquet. All members are encouraged to join in this event. Bring your spouse, family, friends and anyone you know who would be interested in knowing more about soaring at Caesar Creek Soaring Club and enjoying a delicious meal. Here are the details for this year’s banquet:

WHEN: This Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:00 pm- Social Hour (Cash bar) 5:00 pm- Awards and Achievements for 2017 6:00 pm- Dinner WHEN: This Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:00 pm- Social Hour (Cash bar) 5:00 pm- Awards and Achievements for 2017 6:00 pm- Dinner

MENU: Choice of steak or salmon. Two types of salad, green beans almandine, baked potato, rice pilaf, seasonal vegetable, fresh breads, delicious homemade dessert buffet, coffee and tea. Two glasses of wine or beer included in meal cost. No need to select your entree in advance. Correction: The legendary Valley Vineyards Private Cookout is available only during the summer, so we will enjoy a sit-down-and-be-served event instead. MENU: Choice of steak or salmon. Two types of salad, green beans almandine, baked potato, rice pilaf, seasonal vegetable, fresh breads, delicious homemade dessert buffet, coffee and tea. Two glasses of wine or beer included in meal cost. No need to select your entree in advance. Correction: The legendary Valley Vineyards Private Cookout is available only during the summer, so we will enjoy a sit-down-and-be-served event instead.

COST: $37.50 per person COST: $37.50 per person

WHERE: Valley Vinyards 2276 East US 22 & 3, Morrow, Ohio WHERE: Valley Vinyards 2276 East US 22 & 3, Morrow, Ohio

RSVP: FrequentFlyer@nullsoarccsc.com RSVP: FrequentFlyer@nullsoarccsc.com

 

 

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 winter days ahead to get the requirement completed well in advance of the great spring 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.

 

 

 

 

LEADERS NEEDED

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.

FIREARMS ISSUE

At the November 4, 2017 meeting of the Board of Directors a motion was passed to prohibit discharge of firearms on gliderport property. The Uniform Operating Procedures (UOP) provide members with definitive statements of club policy on such issues, so section 8.11 of the UOP was reworded to implement that action by the board as part of a substantial overhaul of the UOP that was under way at that time to enhance safety, encourage cross country training and other updates. The Board approved the proposed revisions to the UOP at the December 2, 2017 meeting and distributed the proposed amended UOP to members for the 30-day review and comment period mandated for revisions to the UOP. By the January 6, 2018 meeting the board had received written objections from 15 members requesting no change to the firearms policy expressed in section 8.11 and no objections to any other proposed change. After consideration the board decided to implement all changes to the UOP except for the changes in 8.11 pertaining to Hunting and Firearms. That portion was left unchanged in the revised UOP dated January 2018 so the wording which is now in effect is as follows:

8.11 ALTERNATE FIELD USAGE 

The runway is primarily for flying sailplanes. Alternate use for such activities as model airplane flying, etc. is permitted only when sailplane operations are not in progress. Sailplane flying ALWAYS preempts any other activity.

HUNTING AND FIREARMS 

Hunting or discharging firearms (target practice) on the gliderport property is not permitted during active flight operations or during other scheduled club activities. Persons hunting or discharging firearms must abide by local, state, and federal regulations. Non-members are not permitted hunting or target practice privileges.

FIREWORKS 

Use of fireworks is not permitted.

When the Board approved the UOP in January without the proposed change to section 8.11 there was an expressed hope that during the month a compromise solution would emerge which would be best for the club and satisfactory to all members. The intent to revisit this issue at the February meeting was announced multiple times in advance and proposals were solicited from members. At the February 3, meeting of the Board there were a total of 24 members of CCSC present in the room including seven current board members and two board members whose resignations were submitted several weeks ago.

After discussion the motion approved at the November meeting emerged as the apparent endpoint. The following motion was again approved by a vote of 5 to 2 by the board members present and eligible to vote:

Hunting, discharge of firearms and target shooting of any type by members and non-members is prohibited on gliderport property.

Consequently, a new 30-day review and comment period commences herewith for a change to the January 2018 version of the UOP such that section 8.11 will be worded as proposed and approved by the Board at the December meeting:

8.11 ALTERNATE FIELD USAGE 

The runway is primarily for flying sailplanes. Alternate use for such activities as model airplane flying, etc. is permitted only when sailplane operations are not in progress. Sailplane flying ALWAYS preempts any other activity.

HUNTING AND FIREARMS 

Hunting or discharging firearms (target practice) on the gliderport property is not permitted.

FIREWORKS 

Use of fireworks is not permitted.

Your written comments are welcome. Please submit them to any board member prior to the March 3, 2018 meeting of the Board.

TURKEY SHOOT ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – STEVE STATKUS

Caesar Creek Shotgun Club is not out of business! Lynn Alexander has offered his rifle range as a venue to continue our dangerous, outrageous, crazy, unreasonable conduct. After enjoying soup at the normal time at the CCSC clubhouse we will meet at Lynn’s house (2467 Ford Road, Morrow OH 45152) next Wednesday 2/7/18. Please try to attend because this date will be the first Turkey Shoot of 2018 and as usual, we’ll have a 12 and 20 gauge Wild Turkey as the prizes. You’ll really love the new targets. AND, WE WON’T HAVE TO ASK PERMISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Steve Statkus

SAILPLANE WEIGHT & BALANCE PARTY PREPARATIONS – CHUCK LOHRE

Are you getting optimum performatnce from your glider? Here is an open invitation to all members who own their own sailplane to join the “Weight and Balance Party” which is being planned for one day during the week of Adult camp (probably early August). This is a first of what could be a very helpful annual event for club members who want to get the best performance out of their sailplanes. There will not be any fee to participate, but you will want to make some preparations.

To illustrate the preparations for “Weight and Balance Day”, I checked out my ASW 15 manual and here’s the drawing. My ratio is 1000:50. From John Murray’s wall here are the ratios for other ships: ASW 20 1000:45, LAK 17 1000:29, Ventus 2BX 1000:44, ASW 27 1000:54, ASW 24 1000:29, DG 300 1000:36.7. What all this means is that you need to bring a wedge to the party to your glider’s specifications. John Murray has agreed to participate and will be available to provide a signature to make this an official weight & balance determination for your glider. He has done this so often that he has full-scale drawings on the wall of his shop to guide the process. The fuselage has to be at an exact level point indicated by having the tail boom precisely level according to the glider’s manual. . . hence the need for a wedge that is just right for your ship. so get your manual out and be prepared to know the angle of the dangle for your glider if you want to get weighed. Contact Chuck Lohre to sign up, chuck@nulllohre.com, (513)260-9205.

 

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
Skills: Crew
Click Here: Sub/Swap

WANTED TO BUY

Open trailer Schweizer, Gehrlein or equivalent. Any condition. Contact: Guy Byars

FOR SALE

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.

CCSC MEDIA

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:

1ST SATURDAY
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..

2ND SATURDAY
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.

2ND SUNDAY
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.

3RD SATURDAY
CC: Maury Drummey (cell: 513-871-1998) ACC: Rolf Hegele. Tow Pilots: Don Green, Steve McManus, Dick Scheper.

3RD SUNDAY
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,

4TH SATURDAY
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.

4TH SUNDAY
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

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