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
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: 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
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
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 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.
WHICH BADGE DO YOU PLAN TO EARN IN 2018?
The skills and confidence that you build in flying the triangular course between CCSC, Warren County (I68) and Dayton Wright Brothers (MGY) that was mentioned last week will prepare you for the Silver Badge. In fact, the distance around the triangle is almost the same as the distance required for the Silver Badge. Could this be your goal for 2018? The FAI Silver Badge involves 3 requirements. Silver Altitude is a 1,000-meter (3,281-foot) altitude gain above an in-flight low point; Silver Duration is a 5-hour flight time after tow release and Silver Distance is a 50-km (31.07 mile) cross country flight. Those requirements do not have to be met on a single flight; you can use three flights and complete one of the requirements on each flight.
The Silver Badge is the first in a series of awards governed by The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world governing body for air sports, aeronautics and astronautics world records. Over the years the FAI Sporting Code has been highly refined, “providing a framework of rules and procedures which enhance the pleasure of taking part in air sports and activities by establishing a fair comparison between performances.” Part of your preparation for earning the Silver Badge will be becoming familiar with the rules. The SSA website has the information that you need. Also, there are books available such as Bob Wander’s Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge … Made Easy!
There must be an Official Observer who meets FAI qualifications to certify that your flight took place and your claims of time, distance and altitude gain are valid. Also, for that time that you are out of the official observer’s sight there must be some means (such as a GPS-based flight recorder) for demonstrating that you did not land and that you actually went where you claim. In future weeks more on each of those topics. The height gain may be the easiest to complete. The requirement is a gain in altitude of 1000 meters (3,281 feet) from a low point after release to a subsequent high point. It is permitted to find a thermal and descend in that thermal to establish the low point. You can use that same thermal to start your climb. Let’s say that you find your thermal over the ball fields and descend to 1000 AGL i.e. 1940 MSL. Your task is to climb 3,281 ft. to 5,221 MSL (plus a little margin to account for altimeter error, recorder error, etc.) That is not so tough, there are several days each year that support considerably more altitude gain than that. Go for it!
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, flying the Red Wings 1-26 #336: Silver Distance, Silver Duration, Silver Altitude, Gold Distance, Diamond Goal (John Bennett); Gold Distance, Diamond Goal, ( Pat DeNaples); Gold Distance, Diamond Goal (Bob Root).
BRONZE BADGE QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What performance factor is recommended for beginning cross country pilots when planning safe decision points?
a) Best L/D glide ratio
b) 1/2 best L/D glide ratio
c) 2 times best L/D glide ratio
d) Minimum sink speed
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.
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.
SAILPLANE WEIGHT & BALANCE PARTY PREPARATIONS – CHUCK LOHRE
Are you getting optimum performance 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. 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. 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 there is a 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (513)260-9205.
UOP REVISION PROPOSED – SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT NOW
A new review and comment period is under way 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.
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.
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
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