Crystal Squadron Back In Gear

After several weekends of ‘imperfect’ weather, the Crystal Squadron finally got out of town last Saturday.   Karl Sommer soared to Tonopah, NV (by way of Baker), Sean Eckstein flew to Lida Junction (wherever that is), and Dave Raspet reached Jean, NV.

Derby Day Redux

Don’t forget, we’re holding our 2nd Crystal Derby  and barbecue this Saturday, a ‘funtest’ in which you can fly your own plane or one of ours.  I’ts not too late to register with Kevin Mather:  or call him at (661) 505-8878.

Derby Redux

Our Crystal Derby funtest last month was a big success (and very educational), so we’re holding another one on Saturday, August 27.   For more information you can email Kevin Mather: or call (661) 505-8878.


We’ve had several first solos recently, one of which we failed to mention when it happened last month:   Kyle Orth soloed on July 2nd (& has already moved on to flying single-seaters).   This past week, two more newgies took flight:  Michael Cermack on August 7 and Steve File the next day.   Great work guys!