CONGRATULATIONS, AGAIN

First off, kudos to Michael Pattison, who passed his glider check ride last Sunday!

We can expect another warming trend through this weekend, with the wind remaining very light until it picks up from the west Sunday afternoon.  The second half of February is typically when our thermals start to improve, like little green sprouts rising out of the ground, and by mid-March they’ll be boiling up all over the mountains.  The sweetest time of year is about to begin…  Get ready!

SEE YOU SOON

WINTER AGAIN? WELL, MAYBE

We can expect a warming trend through Saturday, with very light winds until late that day, then on Sunday and Monday look for a flashback toward winter — meaning robust westerly with some cloud development, and “they say” a 25% chance of snow… It is only February, but I’ll see that last part when I believe it.

SEE YOU SOON!

HAPPY GROUND HOG DAY!

Congratulations this week go to Frankie Freemont. Last Thursday, on his sixteenth birthday, he flew his first solos in both helicopter and airplane. That was over in Las Vegas. Then the next day he passed his private glider checkride here at Crystal. The FAA says Frankie’s the first ever to claim such an accomplishment in 24 hours!

It’s still winter, but we can expect temps in the sixties and mostly light northerlies until the wind picks up on Sunday. According to tradition, our first thermalish conditions may begin sometime in the next couple of weeks… I can almost hold my breath that long!

CONGRATULATIONS !

We have multiple accomplishments to celebrate this time around. Kudos to Walt Sweet and Sean Murphy, who both flew their first glider solos last week (Sean’s only fifteen, and Walt… well, he was fifteen once). Further congratulations go to one of our own, crew member Cameron Evans, who completed his Advanced Ground Instructor rating. So from now on, if you have any questions about flying stuff, just ask Cam!