Hi Everyone,

We’d like to announce Dale Masters’ retirement as of April 1st of this year.  Dale will still be available on our schedule one day per week for rides and advanced soaring instruction, but will no longer be giving primary flight instruction.  All of us who’ve had the privilege of flying with and learning from Dale recognize his one-of-a-kind talent as a pilot and flight instructor. After nearly 40 years of flight instruction, he has certainly earned a rest and time off. Dale will still be contributing to Soaring Academy’s weekly newsletters.

Dale, on behalf of the Soaring Academy’s board of directors, staff and volunteers, we THANK YOU for your years of dedication and wish you all the best! 

Chris and Julie

WAVE SEASON CONTINUES WINDING DOWN

Don’t you love this time of year?  The coming week will be breezy but warming, with thermal conditions probably best on Saturday and a good chance of more wave on Sunday.  What more could we ask of mid-April?

 

SEE YOU SOON!

WAVE SEASON WINDS DOWN

Well into spring now, we’ll see a cooling spell this week with more wave almost certain on Friday and quite possibly Saturday.  By Sunday a switch to northerly flow might also bring some bow wave as well.

BTW, it’s come to our attention that we failed to congratulate Alan King for his first glider solo, now a couple weeks ago.  Kudos Alan!

STEADY IMPROVEMENT

Well, we’re into that part of the year when there’s at least some kind of soarable lift every single day at Crystal, all the way to mid-October.  The coming week should be mostly sunny of course, with Friday and Saturday breezy from the north, and some chance of WAVE on Sunday.  (After that, thermal conditions should continue improving steadily for the next three or four months…)

SEE YOU SOON