HAPPY JUNE !

Last week saw this season’s first Dimond Distance flights from Crystal, flown by Karl Sommer, Barry McGarraugh and Sean Eckstein, who all soared 312 miles to Gabbs, Nevada.  You’ll find personal accounts of that day in our SOARING IS LEARNING page, below.  The coming week should be another good one, with temps rising into the nineties and wind mostly moderate.  And good news for Crystal Squadron pilots, Saturday looks like the best of the bunch!

SEE YOU SOON!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY !

Last week our weather swung around to high and hot in perfect time for the weekend…   And Peter Kovari made the season’s first cross-country soaring flight from Crystal, 200 miles to Bishop.

This time the cold front will arrive today (Thursday), after which temps will resume climbing again through Monday.  So we’ll probably see wave on Friday with thermal conditions starting to improve by Saturday, temps rising and wind toning down to lite northerly by Sunday and Monday.

SEE YOU SOON!

TIME TO CLIMB

Somehow we failed to announce Heinz Bringentoff’s successful private pilot checkride a couple weeks back.  Congratulations Heinz!

So far this spring, the natural cycles of weather have left us with cool and windy in time for weekend after weekend, but this time that will finally be reversed.  We’ll see warmer temps each day for a while, lighter winds and thermal potential going up and UP.

SEE YOU SOON!

 

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !

Or is it Ground Hog Day?  We ask that because, just like last week, temperatures will be dropping through the weekend.  It should remain sunny before, during and after passage of a front, with moderate thermal activity leading to unseasonable WAVE on Sunday.

SEE YOU SOON