We’re into the height of midseason now, with essentially perfect soaring conditions every day.  The coming week will probably be entirely cloudless, so you’ll need to find those thermals by braille…  Last week, six pilots flew cross-country from Crystal, two for the very first time.  Their write-ups of those adventures are all included below on our SOARING IS LEARNING page.


It’ll be hotter each day this week again, through Saturday anyway.  Some forecasts are calling for a degree of cloudiness on Saturday, which will probably amount to very high cumulus development – and (they say) no rain…

Again, our SOARING IS LEARNING page, below, will feature stories of Crystal Squadron flights from the prior week — we’ll get caught up eventually.


This week our thermal soaring potential will peak on Saturday, the way the Almighty intended.  And it will be terrific.  Some cloud development should provide shade but virtually no chance of precipitation.

We’re still a week behind on cross-country narratives from our Crystal Squadron, and probably won’t catch up until the season winds down.  Below, on our SOARING IS LEARNING page, are three stories from the last week of June.


Well, that brutal heat wave is over and we can expect pretty standard summer conditions through the coming week, meaning temps in the nineties with (hopefully) moderate westerly winds.  Thermal activity will be more than ample every day despite quite possibly no cumulus at all.

We’re still caught in a time warp, getting info on the previous week’s X-C activity a bit too late for publication, so on our SOARING IS LEARNING page below you’ll see write-ups of how the Squadron fared week before last – and we’ll get caught up on that when the time warp smooths out…