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!