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A Great Day at the Airport

John Earlywine's picture

Following the excellent Safety Meeting and a bit of snow on Saturday, Sunday was finally a beautiul spring day at I99. Many members took advantage of the clear blue skies, unlimited visibility and calm winds to kickoff the soaring season. Tod Rutledge served as informal crew chief, Ed Escalon provided tows and many members assisted with other crew activities. The unofficial count was 22 launches. There were 5 instructors on the field, and at least 3 members completed flight reviews in addition to a number of other pilots making initial season flights with an instructor. Ron Clarke and Dave Abbott made OLC flights, but in spite of the beautiful weather, soaring conditions left a bit to be desired. If you missed the fun on Sunday, plan to join everyone at the airport next weekend to help set a season high daily launch count record.