Monday, October 23rd, 2023 at 12:45 pm #14347
It was good to hear about flying on Sunday Oct. 22. The long range forecast doesn’t look to promising but next Saturday may be flyable. I would like to see what develops as far as the weather and hope we might get one more day in. Any interest? John Lincoln
Monday, October 23rd, 2023 at 4:18 pm #14357Art SilvermanParticipantI’d also like to get one more day in. If the weather is nice, maybe we can bring in Pizza for lunch.
On Monday, October 23, 2023 at 12:45:47 PM CDT, SSI <email@example.com> wrote:
Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 at 11:16 am #14361
My first look at SkySight looks nice for Saturday. Sunny, lift up to 1600′ agl at up to 2.5 knots. Wind is northerly at 3 to 8 knots. The high temperature is forecast to be 51. Sounds a lot like last Sunday. Maybe DJ and Trigg could or would like to get in one more solo if the pattern holds up. I’ll keep an eye on SkySight and report. John Lincoln
Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 at 11:07 am #14370
Today’s brief. Saturday still looks flyable but no longer sunny. A high layer of clouds are now forecast along with a lower high temperature of 47 degrees. Winds are now north-northeasterly to northeast at 5 to 9 knots. lift is still forecast but now only up to 2.1 knots. I’ll follow the forecast and continue to report. John Lincoln
Thursday, October 26th, 2023 at 12:22 pm #14383
Thursday’s brief. Pretty much the same as yesterdays forecast except now mostly sunny until around 1 pm. Lift is also back up to 2.5 to 1,790′ agl. Still an ok day if it’s our last. I’ll send one more report tomorrow. John Lincoln
Thursday, October 26th, 2023 at 7:31 pm #14387John ScottParticipant
Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 7:58 am #14388Art SilvermanParticipantI was hoping for a little more enthusiasm….. This will be the last day to fly before (I was told) they start leveling the runway. Let’s start a new tradition and on the last day of the year we fly every club ship- maybe more than once. John Scott and I will be at the field. Who else wants to fly? What ship do you want to fly?
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Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 8:22 am #14389cornelis van de klippeParticipantI will be there.I will take the PW-5Kees
Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 8:29 am #14390Don GrilloKeymaster
I signed up for the Krozno at 1 pm on bookourplane.— Don
Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 8:40 am #14391John ScottParticipant
Sorry, John Scott will still be in Florida. Wish I could make it. The photo was to inspire others to come out and fly.
John M. Scott
Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 9:51 am #14392Nicholas LegenzaParticipant
I will not be available to tow this weekend. I’ll be crankin some hogs:)
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Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 10:30 am #14393Don GrilloKeymaster
After flying and before you leave on Saturday I would like help to disassemble the PW-5 and put it in its trailer and get the wing stands and fuselage cradles down from the attic.
November is the month that we disassemble the gliders and it’s good to get a head start on nice days. Watch for messages in the coming weeks seeking help on disassembly. Like last year, we will store all the club gliders in the club hangar.— Don Grillo
Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 11:59 am #14394
The final brief. Same as yesterday except that the sunny skies depart at noon to 12:30 and the wind is now northeast 6 to 9 knots. Looks like we will need a tow pilot. I’ll be out around 11. And isn’t it wonderful to see that photo of John Scott and his bride with his 1960’s vintage (and modified) LK-10A. Oh yes I guess there is an old Oldsmobile Bonneville in that shot too!!! John Lincoln
Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 6:01 pm #14396
Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 10:23 pm #14397Daniel SpencerParticipant
I’ll be there at 9am to open up and get things started for the day.
Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at 5:42 pm #14399Rich WalendaParticipant
Others may also write some news about today but here are the highlights:
15 flights, Petr had a 2 hr, 29 minute flight. Daniel “The No Radio DJ” had 3 flights in the seasonally appropriate “Pumpkin”. Towing by Mr. Grillo and Mr. Weck. CFI work by Grillo and Weck.
As Uncle Rich was flying with Uncle Petr’s family member/guest we discovered an unauthorized 3rd passenger in the cockpit. After peaceful negotiations failed for the 3rd passenger to sit and enjoy the flight with the unauthorized passenger becoming belligerent it was neutralized in flight. (Note to all: check for wasps nesting in the gliders.)
Pilots today were Daniel Spencer, Petr, Lawrence, Kees, Rich, Dave Winters, Art, John Lincoln, Brad and Don Grillo. John Lincoln had a 1 hour 10 minute flight. GSOs were Art, Rich, and John O. Mark R. and Maria handled flight log duties.
If anyone has more to add for this “maybe final flying day for the season” please do so.
The PW-5 was put away into its trailer and the cradles for the other gliders were brought down.
All student pilots who need to log assembly and disassembly for gliders need to assist disassembling at least 1 glider this fall. Be sure to have a CFI or AGI note that activity in your log. The assembly of a glider to include the installation of glider wings and tail surfaces is classified as operations functions
not preventative maintenance. This information can be found in Amendment 43-27, published in 52 FR 17276, May 6, 1987 which is an amendment to 14 CFR part 43.
Have a Happy Halloween!
Sunday, October 29th, 2023 at 4:01 pm #14403
Hello from Lincoln,
Indeed it was a nice day. The sunny skies stuck around until about 3:30. There were Cu’s and the lift was up to 4 knots, and it seemed to be plentiful. Jim Hopkins and I had a very nice 1:10 flight and got up to 3,200 AGL. Jim pointed out thinks on the ground and a few landing strips near SSI that I hadn’t ever recognized before.
I had two very nice flights with members this year, this one and a flight earlier with John Osborn. It’s kind of nice to have a back seater to talk with while flying.
It turned out to be a good day for our last for this season. The runway will close tomorrow. Thank you to all who helped yesterday, to all who have helped throughout the year and a VERY BIG thank you to all of you who have worked on and maintained our fleet. Your help and work is what keeps us all flying.
Monday, October 30th, 2023 at 12:39 pm #14408John DeRosaParticipant
Rich – thanks for sending out these recaps for our flying days.Regards, John DeRosa
West Dundee, IL
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