Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at 9:21 pm #11415
Nearly every Saturday during the winter months there is a work party out at the hangar.
Yes, we do heat the place! We usually send someone out for some fast food at lunch dutch treat. Maybe some hangar flying too.
Lots to do during the off season. Be sure to join in.
– John DeRosa
President, Sky Soaring
Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at 6:47 pm #11418
What time are people going to be there tomorrow?
Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at 9:37 pm #11419
Things usually start around 9am. Geoff Weck will be out to work on pumpkin’s rudder recovering.
I want to look at the punch list for pumpkin’s other needs leading up to an annual.Best Regards,
John H DeRosa
Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 8:34 pm #11422
A BIG shout out to everyone that made it out to the field today. There was so much going on I don’t have a complete list. Some things I saw, hanger repairs up on ladders, 1-34 repairs on the landing gear, Pumpkin wing repainting being set up and gliders were washed and waxed. And of course, the prerequisite hanger flying. All in the name of LETS FLY!
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 at 12:32 pm #11425
I’d like to personally thank two special crews of people working together last weekend to do some great, and difficult, needed work.
Schweizer 1-34R – Lawrence “I’ve got this” Nicolae and John “well, heck” Osborn spent several hours working on the landing gear retract mechanism. They did battle with some tight spaces, difficult to reach holes, and a mis-machined part that needed some “tweaking”. Success! Other work is still needed on the 1-34R (gear doors, refurbish the interior panels, wing gap seal, and repainting would be nice).
Hangar Structure Repair – You may have noticed daylight coming through in spots where the walls meet the rafters. This did not sit well with Jim “neat and tidy” Hopkins who took on the project to seal up these areas. He has been working for several weeks on this project. With the help of Greg “Acrobatic” Palmer on Saturday the last (?) of the sealing was done and some “sistering” of suspect frames were screwed in place.
Many thanks to these two teams of “get it done” individuals. Their work falls into the category of finding something that needs to get done and just stepped up to do it. This is what a CLUB is all about.
The Sky Soaring board would encourage you spotting something that you want to do. Let the board know what your plans are (email@example.com). Donation of inexpensive supplies (and expensive ones too) is something that happens every month by involved members. Large expenses can be reimbursed with board approval.
Thanks to everyone that lends a hand at our club. To paraphrase a famous quotation, “It takes a village to raise a CLUB”.
See you next Saturday! We will begin stripping the paint off of Pumpkin’s wings very soon.
– John DeRosa
Board of Directors
Sky Soaring Glider Club
Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 6:58 pm #11454
Still planning on stopping out on Saturday AM. Anyone else available?
Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 7:07 pm #11455Don GrilloKeymaster
I’ll be there.— Don
Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 7:10 pm #11456Jim HopkinsParticipantJim will be out at 10:30 am.
Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 7:16 pm #11457
Geoff Weck and I will be out around 9-ish to “rudder” our way on the sailplane Pumpkin.Best Regards,
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