Friday, May 16, 2008

Don's new AC-5M Russia (May 13)

Our tow pilot didn't show today. However this actually turned out good in that we could give our full attention to Don in his new Russia.

Don pointed out many of the features on this great little glider.

Once Don launched, Jeff and I chased him around in the Lambada taking pictures.

Stowing Engine

Happily cruising along!

We also shut down the Lambada and did quite a bit of soaring. It was a good day with lift to over 7,000.

New Glider Work Day (May 10 & 11)

A strong turnout at Hamilton for the rollout of ISA's newest sailplane!

First order of business, a good cleaning. Followed by rubbing compound, polishing compound and finally a nice coat of wax. Everyone pitched in and we had a real nice afternoon.

The following day Don our club instructor gave a written exam on our L-33. Afterwards we had a discussion reviewing the test and other safety issues. We received a cockpit checkout and signed off to fly.