Saturday, March 27, 2010

2010 Soaring Season is Approaching!

We have survived another winter. Although there are likely a few more snowflakes yet to fall, trees are budding and flowers are pushing up through the thawed earth. Spring is here!

Last week while hiking at Clark Reservation State Park I rested on a rock in the warm sunshine. Looking east towards Hamilton I saw the beginnings of Cu forming. Within a short time many more were scattered around the sky. It wasn't a strong day but clearly a day we could remain aloft with conservative flying.

At our winter meeting we discussed the airports' decision to move us to the west side of the runway. As the season gets closer we will need to work out some of the details for our operation. Particularly, the tie-down and assembly areas need to be chosen and marked so anchors can be installed. I'm not too familiar with the west side, is this area going to need to be carved out of a field or is there already a sufficient mowed section?

Perhaps sometime over the couple weeks we can gather for a look at the area.

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