April 7 – 8: Started blah, ended good

Saturday was an unremarkable day, or as they say, a training day.  It was overcast and no one wanted to get their private ships assembled.  There were 10 flights in all on M1, all with pilots who wanted to get trained or checked out on the ASK 21. Operations ended by 3 pm.

Sunday was better. According to Andreas the OD, it was a sunny but somewhat chilly day out on the flight line, with the wind blowing at about 10 to 15 knots. It was another good training day with 15 flights on our K21s, and 2 in private ships. Dave M had the longest flight with almost 2.5 hours in his Libelle and came back a happy man.

Noteworthy was the incredibly strong lift with sometimes 10 ft/sec between 5 and 6 PM.  It was hard to come down, even with full dive brakes.