Friday, March 14, 2008

Best bang for your buck

Well, today we sit in Seminole, as it rains. Tomorrow shows winds, but the changes are happening so fast, we could fly. Today, at the morning pilots meeting, John Seaborn, A8, who sat in the back seat with KS on Thursday, told us about how he has kept notes since 1994 on what to do and not to do.
Back in '94 he wrote down what not to do and that was to try and follow KS out on course. Today, he reported, it is possible to follow KS out on course, as long as your sitting in the back seat of KS's Duo. They won the day.
On another note. The US Team is selling tickets at $25 bucks per ticket for a "Clear Nav". I have seen it, and I will say this is your chance for the best bang your spent dollars will ever bring you. All sales go to the US Team fund and folks, its this simple, with the euro so high, our team needs some extra bucks. Remember, just take one less drive to the drive-thur hamburger place, take a walk instead, and take a chance and get a ticket. The SSA website is selling the tickets.
I do believe what I am seeing here with Chip "CG" and Mark "7K" team flying, is what we have needed along time ago, simply practice. They are posting their scores and you can now see how effective they are with being able to work with each other.
I know, I am banging on this US Team fund, but this year, you get a real chance to win something that will really update your panel and help out the team. Trust me on this, I do think the winning ticket has NOT been bought yet, yep, so get on over to the SSA website and try your luck.
If you win, just let me know you got the idea from this blog, and what I'll do is whenever we meet, sometime, somewhere, I'll get ya a 6 pack of brewsters. Now, thats a bang for your buck, for sure.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Seniors 2008 Seminole Gliderport Florida

Well, today is Saturday, March 8, 2008, and here in Seminole we sit with all gliders in their trailers. Last several days have been rain with thunderstorms and today the winds are out of the west and are over 25 kts. Temperature is dropping as I type this and its getting colder with nite time lows expected into the upper 30's.
Tomorrow morning mandatory pilots meeting is at 9:30 am, but with the clock jumping an hour, thats really 8:30 am and it will be cold tomorrow morning and highs will only be into the 60's. Good news is as the week gets older an improving trend is happening and it will be warming each day.
New ships here, V2cxt's and ASG 29's. Most folks have showed up that have had fairly long drives. If we grid tomorrow, I will try and post some pictures. Last several years we have been luckly with the weather and lets hope it warms faster than the forecast.
Did hear Charlie Spratt is doing well and is still on the list for a transplant. Not much else in the way of rumors as most are staying inside, out of the wind and cold.