Re: Flying on Sturday 5-19
Posted by Cy on 5/21/2012, 1:50 pm, in reply to "Flying on Sturday 5-19"
Is it possible to get a maintenance report on the winch. |
If it is inoperative, there should be a "TAG" on it with information.
Am I right?
: All indications were that it was going to be a
: great day per Dr Ray, XC Skies & Blips.
: It was a good day but not great. A blue day
: with no Cu. Being a cautious soul, I
: personally don't like to venture forth until
: I can get to 5,000 ft. With that in mind,
: it took me about 2 hours before I could
: crack 5,000 ft. with most of the time spent
: at about 4,000 feet. So I just wandered
: around the area within gliding distance of
: DSV. Jari ventured sout to Avoca and was
: rewarded with a climb to 8,000 ft and he
: proceeded down to Elmira from which he
: couldn't get away. Jari landed at Elmira
: and was retrieved via aerotow by Pete Neal.
: Dr Cline went North and got to 8,000 ft near
: the Mt. Morris dam. I wandered around the
: area keeping an eye out and listening to the
: preparations for a test winch launch at the
: end of the day by Jim Rizzo Esq. in the
: glider and Tom Roberts on the winch.
: Sadly, the winch did not co-operate and
: needs a carburator repair/rebuild. I did
: enjoy my non-stress flight of 4.1 hrs ala Dr
: Bernardis/Ironpants. Hoping to hear how
: everybody made out today, Sunday. Also
: found six pack of beer on my car seat on
: Saturday courtesy of Dr. Ray. Thanks Dr.
: Ray, but you don't really need to do that
: anymore. Flying is reward enough.