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IS28 Flying Time

Diary Jan-Mar 07

31st March 2007 -  MP, AE, PGn and MBd crewed using the Blanik and Pilatus at Corryong.  Total flight time was 4h 1m from 16 flights.

   Phill and Mark with the Blanik at Corryong.

30th March 2007 -  MP, AE, PGn and MBd crewed using the Blanik and Pilatus at Corryong.  Total flight time was 1h 13m from 8 flights.

23rd March 2007 -  RH, MB and MBd crewed using the IS-28.  Conditions were clear with 1/8 cumulus with nil to variable breeze. Total flight time was 3h 9m from 7 flights.

21st March 2007 -  RH, and IC crewed using the Blanik and IS-28 with PH, JF, and RO as students on our training course.  Conditions were clear with 1/8 cumulus with nil to variable breeze. There were some usable thermals up to 4 kt to cloudbase at around 5,500 ft.  Best height 4,900 ft. Total flight time was 3h 46m from 18 flights.

20th March 2007 - Rain all day. Ground training for the course students.

19th March 2007 - BB, RH, IC, MB, and MBd crewed using the Blanik and IS-28 with PH, JF, and RO as students on our training course.  Conditions were overcast with 3/8 cumulus and higher stratus with a 3 kt north-westerly breeze increasing to 10-12 kt later in the day. There were no usable thermals but ridge soaring was available in the afternoon.  Best height 4,500 ft. Total flight time was 4h 20m from 15 flights.

18th March 2007 - BB, MBn, RH, IC, and MBd crewed using the Blanik and IS-28 with PH, JF, and RO as students on our training course.  There were warm clear conditions with no cloud initially but high cirrus overcast later and calm to 3 kt north-westerly breeze. There were  good usable thermals after 12:00 to around 6,500 ft.  Total flight time was 5h 42m from 19 flights.

17th March 2007 - BB, MBn, RH, IC, and MBd crewed using the Blanik and IS-28 with PH, JF, and RO as students on our training course.  There were warm clear conditions with 1/8th cloud and 5 kt north-westerly breeze that turned to the south later precluding further launches. There were some usable thermals after 13:00 to around 7,000 ft.  Total flight time was 5h 30m from 14 flights.

16th March 2007 - IC, and MBd crewed using the Blanik to test the recently overhauled club winch.  There were warm cloudy conditions with a 5 kt north-westerly breeze. There were no usable thermals but there was enough wind to enable hill soaring.  Total flight time was 42m from 2 flights.  MBd did some airfield mowing.

12th March 2007 - IC, MS, BB, GH, and AE crewed using the IS-28.  There were warm clear conditions and hardly any breeze until 15:30 when a strong southeasterly sprang up precluding further launches. There were no usable thermals until around 15:00.  After that, 6kt thermals were available to an inversion at around 8,000ft.  Total flight time was 1h 41m from 5 flights.

11th March 2007 - IC, MBn, CM, MS, HP and AE crewed using the Blanik, Pilatus, and IS-28. JA flew the Pirat.  There were warm clear conditions and a north-westerly breeze. There were moderate thermals peaking at 5 m/s to an inversion which rose from around 7,500 ft to over 10,000ft.  Total flight time was 10h 11m from 9 flights.

10th March 2007 - BB, IC, MBn, JA, GH, and AE crewed using the Pilatus, and IS-28. HP flew the Pirat.  There were warm clear conditions and a north-westerly breeze. There were weak to moderate thermals peaking at 3 m/s to an inversion at around 7,500 ft.  Total flight time was 7h 54m from 7 flights.

3rd March 2007 - PGn, IC, MBn and MBd crewed using the Pilatus, Libelle, and IS-28.   The afternoon started off with hot clear conditions and a north-westerly breeze, but overcast conditions developed later. There were weak to moderate thermals peaking at 3 m/s to an inversion at around 7,500 ft.  Later weak wave conditions  with up to 3 kt lift developed allowing heights of 10,000 ft.. MBd flew the Libelle out to Corryong and return.  Total flight time was 13h 51m from 4 flights.

27th February 2007 - BB, IC, and MP crewed.   Early in the afternoon warm unstable but overcast conditions with calm to 5 kt variable breezes produced variable thermals peaking at 3 m/s to cloudbase at around 6,000 ft.  Later a 10 kt southeasterly wind precluded further flights.  Total flight time was 42m from 1 flight for the IS-28.

25th February 2007 - BB, IC, MBd, MP, MR, AE, and MBn flew the IS-28, Pilatus and Blanik.  Warm unstable conditions with calm to 5 kt variable breezes produced variable thermals peaking at 4 m/s to cloudbase at around 8,000 ft.  Total flight time was 9h 41m from 7 flights.

24th February 2007 - MBd, and MP flew the Blanik after replacing the cable on the syndicate winch.  After a rain band went through Mt Beauty there were no thermals available and winds were calm.  Total flight time was 8m from 1 flight.

18th February 2007 - IC, MBd, MP, MR, and MBn flew the IS-28, Pilatus and Blanik.  Warm unstable conditions with a calm to 5 kt northwesterly breeze produced variable narrow gusty thermals peaking at 5 m/s to cloudbase at around 10,000 ft. with over development occurring later.  Total flight time was 7h 28m from 6 flights.

17th February 2007 - IC, PGn, MBd, MP, MR, and MBn flew the IS-28, Pilatus and Blanik. The Furphy Bikers from Bairnsdale took AEFs.  Warm unstable conditions with a 5 kt northwesterly breeze produced variable narrow gusty thermals peaking at 5 m/s to cloudbase at around 9,000 ft. with over development occurring later.  Total flight time was 9h 19m from 13 flights.

16th February 2007 - IC flew the IS-28 for an AEF.  Warm unstable conditions with a 5 kt northwesterly breeze produced variable narrow gusty thermals peaking at 6 m/s to cloudbase at around 9,000 ft. with over development occurring later.  Total flight time was 1h 31m from 1 flights.

10th February 2007 - MBn, MBd, MP, BB, IC and RH flew the Blanik, IS-28 and Pilatus.  Warm unstable conditions with a 5-10 kt northwesterly breeze produced good thermals peaking at 6 m/s to cloudbase which rose from around 7,000 to 10,000 ft during the day.  Total flight time was 13h 03m from 5 flights.

4th February 2007 - MBn, MBd, MP, PGn and GH flew the Blanik, IS-28 and Pilatus.  Hot conditions to 42 deg C produced good thermals.  Total flight time was 6h 00m from 6 flights.

3rd February 2007 - MBd, PGn, and MP flew the Libelle and IS-28.  There were good thermals to well above 10,000 ft. MBd flew out to Mt Kosciusko and return again. Total flight time was 6h 27m from 6 flights.

 
Mark Bland's picture of Mt Kosciusko

2nd February 2007 - MBd, and MBn flew the Libelle, and IS-28.  There were good thermals to above 10,000 ft. MBd flew out to Mt Kosciusko and return after launching at around 16:00. Total flight time was 6h 43m from 2 flights.

29th January 2007 - MBd, MP, and RH flew the Libelle, IS-28 and Pilatus.  Upper westerly winds and unstable air gave good thermals to a variable cloudbase above 9,000 ft and there was wave lift to well over 10,000 ft.  Total flight time was 10h 01m from 3 flights.

28th January 2007 - MBd, MBn, IC, RH and AE flew the Blanik, IS-28 and Pilatus.  Westerly winds and unstable air gave good thermals to a variable cloudbase above 7,000 ft.  Later there was wave lift to over 10,000 ft.  Total flight time was 10h 40m from 8 flights.

26th January 2007 - MBd, MBn, MP and AE flew the Blanik, IS-28 and Pilatus. North westerly winds changed to stronger south westerly winds during the afternoon curtailing launches.  There were good thermals up to an 10,000ft cloud base and wave to much higher.  Total flight time was 6h 14m from 4 flights.

20th January 2007 - MBd, MBn, IC, MP and DS flew the Blanik, IS-28 and Pilatus. Strong north westerly winds and unstable air produced some good thermals up to an 11,500ft cloudbase and good ridge lift.  Total flight time was 10h 6m from 4 flights.

Friday 12th to Monday 15th January 2007 - Severe smoke haze from bushfires limited visibility; sometimes down to 200m; so no flying was possible .  On Sunday Mike and Phil did some maintenance on the winch.  
 
Mike and Phil working on the winch on Sunday 14th January.

Thursday 11th January 2007 - MBd flew the Libelle from Temora to Mt Beauty and IC flew locally in the Pilatus. There were thermals, ridge lift and weak wave to around 11,000 ft with a northerly breeze.  Flight time was 5h 42m from 2 flights. 

Wednesday 10th January 2007 - MBd flew the Libelle from Mt Beauty to Temora. There were thermals to around 8,000 ft with light northerly drift.  Flight time was 4h 55m from 1 flight.