Mt Beauty Gliding Club, Inc 
News Page July-September 2006

 

Saturday 30th September 2006 - MP, IC, MR, KV, and MBd flew the IS-28, Libelle and Pilatus.  It was sunny with scattered cumulus with a variable cloudbase at around 9,000 ft. Winds were steady 5 knot north westerlies, and hill lift and moderate thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 5h 58m from 6 flights. Max altitude was 9,300 ft.  Max flight time was 2h 28m.

Friday 29th September 2006 - MP, and MBd flew the Libelle and Pilatus.  It was sunny with 1/8 cumulus with a variable cloudbase at 9,500 ft. Winds were steady 8 knot north westerlies, and hill lift and moderate thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 6h 12m from 2 flights. Max altitude was 9,200 ft.  Max flight time was 3h 23m.

Saturday 23rd September 2006 - IC, PGn, MP, and MBd flew the IS-28, Blanik, and Pilatus.  It was partially sunny with 1/8 cumulus with a variable cloudbase at 6,500 ft. to 7,500 ft and some higher overcast.  Winds were steady 5 knot north westerlies, and hill lift and intermittent moderate thermals were available with peak climb rates around 5 m/s near cloudbase.  Total glider flight time was 8h 49m from 5 flights. Max altitude was 7,200 ft.  Max flight time was 3h 24m.

Sunday 17th September 2006 - IC, AE, MR, GH, and MBd flew the IS-28, Libelle, and Pilatus.  It was partially sunny with some cumulus at around 8,000 ft and a high cirrus cover later.  Winds were steady 5 knot north westerlies, and hill lift and intermittent moderate thermals were available later.  Total glider flight time was 7h from 8 flights. Max altitude was 8,000 ft.  Max flight time was 2h 39m.

Saturday 16th September 2006 - IC, PGn, MR, and MBd flew the IS-28, Libelle, and Pilatus.  It was sunny with 1/8 cumulus at around 9,000 ft.  Winds were steady 5 knot north westerlies, and hill lift and intermittent moderate thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 8h 28m from 7 flights. Max altitude was 9,200 ft.  Max flight time was 4h 17m.

Wednesday 13th September 2006 - IC flew the IS-28.  It was partially sunny with few cumulus at around 7,500 ft and a high cirrus overcast.  Winds were  4-6 knot north westerlies increasing to 11 kt at 7,000 ft, and intermittent weak thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 2h 45m from 1 flight. Max altitude was 7,200 ft.  Thanks to MR for operating the winch.

Saturday 9th September 2006 - IC and MBd flew the IS-28.  It was sunny with 1/8 cumulus at around 6,500 ft.  Winds were strong 10-15 knot south easterlies, and intermittent strong thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 2h 9m from 2 flights. Max altitude was 9,200 ft.  Max flight time was 2h 4m.

Friday 8th September 2006 - IC, MP, MBd, MR and RB flew the IS-28, IS-28M2 and the Blanik.  It was sunny with 1/8 cumulus at around 6,500 ft.  Winds were steady 2-3 knot north westerlies rising to 7-8 knot, and intermittent weak thermals were available along with ridge lift later in the day.  Total glider flight time was 4h 56m from 7 flights. Max altitude was 6,800 ft.  Max flight time was 1h 31m.

Saturday 2nd September 2006 - IC, and MBd flew the IS-28.  It was sunny and winds were calm.  No thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 44m from 6 flights. Max altitude was 2,500 ft.  Max flight time was 10m. 

Thursday 31st August 2006 - IC, MP, and RB flew the IS-28 and the Pilatus.  It was sunny with 1/8 cumulus at around 6,500 ft.  Winds were steady 2-3 knot north westerlies, and weak thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 4h from 5 flights. Max altitude was 6,000 ft.  Max flight time was 1h 40m. Thanks due to Manfred for launching.

Sunday 27th August 2006 - IC, MP, RB, and PGn flew the IS-28 and the Pilatus.  It was generally overcast with few sunny breaks.  Winds were steady 5 knot north westerlies, and some weak thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 4h 25m from 7 flights. Max altitude was 4,500 ft.  Max flight time was 1h 19m. 

Mike and Ray congratulating Fay on her gourmet sausage production line on Sunday 27th August.

Sunday 20th August 2006 - IC, MR and GHs flew the IS-28.  It was generally overcast with some sunny breaks.  Winds were calm and some weak thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 1h 2m from 3 flights. Max altitude was 4,000 ft. Max flight time was 50m. 

Saturday 19th August 2006 - IC, MP and PGn flew the IS-28.  Winds were northerly at 5 to 10 knot, giving some ridge lift, and some thermals were available.  Total glider flight time was 2h 42m from 3 flights. Max altitude was 6,500 ft. Max flight time was 1h 26m. 

Wednesday 16th August 2006 - IC, MR and PO flew the IS-28.  Winds were northerly at 5 to 10 knot, giving some ridge lift, but declining to calm at sunset, and thermals were weak and broken.  Total glider flight time was 3h 13m from 2 flights. Max altitude was 3,100 ft. Max flight time was 2h 6m. MR did the after maintenance test flight giving the Club the earliest IS-28 season start in recent years, fully six weeks ahead of last year.

Manfred and Phil after the IS-28 maintenance test flight.

Saturday 8th July 2006 to Saturday 12th August 2006 - IS-28 annual maintenance.

Thursday 6th July 2006 -  MR worked on the IS-28 annual maintenance.

Sunday 2nd July 2006 - IC, MR, VM, JL, RB, and MBd disassembled the IS-28 for its annual maintenance. 

The disassembly crew getting ready to flex their muscles.