Towing Report: Padgham 11-6-21

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Jim Black

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Nov 10, 2021, 10:25:31 PM11/10/21
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Great day for flying! Pilot's mostly shared the Club Falcon 170.

Rob and Moritz got their Tow Tech videos done. We now need yearly updated video of our towing skills. Both had great flights. *See Moritz below on tow and Rob on the winch.
Brent - continued to progress with high tows and patterns and responding to a weak link break. I forgot that he is a new pilot this year and at first didn't believe it. This was about his 6th day on tow,
Mark - Is a growing convert to adding towing to his training. This was his 2nd day of towing and he progressed and nailed it. * See his tow below with Jim on the winch.
Jim - focused on the towing operations which he loves almost as much as flying.
Ron Letzen - was a support for all. Retrieving the line, shooting video, launching pilots and ready to fix anything that needed it. Ron keeps our Golf Cart running and added a rear seat for 3!

We were reminded of how much easier it is to tow into a nice wind (ended up a smooth 6-8 mph) as you can see our pilots walking into the air. We started setting up at 10:30 and were done putting away everything by 3:30 pm. Everyone had 3-5 tows!

Moritz on Tow and Rob on the Winch

Mark on Tow and Jim on the winch

Our Golf Cart in the Shop being Pimpted.

Jim
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On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 7:45 AM Jim Black <jbl...@naz.edu> wrote:
Looking good for tomorrow! Let me know if you are coming.

10 am start time.

See you!
Jim

On Thu, Nov 4, 2021 at 4:44 PM Jim Black <jbl...@naz.edu> wrote:
I'm looking at getting the scooter winch out this Sunday!

Conditions look fairly warm (50s) wind is light/not gusty, and little chance of rain.

Rated pilots (H2 +) are welcome to continue. Work on your towing skills and your approach patterns/landings!

Advanced PG pilots are welcome by individual arrangements.

This might be the last opportunity to refresh your Tow Tech skills to qualify for operating the winch next year (for those that already have this appointment)

Email me/Call if you want to talk.
Jim Black

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Robert Skinner

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Nov 11, 2021, 12:45:17 PM11/11/21
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Jim, that's some great video ...
Is the golf cart mod so that we can carry gliders too ?


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David Oddy

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Nov 11, 2021, 1:11:04 PM11/11/21
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Nice!!!  I'd be down to try that on my next visit!

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Jim Black

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Nov 11, 2021, 1:34:14 PM11/11/21
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Great idea. We have discussed that... at one point the roof started to collapse and Ron L reinforced it. I will touch base with Ron L about adding an actual rack.

Once again a shout out for Ron Letzen and his skills and club work. He does work/fabrication/ design for our club that we could never afford (and that no company would ever even agree to do!

Jim

chris toomey

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Nov 11, 2021, 1:45:04 PM11/11/21
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I’ll second that!  Ron has been very generous with his time and expertise!  Thanks, Ron

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