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Sports Class Nationals - Second Practice Day - Report

Hello Race Fans,

Chuck Lohre here, reporting on the Sports Class Nationals at Caesar Creek Soaring Club in Waynesville, OH. I'll be posting during the day with videos on the SSA Facebook page. In the evening I'll repeat what I posted and add any other commentary. You can reach me at 513-260-9025, chuck@lohre.com.

 

 

Henry Retting, R, Discus 2b introduces himself and Bernie Fullenkamp while we wait to launch on the first practice day

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Monday, June 22, 2015

 

 

Jim and Kathy Lee from Satellite Beach, FL. Jim was US and World Champion hang glider pilot. He's flown in 106 contests as a sponsored pilot for Wills Wing.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Monday, June 22, 2015

 

 

Andy Gough is all set to for the 2 pm launch. LS 8, 44, has been to many contests at Caesar Creek Soaring Club.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Monday, June 22, 2015

 

 

John Mittell of Huntsville, AL with his ASW 27, BZ.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Monday, June 22, 2015

 

 

Jesse McClintock is on crew today. Jesse has 37 hours working on his private pilots license. Jesse is from West Chester, OH and just about to graduate college with a degree in computers and entrepreneurship.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Monday, June 22, 2015

 

 

Jim and Ronnie Price with his ASW 27, 77. Says, "We have John Lubon, the optimist as the contest director. We're going to fly.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Monday, June 22, 2015

 

 

Jim Dudley, ground crew chief, is the President of the Caesar Creek Soaring Club and publishes a great newsletter.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Monday, June 22, 2015

 

 

Chuck Lohre's second attempt for the day. The gate has opened.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Monday, June 22, 2015

 

 

Wrapping up the reporting for the 2015 Sports Class Nats, as I was waiting for my second launch, Jesse McClintock wanted...

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Monday, June 22, 2015

 

 

Welcome to practice day two at the Sports Class Nats. Iffy weather, convection has started but low cloud base.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Jim Lee, 1999 U.S. Hang Glider Champion, tells us what sailplane pilots can learn from hang glider pilots.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

John Mittell of Huntsville, AL with his ASW 27, BZ. Tells us how he won the first practice day.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Don Kroesck, loves his new LAK 17bfes with a nose mounted sustainer engine.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Looks like we're going to fly around 3 pm. 2 pm grid. John Lubon from West Chester, OH, CD for the Sports Class Nats.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Jake Burd of Waynesville, OH is on crew today. His Grandfather is Steve Stewart. His Great Grandfather founded Stewart Field.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Curt Lewis from Rockford, IL is flying his Gensis 2, 95. Curt said Caesar Creek Soaring Club is his favorite place to fly and has been competing here since 1997.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Ron Ridenour of Naperville, IL is flying his Father's ASW 27, MT. Conditions are improving but windy. Sent tow plane up to confirm 2000 ago cloud base.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Maury Drummy, ground crew, and Poul Pedersen, the scorer, contemplate their strategy to help with the weather Gods.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Mike Shakman from Chicago with his ASG 29 ready to go at the head of the pack.

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Ethan Hobbs and Jimmy Meridieth from Chicago on crew for today. Thanks!

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Micah Ferguson from Martinsville, OH is here with his brother Caleb. Micah has been a member for three years of the Caesar Creek Soaring Club and has attended our youth camp and really close to solo

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Chuck Lohre 6v, ASW 15, from Cincinnati just landed back at Caesar Creek Soaring Club during the Sports Class Nats....

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

We're grilling out this evening courtesy of Jim Price, 77. He said it was just too windy today at the Sports Class Nats. 19 knots wind broke up the thermals trying to street

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

 

Tim Christmas, Chief tow pilot and in charge of tows from Dayton, OH; Dick Eckels, tow pilot from Waynesville, OH and...

Posted by Soaring Society of America on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

That’s all folks. Please send on some feedback. To chuck@lohre.com or on Facebook.

Posted: 6/23/2015


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