Soaring Safari - News & Info

First Soarfari was:

Friday May 14 through Sunday May 16, 2021 at Twentynine Palms Airport, CA

Larry T. was the Honcho. It will be a combined winch clinic/refresher clinic (Saturday) and aerotow launch using the 29 Palms club towplane capability at a location with superior spring thermalling potential! 

Many pilots showed up. Two pilots concentrated on Winch clinic on Friday, Others towed and flew. Saturday most pilots did winch refresher training and helped run the line. Sunday almost every pilot winched in his own plane, generally to at or above 1000 feet, and GOT AWAY for the day in great soaring conditions.

Second Soarfari was:

Wednesday July 14 through Saturday July 17, 2021 at Lone Pine, CA

Zach Y. was the Honcho. It had ONE tow plane from Inyokern. Ten pilots showed up with their planes plus a Taurus motorglider, to make eleven. Getting away from Lone Pine was difficult during the week, but if you could get on top you could go all day. Several 1000+ OLC point flights were recorded.

Possible late summer third Soarfari in August… looking at just showing up to Minden as a group, or maybe getting towplane and going to Ely or Parowan.

(c) JAMIII 2020