The forecast was for no lift around Hollister, but we headed to the airport anyway. Lance wanted to work on his Grob landings and I wanted to work on my back seat flying it the Grob. So we took turns flying, him in the front seat and me in the back seat.
We did five 2,000 foot pattern tows (2 for me, 3 for Lance), landing on runway 31 half the time because 24 was busy. Then I flew high tow and lance flew a high tow (both to 6,000 feet). No lift to be found really. A few bumps and zero sink here and there, but that was it. The clouds down south (Panoche and beyond) looked quite tantalizing. Very high and distinct. Probably 8-9,000 feet.
After those, Lance and Darren took 64JJ up for some Acro. Mike and I followed in 15M. Mike got a chance to fly the Grob from the back seat while we looked for 63JJ. We eventually found 'em and got to watch a wing over. After that, we headed back together because the sea breeze was blowing.
Though there was no lift, it was a fun day. My back seat landings are quite getting better.
Posted by jzawodn at October 04, 2003 09:54 PM