Last night it was rainy in Orlando. This morning I headed over to Seminole Lake Gliderport to see about at least flying an area check flight before things got going today. No such luck.
Cloud bases were at about 1,000 feet (pattern altitude) and there was a variable 5-15 knot west crosswind. It was better than when the alarm went off this morning and the wind was blowing by the hotel at about 25 knots. But still. I've seen the sun for a whopping 5 minutes so far.
Bah! We have more sunshine back in the Bay Area today I bet.
Oh, well. The weekend looks decent. I'll be back there to fly on Saturday morning. I hope to get my area check done early and then take up their DG-300 for a few hours. We'll see how it goes.
I did spend a few hours checking out the gliderport, walking the 3,000 ft bt 200 ft grass runway (a beautiful sight), taking pictures, and meeting some of the locals. I'll try to get the pics up later today.
Update: I've posted the pictures. Sorry, no captions yet. (I seem to never get around to it.)
Posted by jzawodn at April 13, 2004 10:11 AM