The puffy clouds indicating rising air were forming nicely by noon. I fired up the winch and started pulling the guys into the aerial playground. Dimity was the first to strike gold, his initial flight lasted well over an hour and brought him to around 3,500’ AGL (above ground level). Matt got some good flying in as well. He managed to fly all the way to Sauk City and back on one of his flights.
Jeff and Mariyan were the big winners. They were able to work the lift all the way up to 5,570’ and they could see all of the Madison lakes from there. Mariyan said there was potential for even higher altitudes but he needed to come down to meet Denise for a tandem flight. So, Jeff and Mariyan started coming down with either deep spirals or Big Ears.
After the PG towing fun it was off to the airport for PPG fun. There I met Josh and Robert. Mariyan and Denise were there as well preparing to take a tandem flight. Past students Reon and Jake were there too.
It was a bit windy so we decided to have the more experienced pilot go first. Josh has just 6 flight left and the midair restart to finish the practical portion of his training, so he went first. He quickly completed all remaining tasks leaving the rest of the night for Robert.
Robert pulled off a couple great launches and nailed both landings. In flight skills are next him.
Denise and Mariyan had a great time exploring the sky around the airport. Denise took the brakes and controlled the glider for a bit before handing them back to Mariyan. With her permission he then put the wing through some pretty steep maneuvers. You could hear her excited yelling even from where we were on the ground!
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