Breakfast Sunday February 16th

Well it seems that the Whistlestop is closed till April due to lack of business, or maybe just a good excuse for a vacation.

Breakfast this Sunday will be at Mickey’s Roadside Cafe in Enfield NH.


Mickey Dowd used to own the Lyme Inn and he’s had this restaurant for almost 10 years. Food and service is very good. We usually meet in the back room.

If you’d like to suggest a location for a future breakfast spot please let me know.

We meet at 9:30.


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Flying at Springfield

Yesterday Tim and I made the trek down to KVSF for some flying.

The 304 is being stored in a giant hangar with a concrete floor so assembly could not have been any easier except for getting the tape to stick to the ice cold glider.

Walters PW6 stays assembled and is sitting on dolly’s so all you have to do is roll it out of the hangar.

There were 3 flights all together and I think the max (Walter and a/p mgr. Larry) was to around 5000′ and there might have been some weak wave helping him get there.

A good time was had by all and I suggest you take advantage of Walter’s willingness to tow during the winter for us. It’s really been great fun.


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Eaton’s Sugar House

Breakfast next Sunday February 9th will be at Eaton’s Sugar House in South Royalton VT. These guys serve up a wonderful breakfast and certainly best known for the Pancakes and REAL Maple Syrup.

Eaton's Sugar House

The link above will get you to a Google Map and it’s exit 3 off 89.

We meet at 9:30.

We’ll go back to the regularly scheduled breakfasts at the Whistlestop starting on the 16th.


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Breakfast this Sunday

Just a reminder that Breakfast is at 9:30am at the Whistlestop this Sunday.

Whistlestop Cafe





This is our normal meeting place for breakfast until someone suggests another restaurant or offers up their home.

Hope to see you there and best not to arrive late.


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Newly minted glider pilot

Congratulation to Karl for passing his flight test today.

Bill & Karl 11/20/13

Bill & Karl 11/20/13





Thank you to Bill Stinson for braving the cold.

Thank you to Rick for bringing another glider pilot into the world.


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1-35C Share for sale

From Tom Roy @ FSA
Schweizer 1-35C Share for Sale
I am selling my partnership share in a 1978 Schweizer 1-35C and its trailer  currently parked at the south end of Franconia airport. Peter Stauble, Peter Eiche and Roy Bourgeois currently own the other 1/4-shares.
The glider is flapped and is fun to fly, for those familiar with flapped ships. It’s also equipped with oxygen equipment for wave flying, has a new main gear tire, and a new canopy cover.
If you’re at the Franconia airport feel free to look the glider over. We usually move the 1-35C to Gorham for wave camp after 10/1/13 so the plane may be there for you to inspect if you participate in wave camp.
Following is a picture of the glider.
You can view 1-35 information at the following web site:  If you would like to study the glider manual please let me know and I’ll forward it to you.
If you are interested in this 1/4-share, please contact me by email at or by cell phone at 603-344-2510 and I can give you more information.
Tom Roy
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Blanik L-23 N331BA

Behold our new-to-us Blanik L-23 N331BA

This is a very well maintained 15 year old glider that will be at Post Mills just as soon as everything is worked out. It has a new canopy, very clean inside and out and ready to fly.

More pictures available on the Sugarbush Soaring Web.




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Lake Placid Wave & Flying Encampment

Adirondack Soaring invites you to our 1st annual Lake Placid Wave & Flying
Encampment. Our soaring club has voted to try a different site for an
encampment this year. Lake Placid, NY. The Canadian’s have been coming
down for years. This year’s event will be held from Thursday, September
26th thru Tuesday, October 1st. Stay the entire week or come just for the
weekend. This event allows clubs to gather and enjoy camaraderie through
various social events. Please pass this note on to others in your club
that might be interested. We also plan on having a BBQ this year under the
pavilion at the airfield.  Please e-mail me if you plan on attending, as
we would like to make sure we have enough towplanes for the event. There
is limited space.

There is an office area with bathrooms and showers. Lake Placid Airport
also has an area for bonfires at night.

For those of you that are not interested in camping on the field, here are
some listings of some of the local motels:

More information:

This site is courtesy of our Canadian Friends at Montreal Soaring.

Tows are being provided by Adirondack Soaring Association. You must be a
member of the SSA (Soaring Society of America) to meet our insurance

Tow Costs:

2,000 ft     $35
3,000 ft     $45
4,000 ft     $65

Please pass this on to anyone in your soaring club or community that might
be interested in attending.

If you are planning on attending please e-mail me at:

Tim Hanke
Operations/ Treasurer

Adirondack Soaring Association, Inc.
2017 Barrett Road
Ballston Spa, New York 12020

(518) 693-6849

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Airport User Fees

Urge your Senators to Sign a Letter in Support of FAA Providing Air Traffic Services Without User Fees


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Tuesday Slackers

Tuesday was a slacker day, here’s Gregs report. – Andy

PMSC Members,

Four Post Mills pilots (Me, Tim, Mark, and Karl) decided to take advantage of the last day of this incredible air mass and call a slacker day on Tuesday.  Andy agreed to tow on an extended lunch break, so we assembled at the airport and had four gliders ready to go just after noon.  The forecast looked very good, but at launch time the sky was blue and there was little sign of lift.  Since you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take we all took off and struggled in weak broken lift.  Everyone soared and Tim (after a very wise reflight) and I eventually scratched high enough at the rt. 244 gap to make the jump to good clouds over Smarts Mt.  And that’s where the fun began.  Strong climbs to great clouds, with cloud base eventually over 11,000 feet.  No that is not a typo, 11,000 feet.  We got a late start due to our early struggles, but were able to make up time and flew North East over Cannon, Twin, Washington, Carter, and eventually outran the good clouds over the Mahoosuc Range.  We turned at our intended turn point at Old Spec, and began the trip home.  This is where it got interesting again.  Heading back to the Presidential range we both lost considerable altitude, and I ended up lowish downwind of the Presis on the Carter range, unable to get to the sunny upwind side of Washington.  At this point landing at Gorham seemed likely.  Tim was doing much better, but we both eventually caught back up with good clouds and had a high easy time flying back to just past the Lebanon airport, our second intended turnpoint, then on to PM.  The original goal was to go back to Gorham, for a 500k, but it was way too late.  Landing just before 7 pm, this was obviously a great day, that was even better for me because of team flying with PM.  It’s always smart to tag along with the experienced locals.



Sky Out,

Greg (JD)

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