Cellpic Sunday – 8 September 2019

Casselton, North Dakota.

On a summer day, what better way to spend the afternoon at the airport. On this mid-August day, I was content to work on the ground crew as we certified a new tow pilot and did some flight proficiency training for the glider pilots who were there that day. As the tasks were winding down, I was invited to take the front seat for a ride. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 11 September 2016

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Casselton, North Dakota.

This week, North Dakota Wing Civil Air Patrol’s gliding activities included one glider pilot’s annual check ride and several training flights. I was the tow pilot for the nine flights. The wind was directly across the runway but fortunately not strong enough to be a problem for our operations. Crosswinds, indeed winds in general are often the first level of weather issues that shut down glider operations in North Dakota. Continue reading