This Saturday…Get Your Ghoul On!

Alright people, the Halloween party is Saturday, October 30th. Join us for CASH prizes for the best three costumes, home made dinner by Lisa and company, kegs, live music, bonfire, and fun! Party starts at 7pm and all flight park members, students, and their families are welcome. You don’t want to miss it! Some memories from last year…
volunteers scottlia Left to right: The women who feed us, Scary Guy and The Center of the Universe
jodirex group Left to right: The cop and her detainee, the group
adrian x Left to right: The Group, A Duck, a Snowboarder and Darth
robindale joelmandy Left to right: Robin presents Dale with her winnings in the costume contest, King Kong and his favorite lady
adrian x Left to right: Groucho in a time warp, the Mulitasker with his Punk Wife and The Joker
jenkeith devo Left to right: Mr. Incredible and his supersuit desinger Edna Mode, Devo
adrian kdm Left to right: Some X-Men, hmm…

Dinner on Saturday

Dinner will be served Saturday night: brats, burgers and the fixins: $7 at 7pm. And…the flying has been just awesome lately. Come fly with us!! Also, costume prize money info has been released $150 first prize, $100 second prize and $50 third prize. And, Denny has brought to my attention that Doris Pollari, a great member of our community, was this year’s recipient of Trenton’s Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award. A belated congratulations Doris!

Soarable and Food Tomorrow…Next Week, Halloween!

The weather outlook shows it going northwest tomorrow afternoon! Usairnet is showing conditions going from west to northwest at 9in the afternoon, skies clearing a bit and cloudbase lifting to 12,000+. All this and temperatures into the low 60′s(and the trees are starting to show their colors). A beautiful day to be in the air! Tomorrow night is the last regular cookout of the year. There will be a variety of foods including brats and the fixins. Next weekend (Saturday, October 31) is Lookout’s famous Halloween Party: a great band out of chattanooga, broasted chicken, blanched garlic green beans, homemade macaroni and cheese, salad, rolls, homemade desserts, and Big River Kegs. Festivities are for flight park members, students, and members’/students’ friends/family. Don’t forget your costumes! For photos from last year’s party go to

Fall Flying, Claire, Halloween and the BOD

We had some great flying days this week and Tuesday I had a great little flight. Tuesday is our Saturday around here and I spent the morning running errands with my son, all the while keeping an eye on every flag in town. Being a mom of a toddler, you need to take advantage of every flying chance you get but you also need to take advantage of all your napping opportunities. I laid down for a quick, 20 minute afternoon nap and an hour and a half later, woke up, looked up and saw at least fifteen gliders in the air. The day was projected to turn northeast, so I grabbed my harness and drove up top hoping that I wasn’t too late to launch. It was still straight in, well, maybe a bit north, but there were some really nice cycles. My launch felt so nice and there was lift all the way out to Burkhalter. Smooth, bouyant lift. I had to choose to come down. Flight stories from earlier in the day were that Catherine marked the first thermal, Dan had an awesome low save at about 400′ AGL, and the sky was filled with some old friends from Wisconsin. It’s great to be a part of a flying community that even during the week, when the conditions are flyable, there are plenty of friends to fly with. What’s to come… This is a big weekend. Our annual Halloween Costume Party is this Saturday. For $10 you get a great dinner, beer and a band. Don’t forget your costumes! There will be CASH PRIZES. Also the USHPA Board of Directors meeting is in Chattanooga this weekend. Pilots are welcome to attend. Claire will be conducting her last safety seminar of the season on Sunday, 10:30 AM, at the pavilion. The theme this time will be: How to maintain your flying skills and stay current in the winter. Claire would like to encourage pilots to bring any question they have and also share the story of their best flight of the season. This will wrap up the seminar series. I love this time of year! The sky is so clear you can see for miles and everything just feels so crisp. The leaves have just started to change, so the peak autumn colors are still to come. Something else to look forward to!