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Life at Our New Home

posted Jul 18, 2011, 1:35 PM by Northwest Soaring Club   [ updated Jul 18, 2011, 1:50 PM ]
Well, we are well into our first summer here at Cadillac and enjoying our new host airport greatly. The city of Cadillac and the airport have welcomed us warmly and we are feeling very comfortable in our new home. Located on the northeast portion of the airport we are staging our fights off the north/south grass runway. This has provided us with ample room to park our vehicles and trailers, setup camp for the day and to tie up our gliders at night.

Soaring conditions are thus far proving to be superior to our Frankfort location with lift many days to 4k-5k, some days up to 8k-9k and the occasional day beyond 10k and even 11k! Lift seems to develop mid-afternoon at Cadillac and continue to work until dinner. Club members are enjoying the challenge of finding and working the lift with much of the talk on the ground about just where the lift is located for the day. Many smiles as pilots return to the airport after staying aloft for an hour or more.

Please, if you get a chance, come out and visit us at our new home!