Jun 2010 Lorrie Penner’s Pawnee Flying
Lorrie flies out of Red Stewart Airport, Waynesville, Ohio.
For the glider photo – so this isn’t really a taildragger I guess, but maybe a bellydragger? Â I flew the Pawnee towing gliders in the first half of the day, then had the opportunity to fly the ASK21. It is a nice smooth ride in this glider. Very easy to fly. Quite slick and have to watch the landing speed. Â We found some thermals for about 15minutes. Rose 800 feet in about 3minutes. I gave myÂ IAC34Â friend Â Eric a ride and he is now considering bringing his daughter out to learn to fly gliders. Â 🙂
From April 30, 2010
This is the photo after I flew with Emerson Stewart for my 5 flights for the generic tow pilot check out and endorsement. Â I flew the Citabria with Emerson instructing and Gordon was our glider pilot.
I took Gordon for 3 pattern tows, 1 emergency rope break and a flight where Gordon pulled me around alot doing “box the wake” and “slack rope”. Â In some ways, learning to tow a glider was easier than I imagined. I was extremely thankful that I had experience in a speed boat towing a water skier. Â Much the same sensation with reduction in power and adjustment to the guy behind me dragging me around at the end of the rope. Â Next step – learn to fly the Pawnee that we use at the glider club. Maybe tomorrow if the thunder storms will stay away long enough!
Dave GriffithPosted at 09:20h, 02 May
Hi Lorrie, Red Stewart brings back lots of memories from when I flew for Airborne Express and spent my spare time hanging around Waynesville and flying the Cubs.What a fun place to hang out. Dave
Judy BirchlerPosted at 20:09h, 01 May
Lorrie, I’m sure taking off in a Pawnee without a tow would be a thrilling ride! We were at Kokomo today and Ed was talking about the Pawnees they tow with at Alexandria. Interesting to hear him talking about how hard the gliders are to see once you release them and they are flying wings level. Hey, I signed up to be one of your assistants at their IAC contest in August – I’ll be seeing you a lot that Fri, Sat & Sun. I’ll bring the donuts!
LorriePosted at 19:50h, 01 May
Tried for the Pawnee flight today, but only got to sit inside and fiddle with the stick and learn about pre-flighting the plane. Discovered I must use a step ladder to reach the oil. I think I might need a couple of cushions to adjust to correct distance from the rudder pedals too. Get to try again next Sunday – can’t wait!
SusanPosted at 23:02h, 30 April
You go girl!!!!