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!