Archive for April, 2010

Cross Country One Lecture Available

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

You can watch the first of the GBSC Cross Country Lectures (featuring Roy Bourgeois on cross country flying and Rick Roelke on weather) at:

Well, It Beat Working!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

  Tuesday 4/20/2010 Grid

Much fun was had by all – climbs to 8500msl plus and a number of flights to northern NH/VT.

Great Training Day, But No Students

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Tow pilot at instructor at field, but no customers.

Weather decision 11:30

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Today’s flying iffy.


Saturday, April 17th, 2010

The Greater Boston Soaring Club maintains this web log, or “BLOG”, which is open for posting to all members. Non members can read and subscribe, but are not allowed to post. This page can be accessed directly at .

The GBSC BLOG is intended to entertain people who are interested in our club and sport. It is not intended to be an archive of club documents (we have a club website for that), nor is it to be used for scheduling tow pilots and instructors (we have a web calendar for that). It should not be used for club business, unless we want everyone/anyone to read it.

Reading the blog is entirely optional. Any official announcements will be distributed through various email lists that the club maintains.

Always remember that the BLOG is public: anyone in the world can read it. Because of this, we will not be publishing the phone numbers, email addresses or real addresses of anyone, if we can help it. This goes for the “Comments” section as well.

While our BLOG is strictly optional, we think it has features that members and guests will find useful. The GBSC cell phone (held by the Senior Field Officer) has the capability to post short entries to the BLOG using Twitter. We envision that these entries will advise members of field status, soaring conditions, tow plane availability, cancellation of operations, and other information of operational interest. Anyone with access to the web (including smartphones) will be able to read these entries. Anyone who uses a RSS reader will be advised as new entries are made to the BLOG. Finally, anyone (including non-members) with a Twitter account will be able to receive these messages on any cellphone. Realize that these messages are charged to your cell phone account, so don’t subscribe unless you have some type of text messaging allowance with your cell company.

Any club member may create a blog entry.

This posting will be posted permanently to the “Rules” page on the right side of the BLOG.

All suggestions to improve the GBSC BLOG are welcome.

Next Board Meeting is Sunday April 18th at 4PM at 3B3.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010