U2 Flies Again!

On Saturday after its annual inspection, I got to test fly Kathleen’s glider, an ASW-19b (N982WT). I had a good flight and started to get a feel for the glider. Thanks for Mel for the annual and the folks down at CCSC for the tow and facilities!

Due to the high density altitude and CG hook, I manged a right wing drop on the roll but recovered before anything bad happened. Once in the air I ballooned a bit while getting the pitch sorted out. Now I have a better idea of where to put the trim for takeoff.

About Jeremy Zawodny

I'm a software engineer and pilot. I work at craigslist by day, hacking on various bits of back-end software and data systems. As a pilot, I fly Glastar N97BM, Just AirCraft SuperSTOL N119AM, Bonanza N200TE, and high performance gliders in the northern California and Nevada area. I'm also the original author of "High Performance MySQL" published by O'Reilly Media. I still speak at conferences and user groups on occasion.
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2 Responses to U2 Flies Again!

  1. db_sonic says:

    Jeremy, Looks great! Looking forward to seeing flights from this ship again on OLC.

  2. Hi Jeremy,
    My husband and I are getting archaic. We have a wonderful Cessna 182P that we are trying to sell so we can move into a retirement home. Our house (a lovely log cabin) has too many stairs and gardens for us to tackle any longer. We are flying less and less, and it’s expensive to keep the plane in the condition we’re used to having it. So, I’m hoping you might help by allowing me to post the blog I made to advertise it.
    Bless you!

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