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Friday was the last of the 7 or 8 days we do annual inspections on the gliders. M7 was the club glider, it passed (thanks Don for the work). Next time will be June 2021. I removed the FLARM from RM, it will be calibrated for badges and reinstalled in the spring (along with BT and JU, and M7). I will pull the FLARMs after next weekend. Pictures: Steve doing Roger's annual; a lot of work happening at the workshop, you can see by the number of hatches (everyone has tools). BQN will be stored in its trailer in the big hangar over the winter, and the trailer really needed work. Alex did some prep work, some rotten flooring and front needed replacement, and the usual suspects were involved (thanks Jarek, Mike, Martin, Alex, Allie (gopher), Lee). It is a lot of work, but it will be handy for storage and very handy if BQN were to land out. If you haven't seen BQN disassembled and trailered, it would be a good thing to see. Nice light (for a 2-seater) wings!

Gord and Frank were working on OR's trailer lights (look like nice LEDs now). Martin worked on BQN trailer and is finishing his second refurb on the club utility trailer. Jarek's trailer is in the workshop for some glider work.
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For those who wonder why "mass balancing" of controls when refinishing (or after damage) is important, a great demonstration. ...

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Beautiful day at the club; three more annual inspections complete, some maintenance on a glider from previous inspection. Leaves are amazing. Another group of annuals next week. The Puchacz is now in its trailer for the winter. Thanks to Jarek, Martin, Alex for the help, as well as our AME Steve. As we arrived, a look south to Lake Placid; so close. And with wonderful lennies, probably that great wave was booming... <sigh>. ...

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Well, we're not going to Lake Placid NY this year, for obvious reasons, and we are already missing it; in particular, two of our members need the 5,000m height gain to finish their FAI Diamond Badge. We will miss the people, the great town, and the support of the FBO. I found this on the Cumulus Soaring FB page; it shows the complexity of the wave. Whiteface Mountain acts much the same as Mt Fuji. Beautiful and serene. ...

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Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC

Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC's cover photo ...

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