I was assisted in my preparations by Ray Kleber (Col, USAF Ret, WW II/Korea/Vietnam vet, Master Pilot), and Frank Swett (Col, USA Ret, owner and master of Crooked Creek). With this supporting cast, let me just say I was not lacking in supervision!
Col Kleber was the tow pilot. Take off was at 12:40 pm, with a release from tow at 2000 ft. The conditions were good, as forecast, with plenty of Cu's with bases around 6,500 ft. I landed at Garner at 3:10 pm. With those conditions, I should have had a better cross country speed but otherwise an enjoyable flight.
Heinz McArthur HM
Jenn Player, Tidewater Soaring Society President, receives Alby from Heinz McArthur