Monthly Archives: November 2018

Glider Ops – Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Weather permitting*; Civil Air Patrol, Los Alamitos Glider Training Squadron 41 will conduct Glider Aerotow flight operations at JFTB Los Alamitos on Tuesday, 04 December 2018.

Glider preparation will start Tuesday afternoon at 1200 PT or earlier, on the ramp just south of the CAP offices located at: 3976 Constitution Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.  Glider Winch Launch flight operations will commence as soon as practical thereafter.

The last cadet flight of the day must be on the ground 30 minutes before sunset which is 1613 PT.  Official sunset will occur about 1643 PT on Tuesday, 04 December 2018.

*Weather permitting: Glider Flight Ops require visibility and safety.  Ops will be cancelled due to low visibility (fog or low clouds); or if winds greater than 20 knots (23 mph) are reported; or if lightning strikes or rain are observed within 10 miles of Los Alamitos JFTB.

Glider Ops – Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Weather permitting*; Civil Air Patrol, Los Alamitos Glider Training Squadron 41 will conduct Glider Winch Launch flight operations at JFTB Los Alamitos on Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

Glider preparation will start Tuesday afternoon at 1400 PT or earlier, on the ramp just south of the CAP offices located at: 3976 Constitution Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.  Glider Winch Launch flight operations will commence as soon as practical thereafter.

The last cadet flight of the day must be on the ground 30 minutes before sunset which is 1614 PT.  Official sunset will occur about 1644 PT on Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

*Weather permitting: Glider Flight Ops require visibility and safety.  Ops will be cancelled due to low visibility (fog or low clouds); or if winds greater than 20 knots (23 mph) are reported; or if lightning strikes or rain are observed within 10 miles of Los Alamitos JFTB.

Glider Ops – Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Weather permitting*; Civil Air Patrol, Los Alamitos Glider Training Squadron 41 will conduct Glider Winch Launch flight operations at JFTB Los Alamitos on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

Glider preparation will start Tuesday afternoon at 1200 PT or earlier, on the ramp just south of the CAP offices located at: 3976 Constitution Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.  Glider Winch Launch flight operations will commence as soon as practical thereafter.

The last cadet flight of the day must be on the ground 30 minutes before sunset which is 1616 PT.  Official sunset will occur about 1646 PT on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

*Weather permitting: Glider Flight Ops require visibility and safety.  Ops will be cancelled due to low visibility (fog or low clouds); or if winds greater than 20 knots (23 mph) are reported; or if lightning strikes or rain are observed within 10 miles of Los Alamitos JFTB.

NO FLY – Tuesday, 13 November 2018

13 November 2018 UPDATE – NO FLY DUE TO HIGH WINDS.  Latest is 20 Gusting to 25.  Has been 21 gusting to 31.  Forecast is not any better.
Sorry, weather does not permit.

Weather permitting*; Civil Air Patrol, Los Alamitos Glider Training Squadron 41 will conduct Glider Winch Launch flight operations at JFTB Los Alamitos on Tuesday, 13 November 2018.

Glider preparation will start Tuesday afternoon at 1400 PT or earlier, on the ramp just south of the CAP offices located at: 3976 Constitution Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.  Glider Winch Launch flight operations will commence as soon as practical thereafter.

The last cadet flight of the day must be on the ground 30 minutes before sunset which is 1620 PT.  Official sunset will occur about 1650 PT on Tuesday, 13 November 2018.

*Weather permitting: Glider Flight Ops require visibility and safety.  Ops will be cancelled due to low visibility (fog or low clouds); or if winds greater than 20 knots (23 mph) are reported; or if lightning strikes or rain are observed within 10 miles of Los Alamitos JFTB.

Glider Ops – Sunday, 11 November 2018 – Veterans Day

Weather permitting*; Civil Air Patrol, Los Alamitos Glider Training Squadron 41 will conduct Glider Winch Launch flight operations at JFTB Los Alamitos on Sunday, 11 November 2018, Veterans Day.

Glider preparation will start Sunday morning at 0900 PT or earlier, on the ramp just south of the CAP offices located at: 3976 Constitution Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.  We will be assembling the glider which is now back from it annual inspection.  Glider Winch Launch flight operations will commence as soon as practical thereafter.

We will be visited by Retired US Army Lt Col Sam Sachs,  a WWII veteran who made two combat landings in a glider.  (A Waco CG-4A Glider.). Colonel Sachs will visit Sq. 41 about 2 pm and possibly take a glider flight in N2037T.  Hopefully his landing at Los Alamitos will be less stressful than the landings he made in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and during Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands between 17 and 21 September 1944.

The last cadet flight of the day must be on the ground 30 minutes before sunset which is 1621 PT.  Official sunset will occur about 1651 PT on Sunday, 11 November 2018.

*Weather permitting: Glider Flight Ops require visibility and safety.  Ops will be cancelled due to low visibility (fog or low clouds); or if winds greater than 20 knots (23 mph) are reported; or if lightning strikes or rain are observed within 10 miles of Los Alamitos JFTB.