2005 Expedition to Montague

As much (or more) related to “Social” as it is to “Flight Stories”

By Peter Kelly

It became apparent to me that as time went by Rex and Noelle had plans to make Montague an extension of their soaring fiefdom. In the summer of 2003 the operations physically moved from Williams Airport to Montague Airport. Tow planes ferried the training ships and the smaller gliders were transported via trailer. Trailers for camping, maintenance, administrative office work, cooking, etc were all loaded and hauled to Montague. This is a report on the Third Annual Montague Expedition from Williams.

In July, 2005, the entire Williams Soaring Center glider operation relocated to Siskiyou County Airport for about a week. The nearby town is called Montague, which is adjacent to Yreka, in Northern California.  Two similar expeditions had been conducted: The Montague Expedition 2003, and The Montague Expedition 2004.

Some pilots were already at Siskiyou, assisting with the 18 Meter U.S. National Competition.

On Wednesday, July 20 a few more arrived, and by Friday, we were in full swing. There were several people from Oregon with their ships, and Kenny had either rides or students throughout each day in the ASK-21. The last flights were on Thursday, July 28th.

Less photos were taken than in previous years, but here are a few…

Here are very special photos taken by Rich.  Few pilots are ever privileged to view this volcano in such splendor.  Photos of Shasta, taken by Rich Parker from his Libelle.

See a few of the photos I snapped of the group one evening during the social hour – the post flight debrief – (telling stories about our adventures that day).   Photos of people, by Peter K.



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