The HHSC volunteer on duty pointed to the flight line that included a couple ASKs and two brightly colored As, and explained the various options. They loved their rides. A few months before the meet, a Dutch soaring pilot and his wife emailed that they were planning to fly to Toronto, drive through the Upstate New York Finger Lakes, and continue on their way to the IVSM.
Where is there some good scenery? Where will there be some comfortable weather and plenty for the family to do? Where can I indulge my interest in vintage gliders and people without going to Oshkosh?
These four were joined by many others. Much pleasure was still to be gained from the outdated aircraft, and a great deal of historical significance was worth preserving. The meeting of those present on the Saturday evening, October 15, formed the new group, to be called the Vintage Glider Association of Australia.
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The project didn't proceed and several prototypes remain. I own several electric aerobatic airplanes and EDF jets; however, this is my first sailplane. The Schweizer's produced their eighth sailplane design, the SGS in
Soaring an American Classic! Since there's no known cure, it's recommended that you join the Association support group where you'll find others who share your affliction and are understanding of it's effects. On-line voting for the Annual Election will open October 31, as described in the Bylaws. As with past Elections, Members are able to either log in to the Members Only section of the web site to cast their ballot, or snail mail the ballot included in the Newsletter.
We speak with top British pilot Ed Downham about his spectacular flights while flying his unique meter open glass glider from coast to coast and then some. Long-time member Ken Sorensen tells us what makes this club so special. One great upside to my new sailplane is ginormous wings.
Doug Fronius, a Northrop Grumman engineer, has been to Edwards many times for flight test events, but today he zips past that exit and bears northwest, toward a mountain pass dotted with wind turbines. He is heading for a tiny, uncontrolled airstrip in Tehachapi. Today, Fronius, who has worked on sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles like the Global Hawk, is taking a giant aeronautical step backward. Throughout the first day, light trucks arrive pulling trailers.