|World Directory of Liesure Aviation 2008-2009
July 30 2008
Last year we reviewed the 2007-2008 World Directory of Leisure Aviation and paid special attention to the attitude expressed in the editorial introduction, which contrasted the "Private Property - Public Not Admitted" posture of most general aviation airports, and the "aviation for the people - all are welcome" posture of the Leisure Aviation community. We noted that gliding as we know it was not included in their definition of "leisure aviation," with the exception of a few ultralight sailplanes on the fringe of our gliding world.[ More ]
WSPA Seminar in Europe for 2099
May 6 2008
In 2009, for the first time in the history of the Women Soaring Pilot Association, their annual seminar will take place in Europe -- in Lesce/Bled, Slovenia. The date is July 18 through July 22.[ More ]
Piggott receives Lilienthal Medal
April 12 2008
It is with the greatest pleasure that we can confirm that the 2008 Lilienthal Medal has been awarded to Derek Piggott. A short biography of this outstanding pilot and instructor is attached. Our thanks go to John McCullagh and Wally Kahn for assisting with information. A more complete biography and photos are available at Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia.[ More ]
Everybody's First Gliding Book!
April 9 2008
Bob Wander's latest is Everybody's First Gliding Book, now available from the author and the SSA Bookshop. We hope to have a copy for review very soon.[ More ]
IGC Sporting Code
April 9 2008
IGC President Bob Henderson sent us this update on the revision of the Sporting Code. . . .
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