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July 30 2008
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World Championships Are Over
Closing Days At The Worlds
Day 9 Good For USA
Excellent Conditions at Mafikeng
Day 7 For The World Championships
Boxing Day At Mafikeng
Christmas Eve At The Worlds
Happy Christmas and Good Wishes For 2002
Weather Deteriorates At Mafikeng
Best Day At World Championships
Blue Skies At Mafikeng
Derek's Favourite Gliders
More Flying At World Championships
What Is The White Planes Co?
Roake's Ramblings
Turbulent Start To The Worlds
The Quiet Before The Storm
Advanced Training In Florida
Follow The World Championships
Will The Horten Fly Again?
Cavok-10’s Maiden Flight
Gliding’s Representative On Radio
Grob G102 Astirs Back In The Air
Website Opens For World Championships
Beyond The Probable Cause
What's Chris Rollings Up To Now?
The Current Issue Of Thermiek
The USA Vintage Sailplane Association
A Struggle To Survive
The Roeger Hook For Older Sailplanes
The LS-8-18 Self-Sustainer
Schoolboy Goes Solo
2001 RAFGSA Expedition “Warrego Wanderer”
For The Record
Derek's Favourite Gliders
The December Issue Of Soaring
DG/Solo Users Group - And Others
Platypus Lands In Jail
Update On the World Championships
In Time Of War
Record Day for PW-5s
Europa Under New Management
A Video, CD, Book and Calendar To Help SA Youngsters
More On The TG-3A
Roake's Ramblings
Grobs Have Been Grounded
A Gliding Holiday In Oz?
IGC Approval For Two Flight Recorders
A New Breed Of Soaring Pilots?
Certification Work
November’s Soaring Magazine
Two Parachute Companies Have Merged
Weather Wise
A Piece Of Military History
Gliding In Iran
SparrowHawk Nears First Flight
Journey Over
Octave Chanute And The Dawn Of Aviation
The October Issue of Soaring Magazine
Esprit DD-1 Ultralight Motorglider
New NOTAM For USA Pilots
Derek's Favourite Gliders
World Championships Getting Near
Contents Of The September Thermiek
USA Flight Training Resumed
World Directory Of Leisure Aviation
Delay in Production Of DG-1000
More Stemmes On The Way
A Moving Comment from the Soaring Society of America
Gliding Banned In The UK
Let’s Hear From You Wherever You Fly
Club Member Honoured
More Foot And Mouth Cases
Women's World Championships
Stemme On A 13 000km Journey
Walking On Air
J-6 Fregata’s JAR Certification Tests
SSA Board Election Coming Up
Breeding Ground Of Champions
Whitbread Volunteer Action Awards
Our First Century
New Video Features US Open Class Nationals
September’s Soaring Magazine
Oktoberfest 2001
Flying In The Alps
A Different Use For A 2-32
Norman Ellison Has Died
World Junior Championships
Marfa Soaring
Sarah Was A "Real Heroine"
Flying Foundation Flourishing
British Pilots Successful
Calling All Grob 109 Pilots
Roll Out Of CAVOT-10
29th Vintage Glider Club International Rally
More Success For Pam and Gerrit
Dutch Magazine’s Contents
Update On The Gliding Video
Old Age Ignored
An Award Scheme For US Youngsters
Gariep Dam Aviation Club
A New Gliding Book
Follow the World Junior Championships
Another Record For Pam - And Her Husband
The Miracle of Flight by Stephen Dalton
Trial Rig Of Grunau Baby
First Women’s World Gliding Championship
The August Issue Of Soaring
Platypus Remembers It Well
John As President
Pam's Record Claim
SSA Represented At Convention
Derek's Favourite Glider
Winter Retreat For European Pilots
Step Forward For ASW-28
New Book About Percy Pilcher
Guild’s Annual Exhibition
Winglets for the LS-4
Sarah’s Achievement At The World Air Games
The Correct Address for SSA
Roake's Ramblings
World Air Games - Aerobatics
A Motorglider Challenge
World Air Games - 18 Metre Class
World Air Games - World Class
Brits Leading World Air Games
First Diamond For PW-5
The Andes Wave Experience
The Women Soaring Pilots' Seminar
A Soaring Month In Texas
Follow The World Air Games
Derek's Favourite Gliders
Online Contest's Outstanding Flights
A Celebration Flight
A New Compact Transponder
Lillo: First Impressions
More Record Claims For The Apis WR
Freedom For Some British Pilots
Easier Way To Check Records
International Vintage Glider Club
The July Issue Of Soaring
Top International Pilots Killed
US 2002 Contests Dates Revised
British Overseas Nationals
Derek Writes About The Kestrel 19
Mid Air Collisions
A New Vario From Australia
Call for SSA Regional Director Nominations
Record Breaking Newcomer
Thermiek’s Contents
A New Kit Built Motorglider
Information Wanted On Hannah Reitsch
Flying For Youth
The Success Of AERO 2001
DG Use Internet To Cut Costs
Just What Caused This Effect?
UK Ban On Cross-Countries Modified

Vintage Aircraft Meeting

A Hit At The Aero Exhibition
Derek's Favourite Gliders
Dutch Nationals Moved To Germany
We Would Like To Hear From You
Hailstorms In The UK
Authorised For Pawnee Modification
Nominations For SSA Board of Directors
Website For the British Ladder Competition
Roake's Ramblings
We Would Value Your Help
Record Flight In USA
A Ten Year Decline
Gliding Video Is Selling Fast
Oerlinghausen’s New Gliding School
Some Hope For UK Cross-Country Pilots
Florida Gathering For SSA Members
World-wide Response To Derek
A New Motorglider Project
Especially For Motorglider Pilots
First Solo At Fourteen
Sparrowhawk Update
Faulkes Flying Foundation
The Death Of Naomi Christy
Foot And Mouth Update
Photos Needed for 2002 Calendar
Foot And Mouth Epidemic
Promising Junior Pilots
Decisions on the Second Day of IGC Meeting
Boat Engine For Motorglider
Where Are The Missing Valentin Taifun Owners?
British Gliding Association Bans Cross-Countries
Our First Birthday
UK Ban On Cross-Countries
The US And The British Way
Aerokurier Online Contest
Roake's Ramblings
BGA AGM And Conference
Auxiliary-powered Sailplane Newsletter Enlarged
Good To Hear From You Marc
Can You Help?
SSA promotional booklet
DG-1000/18M Has Some Surprises
The Death Of Anne Burns
The Latest Met Article
Quick Success of FAI/IGC Gliding Video
World Club Class Championships
Churchill Awards
New version of DG-800B
The Alpin TST-8 DM
From Alaska To Texas
A Video To Counter Falling Membership
Website for US Soaring Teams
Are You Thinking Of Owning A Glider?
Gyps Africanus
A Hit At The Aero Exhibition
April 28 2001
The Albatros, a Standard Class sailplane designed by Hansjorg Streifeneder of Glasfaser Flugzeug Service, based at Grabenstetten, Germany, is attracting a lot of interest at the Aero 2001 Exhibition, currently being staged at Friedrichshafen, Germany.

This 15 metre newcomer has a cantilever five piece gull dihedral wing with bent-up tips and optional winglets plus a cockpit rescue system. The T-tail has electrically adjustable horizontal stabilisers, there are triple panel upper surface airbrakes and an electrically retractable sprung undercarriage.

Derek's Favourite Gliders
April 26 2001
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly a Scud 2 (photographed)?

If so Derek Piggott tells you in the first of his series of articles on some of the most memorable aircraft he has flown. See Features.

Dutch Nationals Moved To Germany
April 26 2001
The foot and mouth epidemic in Holland has resulted in the Dutch Nationals, planned for May 14 to 23 at Terlet Airfield, being switched to Rudolstadt in Germany.

We Would Like To Hear From You
April 23 2001
We are keen to cover the entire gliding world and would welcome news about flying in your country, wherever you are based. It would also be great to hear from the lesser known gliding areas. See above for my e-mail address. - Gillian.

Hailstorms In The UK
April 20 2001
Britain is having its share of spring hailstorms. Read 'Weather Wise', Tom Bradbury's article on the subject.

Authorised For Pawnee Modification
April 19 2001
Yorkton Aircraft Services now have an installation centre in Canada (Saskatchewan) for the Piper PA-25 Pawnee wing/fuselage modification kit. The firm also have approved bases in the United States, Argentina, Sweden and Australia to work on this popular glider towplane. The contact is

Nominations For SSA Board of Directors
April 18 2001
The deadline for nominations to the SSA Board of Directors is May 31. For full details see SSA website.

Website For the British Ladder Competition
April 17 2001
John Bridge, the BGA Ladder Steward, has built a website which ultimately will make it simple for pilots to log on their flights and see where they are on the table.

As he says, the UK season has been delayed by the foot and mouth epidemic, but the mood is upbeat with hopes that cross-country flying will soon be allowed. When it is, the website will be a most important asset and make the competition all the more exciting. The site looks pretty good already but John promises refinements in the coming months. So far he lists all the basics from the rules, handicaps to useful links.

Roake's Ramblings
April 14 2001
John Roake, Editor of New Zealand Gliding Kiwi, has an entertaining column in his magazine which he has generously allowed us to print. It's full of good things and you'll find it under Features.

We Would Value Your Help
April 12 2001
We are attempting to get feedback from the soaring pilot community on their preferences for varios, flight directors and recorders instrumentation. As all of you know, in the past ten years there has been a proliferation of both analog and digitised instruments to assist pilot’s in flight decisions.
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