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SSA Competition Rules Subcommittee Election

One member of the rules subcommittee is elected each year in coordination with the annual pilot poll. This year the seat held by David Coggins is up for election. This is a four year term. Potential members are nominated by their SSA director with nomination and supporting bio due no later than 9/15. Nominees must be on the pilot entry priority list. Nominations go to John Good, john.f.good@gmail.com, SSA contest board chair.
If you are interested in serving, contact your director.

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On Silent Wings, AOPA Pilot August 2017

"On Silent Wings", an article on Sailplane Grand Prix Racing by Charles Petersen, "Charlie Papa", with photography by Maria Szemplinska, appears in the August 2017 AOPA Pilot Magazine.

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FAA AMOC for L-13 Available

From the FAA, dated 7/7/17:

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SSA's Stand on FAA privatization

Two different FAA re-authorization bills have been introduced recently by the Senate and by the House of Representatives. As described in the following two articles prepared by EAA and AOPA, the interests of General Aviation pilots, including SSA members, would be best served by the Senate version. The lobbying efforts by large organizations such as EAA and AOPA have been very effective in the past. Please support their efforts as described in the attached articles.

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Soaring In The News

GETTING STARTED USING THE SAILPLANE TRACKER

In the August 2014 issue, about the sailplane tracking system, which is very enlightening. Here is a small snippet of the article for those new to the tracking system, to help get you started. Your friends and family will be albe to follow you anytime you're in the cockpit. 

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