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Thanks to a grant from the William Froehlich Foundation, the leadership of SSA Chair Ken Sorenson, and the volunteer work of Gene Franklin (CFIG) and Scott Manley (CFIG), the SSA would like to announce the availability of four simulation-based flight stations to help advance glider flight training at SSA clubs.
The Soaring Society of America’s US Team Committee is responsible for all aspects of US participation in world and continental gliding championships organized by the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale). Current committee members are Pete Alexander (chairman), Sarah Arnold, Fernando Silva and Dennis Linnekin.
Each year an election is held to fill one of these positions. This year, it is Dennis’s position that is open for election (the US Team Committee thanks Dennis for his loyal service). Any SSA member is eligible to be nominated; and all SSA members are eligible to vote in the election. Voting is done online, starting in early December.
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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.