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Now Through Dec. 12 -Junior World Championship

Photo #12727 | wgc logo smallPhoto #12726 | us team small logoFollow the US Junior Team (Daniel Sazhin, JP Stewart and Boyd Willat) at the 2015 Junior World Gliding Championships in Narromine, Australia now thorugh December 12th. Official competition begins December 1st.

US Juniors - aspiring to get on the team? The 90% contest fee rebate continues: http://www.ssa.org/files/member/2016_JUNIORS_Rebate.pdf

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Sign up for the upcoming SSA Convention in Greenville, South Carolina.

Register now by clicking this link: http://ssaconvention.org/register/

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Hank Nixon Elected to Rules Committee

With 176 pilots casting votes, Hank Nixon has been elected to a four year term on the Rules Committee.

Many thanks to John Cochrane for his contributions during his tenure.  Notably, John has been the sparkplug behind efforts to simplify the rules, an initiative supported by 135 (75%) of the respondents to this year's poll. 

Many thanks also to those who engaged and participated in this year's poll and election.

John Godfrey (QT), Chair

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Summary of Sporting Code 3 Annex C Changes

Summary of Sporting Code 3 & Annex C Changes
(Concerning Badges) as of October 2015
This document is intended to highlight the changes concerning Badges that are effective as of 1st October 2015 in the Sporting Code Section 3 (Gliding) together with Annex C. It is not intended to be a word-by-word comparison, rather an overview how the changes affects pilots, analysts and Approvals for FRs & PRs.

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Soaring In The News


For those who have experienced the thrill of motorless flight from the recent airing of CloudStreet: Soaring the American West, we are here to further your excitement and help you begin a new journey. 

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