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On this day in 1927

On this day: Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly New York to Paris

Charles Lindbergh flew solo from New York to Paris on 20/21 May 1927. Celebrate the 90th anniversary of this historic flight – and FAI world record - on 21 May 2017.

Ninety years ago, on 21 May 1927, American aviator Charles Lindbergh set the world alight when he completed the first non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris.

In doing so he set an FAI World Record for ‘Distance in a straight-line without landing’.

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Soaring Safety Foundation Survey

The Soaring Safety Foundation recently mailed a questionnaire, and they need your help. Please complete the information and mail it to the SSA, in the provided envelope. You can also go online at http://www.soaringsafety.org to complete the survey.

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Nominations Sought for US Soaring Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made the highest achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of soaring in the United States. The Hall of Fame is an institution of the SSA, which is administered by the National Soaring Museum.

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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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