SSA Headline News
As a result of moving the SSA Web Site to a new server and recent efforts by Titian Scholtemeyer, the SSA's Soaring Archive is complete from 1937 through 2016. It is word searchable with over 34 million words indexed. As Titian commented, "That's a lot of information." The Internet is in transition to HTML5 and the Soaring Archive will present that way in the future. However, it is currently rendering in Flash. If your browser won't render the current archive, try another browser, or turn Flash back on, if possible. Chrome will likely be the first to display issues with Flash.
The FAA issued a letter of clarification on the the differences in wording regarding exempt aircraft as described in FARs 91.215 and 91.225. Essentially, the FAA has indicated that the wording differences are unintentional and therefore aircraft exempt under 91.215 are also exempt under 91.225.
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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.