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Giving to the WGC US Team has its Rewards

 

Over the years the US Teams have asked for your assistance in sending them to World Championships. This year, your reward for contributing was pretty exciting and definitely worth the shot at winning.

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Juniors Receive Rebate on Contest Fees

The SSA Competition Committee is offering any qualified Junior pilot a rebate of 90% of their contest fees for a sanctioned Regional or National contest during the 2014season. There is a limit of one rebate per pilot.

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SSA Paper Gliders

The SSA was recently asked by the FAA about what we had for youth.  Apart from our Cadet Intro membership and scholarships, we were a bit stymied.  The SSA Youth Committee secured permission to use a couple of designs for paper gliders, embellished with SSA logos and links, for use in promotion and education about gliders and soaring flight.  These design plans are available for download in PDF format.  It does require printing the parts sheets on card stock.  These are simple, yet not trivial, designs and will require some time and effort to complete, but they do fly well.  We encourage making them available locally for use at aviation events and when introducing youth to soaring.

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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. 

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