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For 2014 GlidePort Aero has improved the ability of the Sailplane Contest Tracker to detect and pair tracking devices with pilots participating in contests. Currently the Senior's competition is taking place in Florida. To view the day's task and participating competitors click on "Live Tracker" on the Senior's Contest "results page".
There will be live streaming from the Seniors Championship on Monday, March 10th. It will run from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This will include a safety talk given by Tom Knauff. Go to http://www.floridaaviationnetwork.com
This is being sponsored by the SSA, SSF and Seminole-Lake Soaring.
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Like many, I traveled to Uvalde, Texas on Highway 90, the longest east-west highway in the United States, towing a glider trailer while following another trailer in front of me. All was fine with our caravan until we arrived at a Border Patrol blockade about 20 miles outside of Uvalde on Highway 90. Border Patrol agents had re-routed all traffic onto a Farm to Market road that was wide enough for one-way traffic, but not for a highway’s worth of eighteen-wheelers and glider trailers. To accommodate oncoming traffic, everyone had at least two wheels in the dirt, kicking up a storm of red dust. One ought not to have been allowed to drive in that dust cloud without an instrument rating. A harbinger of things to come: one of the driest and dustiest contests in anyone’s memory.