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SSA Soaring Archive

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.

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FAA issues clarification on FAR 91.215/91.225 exempt aircraft

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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  • What:  AMA EXPO EAST 2017
  • Where:  Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey
  • When:  
    • Friday, February 24, 2017 11am – 5pm
    • Saturday, February 25, 2017 10am – 5pm
    • Sunday, February 26, 2017 10am – 4pm

Long Island Soaring Association (LISA) and Aero Club Albatross will be representing soaring and the SSA at this event with a both and display glider.  Shake off those winter blues and see the latest in modelling, drones, and more and say hi to our LISA members.  The Academy of Model Aeronautics and Soaring Society of America are partners in youth and aviation education.

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2004 SSA Growbook

Remember the SSA Growbook?  If it's not on your chapter's bookshelf you can download a copy of the 2004 edition here.

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Soaring In The News


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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