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AirVenture in Oshkosh

Greetings from AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Weather Geeks

Tune into this weeks episode of "Weather Geeks", The Weather Channel's weekly talk show, as they discuss soaring weather! For more information click this link https://www.facebook.com/WXGeeksTWC.

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OSTIV Congress

The 33rd Congress of the International Scientific and Techncial Organisation for Soaring Flight – OSTIV will be held at the site of the 34rd FAI World Gliding Championships in the Open-, 18m-and 15m Class, Benalla, Australia from 8-13 January, 2017. The Congress addresses all scientific and technical aspects of soaring flight including motorgliding, hanggliding, paragliding, ultralight sailplanes and aeromodelling.

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Update on Transition Pilot Flight Review Requirements for Solo

The FAA has confirmed in the recent “Bennett interpretation” that a current Flight Review is required for transition pilots. This interpretation acknowledges that there is “disparate treatment between student pilots and pilots who hold higher level pilot certificates.” Rich Carlson, SSF Chairman, has been in contact with the FAA. They are working to change the regulations to fix the disparity. Expectations are that it will take 9 to 12 months to fix the regulations.

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Soaring In The News

WELCOME CLOUDSTREET VIEWERS

For those who have experienced the thrill of motorless flight from the recent airing of CloudStreet: Soaring the American West, we are here to further your excitement and help you begin a new journey. 

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