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Sailplane Tracking For Scorers

Sailplane Tracking Handbook for contest scorers ready for download.

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Posted: 6/20/2014 By: Sailplane Tracking


2014 Competition Rules Published

2014 Competition Rules are Published

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Posted: 3/12/2014 By: Contest Committee; Rules


Karen Greig Soaring Scholarship

Karen GreigThis is a scholarship to honor the memory of Karen Greig (1974-2012). Karen loved flying gliders and airplanes.

During her short life, she earned VFR and IFR ratings in airplanes, in airplanes, was a budding student glider pilot, and possessed an adventurous and generous spirit.  In addition to being academically driven, Karen had diverse interests in literature, business, and science.

This scholarship is to encourage women at any age to pursue their dream of flight.  Applicants should be either pursuing an add-on private glider rating or may be pursuing their private pilot rating in gliders.  Applicants at any stage of glider training can apply. More ...

Posted: 10/9/2013 By: Youth Committee


FAA letter to SSA on L-13 Blanik

See attached letter from FAA to SSA.

Posted: 9/23/2013 By: Government Liaison Committee


Butterfly Avionics Vario v1.0.6 (1347) and later acceptable for USA competitions

Butterfly Avionics Vario v1.0.6 (1347) and later acceptable for USA competitions

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Posted: 5/13/2013 By: Contest Committee; Rules


2014 and 2015 Nationals Contest Schedule

6/10/2014 - 6/19/2014    18 Meter Nationals               Minden, NV
6/24/2014 - 7/3/2014    15 Meter/Open Class Nationals       Montague, CA
6/25/2014 - 7/4/2014    Standard Class Nationals       Hobbs, NM
7/15/2014 - 7/24/2014    Sports Class Nationals               Midlothian, TX

6/24/2015 - 7/3/2015    Sports Class Nationals               Waynesville, OH
7/26/2015 - 8/4/2015    Standard and 15 Meter Nationals   Elmira, NY

John Godfrey (QT)
Rules Commettee Chair

Posted: 3/20/2013 By: Contest Committee; Rules


2013 Competition Rules Published

The US Competition Rules for 2013 have been posted on the Rules and Process page of the SSA website. More ...

Posted: 3/4/2013 By: Contest Committee; Rules


Rules Committee Chairman Retirement

John Godfrey has been elected as Chairman of the SSA Rules Committee by the committee members following Hank Nixon's recent decision to retire from the Committee and its chairmanship. A huge thanks to Hank for his many many years of outstanding leadership on the Rules Committee and contributions to competition soaring. More ...

Posted: 2/27/2013 By: Contest Committee; Rules


Final Draft of 2013 Competition Rules Changes

Thanks to all who provided feedback during the comment period (which ended January 18).  Small revisions have been made to the proposed changes and will be submitted to the SSA BOD for approval at the February 23rd meeting.

The revised document detailing the changes is available here.

For the committee,
John Godfrey (QT)

Posted: 1/21/2013 By: Contest Committee; Rules


G109B AD Update 1/9/13

Please see attached an approved Global AMOC for an alternative inspection method and an additional 3 month time extension to FAA AD 2012-10-11, paragraphs (f)(1)(ii) and (f)(1)(iii).  This AD affects Grob Model G 109 and G 109B powered sailplanes. The current compliance due date of paragraphs (f)(1)(ii) and (f)(1)(iii), based on a previous Global AMOC, is January 09, 2013.  The requester of the Global AMOC, Mr. Ron Schwenninger, has given his permission for this letter to be posted online for the benefit of all operators.  It will be posted to the www.regulations.gov website although it may take a few days to actually appear.  I appreciate any help you can provide to get this information disseminated to the sailplane community through the normal channels of the SSA.

Thanks and Best Regards,


Jim Rutherford
Aerospace Engineer, Project Support Branch, ACE-112
Small Airplane Directorate, Kansas City, MO
Federal Aviation Administration
Office:  816-329-4165
Email:  jim.rutherford@faa.gov

the AMOC letter dated 1/9/2013 
is here.

Posted: 1/9/2013 By: Government Liaison Committee


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