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2015 Competition Rules Posted
2015 Competition Rules PostedMore ...
Posted: 3/12/2015 By: Contest Committee; Rules
2014 Rules Committee Meeting Minutes Posted
2014 Rules Committee Meeting Minutes PostedMore ...
Posted: 1/10/2015 By: Contest Committee; Rules
Pegasus AD AMOC to 4500 hours
The FAA has issued an Alternate Means of Compliance (AMOC) to Centrair Pegasus AD 2005-24-01 which increases the FAA recognized airframe life limit from 3000 to 4500 hours, based on meeting the specified criteria. A copy of the AMOC is here. More ...
Posted: 8/3/2014 By: Government Liaison Committee
2014 Competition Rules Published
2014 Competition Rules are PublishedMore ...
Posted: 3/12/2014 By: Contest Committee; Rules
Karen Greig Soaring Scholarship
This 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 competitionsMore ...
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
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
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