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The U.S. Soaring Team Archive
The history of United States Soaring Teams is a rich one. This online archive puts you in touch with the exciting history of United States Soaring Teams since 1950. Each team listing includes a team patch or logo (as available), pilot listing and the original coverage right from the pages of Soaring magazine.

As part of the overall archive see the U.S. Team History and the Champions page for a historical listing of U.S. Soaring Teams and World Champions since 1937.

Archive Background
The original articles from Soaring have been scanned, captured into Adobe PDF format and reworked. Most images have been digitally enhanced while preserving the historical fidelity of the original.

The PDF files are relatively large and can take substantial time to load depending on connection speed. Adobe's free reader is required to view the documents. See note and disclaimer at the end of this page.

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2006 - 29th World Gliding Championships, Sweden
  2006 Article
Available: No
Size:
Pages:
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
29th World Soaring Championships
Eskilstuna, Sweden, 2006

Photo #5923 | 2006 patch

Day Reports

2003 - 28th World Gliding Championships, Poland

Photo #5939 | 2003 cover

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2003 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1.6 meg
Pages: 12
Type: PDF
Color: B&W

28th World Gliding Championships, Poland, 2003

Ron Tabery, Gary Ittner, Karl Striedieck, Dave Mockler, Chip Garner, Tom Beltz. Team Manager: John Good. Photos as credited. Article by John Good

Photo #5924 | 2003 patch

Day Reports

2001 - 27th World Gliding Championships, South Africa

Photo #5940 | 2001 cover

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2001 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1 Meg
Pages: 6
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
27th World Gliding Championships, South Africa, 2001

Ray Gimmey, Jim Payne, Karl Striedieck, Gary Ittner, Doug Jacobs, Chip Garner. Team Manager: Gary Kemp. Photos as credited. Article by John Good

Photo #5925 | 2001 patch

Day Reports

1999 - 26th World Gliding Championships, Germany

Photo #5941 | 1999 cover

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1999 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1.39 Meg
Pages: 10
Type: PDF
Color: Yes

26th World Gliding Championships, Germany, 1999

Ron Tabery, Ray Gimmey, Bill Bartell, Karl Striedieck, John Byrd. Team Manager: Mark Huffstutler. Photos & Article by Chuck O'Mahony

Photo #5926 | 1999 patch

Day Reports

1997 - 25th World Gliding Championships, France

Photo #5942 | 1997 cover

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1997 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 2.0 Meg
Pages: 13
Type: PDF
Color: Yes

25th World Gliding Championships, France, 1997

Ron Tabery, Eric Mozer, Gary Ittner, Bill Bartell, Jae Walker, Doug Jacobs. Team Manager: Mark Huffstutler. Photos & Article by Chuck O'Mahony

Photo #5927 | 1997 patch

1995 - 24th World Gliding Championships, New Zealand

Photo #5943 | 1995 cover

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1995 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1.6 Meg
Pages: 9
Type: PDF
Color: Yes

24th World Gliding Championships, New Zealand, 1995

Ron Tabery, Dale Bush, Sherman Griffith, Ray Gimmey, Peter Masak, Gary Ittner, Karl Striedieck, Rick Walters, James Garner. Team Manager: Jim Payne. Article by Charles O'Mahony.

Photo #5928 | 1995 patch

1993 - 23rd World Gliding Championships, Sweden

Photo #5944 | 1993 cover

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1993 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 2.1 Meg
Pages: 16
Type: PDF
Color: B&W

23rd World Gliding Championships, Sweden 1993

Eric Mozer, Ray Gimmey, Doug Jacobs, Richard Hall, Rick Walters, Karl Striedieck, Ken Sorenson. Team Manager: Jim Payne.  Article by Charles O'Mahony.

Photo #5929 | 1993 patch

1991 - 22nd World Gliding Championships, USA

Photo #5945 | 1991 cover

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1991 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 4.3 Meg!
Pages: 25
Type: PDF
Color: Yes
22nd World Gliding Championships, USA 1991

Ray Gimmey, Tom Knauff, Doug Jacobs, Karl Striedieck, Bruce Dyson, Eric Mozer, John Byrd. Team Manager: Jim Payne. Article by Charles O'Mahony.

Photo #5930 | 1991 patch

1989 - 21st World Gliding Championships, Austria

Photo #5946 | 1989 cover

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1989 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1.3 Meg
Pages: 8
Type: PDF
Color: Yes
21st World Gliding Championships, Austria 1989

Ray Gimmey, Ronald Tabery, Doug Jacobs, Karl Striedieck, John Byrd, Michael Opitz. Team Manager: Jim Payne. Article by Charles O'Mahony.

Photo #5931 | 1989 patch

1987 - 20th World Gliding Championships, Australia

Photo #5947 | 1987 cover

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1987 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1.2 Meg
Pages: 8
Type: PDF
Color: Yes
20th World Gliding Championships, Australia 1987

Ray Gimmey, Mike Optiz, John Byrd, Doug Jacobs, Eric Mozer. Team Manager: Jim Payne. Article by Charles O'Mahony.

Photo #5932 | 1987 patch

1985 - 19th World Gliding Championships, Italy

Photo #5948 | 1985 cover

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1985 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 890 Kb
Pages: 8
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
Photo #5966 | number one19th World Gliding Championships, Italy 1985

Ray Gimmey, Eric Mozer, Mike Optiz, Doug Jacobs, John Seaborn. Team Manager: Rudy Mozer. Article by Chris & Alberto Negro

USA World Champion, Doug Jacobs,
15-Meter

Photo #5933 | 1985 patch

1983 - 18th World Gliding Championships, USA

Photo #5949 | 1983 cover

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1983 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 4.1 Meg
Pages: 25!
Type: PDF
Color: Yes
18th World Gliding Championships, USA 1983

Ray Gimmey, Eric Mozer, Tom Beltz, George Moffat, Dick Butler, Karl Striedieck. Team Manager: Rudy Mozer. Photos as credited. Article by Doug Lamont

Photo #5934 | 1983 patch

1981 - 17th World Gliding Championships, W.Germany

Photo #5950 | 1981 cover

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1981 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 2.3 Meg
Pages: 14
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
17th World Gliding Championships, W. Germany, 1981

Richard Butler, Ben Greene, Karl Striedieck, Ray Gimmey. Team Manager: John Brittingham. Photos as credited. Article by Eric Mozer

Photo #5935 | 1981 patch

1978 - 16th World Gliding Championships, France

Photo #5951 | 1978 cover

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1978 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 2.75 Meg
Pages: 20
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
16th World Gliding Championships, France, 1978

Richard Johnson, Richard Butler, Eric Mozer, Karl Striedieck. Team Manager: John Brittingham. Photos by Jon Kubly. Article by Doug Lamont

Photo #5936 | 1978 patch

1976 - 15th World Gliding Championships, Finland

Photo #5952 | 1976 cover

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1976 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 2.3 Meg
Pages: 13
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
15th World Gliding Championships, Finland, 1976

Dick Johnson, Dick Butler, Ross Briegleb, Tom Beltz. Team Managers: Jim Herman, Tom Page, Dick Schreder. Photos as credited. Article by Tom Page

Photo #5937 | 1976 patch

1974 - 14th World Gliding Championships, Australia

Photo #5953 | 1974 cover

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1974 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 2.9 Meg
Pages: 21
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
Photo #5966 | number one14th World Gliding Championships, Australia, 1974

Dick Johnson, Ben Greene, George Moffat, Tom Beltz, Dick Johnson. Team Manager: Jim Herman. Photos as credited. Article by Sylvia Colton & Tom Page

USA World Champion, George Moffat, Open

No Logo or Patch
Available

 

1972 - 13th World Gliding Championships, Yugoslavia

Photo #5954 | 1970 cover

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1972 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 2.1 Meg
Pages: 19
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
13th World Gliding Championships, Yugoslavia, 1972

Dick Johnson, Ben Greene, A.J. Smith, George Moffat. Team Manager: Paul Bikle. Photos as credited. Article by Paul Bikle

No Logo or Patch
Available

1970 - 12th World Gliding Championships, USA

Photo #5965 | 1970 cover

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1970 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 2.8 Meg
Pages: 25
Type: PDF
Color: B&W

Photo #5966 | number one12th World Gliding Championships, USA, 1970

George Moffat, Wally Scott, Rudy Allemann, A.J. Smith. Team Manager: Dick Johnson. Photos as credited. Article by Joseph Lincoln

USA World Champion, George Moffat, Open

No Logo or Patch
Available


1968 - 11th World Gliding Championships, Poland

Photo #5955 | 1968 cover

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1968 Article
Available: Yes
Size: .93 Meg
Pages: 14
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
Photo #5966 | number one11th World Gliding Championships, Poland, 1968

Richard Johnson, Richard Schreder, Andrew J. Smith, George Moffat, Jr. Team Manager: Marshall Claybourn. Photos as credited. Article by Sylvia Colton

USA World Champion, Andrew J. Smith, Standard

No Logo or Patch
Available


1965 - 10th World Gliding Championships, England

Photo #5956 | 1965 cover

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1965 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1.4 Meg
Pages: 10
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
10th World Gliding Championships, England, 1965

Richard Johnson, Andrew J. Smith, Wallace A. Scott, Richard Schreder. Team Manager: Ed Butts. Photos as credited. Article by Harold Drew

No Logo or Patch
Available

1963 - 9th World Gliding Championships, Argentina

Photo #5957 | 1963 cover

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1963 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1.1 Meg
Pages: 9
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
9th World Gliding Championships, Argentina, 1963

Richard Schreder, Richard Johnson, John Ryan. Team Manager: Paul Schweizer. Photos as credited. Article by Omneya Foz

No Logo or Patch
Available

1960 - 8th World Gliding Championships, W. Germany

Photo #5958 | 1960 cover

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1960 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1 Meg
Pages: 10
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
8th World Gliding Championships, W. Germany, 1960

Richard Johnson, Richard Schreder, Paul F. Bikle. Team Manager: Paul Schweizer. Photos as credited. Article by Paul Schweizer

No Logo or Patch
Available

1958 - 7th World Gliding Championships, Poland

Photo #5959 | 1958 cover

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1958 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1 Meg
Pages: 9
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
7th World Gliding Championships, Poland, 1958

Lyle A. Maxey, Paul F. Bikle, Francis B. Compton, and Stan W. Smith. Team Manager: John Graves. Photos as Credited. Article by Fredrick Matteson

No Logo or Patch
Available

1956 - 6th World Gliding Championships, France

Photo #5960 | 1956 cover

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1956 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1.6 Meg
Pages: 12
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
Photo #5966 | number one6th World Gliding Championships, France, 1956

Paul MacCready, Jr, William S. Ivans, Kempes Trager & Gene Miller. Team Manager: Bernard Wiggin. Photos as credited. Article by Benard Wiggin

USA World Champion, Paul MacCready, Jr.,
Open

No Logo or Patch
Available

 

1954 - 5th World Gliding Championships, England

Photo #5961 | 1954 cover

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1954 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1.4 Meg
Pages: 10
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
5th World Gliding Championships, England, 1954

Paul MacCready, Jr, Paul A. Schweizer, Stan W. Smith & R. Kidder. Team Manager: Bernard Wiggin. Photos as credited. Article by Benard Wiggin

No Logo or Patch
Available

1952 - 4th World Gliding Championships, Spain

Photo #5962 | 1952 cover

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1952 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 1 Meg
Pages: 10
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
4th World Gliding Championships, Spain, 1952

Paul MacCready, Jr, Paul A. Schweizer, Richard H. Johnson, Stan W. Smith, Bill Beuby & Charles. Article by Walter Setz

Photo #5938 | 1952 patch

1950 - 3rd World Gliding Championships, Sweden

Photo #5963 | 1950 cover

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1950 Article
Available: Yes
Size: 183 Kb
Pages: 5
Type: PDF
Color: B&W
3rd World Gliding Championships, Sweden, 1950

Paul MacCready, Jr. Article by Ralph Barnaby.

Cover courtesy of Steve Leonard


No Logo or Patch
Available

Photo #5964 | get acroThe articles presented here were scanned from the original issues of Soaring magazine and captured into the Adobe PDF format. This process can result in subtle differences between the original and electronic formats. In almost all cases misspellings and odd punctuation are a result of the transfer process not the original author or publisher. You will need Adobe Reader to access these articles. Most systems have this plug-in already installed but if not click the button.  Some archive files are large and will take substantial time to download.

Copyright 1950 - 2005 Soaring Society of America. Use of this content without the permission of the Soaring Society of America is prohibited. Special thanks to Denise Layton of the SSA for providing the original articles of Soaring and Steve Leonard for the 1950 cover image.

 

Posted: 6/1/2010


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