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2020 SSA Youth Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Recipients!

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Electronic Location Devices Other Safety Equipment

For many glider pilots it isn’t a matter of if, it is a matter of when, that conditions will require that we land at other than our home airport.  Glider pilots call this event a “land out” -- which could be at another airport, but might be at an unimproved field.  We might land out in an area without cell phone coverage. You might be injured and need quick help.  How do we get in touch with help in these situations?  There are now multiple types of emergency location devices that can help a pilot, as well as provide other useful features.  This presentation will be an overview of the available ELDs -- covering their features, costs (fixed and recurring), along with the pros and cons of each type.   We will also discuss what items might be useful to carry with you in the cockpit for a land out, and carry on your parachute in case of a bail out.

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AirVenture 2020 Cancelled

The 68th annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The event was scheduled to take place on July 20-26, 2020, at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Wisconsin is currently under a stay-at-home order until May 26. Grounds preparation for the fly-in was due to start on May 1.

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo makes first gliding test flight

For the first time, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane flew free in the skies over New Mexico’s Spaceport America, its new base of operations. The SpaceShipTwo plane, known as VSS Unity, has made rocket-powered flights beyond the 50-mile space milestone during tests at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, but today’s unpowered test flight was the first to be flown from Spaceport America. Unity was carried to a height of 50,000 feet by its WhiteKnightTwo mothership, VMS Eve, and then released to glide back to the spaceport’s runway.


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