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FAA issues Blanik L-23 AD

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Blanik Aircraft CZ
s.r.o. Model L 23 Super-Blanik gliders. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the rudder control cable attachment screws and hinge bolts, replacement of the cable attachment screws and hinge bolts if a crack is found, and reporting the inspection results to the manufacturer. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked rudder cable attachment screws. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. More ...

Posted: 8/14/2020 By: Government Liaison Committee

UPDATE - FAA releases SFAR on currency extensions

Posted: 5/3/2020 By: Government Liaison Committee

SSA Flight Training Scholarships

SSA Flight Training Scholarships More ...

Posted: 5/2/2020 By: Youth/Junior Committee

HDOT postpones action at Dillingham Airfield due to COVID-19

HDOT postpones action at Dillingham Airfield due to COVID-19
April 15, 2020

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division has notified tenants of Dillingham Airfield the termination of their permit at the facility has been rescinded due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. HDOT’s goal is to terminate the lease with the U.S. Army by June 30, 2021 and expects that all tenant permits will be terminated by that date at the latest. Tenants may use this additional time to make alternative arrangements. All terms, conditions, and requirements of the tenants’ permits remain in effect.

SSA was part of the working group lobbying for more time to address the imminent closure of Dillingham by the HDOT.  AOPA assembled a working group including SSA, EAA, USPA, several Hawaii legislative representatives, and other interested parties to work the problem.  That group will continue to work the issue: the long term plan being to create an Airport Authority to replace HDOT as the sponsor for Dillingham.  That will require legislative action.  The working group will continue monitoring the situation and address any other issues related to HDOT’s actions regarding Dillingham.

The HDOT press release  is available here:

Posted: 4/16/2020 By: Government Liaison Committee

SSA Dennis Purduski Flight Training Scholarship

Posted: 2/13/2020 By: Youth/Junior Committee

Costello Insurance Primary Training Youth Scholarship

Posted: 1/20/2020 By: Youth/Junior Committee

Bultman Youth Flight Scholarship

Soaring Society of America's boost into advanced soaring for young ground crew. 

Annual award of up to $1000 for soaring pilots.  Application deadline is March 31st.

Photo #7037 | Bultman Winner SkyThis is a "worker" award for a young soaring pilot who has made impressive contributions to a USA soaring Club or School. Someone who may be too financially strapped to buy tows for personal recreation or personal progress in the sport. More ...

Posted: 1/20/2020 By: Youth/Junior Committee

Restated Articles of Incorporation

Restated Articles of Incorporation

Posted: 11/22/2019 By: SSA Foundation

SSA comments on Walker MOA proposal

The SSA submitted a response to the Walker MOA proposed for the Bridgeport, CA area. More ...

Posted: 10/16/2019 By: Government Liaison Committee

Annual Program Letter due for Experimental/RE gliders

It is the time of the year to remind members that if they have a glider that is licensed in
the “Experimental – Racing & Exhibition” category, they may have to file their annual
Program Letter. Anyone with a glider licensed in this category should consult the
Limitations document accompanying their aircraft certification paperwork for addition

Posted: 1/14/2019 By: Government Liaison Committee

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