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Falling With Style!

For the OLC year 2007, Warner Springs will be hosting the "Falling With Style" speed trophy contest. This trophy will be awarded based on the "sprint speed" designed for the OLC-League. The flight must take-off from Warner Springs CA, and can be made anytime during the OLC 2007 year. The one fastest handicapped speed posted will determine the winner. The 2006 winner was determined by the fastest handicapped speed during the Region 12 Soaring Contest. Congratulations to the 2006 winner Tom Kelley of Alamogordo NM.

The trophy is an exact replica of a Schempp-Hirth SHK. It is made of lemonwood, aluminum, and over 500hours of building. The model uses aluminum where fiberglass would be used; this is done because of atheistics and it looks incredible. The detail is amazing beneath the wood panels; you can see the outline of stringers and ribs just as you would with a wooden ship. The cockpit is complete with controls, seatbelts, and instruments. You may view the trophy at Sky Sailing, Inc at the Warner Springs Airport between Palm Springs and San Diego California, or take a tow to try and have your name engraved!

Posted: 10/4/2006 By: OLC Committee

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