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Soaring Cafe Weekly Digest for week of . February 19th, 2011 throughFebruary 23th, 2011

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Default Soaring Cafe Weekly Digest for week of . February 19th, 2011 throughFebruary 23th, 2011

A weekly digest of article posts for the Soaring Cafe is provided
below. We hope you will visit the site and enjoy reading the articles,
reviewing the latest photographs and classified ads, and following the
latest on the Concordia Project.

Please consider sending us an article, story, review, news, or
anything related to soaring you think would have interest to the
soaring community. Also, we are interested in soaring related
information you find on the internet so just send us a link.

Finally, we always need more photos -- please send us all you care to

Fly safe and we hope to see you at the Cafe.

Soaring Cafe Weekly Digest for week of . February 19th, 2011 through
February 23th, 2011

1. Book Excerpt: Hosting your own race in Condor

Here's another excerpt from my upcoming book 'Cross Country Soaring
with Condor'. This one deals with setting up Condor to host a race on
your own PC. Condor was designed from the ground up as an online
multiplayer soaring simulator, so it's not surprising that hosting an
online race is pretty straightforward. When Condor is [...]

2. National Soaring Museum’s 40th Ralph S. Barnaby Lecture to feature
Historian Darrell Collins

Darrell Collins, Historian at the Wright Brothers National Memorial,
Kill Devil Hills, NC, will deliver the 40th Ralph S. Barnaby Lecture
on Saturday, October 22, 2011. It will be held in the Visitors Center
at the Memorial, and will be
part of SOARING100, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Orville
Wright’s 19ll flight that lasted 9 [...]

3. Book Excerpt: Hosting your own Condor race

Hosting your own race in Condor Hosting your own race, or flight in
Condor is actually pretty easy, although it
does take some adjustments to the typical home network router to allow
other pilots to connect to your race. The program allows anyone to
create a multiplayer environment for others to share, and the game
server [...]

4. Greatest Posts

Blog driven sites like the Soaring Cafe provide regular content for
our readers. However, as articles and news items are posted, the
slide down the front page and soon dissappear from view. They
continue their slide on the category page
which relates similar posts. This page is intended to provide you one
page to find [...]

5. Soaring Cafe Latest and Greatest

Blogs are interesting websites to work on. We are not quite sure how
to characterize the Soaring Cafe -- is it a blog, is it an "e-zine"?
The site is built on a blog engine, but that really doesn't seem to
make us a blog. Robin Clark particularly liked the Cafe aspect of our
title and [...]

6. Chile Soaring Grand Prix Video

This post marks the beginning of a new category, Great Soaring Videos,
for the Cafe that we hope will be enjoyable. Sean Fidler posted a
link to this one on RAS last week. As he said,This is a great one.
It is shot in up to full screen 1080i so it is by far the

7. Ritz Interviews Bruce Cooper

Enjoy the interview with Bruce Cooper, who flew a new world record in
a double seater Nimbus 4 DM, on December 25 2010, from Bariloche in
Argentina with French pilot Jean Marie Clement; 1.650 km. triangle. It
took them 15 hours and
38 minutes. Bruce is from the UK, is semi-retired as airline pilot,
owns an ASW27 and as he says, “we go a long time back”!

8. Ionia Group Hosts Condor 'Boot Camp'

Yesterday (Saturday Feb 19) I had the pleasure of attending the second
Condor Boot Camp hosted by Sean and Tiffany Fidler of the Ionia
Michigan soaring group. Sean and Tiffany are enthusiastic real-life
and Condor pilots who are trying
(and succeeding) to promote Condor flying as a way of generating
interest/enthusiasm in real-life XC soaring. [...]

9. FAA Nixes Airport Attempt to Ban Gliders

The FAA has thwarted an attempt by officials in Riverside County,
California, to ban glider operations from the airport at Hemet, which
has been a premier California soaring site for five decades.

In 2009, Riverside County officials took advantage of an FBO giving up
its lease at the airport to ban glider operations there, citing safety

10. Building the Concordia - The Vertical Stabilizer

The vertical stabilizer was constructed in a female mold made from low
density foam. The foam mold was cut with a hot wire process using
aluminum templates with airfoil coordinates generated by the Delft
Institute of Technology. All
wing and vertical stabilizer templates were cut using an NC laser
cutter. The structure of the vertical [...]

11. National Soaring Museum’s Annual Soaring History Symposium to
Feature Six

The National Soaring Museum, on Harris Hill near Elmira, NY, will host
its annual Soaring History Symposium on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7,
2011. It will be held in conjunction with NSM’s Annual Meeting and
Community Soaring
Luncheon on May 6 and the U.S. Soaring Hall of Fame Induction Banquet
on May 7. The speakers [...]

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