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Soaring Cafe Weekly Digest for week of . March 11th, 2011 throughMarch 17th, 2011

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Bill Elliott[_2_]
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Default Soaring Cafe Weekly Digest for week of . March 11th, 2011 throughMarch 17th, 2011

1. Dust Up Soaring Competition-2011 in Ephrata, WA

[/caption]The Ephrata Dust Up is a soaring event which is organized by
the Seattle Glider Council. The Dust Up is a three-day soaring event
in which
first-time-competitors take part to get a taste of flying competition
while the experienced competition pilots get a chance to hone their
skills. This event is
informative featuring various seminars which [...]

2. Soaring Cafe ".net" | A new online site for competition news

The Soaring Cafe Team will be launching a new site this weekend to
provide a more interactive experience for pilots, crews and friends.
The SoaringCafe.net
will focus next week on the U.S. Seniors contest being held at
Seminole-Lake Gliderport in Florida where it has been hosted for many
The Seniors is usually the largest soaring competition in [...]

3. Die Schwäbische Alb: im Süden auf Strecke

[Editor: The Cafe has an international following and we plan to post
articles in other languages as they become available. Uli has provided
us this very
nice article. Most browser's can translate this page for you
automatically. Search your browser's help for "translate" and follow
the directions for turning
this feature on.] „Die Schwäbische Alb, früher [...]

4. Great Skies over Ely, NV

This was sent to us from M&H. I nice shot to get you thinking about

5. Watch a Thermal Develop

Gary Carter sent us this great video which shows a thermal developing
and lifting off by picking up what appears to be some sort of large
plastic sheets.
Enjoy! [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxRT60-kw78[/tube]

6. Building Concordia-The Wing Spar Flanges

In any sailplane, spar construction is critical for ensuring the
structural integrity of the wing and overall safety of the sailplane.
The spar design for
Concordia is pushing the limits of what is possible while adhering to
the CS22 design criteria. The design of a 28 meter span sailplane with
a very thin
airfoil and [...]

7. Interesting Pre-Practice Day at the US Seniors Contest

Frank Paynter reports: At the end of the day, Dick Butler won the day
with a blazing 52 raw / 45mph handicapped – actually a great flight
for such
a weak day. Steve Arndt also had a great flight in his Silent 2, with
the handicap working the other way for him – 37.5mph raw / [...]

8. HW Finishing at Lusse in 2009

Good friend of ours took this in Lusse. He was on the Dutch team as a
Crew chief. That was the time of our lives for sure...

9. Spring has arrived in the UK

We received the following note from an interested reader in the UK: At
last, spring has arrived at Windrushers Gliding Club, situated in the
heart of
England. Members have started to pull the covers from their glass
ships, dust them off, and stretch their legs as they get ready for the
soaring season.
The club is [...]

10. New Flight Recorder Gains IGC Approval

Today, Ian Strachan announced on the IGC discussion forum that the
LX8080F Flight Recorder, manufactured by LXNav, has gained approval
the International Gliding Commission (IGC), effective March 14, 2011.
To date, the IGC has approved 48 types of flight recorders from 19
manufacturers. According to Ian, "IGC approval follows test and
evaluation by the [...]

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