Goonidiwindi;Aboriginal name for “resting place of the birds”.

ZZZZZ Goondi

The name Goondiwindi derives from an Aboriginal word ,meaning “the resting place of the birds”. Last 2 weeks they had BIG birds in Goondiwindi, as Gliding Queensland was this years proud host of the Sport Class and Club Class Nationals there.A little town , about 345 km. SW of Brisbane, with less than 6000 inhabitants welcomed…

Lights out! Spot on! The flying musicians from Stoelln!

The founding fathers: Kili, Roland and Benny (l.t.r)

Note: The entire interview in German can be found HERE! The following interview has been roughly translated into English to preserve the meaning of the artists. A little thing, which first started off as a little joke on Stoelln airfield (Brandenburg/Germany) has finally evolved into a truly serious hype throughout the German-speaking soaring community. What I am talking about is not some…

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Ten DG-1001Club Trainers for Brazil

not yet the Brazilian design

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Farewell to Frank Paynter (TA)

Frank (TA) Paynter

I am very saddened to learn that my friend and mentor Frank Paynter (TA), a long time Soaring Cafe contributor and racing enthusiast has been dealt the terminating blow from the SSA. Their decision from Frank’s email to me summarized is: No contests the rest of this year, no Seniors, no Perry, and no Nationals next year, anything past…