At the 2011 SSA Conference, Paul Remde of Cumulus Soaring demoed the LX 9000 flight computer system, which features a larger screen than its predecessor, the LX 8000 and a vario which displays flight information than can be selected by the pilot. The LX 9000 display will be familiar to users of Naviter's SeeYou Mobile software. If you have questions, please contact Paul directly at www.Cumulus-Soaring.com.
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Rand is a Soaring Cafe Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief.Fascinated by soaring since early childhood, Rand learned to fly sailplanes while in graduate school (at Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics), and earned his private glider rating at Yankee Soaring in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He joined the M.I.T. Soaring Association in 1974, where he completed his Silver Badge and became a flight instructor. After moving to Huntsville in 1977, Rand flew and instructed on weekends at Eagleville Sailplanes south of Nashville, Tennessee. In 1985, he and a handful of other soaring enthusiasts organized the Huntsville Soaring Club at Moontown Airport. Rand chaired the 1996 SSA National Convention and has served as an SSA Director-at-Large, SSA Governor and State Record Keeper for Alabama. He has set two U.S. national soaring records and many AL and TN state records.