SSA 2012 Convention Photos by Maria Szemplinska

We are delighted to provide the following images from Maria Szemplinska.  She creates truly beautiful photographs with a unique perspective.  Let us know if you would like a copy and we can put you in touch with her.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we have.  — Bill and Rand

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Greg Cole, Windward Performance, Perlan Project

View through the trailer on one of the Exhibitions booths

from left: Tilo Holighaus and "Biggo" Berger from Schempp-Hirth, Heinz Weissenbuehler and Monty Sullivan from M&H Research and Development

"Biggo" Berger from Schempp-Hirth helps a visitor to get into "Arcus"

Exhibition Hall, on the left a well supplied "Cumulus Soaring" stand

Exhibiton Hall closing for the night

Exhibition Hall, at the front "Perkoz", Windpath Corporation

Trailers leaving into the night

DG1001M cabin

Kasia Milewska demonstrates how to of paragliding to the visitor, USHPA

LAK 17B(Fes)BT presented by Vitek Siroky and Lak Factor Director Vytautas Maciulis

Ian E. Oldaker from Canada

Inspecting the Panel

Vytautas Maciulis, Director of Lak Factory and Vitek Siroky, President of Blanik America, Inc.

Planes and booths have left the Convention Hall

Wine and Cheese party sponsors

Lake Tahoe

Chip Garner and Tim Welles

Peter Pfortner and Leo Buckley

Young Windward Performance Reps interested in "Perkoz", Windpath Corporation"

Tilo Holighaus and Ken Sorenson

Bernald Smith, OSTIV

Jerzy Szemplinski, Windpath Corporatiorn,"Perkoz" Dealer

Peter Salisbury, Janet Pitt and Adam Greaves, Skylaunch Ltd.

from left: Roger Harris, towpilot, Diane Horn, groundcrew, Dick Horn, President, Air Sailing, Inc.

Jonkers booth closing up

Andreea Alexandrescu, Seminole Lake Gliderport and Jerzy Szemplinski, Windpath Corporation from Canada

Perlan Projekt Display

Kasia Milewska, USHPA

Exhibition Hall

SZD 54-2 "Perkoz",a brand new 2-seater, a basic trainer, full asrobatics and cross country, all in one glider, dealer Jerzy Szemplinski from Windpath Corporation

Erazem Polutnyk and Uros Krasovic, LX NAV

George and Lisa Applebay, Southwest Soaring Museum, NM

in the middle Roman Wrosz, "Romans Design"

Roman Wrosz and Steve Pachura,discussing their winch by "Romans Design"

Sierra Boettger proudly holds her fathers U.S.Champion Award

Kasia Milewska,USHPA demonstrates the ropes of a paraglider

John Kulbeth, Aeronautical and Industrial Resources USA, Lambada Motorglider, pilot who took Maria on the most amazing flight over Lake Tahoe.

Rachel Conklin, the Kolstad Junior Scholarship Award Recipient

End of the Convention, Jerzy takes dwon his signs

Josh Knerr, Jim Short and Simine Short from Vintage Sailplane Association

Dr. Loek Boermans, OSTIV

Rhonda Tyler, Michelle Sorenson, Hank Nixon

Ken Sorenson, Denise Layton, Al Tyler

Jonkers Sailplanes group presenting "JS1 Revelation": Jennifer Benetti-Longhini, Stan Palmer, Iain Baker Leo Benetti-Longhini, Uys Jonker

Tim Welles, Richard Kellerman, Chip Garner, Gary Kammerer of ClearNav

Diamont Peak with Lake Tahoe

Jay McDaniel and ?

Mechelle Radcliff, SSA Editorial Assistant/Advertising Manager

Butterfly like look at "Stemme" USA presented by Alexander Papenberg

John Good

AMS-USA

Michael Tomazin, Aeronautical & Industrial Resources USA, Lambada Motorglider

Kasia Milewska, USHPA, her paraglider is her wings

Front going through Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Beach

Al Tyler, SSA Chairman

Rachel Conklin, the recipient of the Kolstad Junior Scholarship Award

Exhbition Hall

Cheri Long with Bud Copeland from SSA

Ka-6

DuckHawk by Windward Performance

And the Party beginns, SSA Staff from Hobbs, NM

Gordon Boettger with wife Melissa Boettger and daughter Sierra Boettger. Gordon set a distance record in northern Hemisphere in a Kestrel sailplane.

Renee, wife of Paul Remde from Cumulus Soaring and Christine, his Assistant

Renee Remde, Cumulus Soaring

Last consultations, Tilo Hollighaus and Monty Sullivan

Exhibition Hall, in the middle "Perkoz", Windpath Corporation

Greg Cole with a group of Windward Representatives, Perlan Project

"Perkoz", Jerzy Szemplinski, Windpath Corporation

John Murry, Eastern Sailplane, ASG Dealer

Wave Over Lake Tahoe

Ken Sorenson

Denise Layton, SSA Chief Administrative Officer

Jerzy Szemplinski from Windpath Corporation and Bill Elliott from Soaring Cafe

Thomas Prohazka and Ray Leonard, US Hang Gliding

"Perkoz" is going home

Al Tyler congratulates Rachel Conklin, the recipient of the Kolstad Junior Scholarship Award

Winch by "Romans Design", Roman Wrosz

DG1001M tail, Pacific Aerosport

Another day at the Exhibition

Al Tyler and Dianne Black-Nixon with her Chairmans Award

Through the cabin of the motorglider

Birdseyeview on DG1001M

Exhibition Hall

John Lubon and Patric Lubon

DG1001M, Chris ? from Pacific Aerosport

Sean and Tiffany Fidler toast to a succsesfull Convention

Richard Pfiffner, Craggy Aero LLC getting full attention

Ralph Kolstad and Marge Flemings, Soaring Youth and Kolstad Programs, representing the Kolstad Youth Scholarship Award of $5,000

Einar Enevoldson and Bertha M.Ryan, author of the "Soaring Beyond the Clouds"

Inside the trailer

JS1 Revelation

Schleicher Ka-6E getting ready to go home

Kasia Milewska, showing the USHPA equipment

Steve Pachura with a visitor, "Romans Design"

DG1001M Self-Launcher Engine

Wine and Cheese Event before the official opening day sponsored by a couple of soaring friends

Ray Poquette, Thermotec USA

Neva Cole from Windward Performance

Impressive wing of the DG1001M Sailplane

Visitor interested in LAK glider from Lithuania

Jennifer Benetti-Longhini makes a signature jump for JS1 Revelation, Jonker Sailplanes

Leo Benetti-Longhini, Jonker Sailplanes, JS1 Revelation, South Africa

Exhibition Hall

JS1 Revelation, Jonkers Sailplanes

Trailers in front of Atlantis Hotel, home of the 2012 SSA Convention

Duane Cole and Lew Klunk examining the wings of a DuckHawk

Denise Layton with her Award

from left: Jennifer Benetti-Longhini, Leo Benetti-Longhini, Stan Palmer, Iain Baker, Uys Jonker, Jonker Sailplanes, South Africa

Al Tyler, SSA Chairman

Williams Soaring Center, from left: Nick Mayes, Noelle Mayes, Richard Kellerman, Ben Meyes, Erik Knight, and ?

Al Tyler hands in the Chairmans Award to Dianne Black-Nixon

Lee Kuhlke,Flarm USA, Butterfly USA

SZD 54-2 "Perkoz" a brand new 2-seater, so called 3 in 1, because its a basic trainer, full aerobatics and cross country glider, dealer Jerzy Szemplinski from Windpath Corporation

View on the Skylaunch booth from the inside of a trailer

Michael I Green, PH.D and Frauke Elber at WSPA booth

Josh Knerr and Simine Short, Vintage Sailplane Association, Simine presenting their Magazine "Bungee Cord"

Young cadetes trying the "Perkoz", Windpath Corporation, a perfect trainer, aerobatics and cross country in one

Vitek Siroky, President of Blanik America, Inc and Vytautas Maciulis, Director of Lak Factory in Pociunai, LT preparing their booth.

Model Glider Display from American Modelers Assosication (AMA)

Photos by Maria Szemplinska
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  5 comments for “SSA 2012 Convention Photos by Maria Szemplinska

  1. February 22, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Photo #58 Roger Harris “Coot” one of our tow pilots and a awesome glider pilot!!!

    • February 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Chris – Thanks for the ID. We’ll add a caption to Roger’s photo.

  2. February 22, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Great photo’s Maria! Thanks very much!!!

  3. Piet Barber
    February 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Photo #129 Fred LaSor of SoarNV.

    • February 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Piet – Thanks for identifying Fred. We’ll add a corresponding caption.

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