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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Diamont Peak with Lake Tahoe

Ken Sorenson

in the middle Roman Wrosz, "Romans Design"

Jerzy Szemplinski from Windpath Corporation and Bill Elliott from Soaring Cafe

Steve Pachura with a visitor, "Romans Design"

Planes and booths have left the Convention Hall

Ken Sorenson, Denise Layton, Al Tyler

Wave Over Lake Tahoe

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

Impressive wing of the DG1001M Sailplane

Exhbition Hall

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

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

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

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

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

John Lubon and Patric Lubon

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

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

Trailers leaving into the night

DG1001M tail, Pacific Aerosport

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

Lake Tahoe Beach

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

Renee Remde, Cumulus Soaring

Schleicher Ka-6E getting ready to go home

Greg Cole with a group of Windward Representatives, Perlan Project

Cheri Long with Bud Copeland from SSA

Front going through Lake Tahoe

Erazem Polutnyk and Uros Krasovic, LX NAV

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

Kasia Milewska, USHPA, her paraglider is her wings

Al Tyler and Dianne Black-Nixon with her Chairmans Award

Kasia Milewska, showing the USHPA equipment

Ka-6

Visitor interested in LAK glider from Lithuania

Rachel Conklin, the Kolstad Junior Scholarship Award Recipient

Tilo Holighaus and Ken Sorenson

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

View through the trailer on one of the Exhibitions booths

Birdseyeview on DG1001M

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

Jonkers booth closing up

Exhibition Hall

Sean and Tiffany Fidler toast to a succsesfull Convention

Neva Cole from Windward Performance

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

Perlan Projekt Display

JS1 Revelation, Jonkers Sailplanes

Ian E. Oldaker from Canada

Another day at the Exhibition

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

End of the Convention, Jerzy takes dwon his signs

Jay McDaniel and ?

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

View on the Skylaunch booth from the inside of a trailer

Inside the trailer

DG1001M cabin

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

Duane Cole and Lew Klunk examining the wings of a DuckHawk

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

Inspecting the Panel

Mechelle Radcliff, SSA Editorial Assistant/Advertising Manager

Through the cabin of the motorglider

Wine and Cheese party sponsors

"Perkoz" is going home

Kasia Milewska,USHPA demonstrates the ropes of a paraglider

DG1001M, Chris ? from Pacific Aerosport

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

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

Peter Pfortner and Leo Buckley

Kasia Milewska, USHPA

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

John Good

Bernald Smith, OSTIV

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

"Perkoz", Jerzy Szemplinski, Windpath Corporation

Richard Pfiffner, Craggy Aero LLC getting full attention

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

Greg Cole, Windward Performance, Perlan Project

JS1 Revelation

John Murry, Eastern Sailplane, ASG Dealer

Jerzy Szemplinski, Windpath Corporatiorn,"Perkoz" Dealer

Winch by "Romans Design", Roman Wrosz

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

Lake Tahoe

Al Tyler, SSA Chairman

Rhonda Tyler, Michelle Sorenson, Hank Nixon

Model Glider Display from American Modelers Assosication (AMA)

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

Exhibiton Hall closing for the night

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

Exhibition Hall

Dr. Loek Boermans, OSTIV

And the Party beginns, SSA Staff from Hobbs, NM

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

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

George and Lisa Applebay, Southwest Soaring Museum, NM

DuckHawk by Windward Performance

Denise Layton with her Award

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

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"

Thomas Prohazka and Ray Leonard, US Hang Gliding

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

Rachel Conklin, the recipient of the Kolstad Junior Scholarship Award

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

Lee Kuhlke,Flarm USA, Butterfly USA

Last consultations, Tilo Hollighaus and Monty Sullivan

Ray Poquette, Thermotec USA

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

Al Tyler, SSA Chairman

DG1001M Self-Launcher Engine

Exhibition Hall

Chip Garner and Tim Welles

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

Michael Tomazin, Aeronautical & Industrial Resources USA, Lambada Motorglider

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

AMS-USA

Denise Layton, SSA Chief Administrative Officer

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

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!!!

    • Profile photo of Rand Baldwin
      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.

    • Profile photo of Rand Baldwin
      February 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

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

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