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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Jerzy Szemplinski, Windpath Corporatiorn,"Perkoz" Dealer

John Good

View through the trailer on one of the Exhibitions booths

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

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

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

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

Al Tyler, SSA Chairman

Michael Tomazin, Aeronautical & Industrial Resources USA, Lambada Motorglider

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

DG1001M tail, Pacific Aerosport

Ken Sorenson, Denise Layton, Al Tyler

Neva Cole from Windward Performance

Denise Layton, SSA Chief Administrative Officer

DG1001M cabin

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

And the Party beginns, SSA Staff from Hobbs, NM

Peter Pfortner and Leo Buckley

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

Erazem Polutnyk and Uros Krasovic, LX NAV

George and Lisa Applebay, Southwest Soaring Museum, NM

Last consultations, Tilo Hollighaus and Monty Sullivan

Trailers leaving into the night

View on the Skylaunch booth from the inside of a trailer

Schleicher Ka-6E getting ready to go home

JS1 Revelation, Jonkers Sailplanes

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

Al Tyler and Dianne Black-Nixon with her Chairmans Award

Denise Layton with her Award

Ian E. Oldaker from Canada

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

Lake Tahoe Beach

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

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

Jonkers booth closing up

Exhibition Hall

Rachel Conklin, the Kolstad Junior Scholarship Award Recipient

Thomas Prohazka and Ray Leonard, US Hang Gliding

Greg Cole with a group of Windward Representatives, Perlan Project

Cheri Long with Bud Copeland from SSA

DG1001M Self-Launcher Engine

Kasia Milewska, showing the USHPA equipment

DuckHawk by Windward Performance

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

John Lubon and Patric Lubon

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

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

Wine and Cheese party sponsors

Duane Cole and Lew Klunk examining the wings of a DuckHawk

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

Planes and booths have left the Convention Hall

Greg Cole, Windward Performance, Perlan Project

Winch by "Romans Design", Roman Wrosz

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

Richard Pfiffner, Craggy Aero LLC getting full attention

Another day at the Exhibition

John Murry, Eastern Sailplane, ASG Dealer

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

Inside the trailer

Kasia Milewska, USHPA, her paraglider is her wings

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

Impressive wing of the DG1001M Sailplane

Steve Pachura with a visitor, "Romans Design"

Kasia Milewska, USHPA

Wave Over Lake Tahoe

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

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

Ka-6

Rachel Conklin, the recipient of the Kolstad Junior Scholarship Award

Renee Remde, Cumulus Soaring

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

"Perkoz" is going home

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

"Perkoz", Jerzy Szemplinski, Windpath Corporation

Mechelle Radcliff, SSA Editorial Assistant/Advertising Manager

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

Dr. Loek Boermans, OSTIV

AMS-USA

End of the Convention, Jerzy takes dwon his signs

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

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

Ken Sorenson

Through the cabin of the motorglider

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

Front going through Lake Tahoe

Ray Poquette, Thermotec USA

JS1 Revelation

Chip Garner and Tim Welles

DG1001M, Chris ? from Pacific Aerosport

Exhbition Hall

Jay McDaniel and ?

in the middle Roman Wrosz, "Romans Design"

Lake Tahoe

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

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

Lee Kuhlke,Flarm USA, Butterfly USA

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

Inspecting the Panel

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

Rhonda Tyler, Michelle Sorenson, Hank Nixon

Exhibiton Hall closing for the night

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

Bernald Smith, OSTIV

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

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

Birdseyeview on DG1001M

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

Sean and Tiffany Fidler toast to a succsesfull Convention

Exhibition Hall

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

Perlan Projekt Display

Diamont Peak with Lake Tahoe

Exhibition Hall

Model Glider Display from American Modelers Assosication (AMA)

Visitor interested in LAK glider from Lithuania

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

Kasia Milewska,USHPA demonstrates the ropes of a paraglider

Jerzy Szemplinski from Windpath Corporation and Bill Elliott from Soaring Cafe

Al Tyler, SSA Chairman

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

Tilo Holighaus and Ken Sorenson

Photos by Maria Szemplinska
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neetka@rogers.com
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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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