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2014 Minden Wave Camp – April 5-9

SoaringNV will host a wave camp April 5-9, 2014. The goal of this camp is to train glider pilots to safely and successfully fly in wave conditions. For the experienced wave pilot, the camp is a chance to meet like-minded pilots, mentor glider pilots new to wave flying, and get some time in Minden Wave.…

2012 Open Class Nationals — Day Eight

The day was called because the gliders were not finding adequate lift to stay up; some of the gliders didn’t even launched. The highest any glider achieved was 11,000. Bill Gawthrop in the ASH26E flew along the Pinenuts without finding any lift. The gliders and crew were out on the ramp for over two hours…

2012 Open Class Nationals — Day Seven

Ray Gimmey in the ASG-29-18 won the day with 229 miles at 70 MPH. He is also the overall leader with 6480 points. It was a Turn Area Task with turnpoints at Coleville, Dayton, Sweetwater, and Tiger Field with a minimum time of 3:15. Ray said the day looked like gangbusters at the start, but…

2012 Open Class Nationals — Day Six

The day six task was 3 hour 15 minute Turn Area Task with turnpoints of Lee Vining, Yerington, and Sweetwater.  Everyone made it back to the airport.  First place for the day was Ray Gimmey in the ASG-29-18 with 281 miles and 86 MPH.  Second place was earned by Rick Indrebo (sorry I spelled his…

2012 Open Class Nationals — Day Five

Ray Gimmey won Day five in the ASG-29-18  with 430 miles at 93 MPH.  He said he had some trouble getting out of the Carson Valley—he was only at 11,000 feet at Mt. Segal.  He flew to Bishop then to the White mountains.   He got to Crestview early, flew to Mammoth, then got low and…

2012 Open Class Nationals — Day Four

Chip Garner in the Duck Hawk won the day with 206 miles at 80 MPH.  He said he was about 11,000 when the gate opened, and he found no lift on his way to Desert Creek Peak.  He deviated from the course several times to follow cloud streets.  When he got to Lee Vining he…