Author Archive for Tom Berry

The 2014 Snowbird Contest

Ah, Thanksgiving!  Food, family, football….and flying?  While most of the soaring activity in the northern climates of the U.S. takes a winter hiatus, Harris Hill Soaring Corporation (HHSC) held its 72nd annual Snowbird contest on the Friday and Saturday (Nov. 28/29) after Thanksgiving.  (History of Snowbird is here) Snowbird is not like most contests.  First…

Harris Hill pilots go to the World Gliding Championships

The excitement was palpable when our club found out that Harris Hill pilots Karin Schlosser and Heinz Weissenbuehler, Jr. were selected to represent the United States in the 20 meter Multiplace Class at the World Gliding Championships in Finland. Nicknaming themselves Team ARC for the Arcus T glider they are flying in the contest, we…

Harris Hill Juniors Soaring Day

The disappointment was obvious when the Harris Hill Juniors were forced to cancel their planned trip to Mifflin County airport last weekend. Year round, our 25+ Juniors work tirelessly to fund an all expenses paid trip to fly the ridges of Pennsylvania every other year. It is a highlight of their Junior tenure and is responsible for a significant number of tales among the Junior crowd. Unfortunately, the Mifflin trip is a shine-only trip.