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2014 Italian 13.5m Championship, Alzate, Italy

The 2014 Italian 13.5m Class Championship, also known as the Leonardo Brigliadori International Cup, is currently in progress along with the Italian Club Class contest at the Alzate airfield in northern Italy. The event is aptly named after  “Leo” Brigliadori, the much liked and respected competition pilot (16-time Italian National Champion, 1982 EGC Champion, 1985…

Perry (Wagener, SC) Airstrip Review, Part I

Authors Preface:  As many of you have already discovered, I password-protected this post so I could show it to Al Tyler and get his input before making the review public. This turned out to be an epic mistake, as Bill Elliott was apparently deluged with complaints and/or requests for access (sorry Bill!). So … I’m…

Antique Gliders flying in Brazil

Thank you to Francisco L. Galvão for sending us these beautiful photos.  — Editors To those who like vintage gliders attached are the photos of two well preserved and flying ones: an Spalinger and a Laister Kauffman from the brasilian glider club “Aeroclube de Baurú”  

The TA-ification of SZ, Part II

As just about everyone on the soaring planet knows by now, I managed to crash my beloved Ventus 2bx glider on a mountain in Moriarty last June, miraculously walking away with just a scratch (literally!).  Almost exactly one month later (on July 6th) I took possession of Sam Zimmerman’s ‘old’ (2004 model) 15/18m Ventus 2cx…