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CloudStreet – Soaring the American West

New trailer online Mike Abernathy sent us good news from New Mexico reporting “The new CloudStreet: Soaring the American West Trailer is now available! This trailer features the beautiful CloudStreet: Soaring the American West score. The program is expected to air on PBS in the US in spring, and will be available globally on iTunes…

Ten DG-1001Club Trainers for Brazil

After delivering their famous DG-1001Club to four different countries, DG Flugzeugbau has now signed another contract with a fifth country. In the near future the Brazilian Air Force will be instructing their cadets on DG trainers like for example the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs already does successfully. Here is DG Flugzeugbau’s official…

Farewell to Frank Paynter (TA)

I am very saddened to learn that my friend and mentor Frank Paynter (TA), a long time Soaring Cafe contributor and racing enthusiast has been dealt the terminating blow from the SSA. Their decision from Frank’s email to me summarized is: No contests the rest of this year, no Seniors, no Perry, and no Nationals next year, anything past…

Hot News from Lithuania – LAK-17B-FES-21M

May 2014 obviously was the month of European maiden flights: On May 30th, the day when Sunseeker Duo first launched in Italy, and just 24 hours before Schleicher rolled out their ASG 32 Mi, another new (powered) glider was introduced to the European skies: In Pociunai, Lithuania the 21 meter wingspan modification of a LAK-17B-FES…

July Photo Contest — Cast Your Votes

It is time to start voting!  The highlights of the Rules regarding voting are: Voting by registered Café members will determine the top 10 photos each month. Registered members can cast one vote per photo each day. You can vote for as many photos as you want each day. The Café editors will review the voting and award a…

Glider 500km O&R State Record Attempt From Nephi [Video]

Cockpit footage flying a new Utah state gliding record (if approved) of 500km out and return for the 15 meter and Open class sailplane categories from Nephi, Utah. Cockpit footage flying a new Utah state gliding record (if approved) of 500km out and return for the 15 meter and Open class sailplane categories from Nephi,…