Tag Archive for VSA

Summer Issue of VSA’s “Bungee Cord”

The Summer 2013 Bungee Cord has been published and sent to Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) members. If you have an interest in vintage or classic gliders, consider joining the VSA. The purpose of the Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) is to promote the acquisition, restoration and flying of vintage sailplanes by its members, and to assist…

VSA Bungee Cord – April 2013 Edition

Thanks to Simine Short, Editor of the Vintage Soaring Association’s Bungee Cord, for sending us excerpts from the Spring, 2013 issue, including Rusty Lowry’s risk assessment checklist and article on operational risk assessment, and a photo of the nose of a Falke sailplane (1930s vintage) that Joe Steinhauser had built in 1932. Click on the…

The VSA’s Bungee Cord

Thanks to Jim and Simine Short, editors of the Vintage Sailplane Association’s Bungee Cord, for sending us the fall edition of their quarterly publication. Jim is also president of the VSA, which, since 1974, has promoted the acquisition, restoration, and flying of vintage and classic sailplanes and gliders and helped preserve their history.

Flying a Vintage Glider in a Regional Contest

“This glider was unique. First of all, she was no contest sailplane. Most competition-oriented pilots could see that.” — Stan Hall (1956) Stan Hall dryly made this statement in his report about the first flight of the Cherokee II in the November/December 1956 edition of Soaring.While the glider was not designed as a competition ship,…