International Vintage Sailplane Meet: June 30 – July 7, 2012

Burt Compton of Marfa Gliders provided this announcement. For more details, please contact Burt at .

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The International Vintage Sailplane Meet (IVSM) will take place on historic Harris Hill near Elmira, NY, June 30 – July 7, 2012. Now is the time to start planning your trip details to attend the IVSM.

To give glider rides, I plan to drive my ASK-13 (in trailer) 2,200 miles (3500 km) one-way from Marfa, Texas—so no excuses about how far it may be for you to get there! I hope to arrive by June 29th. I will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in the village of Horseheads, in the Chemung river valley below Harris Hill, near the Elmira-Corning (KELM) airport.

I recommend that you make your hotel reservations NOW. Note their cancellation policy if at the last minute you cannot attend. Auto races at Watkins Glen and the usual Finger Lakes region tourists will fill the hotel rooms quickly!

Elmira-Corning Airport (KELM) is currently served by two airlines, Delta and US Airways. More airlines fly into Buffalo Airport (KBUF)—just a scenic three-hour drive through the Finger Lakes region of western New York State. See

Burt Compton's colorful Schleicher ASK-13 on Harris Hill during the 2009 IVSM. Jim & Simine Short's Schweizer 1-21 in the foreground, one of only two built.