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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…

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CloudStreet – Soaring the American West

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 and on DVD.”…

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…

1104 km across the Wild West – MP chases for Records

MP, alias Mitch Polinsky, obviously enjoys another big summer in the Western US. Launching from Ely, Nevada on Friday, he flew a straight out task from Nevada across Utah and the South Eastern corner of Wyoming, kissing the Nebraska/Wyoming border to finally land at Torrington Municipal Airport where he probably had to wait a bit…