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Day 1 Report

The Women Soaring Pilots Association’s annual seminar got off to a great start Monday at the Chilhowee Gliderport in Benton, Tennessee.  Twenty-eight pilots and several non-flying supporters have gathered for five days of flying and friendship.  Monday dawned hot and sunny, and cu’s were popping by lunchtime.  Morning flights were short, but provided good training…

Day 2 Report

June 26, 2012 We experienced gusty turbulent conditions on Tuesday at the WSPA annual seminar at Chilhowee Gliderport in Benton TN. The temperatures were a few degrees cooler than the previous day, which made it easier to be at the flight line all day.  The ridge, plus a few thermals, starting working for us mid-afternoon.  …

Day 3 Report

Wednesday, June 27 — “SOLO” in Chilhowee! Busy day here in Benton, Tennessee where hopes and goals soared beyond expectation and three women changed their lives forever by releasing connection to tow while in solo flight.  As any pilot will tell you, that moment of intention to separate from the power source is dynamic and…

WSPA’s Annual Seminar, Final Report

A beautiful, successful seminar at Chilhowee Gliderport in Tennesse has come to an end We had 35 registrants, 28 of them actively flying. It was great to see how many couples and families participated The age span of the participants was between 12 and 76. Several were power pilots going for their glider rating. In…