Tag Archive for Record

FAI Ratifies New European Record

Hungarian pilot Laszlo Hegedus has been tearing up the record book in Europe this year. His latest record is summarized in the FAI communiqué copied below. The Soaring Café staff join the FAI in congratulating Laszlo on his exceptional flight.

May 3rd Downwind Record Attempt Planned by Boettger & Bennett

From Gorgon Boettger: We’ll be making another distance record attempt in the wave going downwind Thursday, May 3rd, launching at 0530L. Our goal is to get somewhere east of the Rockies. Rapid City, South Dakota would be fantastic. To follow our progress, click on the link below (altitudes will not be shown). Once again, the…

Robert Spielman Makes Longest OLC Flight on 11 March

Source—OLC Magazine: On March 11, 2012, Robert Spielman of Air Sailing Nevada, launched from the Minden-Tahoe Airport in a SparrowHawk and made the longest flight in the OLC world competition for that day. Robert logged 898.8 km in six legs for 1105 points and averaged 133.6 kph. Congratulations, Robert! At this writing, Robert is 2nd in the U.S. OLC competition, only 24 points behind the leader, Robert Templin of Aero Club Albatross.

Updated: National Feminine Records Set in Tennessee

[This just in from Linwood Stevenson, SSA State Recordkeeper for Tennessee with and updated section by Sarah’s excellent co-pilot, Dianna Fleming] Sarah Kelly-Arnold, of Chilhowee Gliderport fame, had an amazing flight on Thursday, March 24th. Sarah and Dianna Fleming appear to have set 12 new records in the Feminine Category, Open Multiplace Glider for Tennessee,…