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Updates on 4 May Payne-Tito Wave Flight

Jim and Dennis launched at sunrise from Minden. I’m in KY on a family visit, sorry for the delay. They have over 500 km with a long run between Hurlong and Lone Pine thus far. I will be blogging on the Soaring Café site for the rest of the day.

U.S. Distance Record Attempt Planned for Sunday, May 4th

On Sunday, May 4, I will be making another distance record attempt along with Hugh Bennett in the Duo Discus sailplane. Our intention is to be towed up by a towplane shortly before sunrise around 0530 PDT from the Minden Tahoe airport NV (KMEV), release and head in the direction of Rapid City, SD (KRAP),…

U.S. National Speed Triangle Record

Jackie Payne reports that her husband Jim and his co-pilot Dennis Tito took off at sunrise today, April 22, 2014, after declaring a 521 km speed triangle. Dennis and Tito finally found a wee bit of wave and worked it to 17,500 feet. The link below is for the inReach with altitude. It didn’t “handshake”…

Simplifying the IGC Sporting Code for Gliding

At the 2013 IGC Plenary Meeting in Papendal the Sporting Code Committee put forward a discussion paper suggesting that it was time to make a radical revision of the Sporting Code for Gliding. This was accepted and the Committee has now begun the work to achieve this.

Kevin Anderson Sets Seven Tennessee State Soaring Records

Kevin Anderson got off work Friday, May 24th, around noon, then went out to Knoxville’s Downtown Island Airport (KDKX) to fly his Silent. He got going somewhere around 1:30 PM and did a little out and return up the Clinch ridge to Bluefield, West Virginia and back. Got seven new TN records out of it! Clinch…