ESA official Website
Aug 4, 2013
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The national source for information regarding the design, building and flying of advanced and homebuilt sailplanes.
"Wieners, Woodstocks and SparrowHawks"
August 31 - September 2, 2013 (Labor Day Weekend)
Experimental Soaring Association Western Workshop / Vintage Sailplane Meet
Mountain Valley Airport(L94) Tehachapi, California.
This year (2013) marks the 40th anniversary of the Maupin Woodstock sailplane. It provides an occasion to consider the concept, development, maturation, and ongoing developments of small span West Coast U.S. sailplanes, including static displays of the 1940 Culver Screaming Wiener (11 meter span), the Maupin Woodstock (12.5 meter span), and the Windward Performance SparrowHawk (11 meter span).
We are encouraging Woodstock and SparrowHawk owners to bring their ships to this event to make it even greater.
Leo Bennetti-Longini: Silent Electric Launch
Jim Payne: Sparrowhawk Record Flights
Greg Cole: Sparrowhawks and Windward Performance
Doug Fronius: The Culver Screaming Wiener and its Contest Record
Barry Mcgarraugh: Woodstock
Gary Osoba: Woodstock Record Flights
Dan Armstrong: Woodstock wing design
Phil Barnes (Albatross Flight, 1st slot Sunday morning)
Richard Starke: Jonkers JS-1
Tyler MacCready: Ocean Lab Mark Caulder: Robin ULA
Al Bowers: Update on PRANDTL-D flying wing experiment
Dean Sigler: The flying experiments of Fred To
Mike Sandlin and Floyd Fronius: GOAT/PIG Update
Bill Dodson: Redbull Stratos
Other great speakers still being confirmed
Phil Barnes presentation on Sunday morning will be: "Configuration Aerodynamics - From the Wright Brothers to the Delta Canard." This adds significantly to the excerpt thereof in the June ESA newsletter, specifically by studying the evolution of the Swedish jets. See link from last year below ...
Another update will be made once Al and his team have got everything locked down. It is already a great program so make sure to mark you calendar and make you hotel reservations for Labor Day weekend in Tehachapi.
See the November issue, Page 3
Note: This month we received a "Bonus"
... the ASCent Newsletter 2011
|New Book by Member:
Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution
by Simine Short
You've read a lot about the Wright brothers
... now read about one of their key sources of inspiration ... Octave Chanute
If Tom C. Crouch recommends this book ... it is a must read! [webmaster]
|Phil Barnes is at it again ... he has a great website now resplendent in colors, great graphics and photos. A must visit!
... I couldn't decide which graphic or photo to place to the left ... so I picked the most intriguing.
Follow this link to see the graphics I didn't select
HOW FLIES THE ALBATROSS
Many topics on this website: dynamic soaring theory, regenerative electric-powered flight, airfoil design, simulator that works if you have Windows XP or Vista/Windows 7 and more!
|The Soaring Society of America Announces the Publication of:
Soaring Beyond the Clouds
by Bertha Ryan a long time member of ESA
Bertha says, "... not often you see a "space suit" in a sailplane."
Einar Enevoldson Reaches for 100,000 Feet
Note to editors: You can contact the author directly to set up an interview or request photographs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed Press Release from SSA
Einar Enevoldson is forever connected to the world record altitude flight he and Steve Fossett made to about 51,500 feet, but that is just one of his amazing flights.
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B. U. G. or Basic Ultralight Glider is Restored!
After a long absence, Mike Sandlin of San Diego. California has restored his popular website.
Please don't pay for plans from Australia or wherever
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My airchair designs are intended to provide open air soaring, forgiving flight characteristics, convenient transport, simple "garage technology" construction, and a high level of crash safety.
Free plans ... on-line: http://m-sandlin.info/