|Past Activity for 2003|
|Planned Activity for 2003|
|Dates Below Are Year 2003
Note: Dates will be added as the events are scheduled
|January 23-25 ... Thursday thru Saturday - SSA, Soaring Society of America, Convention and Air Sports Expo in Dayton Ohio. This convention should be very special, with a highlight being a private reception at the Air Force museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. See SSA Website, http://www.ssa.org.|
5-7 ... April Skyout: It will once again be centered at the Wallaby
Ranch flight park 18 miles west southwest of Orlando. I plan to be at the
Ranch April 2-10 and hope to encourage other light soaring aircraft
pilots to join in. Local flying, XC, perhaps badge flight attempts or short
course task flying or just flying for fun. It's always a great time
at the Ranch. Also, EAA's Sun'Fun flyin runs April 2-8 so there's
something fun to do even on a rainy or blown out day. I just returned from
5 days at the Ranch and flew every day, 18 1/2 hours airtime. I've
enclosed a picture of some close
thermalling with a young eagle over the Florida countryside about 24 miles
northwest of Wallaby near Quest Air flight park.
For additional information about the Wallaby Ranch, local accommodations, directions, or questions about the April Skyout, contact Steve Arndt at (see last years event for links)
|May 23-26 ... Friday through Monday ... Vintage Sailplane Association Annual Eastern Regatta Event. Location: Kutztown Airport, Kutztown, PA. For information contact Dean Kramer at|
|June 20-22 ... SHA Eastern
Workshop, Ridgely Airfield, Ridgely, Maryland.
- September 1, 2003 ... Saturday thru Monday
Vintage Sailplane Association National Rally. Mountain Valley Airport, Tehachapi, California USA. This first-ever event will feature vintage and classic sailplanes flying and on display, tours, barbeques, speakers, and an El Mirage Dry Lake expedition. Auto and aerotows available. A great time to get your badges -- SSA observers available all week! In conjunction with the SHA Western Workshop. Contact Jeff Byard, VSA President, or 805-461-0488
27 - September 1, 2003 ... Friday thru Monday, Speaker
SHA's 23rd Annual Western Workshop, Mountain Valley Airport, Tehachapi, California USA. Lectures, demonstrations, sailplanes on display, plenty of excellent soaring and big air at this soaring site. Plus, the Woodstock anniversary Reunion and Flyin and many Woodstock-related activities. For sailplane reservations, tows, etc. contact Skylark North at Mountain Valley Airport at 661-822-5267. Contact Dan and Janice Armstrong. Held in conjunction with the Vintage Sailplane Association National Rally.
|October 6-11, 2003...Monday thru Saturday - Fourth Biennial VSA Antique and Classic Sailplane Rally. Moriarty, NM, USA. Dates and Events are still tentative. Coincides with the Albuquerque Balloon Festival less than 30 miles away. Details soon! Contact George Applebay 505-832-0766,|
|October 10-11, 2003...Friday thru Saturday
- 2003 SHA Central Division Workshop.
Jo McKenzie 662-325-3274 e-mail:
Mary Flaspher 607-734-3128 e-mail: