Past Activity for 2007
Planned Activity for 2007
Year 2008
Dates Below Are Year 2007
Note: Dates will be added as the events are scheduled
SSA Annual Convention - Memphis, Tennessee
February 8-10
The Lighthawk and Sparrowhawk sailplanes were on display
The "birds of a feather" luncheon for the Experimental Soaring Association was well attended.
ESA Presentors:
Cam Martin, NASA and the World's Worst Gliders: Unpowered Flight Research 1946 - 2006
Jeff Byard, Early West Coast Soaring
Danny Howell, Micro Lift Soaring Category
Lt. Col. Mark Stucky USAF Test Pilot School Dynamic Soaring
Experimental Soaring Association
Eastern Workshop 2007
Chilhowee Gliderport, Benton, Tennessee
May 18-20, 2007

The Eastern ESA Workshop will be held again in 2007 at Chilhowee Gliderport in southeastern Tennessee.  We enjoyed the 2006 event so much that we decided to hold it again at Chilhowee.
    "A possible featured topic for 2007 will be the evolution, construction, and performance of Schreder sailplanes (the HP- series).   The Workshop will also include the usual updates on members' projects, demonstrations, and, of course, flying.  A full agenda will be published in early Spring.
    "Last year we were favored by beautiful flying weather on Saturday, our main day, and we're hoping for a repeat this year (May is the good flying season at Chilhowee).  Last year, 11 members got to fly 9 different kinds of sailplanes.  If you missed last year, don't miss this year -- it promises to be even better.  If you don't have your own sailplane, no matter.  You can rent one at the field.  If you don't fly, no matter.  The presentations, demonstrations, Saturday barbecue, and general fellowship are well worth it.
    "Chilhowee Gliderport has a 2600-ft grass runway, and is adjacent to a ridge of the Cherokee National Forest, offering good ridge soaring when the wind is right.  Available for rent at Chilhowee are two Blaniks, a Ka-7, a Ka-6, and a Silent 2 (pure glider version).  The Gliderport offers on-field camping, and the nearby Sleep Inn offers special low rates to Gliderport customers.  There are also numerous log cabins for rent nearby, and plenty of hiking, boating, and biking activities available in the surrounding area.
    "Hope to see you all there, May 18-20, 2007." ... Contact: <    >

Central Workshop will be held at the Stanton grass strip in Minnesota


Planning for mid-summer ... weekend after Oshkosh was suggested at the last workshop

Airport Website: www.stantonairfield.com/                Minnesota Soaring website: soarmn.com 

 Western Workshop

Click here for the
    Agenda for the 2007 Workshop  

The Annual Western Workshop will include lectures, demonstrations, sailplanes on display, plenty of excellent soaring and big air at this soaring site. 

Dan and Janice Armstrong, < > or 661-882-5267
Al Bowers, < 
Bruce Carmichael,
> or 949-496-5191

No plans for 2008 at this time.

     Please refer to past calendars for examples of ESA (previously SHA) activities:
      Calendar for 2007 ... you are here
      Calendar for 2006 
      Calendar for 2005
      Calendar for 2004
      Calendar for 2003
      Calendar for 2002
      Calendar for 2001
      Calendar for 2000
      Calendar for 1999

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