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Experimental Soaring Association

ESA official websiteOfficial Logo for SHA, Sailplane Homebuilders Association with image of wings sticking out windows and tail out the doorSite Updated 4/12/2010
 The national source for information regarding the design, building and flying of advanced and homebuilt sailplanes.
Was Sailplane Homebuilders Association, SHA
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Note: Update to the Schedule for the Western Workshop
        Updated Schedule    

  Calendar for 2009 

Next Activity: September 4 - Western Workshop
Mountain Valley Airport (L94), Tehachapi, California

(click on calendar above for details)

 Site Index 

Check the  Calendar for 2009 for our exciting plans

What our members are doing ...    
Links to member projects, designs, analysis, etc. 
Past Highlights

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Experimental Soaring Association, ESA   
      Contact information for ESA Officer and Volunteers 

      Purpose for Experimental Soaring Association 

      ESA Bylaws and Business Meetings  
      Editorial Policy   and    Request for Your Photos 

      ESA Members Make History  
Sailplane Builder Newsletter:  
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             Email Addresses contained on the pages  
             of the Sailplane Builder newsletter 
     Back Issues – 1980 through 2000 
             Comprehensive Listing of all back issues. 
             Note: back  issues are no longer available for sale.  
Special Links at this website:    
    Links to Member Sites and Other Sites 

     What our members are doing   

    Contact information for Related Organizations 

Classified Ads:

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Items for Sale:

   ESA history book for sale ... written by Don Santee  

    Sailplane Builder Back Issues – 1980 through 2000 
    The Collected Works of Stan Hall  
         338 pages of "the most useful, practical, and  
         understandable aero book you will buy this year".  

 Volume TWO just released 
    Video of the Arvin Remembrance  
            Historic gathering on April 29, 2000  
    Merchandise available from ESA:  
            T-shirts, pins, caps and ESA logo.  

To Join this Exciting Organization:  
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Items of Interest
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A man of many achievements and wide interests
... frequent speaker and attendee at ESA Workshops
... a heavy note taker.

In Honor of
Paul B. MacCready

From the Cover of
Sailplane Builder

J. Phillip Barnes
The Elliptical Wing in-or-out of Ground Effect

Gary Osoba, pilot of 3 SparrowHawk world records says
<>"It is a peach to land."


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 Mike in his BUG, California US 
Click here for Mike Sandlin with his BUG series of designs ... article of month

Low Cost ... Funnest Flying ... Cool Flying on Hot Days

Past Highlights

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