The Ralph Stanton Barnaby Lecture
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The National Soaring Museum
annually sponsors the prestigious Ralph S. Barnaby Lecture given by
distinguished soaring personalities, who have made significant
contributions to the history of motorless flight, at different parts of
the country to honor this man. The
Soaring Museum has a biography of Barnaby.
( Contributed thanks to Peter W. Smith, NSM
The presenters of the lecture have included:
2012 - Greg Cole: 41st, Charlotte, NC. "Less is More, Small is Beautiful, and Simple is Fast - The Story of Windward Performance"
2011 - Darrell Collins: 40th, Kitty Hawk, NC. "A Legacy of Greatness: The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk"
2010 - John Cochrane: 39th, Chicago, IL. "The Evolution of Contest Scoring"
2009 - Dave Raspet: 38th, Grapevine, TX, "Developement of the RJ-5"
2008 - James K. 'Chip' Garner: 37th, Wichita, KS, "Evolution of Software in Soaring Instruments"
2007 - Einar Enevoldson: 36th, Elmira, NY, "The Quest for Higher Altitude is Once Again an
2006 - David Ellis: 35th, Albuquerque, NM, "Cambridge Aero Instruments from 1972 - 2002 -- The People Behind the Product"
2005 - Jan Scott: 34th, Memphis, TN, "The Horten Brothers and Their Flying Wings"
2004 - Russell Lee: 33rd, Denver, CO, "Arlington Sisu 1A: Rise and Demise of America's Most Successful Competition Sailplane and the Beginning of the Era of Fiberglass"
2003 - Bernald Smith: 32nd, Dallas, TX, "People and Planes"
2002 - Paul A. Schweizer: 31st, Elmira, NY, "Soaring through the 20th Century"
2002 - Gerhard Waibel: 30th, Tehachapi, CA, "The Sailplanes of 2050"
2001 - George Moffat: 29th, Wichita, KS, "Trends in Competitive Soaring - A 40-Year Perspective"
2000 - Bruce Carmichael: 28th, Phoenix, AZ, "A Half Century of Soaring Technology"
1999 - Paul A. Schweizer: 27th, Clinton, MD, "Observations & Experiences during the 20th Century"
1998 - Cedric Vernon and Frank Irving: 26th, Elmira, NY, "Flying Experiences, Testing"
1997 - Henry Combs: 25th, Dublin, CA, "195 and Counting"
1996 - Herman Stiglmeier and Ted Bellak: 24th, Waikiki, HI, "Reminiscences on Soaring"
1995 - Richard H. Johnson: 23rd, Chicago, IL, "Evolution of U.S. National Soaring Contests"
1994 - Stan Hall: 22nd, Elmira, NY, "Soaring and the Society"
1993 - Walter Klemperer: 21st, Los Angeles, CA, "Dr. Wolfgang Klemperer - Soaring Pioneer"
1992 - Tom Crouch: 20th, Alexandria, VA, "Gliders - The Road to Powered Flying"
1991 - Shirley Sliwa: 19th, Elmira, NY, "Ralph S. Barnaby"
1990 - Joachim P. Kuettner: 18th, Colorado Springs, CO
1989 - William S. Ivans: 17th, Elmira, NY, "Soaring: A World Perspective"
1988 - P. Rudolph Opitz: 16th, Hampton, VA, "Development of the DFS: Rigid Tow for Large Gliders"
1987 - Steven Bussolari: 15th, Seattle, WA, "The Daedulus Human Powered Flight Project"
1986 - Paul Garber: 14th, Elmira, NY, "The Wright Brothers"
1985 - John W. Laister: 13th, St. Louis, MO, "Kaleidoscope of Events in Jack Laister's Career"
1984 - Oran Nicks: 12th, Dallas, TX, "There's More to Come"
1983 - Ralph S. Barnaby: 11th, Princeton, NJ, "Pioneers and Early Days of Soaring"
1982 - John Firor: 10th, Boulder, CO, "The Living Atmosphere in Which We Soar"
1981 - Thomas Page: 9th, Chicago, IL, "Thinking About Safety"
1980 - Richard Hallion: 8th, Boston, MA, "Gliders in the NASM"
1979 - Paul MacCready: 7th, Los Angeles, CA, "Soaring Background of the Cross Channel Man-Powered Flight"
1978 - Karl Stredieck and Tom Smith: 6th, Elmira, NY, "World Gliding Champs"
1977 - E.J. Reeves: 5th, Dallas, TX, "Early Days of Soaring in Texas"
1976 - Karl Stredieck: 4th, Falls Church, VA, "1,000 Miles Along the Alleghenies"
1975 - A.J. Smith: 3rd, McLean, VA, "The Competitive Spirit In Conjunction with Master of the Wind"
1974 - Stanley W. Smith: 2nd, Dayton, OH, "Gliders and the Space Program"
1973 - Ralph S. Barnaby: 1st, Philadelphia, PA, "Barnaby Reminisces"
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