Soaring Magazine Index for 1997 organized by section

Soaring Magazine Index for 1997 organized by section

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Club & Chapter Chatter, Final Glide, George Thelen, Headquarter Happenings and Buzz, Letter, New Products, SSA in Action, Safety Corner, Soaring in Action, cover

Club & Chapter Chatter
Bob Nady, (Using Wet Weather for Currency and BFRs), January, page 16
Bob Nady, (Emphasizing Cross Country and Badge Weekends), February, page 10
Bob Nady, (Slurs at Us "Good-Ole-Boys"), March, page 16
Bob Nady, Safety Seminars and Accident Safety Counselors, April, page 10
Bob Nady, (Ground Launching and the Teamwork Involved), May, page 15
Bob Nady, (Calling Cards, New Field, Thank Yous and Weather Made Easy), June, page 17
Bob Nady, (Teamwork and Volunteers), October, page 11
Bob Nady, (Club Competition Levels Below World Distance), November, page 22
Bob Nady, (Camps and Cross Country), December, page 23

Final Glide
Larry Sanderson, Passing Friends, June, page 2

George Thelen
George Thelen, Mid-Air in the (Sierra Nevada) Mountains (Near Truckee, CA), by Bill Chilcott, January, pages 41-42

Headquarter Happenings and Buzz
Bob Wander, Soaring in America Now Available from SSA, January, page 16
Bob Wander, StormChasers Movie Starts and Ends with Soaring, February, page 9
Bob Wander, Polaroid Photo Commemorates Ride, March, page 12
Bob Wander, Contacting Other FAA Instructors in Your Area at a Local FIRC, May, page 14
Bob Wander, Normandy Invasion and Their Glider Pilots, June, page 16
Bob Wander, Recruiting Member Competition, August, page 19
Bob Wander, Publicity, Volunteers and the Yute, September, page 17
Bob Wander, Expanding Our Horizons, November, page 23
Bob Wander, Convention, Awards, and Articles on Soaring, December, page 22

Letter
Michael Steckner, Corrections Noted (to Diamond Days in the USA), January, page 3
Fernando Rueda, Let's Get with It (Like Norway and Attract Young People), January, page 3
John E. Jenista, Using the Compass, January, page 3
Ron Poe, (Alvord Desert Safari) Memories Verified, January, page 3
Joseph Mancusi, Comments on (Apparent Wingtip) Motion (in the Pattern), January, pages 3-4
Gene Hammond, Ramblings of a Grouchy Husband, January, page 4
David J. Dougall, More Insurance Information, January, page 4
Garrett P. Calhoun, The (San Gabriel and Santa Susana Mountain) Lennies Beckon, January, page 4
Gil Fitzhugh, Questions (Crosswind Approaches and Landings) Article, January, pages 4-5
Geri Silveira, (Soaring Pilot) Bad Attitude-Bad News (for Our Sport), January, page 5
Bob Davis, (Crosswind Approaches and Landings) Author Responds, January, page 5
Lloyd G. Kaufman, (Heartland Military Museum) Needs Help (with LK-10), February, page 3
Scott Miller, Seeks Advice (with New/Used Glider Purchase), February, page 3
Steve Loudon, The Sport Soars on (as Pilot is Introduced to Soaring and Three Generations Fly!), February, page 3
Tom Hardy, Lightning Inquiry, February, page 3
Robert Lee Moore, (American Made) Pito Total Energy (Does It Exist)?, February, pages 3-4
Dick Valentine, The (Lennie in the Moriarty, NM) Sky Beckons, February, page 4
Thomas L.R. Solt, Jr., Stall/Spin (and the Horizon on Approach), February, page 4
John Campbell, Thanks for Your Help (Cadet Youth Flight Cadet Scholarship Winner Letter Received), February, pages 4-5
Nathan Maloy, Thanks for Your Help (Letter Received), February, pages 4-5
Wade H. Nelson, Help with (Gimli Glider) Research, February, page 5
Chad Cooper, (Blanik Premature) Tow Release, March, page 3
Bernald Smith, PW-5 (FAA Certification) Report, March, page 3
Charles Vorsanger, On (Thelen's) Safety and Youth, March, pages 3-4
Les Sebald, More on (the Truckee) Mid-Air, March, page 4
Charles Gray, A Friendly Welcome (to a New Soaring Pilot), March, pages 4,6
Robert W. Payne, 14 Year Old (Daniel Hornal) Solos (in Washington State), March, page 6
Ray Temchus, (Injured Helicopter Pilot is) Back in the Air, March, page 6
Charles Davis, Promoting Sport (Through Establishing a Video Library), March, page 6
Bob Maronede, (Silveira) Issue Resolved, March, pages 6-7
Jack Heinemann, Done For Winter (in Wisconsin), March, page 7
John Joss, Canopy (Open on Tow Article) Comment, April, page 3
Monty Sullivan and Heinz Weissenbuehler, Proud of Young Member (Liz Schwenkler), April, page 3
Fred Robinson, Discussion of Thermals, April, pages 3-4
Phil Petmecky, Good Publicity, April, page 4
Sergio Colacevich, Don't Look At The Wingtip (in the Pattern), April, page 4
Jan Scott, More on Norway, April, page 4
Walter Hollister, Soar Minden (Winter) Adventure, April, pages 4-5
Greetings From Croatia (Flight Club Osijek), April, page 5
Norman H. Ellison, New Tasks in Competition Soaring, May, page 2
Jamie Shore, One View (of Soaring's Goals, Local vs Cross-Country), May, page 3
Jack Wyman, Is It (St Auban) Too Dangerous?, May, page 4
Ruthelma Ward Mullins, Wyman, Jack: is It (St Auban) Too Dangerous?, May, page 4
Frauke Elber, (Three Young) Friends (Grow Up with Soaring), May, page 4
Greg Godsey, (Cross-Country) Camps (Like Air Scapes) Are Great, June, page 3
Frank Elber, Blue Ridge Shares (Proven Recipes), June, page 3
Dave Treinis, (One Photo After Landing) Says It All, June, page 4
Convenience and Savings (with Soaring Classifieds), June, page 4
Brian Hollington, (Thermaling) Thoughts Revived, June, page 4
Bob Gaines, (Phoebus C) Gift (of Bob Ross and Ron Lawson) Appreciated (by VSA), August, page 3
Robert Warren, A Good Report (of Action Soaring at Brookfield, WI), August, page 3
Ross MacIntyre, IGC Sporting Code Revision (Solicitation), August, pages 3-4
John Joss, To..or Not To (Go in Severe Turbulence)!, August, page 4
Ron Watts, It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Boat???, August, pages 4-5
Ali E. Guvenoz, Where The Games Are (Inonu, Turkey), August, page 5
Jonathan Fox, Thanks, Friend (William Harris)!, August, page 5
Theodore Grussing, A PW-5 (Flight) Review, August, pages 5-6
Laurie Cylkowski, Soaring Tiger (Scout)s, August, page 6
Steve Fischer, Thanks to Volunteers (at 15M Nationals: Charlie Spratt and Bob Nady), August, page 7
Pamela Bean, Beyond the Picnic Table (at Stowe Soaring, VT), August, page 7
Carl B. Jordan, George Challenged (on Flying In/Near Clouds), August, pages 7-8
Martin Johnson, Team Deserves Support (at St Auban), August, page 8
Gene Hammond, Learn Those Signals, August, page 8
George Thelen, George Responds (to Jordan), August, page 8
Oran Nicks, Additional (Energy Management Article) Information, September, page 3
Chuck Jamieson, Questions (Thelen's Inspection) Information, September, page 3
Stanley A. Hall, Hopes (Nomograph) Information Will Help, September, pages 3-4
Jim Walsh, Marfa is The Place (for Winter Wave), September, pages 4-5
John Pillatsch, Like Father, like Son (and credits to their CFIG), October, page 3
Bob Moore, Needed: a Two-Place 18-Meter SLS, October, pages 3-4
Convenience and Savings (with Soaring Classifieds), October, page 4
F.H. Smith, (Triggering) Wave Clouds, November, page 3
John Shelton, Another Opinion (of Airspace and Cloud Clearance), November, pages 3-4
Stan A. Hall, (Nomograph) Wording Corrected, November, page 4
Pete Engelskirger, The Fight is on (Re: Tall Towers), November, pages 4-5
Pete Williams, Motorgliders Abound (at Minden, Nevada), November, page 5
Don Toeppen, A Different View (of Airspace and Cloud Clearance), November, pages 5-6
George D. Burns, First Flight (at Fourteenth Birthday for Christopher Burns), November, pages 6-7
Don Voyles, Age is Factor (in Flights to Solo), November, page 7
Gregg R. Irvine, Check It First (Open Spoiler Warning Light), November, pages 7-8
Tracy W. Carlson, Where It's At (14 Year Old Glider Solo by Amy Kainrath in Nevada), November, page 8
Red Rivers, Kudos to Charlie (Spratt as Contest Director for Region 10), November, page 8
Marc Mott, Having Fun (in the Air at Silverado Soaring), December, page 3
Raul Blacksten, Wichita Falls Mini-Reunion (of 1947 US Nationals Attendees), December, page 3
Mark Dunning, A 3-Seat Lark? (Or Surprise Passengers When Preflight/Checklist is Incomplete), December, pages 3-4

New Products
Tim Mara, GR1000 GPS Flight Recorder, January, page 14
Tom Knauff, Low Cost GPS Flight Recorder from EW Electronics, January, page 15

SSA in Action
Chris Schnier, 1997 WSPA Seminar (held at Caesar Creek Soaring Club), November, pages 15, 17-18
Chris Schnier, Hangar Soaring Turns 25, December, page 9
Max Bishop, FAI 1998 Young Artists Contest, December, page 9

Safety Corner
George Thelen, Lightning Strikes Twice, by Allan V. Martini, February, pages 43-44
Charles Vorsanger, On (Thelen's) Safety and Youth, March, pages 3-4
George Thelen, Dogs Can So Climb Trees.. but It Takes Two Firemen to Get Them Down, by Maynard Hirshon, March, pages 42-43
George Thelen, Dual Tows, by Peter Kelly, April, pages 36-37
Billy Singleton, Sailplane Safety: NTSB Accident Summaries, Communicating for Safety, and CZoaring, April, pages 43-46
George Thelen, Dear Flabby (Contrasting Colors, Rudder Waggles, and the Convention), May, pages 41-42
George Thelen, Safety Seminar, by Margaret Rappaport, June, pages 8-9
George Thelen, Tempus Fuget (Time Flies) (and it's Time for a BFR, Aircraft Annual, Parachute Repack, Oxygen Test, or Transponder Check), June, pages 37-39
John Joss, To..or Not To (Go in Severe Turbulence)!, August, page 4
Billy Singleton, Sailplane Safety: NTSB Summaries, Deja Vu, Training the Way We Fly, August, pages 37-38
George Thelen, a Few Days in April and May (and Older Pilot's Decision Making), August, pages 39-41
George Thelen, Having Your Hands Full (at Takeoff and Off Field Landing Times), September, pages 40-42
George Thelen, Power Lines vs. Off Field Landings, October, pages 38-40
Billy Singleton, Sailplane Safety: What Has the SSF Done for Me Lately? NTSB Summaries, Probable Cause, Focus on Instructors, October, pages 41-44
George Thelen, Operations (at Airports with Intersecting Runways, Unicoms, Motorgliders, and Older Pilots), November, pages 36-38
George Thelen, Unintended Consequences (Fire from Sun's Rays Through Canopy, Canopy Smashed by Tow Ring, and Recalcitrant Water Bottle), December, pages 41-43

Soaring in Action
James W. Swinnich, NSM Report (on Museum Grants), January, page 7
David Volkmann, SSA Group (Hull and Liability) Insurance, January, page 7
Dean Carswell, Soaring Safety Seminar (at the Convention), January, page 7
SSA Member (Howard C. Blossom) Named (to Anti-Drug-Abuse Education Fund), January, pages 7-8
George Applebay, (Southwest Vintage and Classic) Rally Scheduled (at Moriarty), January, page 8
Jim Kellett, DuPont Memorial Regatta (Hosted by Skyline Soaring), January, pages 8-9
Judy Lincoln, Badge and Record News (Latest Forms Dated October 1, 1996), January, page 9
Editor, Correction on Photo Credit, January, page 9
Nancy Graham, (SSA Member) Resource Book Available, January, pages 9-10
Mike Parker, El Tiro (Arizona) Dash, January, page 10
Dean Carswell, Soar in Texas?, January, page 10
Lorinza Henry, Pawnee Mod (STC) News, January, pages 10-11
News on Weather Site, January, pages 12, 14
FAA Administrator (Hinson) Recognized (by NCAE), January, page 15
John Molumphy, 1996 Region 4 South Contest (New Castle, VA), January, pages 15-16
David Volkmann, New (Liability Limits, Winter Storage Credits for Towplanes, etc) on Group Insurance, February, page 7
Christine Zuba, Wisconsin Soaring (Action Soaring Completes First Year of Soaring), February, page 7
Karen Thompson, Team (Group) Tour (for 1997 WSC in St Auban) Announced, February, page 7
Dean Carswell, TSA (Annual Ground and Flight Training) Seminar (Scheduled), February, page 7
Stephen Nesser, ACE Academy (by Minnesota Soaring Club), February, pages 7-8
Derek (Johnson) Retires, February, page 8
More Pawnee (Wing Attachment Fitting STC Information), February, page 8
Bob Greenblatt, More Insurance (for Individual Owners from Aero Insurance), February, pages 8-9
David Habercom and Margaret Rappaport, WSCA Fall (1996) Meeting (at the NSM), February, pages 9-10
1997 Sailplane Directory (Announcement), February, page 10
Jim Short, Some (Older) Transceivers Outlawed, March, page 9
Jim Short, FAA Issues Type Certificate (for Polish Puchaz SZD 50-3), March, page 9
New (Soaring) Hall of Fame Inductees (Gene Hammond and Carl Herold), March, pages 9-10
(Diamond Aircraft) Expansion Announced, March, page 10
Jacques Naviaux, Soaring in Namibia, March, pages 10,12
One Glider Pilot to Another (Story Musgrave/Phil Petmecky), March, page 14
Bob Thompson, Turf Soaring (after 30 Years), March, pages 14-15
Pete Williams, 18-Meter New Generation (and Auxiliary Powered Integration), March, pages 15-16
Don Kawal, Call For SSA (2000) Convention Sponsors, April, page 7
Correction (for Region V Director Telephone) Noted, April, page 7
James Swinnich, New Exhibit (of Radio Controlled Model Sailplane) at NSM, April, pages 7-8
Simine and Jim Short, A Landmark (Ninth National Soaring Landmark) in the Pacific (Hawaii), April, pages 8-9
David Habercom, PW-5 Competition Announced (for Mifflin County in Pennsylvania), April, page 11
Mark Kennedy, A New Look At Soaring Magazine, May, page 7
Karl Striedieck, (1996 SRA) Poll Results and (Competition) Rule Changes, May, pages 7-8
John Shewchuk, New Raob 40 Computer Program, May, pages 8-9
Mike Adams, LS-10 (Announced by Factory), May, page 9
Zbynek Jaros, A Czech Connection (TST-1 124m ALPIN), May, pages 9-10, 12, 14
John Good, (Competition) Pilot Ranking List on SSA Homepage, June, page 7
Larry Sanderson, SSA Solicits Proposals to Host WSC 2003, June, page 7
Nancy Graham, 1997 Member Resource Book Available, June, page 7
Gene Hammond, SSA at Sun 'N Fun, June, pages 7-8
Janell Sullivan, (1994-95 Lincoln Award) Winner Announced, June, page 8
Margaret Rappaport, (First Annual Sailplane) Safety Seminar (Held in Lakeland, FL), June, pages 8-9
George Thelen, Safety Seminar, by Margaret Rappaport, June, pages 8-9
1998 Convention (by Willamette Valley Soaring), June, page 9
2 Pilots (Striedieck and Good), 2 Flights, One Great Day (April 18) and 10 Records, June, page 9
Steve Coan, Soaring in Action: Coan/Payne Train USAF(Instructors at Academy for Aerobatics), June, page 9
Dick Johnson, 1997 Marfa ( Texas Thermal and Wave) Camp, June, pages 9-10
Insurance Options (for More Passenger Coverage), June, page 10
How to Contact the SSA:, June, page 12
Henning von Perbandt, Soaring the Rainbow Nation (South Africa), June, pages 12-14
Jim Culp, (Mississippi) Governor's Challenge, June, page 15
James W. Swinnich, NSM in Action, June, page 15
(1997) Region 3 Fee Changed, June, page 16
John Campbell, Youth Scholarships (Now Three: Cadet, Bultman, and Kolstad), June, pages 16-17
Jim Short, SSA's Private Pilot Exemption (for Tow Pilots) Extended, August, page 9
Mark Huffstutler, Sweepstakes Winners, August, page 9
Peter Kelly, (Southwestern US) Safari - April, 1997, August, pages 9-10, 12, 15
Janell Sullivan, Lincoln Award Competition, August, page 9
Stemme S10VT Completes (LBA and FAA) Certification Flights, August, page 15
John Good, The 1997 Senior Championships, August, pages 15-17
Butch Thompson, (1997) Region 2 Contest Report (Mifflin County), August, pages 17-18
Carla Page, NSM Offers Permanent Remembrance of Soaring Friends, August, page 18
French Teams Dominate World Championships, August, page 18
Stemme S10VT Completes (LBA and FAA) Certification Flights, August, page 19
Ron Clarke, Thanks for (the Help with the) Sailplane Directory, September, page 7
Five (Years) in a Row (for New Mexico Glider Encampment), September, pages 7-9
New (Scale Model)Exhibits at NSM, September, pages 9-10
Paul F. DeMeester, (1997) Region 11 Contest (Montague, CA), September, pages 10-11, 13
Bob Sanders, Stemme USA Expands, September, page 10
François G. Pin, The First US "World Class" National Soaring Championship (at Mifflin County, PA), September, pages 13-14, 16-17
Gene Hammond, Correction to (14 CFR) Part 61, October, page 7
Pat Costello, Being At Fault, October, pages 7-8
Portland Update (Double Tree Hotel at Lloyd Center), October, page 8
Walter C. Pleasants, World War II Glider Pilots Soar Over Central Florida (With Tampa Bay Soaring Society), October, pages 8-9
Bob Dittert, (1997) Region 9 Ends in Tragic Loss, October, pages 9-11
Pat Costello, Recent Evolution in Aviation Insurance (Carriers and Brokers), November, page 11
Wilhelm Dirks, Winglets for 18m DG-800, November, pages 11-12
Wilhelm Dirks, Maiden Flight of the DG-505MB, November, page 12
David Newill, A Three Peat for Teens (by the Central Indiana Soaring Society), November, pages 12, 14
George Long, Report From Cadet (Who Soloed), November, pages 18-19
John Boyce, 1997 Region One Soaring Championships (Springfield, VT), November, pages 19-20
Bertha Ryan, (1997) Region 12 Contest (Inyokern, CA), November, pages 20-21
How to Contact the SSA:, November, page 21
Bruce H. Carmichael, Flying Wing Symposium (at Annual Designers/ Builders Exhibit at NSM), December, pages 9, 11-12
Air Sailing (Cross Country) Camp Concludes, December, page 9
John H. Campbell, Junior Team Sweepstakes and Contest Results (and European Junior Gliding Championships), December, pages 14, 16-17
William Ard, Russia Sailplanes in Montana, December, page 17
New Video From Sporty's Academy "Turbulence" by Richard Collins, December, pages 17-18
How to Contact the SSA:, December, page 18
Turbocharged Stemme S10VT (LBA) Certified, December, page 18
Dean Carswell, TSA (1997 Ground and Flight) Training Seminar (A Success), December, pages 18-19
Paddy Welles, (1997) Region 3 Contest Report (Harris Hill), December, pages 19-20
(1997) Region 6 South (Waynesville, OH), December, pages 20-21
Don Kawal, Call For SSA (2002 and 2003) Convention Sponsors, December, page 21

cover
John Sullivan, Air Sailing's Schweizer 2-32 Piloted by Charlie Haynes with his Wife; Chase Pilot is Bob McKay, January
John Neel, Scimitar Prototype Landed 12 Miles from Estrella by Chip Garner, February
Steve Hines, Ray Gimmey in his Nimbus 3 Crossing the Finish Gate, March
Hicham Hobeika, André Pepin and his DG-600 in Tow with the Montreal Soaring Council L-19 Tow Plane with Lake and Mountains in Background, April
Steve Hines, Gary Ittner and his Ventus in Flight Over Hobbs, NM, May
Jackie Payne, A Discus on the Ground at Sunset in the Southern Sierra-Nevada Mountains, June
John Sullivan, Rolladen-Schneider LS-3 at Rest Under a Rainbow Between It and the Mountains, August
Chuck O'Mahoney, US Team Member Gary Ittner in his Ventus CA over St Auban, France, September
Larry Sanderson, Dennis Ivans Takes Off in a Nimbus 4DM at the Flying M Ranch, October
Richard Thornton, Bright Orange Schweizer 2-33 Soaring Over Tehachapi, CA, November
Steve Hines, Ray Gimmey in his Nimbus 3 Dropping Ballast Water, December


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