Soaring Magazine Index for 2009 organized by section

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2009 Safety Program, Catalog, Clio's Wings, Club News, Contest Corner, Covers, Eagle Fund, Feature Articles, Feature Item, Final Glide, Flight Lines, Glider Gallery, SSA and FAI Awards, Safety Corner, Side Bar, Soaring Calendar, Soaring Mail, Soaring Memories, Soaring Milestones, Soaring News, Soaring Photo Showcase, Soaring Tech, Thoughts from the Chairman, Why We Fly

2009 Safety Program
Gene Hammond, The Three C's, January, page 42
Stephen Dee, First Flight Guide for Instructors and Trainees, February, page 48
Gene Hammond, Hooray, It's Spring, March, page 43
Richard Carlson, Planning for a PT3 Event, April, page 42
Gene Hammond, SSA Recommended Signals, May, page 40
Burt Compton; Pat Costello, Preventing Rollout Accidents, June, page 14
Richard Carlson, Aerotow Signals -- Do You Know What's Going On?, July, page 14
Pat Costello, Burt Compton, The Value of Club Management, August, page 12
Bernald S. Smith, Winches -- Pay Attention, September, page 14
Burt Compton, Plastic Pilot Certificate, October, page 7
Gene Hammond, But That's Not What I Thought You Said, November, page 7
Burt Compton, Gotcha! Less-Known FAA Regulations for Glider Pilots and Towpilots, December, page 10

November, page "Insert"

Clio's Wings
Raul Blacksten, Dick Schreder, January, page 60
Raul Blacksten, Before the SSA, February, page 60
Raul Blacksten, Military Training Gliders, March, page 60
Raul Blacksten, On Blended Wings, April, page 60
Raul Blacksten, The Sierra Wave Project, May, page 60
Raul Blacksten, More Primary Gliders, June, page 60
Raul Blacksten, Haller-Hirth, July, page 60
Raul Blacksten, Olympic Gliders, August, page 60
Raul Blacksten, The Upper Mid-West, September, page 60
Raul Blacksten, America's First Glass, October, page 60
Raul Blacksten, The First Coast-to-Coast Glider Flight, November, page 60
Raul Blacksten, Itford, December, page 60

Club News
Frauke Elber, A Day of Spin Training by Rob Creedon, January, page 14
Frauke Elber, Club Happenings, February, page 16
Frauke Elber, Winch Flights, March, page 16
Frauke Elber, Club Activities, April, page 13
Frauke Elber, Awards and Opportunities, May, page 44
Frauke Elber, Club Activities, June, page 48
Frauke Elber, Club Activites, July, page 50
Frauke Elber, Club Activities, August, page 50
Val Paget, From Tornado to Triumph, September, page 50
Val Paget, Great Club Web Sites, October, page 42
Frauke Elber, Club Activities, November, page 44
Frauke Elber, 2009 Dust Devil Dash; A Gathering of Eagles;, December, page 44

Contest Corner
John Cochrane, Rules for 2009, February, page 37
Cindy Brickner, OLC Convention Report A Decade of Developments, May, page 35
Andy Blackburn, Getting Started, July, page 38
David MacKenzie, The 2008 Region Six South Contest, August, page 38
Gena Tabery, Open and Standar Class Nationals 2009, September, page 39
Jason Stephens, WAG 2009 - A Glider Pilot's Perspective, October, page 40
Marie Gurnett, Region 6 North Contest - Ionia, Michigan, August 17-22, 2009, November, page 48
Stephen Northcraft, 2009 18-Meter Nationals -- Ephrata, Washington, December, page 40

Peter M. Guy, Rand Baldwin and his LS-8 finishing at Standard Class Nationals, January
Mark Grubb, Martin Eiler over Barren Ridge west of California City, CA, February
Roger Bard, Bob Gaines flying Jerry Wenger's Spalinger-18-III, March
John Sullivan, LAK 17 near Mt. Pleasant, MI, Summer 2008, April
Margaret Haynes, Sailplane on Tow with Greater Boston Soaring Club, May
Dmitry Rudas, Two DG-1000 sailplanes prepare for take off at Arlington, WA, June
Todd Schultz, Jeff Byard's Baby Albatross at Tehachapi, CA, July
Pete Guy, Richard Mockler flying his ASW-27B At Fredericksburg, Texas, August
Bob Thompson, Late Season near Durango, Colorado, September
Richard Oris, Maiden flight of Fred Winter's ASK-21, October
Dr. Martha Martinez, Tony Turiano with 1-35C featured on cover of SOARING 1984, November
Richard Otis, Fred Winter lands his new ASK-21 in the snow, December

Eagle Fund
Building for Our Future, November, page 43

Feature Articles
David MacKenzie, Me and My Motorglider, January, page 24
Cindy Brickner, A Day of Soaring the Sierra Wave from Forecast to Flight Miles, February, page 20
Greg Klein, Soaring & Education, February, page 28
Dean Carswell, Flying the Jonker JS1 Revelation, March, page 24
Dave White, Premature Termination of the Tow, March, page 29
Norm Miller, Craig Loomiller, The 2008 1-26 Championships, March, page 37
Bob Thompson, Racing the Dust, April, page 20
Thomas Martin, Sailplane Modeling in the 21st Century A Passion for Scale Soaring, April, page 25
Marc McNaughton, Reaching a Better Audience, April, page 28
Own Musselwhite, Cow Out Landing, April, page 34
Bruce Bulloch, Ephrata Decoded A Brief Look at the Weather of the Columbia Basin, May, page 18
Calvin Mampe, My first Contest!!, May, page 27
Randy Teel, Oklahoma Wave Soaring Yes, Wave and Ridge in the Sooner State!, May, page 28
Neita Montague, The Allure of the Libelle, June, page 22
Kempton Izuno, Loving the Libelle, June, page 26
Gerd Ottensmann; Peter Selinger, Ursula Hanle, June, page 27
Matt Herron, Dancing with Gravity, June, page 29
Bob Thompson, Above the Tops Photo Ops, June, page 32
David A. MacKenzie, March Mecca The 2009 Seniors Championship, June, page 34
Mark Hawkins; Frank Paynter, Live SPOT Tracking at the 2009 Seniors Championship, June, page 37
Tony Cirincione, Don't Cross the Streams -- Combining Glider Operations with Airplane Traffic Patterns, July, page 22
Val Paget, Sirens in the Sky, July, page 24
Greg Swiderski, Soaring Vacations in Poland, July, page 27
Dave Nadler, The Aero 2009 Fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, July, page 32
Bob Thompson, Lift Markers, August, page 17
Hank Nixon, The SSA's ABC Badge Program, August, page 19
Richard Weil, 10+1 Lessons from a Duration Flight, August, page 20
Dave Killinger, A Mouse Tail, August, page 23
Henry Retting, A Perfect Flight, August, page 23
James E.P. Davis, John Krey, Clyde Thornton, and the Church of the High Desert, August, page 25
Scott Fletcher, Flying for Silver in the Millennium Falcon, August, page 26
Wolfgang & Christine Schmelzer, Soaring Couple Sets U.S. Records, August, page 27
Wallace Berry, Silver C in a 1-23D If I get to 3,000, I'm going, August, page 29
Christopher G. Prince, Sandwich Diamond: A Four Day Saga, August, page 32
Jeanne Pitsenberger, The Sink Meter, August, page 34
Jim Skydell, A Soaring Life: Dean Carswell, September, page 22
Dean Carswell, What was Your First Glider?, September, page 24
Bob Thompson, Lift Markers -- Stir it UP, September, page 29
Wilfried Krueger, Ely, Nevada A Paradise for Glider Pilots, September, page 32
Bob Thompson, Seasons End Color and Snow, September, page 36
Art Davis, Alive and Well at Fifty, October, page 14
Eric Greenwell, Perlan Project Progress, October, page 20
Bob Thompson, Lift Marker - Buzzards, October, page 22
Dan Johnson, Getting to Know UFO, October, page 32
Ronnie Rogers, Inadvertent L13 Tow Release, October, page 39
Joann B. Shaw, A Family Affair, November, page 18
John Wallin, The Hobbs Safari, November, page 21
Cam Martin, An Evaluation of the High Performance Aspects of the Schweizer 1-26 Sailplane, November, page 24
Bill Vickland, Why Fly The 1-26, November, page 32
Dianne Black-Nixon, It's a Family Thing: 1-26 Keepers, November, page 34
Connie Buenafe; Bob Hudson, The 1-26 National Championships, November, page 35
Eric Greenwell, The Perlan II Project Update, November, page 39
The Fly by Feel Team, The Fly by Feel Project: The Experience of Soaring like a Bird or a Bat, December, page 28
Kevin E. Nick, Inland Island Soaring, December, page 34
Chris Woods, The Silent Waves of Hawaii, December, page 38

Feature Item
William R. Batesole, Last Cloud, May, page 26

Final Glide
January, page 46

Flight Lines
Chuck Coyne, HARRUMPH!, January, page 4
Chuck Coyne, Smooth Sailing, February, page 4
Chuck Coyne, Thank you George, March, page 4
Chuck Coyne, Late Breaking News| Clubs, April, page 4
Chuck Coyne, May, page 4
Chuck Coyne, June, page 4
Chuck Coyne, Photographic Perks, July, page 3
Chuck Coyne, Badges & Records, August, page 4
Chuck Coyne, Join the Club, September, page 4
Chuck Coyne, A Good-Bye to Gliders, October, page 4
Chuck Coyne, What has SSA done for me Lately?, November, page 3
Chuck Coyne, December, page 4

Glider Gallery
Marin Szemplinska, Region 5 North Contest, Perry, SC, January, pages 30,31
Mark Grubb, Martin Eiler in his Schleicher ASW-27, February, pages "30,31"
Yasuhiro Yama, Hagiwara H-23 Two-Place Trainer, March, pages "30,31"
Pete Guy, Crosswind Launch in Fredericksburg, Texas, April, pages "30, 31"
Pete Guy, May, pages "30,31"
Trace Lewis, Genesis 2, June, pages "30,31"
Rolf Koenenkamp, Alisport Silent 2 at Mount Hood, Oregon, July, pages "30,31"
Ben Johnson, Soaring, August, pages "30,31"
Christian Mackin, ASW-27 flown by Martin Eiler, September, pages "30,31"
Yasuhiro Yama, Schleicher ASK-21 at Menuma Gliderport, Japan, October, pages "30,31"
Martin Simons, Three-View, November, pages "30,31"
Steve Pachura, Rolf Schulze flies at Torrey Pines, California, December, pages 30, 31

SSA and FAI Awards
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, January, page 39
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, February, page 52
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, March, page 50
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, April, page 53
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, May, page 50
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, June, page 46
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, July, page 48
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, August, page 48
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, September, page 48
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, October, page 50
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, November, page 50
Judy Ruprecht, Badges & Records, December, page 50

Safety Corner
George Thelen, Contest Mid-Air, January, page 48
George Thelen, Bad Habits, February, page 41
George Thelan, Bob Whelan, A Message from George, March, page 51
Rich Carlson, Soaring Safety Foundation Annual Safety Summary Report FY08, April, page 46
Thomas Knauff, Checklist, May, page 47
Billy Hill, Risk Assessment, June, page 12
Mark Allen, When Should a Towrope be Repaired or Replaced?, July, page 12
S.R. Dvorchak, Jay McDaniel, Belinda Morse, Mid-Air!; Importance of a Great Instructor:Perspectives of a Mid-Air by Tow Pilot, August, page 9
Tom MacJarrett, Stall/Spin Training at the Adirondack Soaring Club, September, page 20
Bill Burner, Two Plane-Glider Mid Air Collision Avoidance, October, page 8
Bill Sprauge, Challengine Highway Landing, November, page 10
John Joss, Emergency at 15,000 feet, December, page 11

Side Bar
Andy Gough, Weather on the Web A Great Service at the SSA Web Site, May, page 19

Soaring Calendar
Contests and Special Events, January, page 51
Contests and Special Events, February, page 49
Contests and Special Events, March, page 48
Contests and Special Events, April, page 50
Contests and Special Events, May, page 52
Contests and Special Events, June, page 50
Contests and Special Events, July, page 51
Contests and Special Events, August, page 52
Contests and Special Events, September, page 52
Contests and Special Events, October, page 52
Contests and Special Events, November, page 52
Contests and Special Events, December, page 54

Soaring Mail
Emil Kissel, Tailess Tails, January, page 5
Henk Jukkema, Tailess Launching, January, page 5
Jim Herd, Worried Member, January, page 5
Boom Powell, Navy Gliders, January, page 6
Chip Bearden, Chipping In, January, page 6
Dave Newill, Good Press for Soaring, January, page 6
Ron Ciminero, Future Tech Articles, January, page 6
Kelly Kite and Mike Bradford, A Soaring Invitation, January, page 7
Allan Broadribb, Calendar Safety, February, page 5
Ray Lovinggood, Chute Packing Interval Increased, February, page 5
Reb Byrne, Thumbs Down on Rules of Thumb, February, page 5
John H. DeRosa, Enjoys the Vintage, February, page 6
Don Golden, Memories of Alice, February, page 6
Ray Conlon, Orphan Idea, February, page 7
Jack Wilson, On Sinha Deturbulators, February, page 7
Frank Allen, Pet Peeves, February, page 8
Andrew Hall, The Boy Who Flew With Condors, February, page 8
Dave Newill, Help Wanted, February, page 8
Wayne Paul, Please Say Mackay, February, page 8
Keith James, El Mirage Soaring Continues, March, page 5
Louanne Peck, El Mirage is Not Gone, March, page 5
Mark Johnson, Suggestions, March, page 6
Bob Adams, Thank you Bill, March, page 8
Pete Rendek, Head over Heels for Aerobatic Articles, March, page 8
Bob MacIlveen, Aerobatic Excellence, March, page 9
Chris McKeage, SSA Growth Ideas, April, page 5
Norbert Paas, Duster on Display in Illinois, April, page 5
Jim Hendrix, Old Wineskins, April, page 5
Lee Eilbacher, Remembering Dick Schreder, April, page 7
Lee Rusconi, Fantastic Rules, April, page 7
Cliff Hilty, Gets a Soaring Tech Charge, April, page 7
Peter Blount, Aviation Trivia Time, April, page 7
Dean Carswell, Spin Training, May, page 6
Rick Walters, February Soaring Photos and Sierra Wave Story, May, page 6
Heinz Bringentoff, February Soaring Photos and Sierra Wave Story, May, page 6
Andy McKittrick, February Soaring Photos and Sierra Wave Story, May, page 6
Pete Donath, February Soaring Photos and Sierra Wave Story, May, page 6
Henry Combs, February Soaring Photos and Sierra Wave Story, May, page 6
John Shmoldas, February Soaring Photos and Sierra Wave Story, May, page 6
Pete Hall, Agrees with Mark Johnson, May, page 7
Betty Wood, Clio's Wings and TG Gliders, June, page 5
Vincent Messina, 2008 Safety Summary Report, June, page 5
Dean Chantiles, Loves Soaring Magazine, June, page 5
Jim Short, Dramatic Photo, but ..., June, page 6
Mike Finegan, Good Web Work Recognized, June, page 6
Ray Lovinggood, Good Web Work Recognized, June, page 6
Sergio Colacevich, Alby's Travels, June, page 6
Paul Happ, Ditching, June, page 7
Mark Andrews, A New Member Comments, July, page 5
George Uveges, Sierra Wave History, July, page 6
Neal Chism, Likes Soaring Magazine, July, page 6
Finbar Sheehy, Notes to the SSA Chairman, July, page 6
Tony Deleo, Notes to the SSA Chairman, July, page 7
Dean Chantiles, Liked the May Issue, August, page 5
Jason Depew, Hank Nixon's His Hero, August, page 5
Bob Whelan, Brain Engaged Approaches, August, page 6
Andy McKittrick, Canadian Coin Controversy, August, page 6
Roy DeBolt, Semantically Speaking, August, page 6
Val Paget, Soaring Promoter Extraordinaire, September, page 5
Kirk Urban, SSA Auto Donation Program Kudos, September, page 5
Bill Daniels, Winching Words, September, page 5
Chuck Klivans, Saw the Yaw, September, page 5
Tom Tauber, Geography 101, September, page 6
Martin Umberger, Not His Time to Upgrade, September, page 6
Paul Wapensky, Clear Nav Installation Article, September, page 7
Bill Collum, Reply to Clear Nav Installation comment, September, page 7
Stephen Dee, Civil Air Patrol Helps Promote the Sport, October, page 5
Jim Kellett, Delighted Already, October, page 5
John Shmoldas, Sierra Wave Fan, October, page 5
Bill Daniels, Men of Few Words, October, page 5
James Kade, Discus Photo, October, page 5
Ron Whipple, Observations, November, page 4
John Jenista, Historic Concerns, November, page 4
Cam Martin, Kudos to Todd, November, page 5
Stan Kasprzyk, Polish Soaring Vacations, November, page 5
Gary Fogel, Attn: Soaring Staff, November, page 5
Frauke Elber, French Crew of Two, December, page 5
Mark Andrews, Looking Forward, December, page 5
Nyal Williams, Error in Clio's Wings, December, page 5
Jim Herd, Saving Gliderports, December, page 5
Richard Ludwig, Sturdy and Forgiving 2-33, December, page 5

Soaring Memories
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, January, page 37
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, February, page 39
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, March, page 40
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, April, page 41
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, May, page 42
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, June, page 45
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, July, page 44
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, August, page 44
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, September, page 47
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, October, page 46
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, November, page 42
Bertha Ryan, Remembering the Past, December, page 43

Soaring Milestones
Frauke Elber, Makayla's Big Day, January, page 44
Geldard Woerner, Never Too Old, January, page 44
Thomas A. Pressley, Caprock Club Member Chris Solos, January, page 44
Tom Albrecht, New Commercial Rating, January, page 44
Tom Albrecht, Newest Private Pilot, January, page 44
Well Done, Dan, January, page 44
Fred Woll, Ready for More, January, page 45
Phil Jones, First Solo Flight by George Mark, January, page 45
16-Year-Old Solo in Florida, January, page 45
Blue Ridge Successes, January, page 45
Fred Woll, A Treat, January, page 46
Graham Pitsenberger, Bagging a Bronze Badge, January, page 46
Lee Beck, A Family Affair, January, page 46
Bill Corbin, Amelia Adams -- Glider Pilot, February, page 44
Bill Tisdale, Connor Gets his "A" Badge!, February, page 44
Paul Campobasso, New Private Pilot at Sixteen, February, page 44
Jim Humphrey, Youngest IGC Member Solos, February, page 44
Pamela & Timothy Matheny, Licensed to Fly, February, page 45
Jeanne Pitsenberger, Rob Chapman Adds Glider Rating, February, page 46
Jeanne Pitsenberger, US Air Pilot Adds Glider Rating, February, page 46
Gary Naber, John Semones Solos at Blue Ridge, February, page 46
Vince Pangia, Taylor Loyd Solos at Fourteen, February, page 46
Final Glide, February, page 46
David Laitinen, Harriers Solo Joey Humphrey, March, page 41
Mitch Deutsch, New Private Rating, March, page 41
Norm Seelbinder, Lifelong Dream Fulfilled, March, page 41
Gary Garavaglia, Bravo to Virgil Wilson, March, page 41
Robert Powell, First Solo of 2009, March, page 41
Ingrid Kjenslie, Goal Oriented Retiree, March, page 42
Final Glide, March, page 42
Paul Kelly, Another Vulture, Paul C. Kelly, Solos, April, page 39
Bill Corbin, Kyle Cage Solos at 14, April, page 39
Gary Naber, John Semones Passes Commercial Check-Ride, April, page 39
Paula and Philip O'Reilly, Air Force JROTC Cadet Niko Giannes Solos, April, page 39
Franklin Burbank, Robert Tyson is a New Private Pilot, April, page 39
Franklin Burbank, Sixteen-Year-Old Private Pilot Alex Hardesty, April, page 40
Jim Hendrix, Tom Hardy's Birthday Party, April, page 40
Final Glide, April, page 40
Steven Settlemyre, Settlemyre Solos, May, page 37
Fred LaSor, Region 11 Revolving Trophy Finds a New Home, May, page 37
Jason Stephens, Solos and Ratings at Arizona Soaring, May, page 37
Dave White, Bethany Hiller Solos with TSA, May, page 37
Monique Weil, Northern Cal Safety Seminar, May, page 37
Bruce Bessette, Birthday Solo, May, page 38
Final Glide, May, page 38
Frauke Elber, Another Teen Solo at Tidewater, June, page 44
Mike Havener, Club President Adds Ticket, June, page 44
C.L. Walker, A Long Commute for Ratings, June, page 44
Final Glide, June, page 44
Scott Alexander, Retirement Time, July, page 45
Fred Wolf, A Highly Qualified Doctor, July, page 45
Dave Dunteman, Tucson Soaring Club Solo, July, page 45
Monique Weil, First Recipient of NCSA Cunningham Youth Scholarship, July, page 45
Soaring Correspondent Solos, July, page 45
Frauke Elber, Soloing in the Super Blanik, July, page 45
Jeanne Pirsenberger, Sweet Sixteen Solo, July, page 45
John Ehrisman, Soaring into Summer, July, page 46
Rob Stone, Doubled Down at Reno, July, page 46
Final Glide, July, page 47
Stephen Dee, Father and Son Ratings, August, page 45
Phil Jones, A Sport for all Ages, August, page 45
Phil Jones, To the Rescue, August, page 45
Mike Carlson, Second Time's a Charm, August, page 45
Eric Fortner, Illini Glider Club Trains Commercial Glider Pilot, August, page 45
Brian Lansburgh, Solo at Sixteen, August, page 46
Gary Katz, Tow Pilot Solos Glider, August, page 46
Sylacauga Soaring Society, SSC Solos a Teen, August, page 46
Final Glide, August, page 46
Beltzville Soaring Club, SSA Cadet Recipient Takes Flight, August, page 47
Doug Lent, Two New Solos at Truckee, September, page 45
Tracy Carlson, Pop's First Passenger, September, page 45
Lane Bush, Commercial Rating in Ten Years, September, page 45
Joel Zachrich, Solo in Colorado, September, page 45
Fred Looft, GBSC Achievements, September, page 45
Phillip LaBerge, Meadowlark Moments, September, page 45
Monique Weil, NCSA Action, September, page 45
Dave Nuss, Solo, Then Soaked, September, page 46
Greg Klein, High School Aviators, September, page 46
Jeanne Pitsenberger, New Private Pilot in Virginia, September, page 46
Final Glide, September, page 46
Mike Barron, A Thrill for Dillon, October, page 47
Phil Jones, 16-Year-Old Cadet's First Solo, October, page 47
Travis Whittemore, Happy in Hawaii, October, page 47
Will Dismukes, Sparks Flies Solo, October, page 47
Phil Jones, Secret Handshake Solo, October, page 47
Dave Nuss, Cleveland's Latest, October, page 47
James Locke, A Sylacauga Soaring Society Solo, October, page 48
Linda Sue Boehmer, Picture Perfect, October, page 48
Rick Hehmann, Tow Pilot Adds Glider Ticket, October, page 48
Rich Hehmann, New Commercial Glider Pilot, October, page 48
Joel Zachrich, A Soloed Son, October, page 48
Dave White, Soloed, Then Soaked, October, page 48
Tom Albrecht, New Nutmeg Member, October, page 48
Final Glide, October, page 49
John Whitney, Motivated Mohawks, November, page 46
Jeanne Pitsenberger, Shirttail Surgery, November, page 46
Don Marshall, Birthday Solo, November, page 46
J.Sidway, Nutmeg Student Solos, November, page 46
Tom Rent, Eager to Solo in Eagan, MN, November, page 46
Phil Jones, New CFIG for PGC, November, page 47
Philip LaBerge; Lynda LaBerge, Commercial Add-On Rating, November, page 47
Harold Gallagher, Enthusiastic in Avenal, November, page 47
Final Glide, November, page 47
Mike Shear, Better Late than Never, December, page 47
Phillip LaBerge, Lynda LaBerge, Commercial Add-On Rating, December, page 47
Phillip and Lynda LaBerge, Transitioned, December, page 47
Brett Wynkoop, Solo at Yards Creek, December, page 47
Brett Wynkoop, A Stout Solo, December, page 47
Brett Wynkoop, Two Private Pilots, December, page 47
Brett Wynkoop, First Solo, December, page 47
Dave White, Commercial and CFI Ratings Achieved, December, page 47
Splashdowm Rating Resisted, December, page 48
Dave White, Solo Flyer From Kazakhstan, December, page 48
Rich Carraway, Check Ride Completed, December, page 48
Jay McDaniel, Impressive Nevada Solo, December, page 49
Rich Hehmann, Three New Solos at St. Louis Soaring Association, December, page 49
Rich Carraway, Another New Pilot, December, page 49

Soaring News
Phillip C. Umphres, SSA Audit Announced, January, page 9
Sonex Aircraft, Sonex Motorglider Kit Upgrades, January, page 9
New SSA Officers and Directors-at-Large, January, page 9
Brian H. Randall, High Tech Sailplane on Display During Navy's 233rd Birthday, January, page 10
Mel Burkart, Missouri Museum Features Soaring, January, page 10
Scott C. Fletcher, CSA Achieves Non-Profit Status, January, page 11
Schreder Collection Acquired by Smithsonian Museum, February, page 10
Joe Salz, A New Nav Tool, February, page 11
Lane Bush, High School Soaring, February, page 11
Frauke Elber, 2009 WSPA Board Members Announced, February, page 11
Europa Motorglider Update, February, page 11
New 20 Meter Two-Seater From Schempp-Hirth, February, page 12
Kai Gertsen, Region 4 South Contest, February, page 12
Ed Lindoo, Motorized Guys, March, page 7
Chris Prince, Digital Cameras, March, page 8
Mike Greenwald, Helpful Hints, March, page 8
John H. Campbell, Smoky Mountain Soaring Association Rescues Bultman Fund, March, page 11
John H. Campbell, Kolstad Gift to Youth, March, page 11
Cindy Brickner, WSPA Thermal Camp Scholarship, March, page 11
Dylan Caldwell, Everglades Club Offers Monthly Memberships, March, page 12
New Soaring facility in Southern California, March, page 12
John Seaborn, Online Contest Registration in 2009, March, page 12
Denise Layton, It's Cold in Chicago, March, page 13
Warren E. Eaton Memorial Trophy, March, page 13
The Henry Combs Perpetual Trophy, March, page 13
SSA Exceptional Service Award, March, page 13
Exceptional Achievement Award, March, page 14
Certificates of Appreciation, March, page 14
2008 Barringer Trophy, March, page 14
U.S. National Record Claims Approved and Confirmed by NAA, March, page 15
Most Active Instructors, March, page 15
2008 1-26 Championship Winner Also Sets Records, April, page 9
Gliding International, April, page 10
Alby's Voyage Continues, April, page 10
Need Lark Parts?, April, page 10
Flieger Hucksfeder, SSA Region 12 Markets Soaring at AMA Convention, April, page 10
U.S. Pilot Wins FAI OLC World Championships, April, page 11
2009 On-Line Contest Committee, April, page 11
Soaring Out of This World, April, page 11
Revised SSA Regional Map, April, page 11
Lifetime SSA Membership Awarded, May, page 9
Frauke Elber, Doris Grove Awarded the Pelagia Majewska Award, May, page 9
Mike Brawner to Head SSA Volunteer Development Commmittee, May, page 10
SSA Chairman Umphres Presents Awards, May, page 10
Neita Montague, New WSPA European Representative, May, page 11
Neita Montague, First U.S. Libelle Gathering, May, page 11
Gene Hammond to be Inducted into Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame, May, page 11
John Good, Charles Augugtus Spratt 1943 - 2009, June, page 8
Most Active Instructor Award, June, page 8
Phyllis Wells, 2009 Scholarship Winner, June, page 8
OCSA Golden Anniversary Celebrated, June, page 9
Bob "Chukar" Spielman, June, page 9
Nevada Magazine Features Soaring, June, page 10
Naviter "See You" Mobile on iPAQ 310 Travel Companion, June, page 10
Fast Find PLB, June, page 10
Call for SSA Director Nominations, June, page 11
National Soaring Museum Dedicates Mall Gallery to Richard Johnson, July, page 8
Jim Payne Inducted into U.S. Soaring Hall of Fame at National Soaring Museum Event, July, page 8
Stephen Northcraft, FAA Letter of Final Determination of Pegasus AD 2005-24-01, July, page 8
Bob Talarczyk, Tourist Attraction Southwest Soaring Museum, July, page 9
Beverly Beckwith, VSA Eastern Spring Regatta, July, page 9
First Museum of Flight Contest Winner, July, page 10
D.B. Newill, Miami Gliders Successful in Gaining Relief, July, page 10
Big Blue Sky, July, page 11
Robin Clark, 2009 Region 5 North Contest, July, page 40
Linda Murray, USA to Host 2012 World's Championships - How the Bid was Won, August, page 7
2009 Flight Instructor of the Year, August, page 8
Clio Whispers About U.S. Military Training Gliders, August, page 8
Maiden Flight of the DG-1001M, September, page 8
Allen Silver, Locator Beacon Location Alert, September, page 8
Bruce Bulloch, Got Twitter?, September, page 9
Bob "Chukar" Spielman, 1-26 Association Monthly OLC Contest Update, September, page 10
Jonker Sailplanes selects Becker Transceiver/transponder, September, page 11
Frauke Elber, History of International Gliding Contests, European and World Championship for Women, September, page 12
World Gliding Championship Dates Set, October, page 6
2010 SSA Convention Dates, October, page 6
Richard J. Sprouse, CAP Cadets Receive Training, October, page 6
Cindy Brickner, Experimental Gliders - Program Letters, November, page 6
USB Adaptor, November, page 6
Frank Paynter, Mark Hawkins, John Seaborn, SSA Promotes Soaring Safety with New Sailplane Tracker List, December, page 6
SSA Regional Directors Elected, December, page 6
Loren R. Faulkner, Goodby to Hemet 40 Years of Glider Operations Ends, December, page 6
CDR Brian H. Randall, Naval Academy's Summer Soaring Program a Soaring Success!, December, page 6
Six Winches to Canadian Air Cadets, December, page 9
CD Sales Donation from an SSA Member, December, page 9

Soaring Photo Showcase
Baudouin Litt, Jerry Snedden, J. Campbell Martin, Dan Teifke, and Bryce Sammeter, January, pages 22,23
April, pages "44,45"
Baude Litt, May, pages "24, 25"
Matt Gills; George Uveges; Jon Yuhas; Jeff kline; Steve Rander, June, pages 42, 43
Glen Holden, John Wegg, Martin Gomez, Margaret Haynes-Lamont, July, pages "42,43"
Maria Zemplinska, Robert Talarczky, Darren Liby, Jim Staniforth, Towplane, Sailplane, Mountains, Sailplane on Tow, August, pages "42,43"

Soaring Tech
Bill Collum, Digital Cameras for the Cockpit, January, page 17
Bill Collum, Battery Chargers, February, page 18
Bill Collum, Jet Pilots, March, page 20
Bill Collum, Technology Marches On, April, page 14
Bill Collum, A Question Session, May, page 14
Bill Collum, The Clearnav System, June, page 16
George S. Moore, New Methods and Technologies: Winching Warrants a New Look - Part 1, July, page 15
George S. Moore, New Methods and Technologies: Winching Warrants a New Look - Part II, August, page 13
Bill Collum, Unique Soaring Terms, September, page 15
Bill Collum, Unique Soaring Terms, October, page 11
Bill Collum, Gifts & Gadgets, November, page 9
Bill Collum, Touring Motorgliders, December, page 13

Thoughts from the Chairman
Phil Umphres, So What Has the SSA Done for you Lately?, February, page 3
Phil Umphres, Volunteers, March, page 3
Phil Umphres, Back to Basics, April, page 3
Phil Umphres, Selling the Sport of Soaring, May, page 2
Phil Umphres, Safety, June, page 3
Phil Umphres, Helping the Club Pilot "Cut the Apron Strings", July, page 2
Phil Umphres, In Praise of the SSA Staff, August, page 3
Phil Umphres, SSA Web Site, September, page 2
Phil Umphres, Alphabet Soup, October, page 2
Phil Umphres, Building for the Future, November, page 2
Phil Umphres, Protecting our Places to Fly, December, page 2

Why We Fly
Michael Schaub, A Day in the Desert Sun, January, page 34
Nyal Williams, Australian Trip, August, page 36
Jeff Castro, How I Discovered Soaring ... and Why I'm Glad I Did, August, page 36
Roger Jones, Halloween Air Play, October, page 26

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