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Passing of Michael Povinelli

On Friday evening, December 12, Michael Povinelli passed away due to an unfortunate accident at his home in Salt Lake City. Michael was a powerful and influential figure in many aspects of our glider world and elsewhere. His contribution to the sport and our lives was immense. Many of us owe our start and involvement in soaring to his mentorship and guidance. He was an accomplished glider pilot, airline pilot and purveyor of all things Italian. He will be missed.

The Utah Soaring Association members and board of directors would like to convey their heartfelt condolences to his wife Ruthann as well as his family.

Memorial services will be announced at a future date.

A memorial website has been created. For comments, memories and donations, please visit:
Michael Povinelli Memorial Page

Annual Meeting

This year the annual meeting will be held at the Kibble Executive Terminal, Salt Lake City International Airport on January 10th. See the club calendar for times, address and a link to a map. The potluck social held at Johann and Margaret Posch's house on the evening of November 22nd was a smashing success!

Passenger Limited Liability Release

The pilot in command has the ultimate responsibility for the operation of the glider. Our club insurance provides one layer of protection and the purchase of a personal non-owner policy will provide additional protection. A limited liability release document is another method to provide yourself and the club an additional layer of protection from legal actions arising due to an incident while flying with a non-club member. The club encourages to use of an additonal non-owner insurance policy, as well as the use of a limited liability document. Click here for an example of such a document.

Weigh Your Glider!

There is still time to get your glider weighed this season! Earlier this year Stan McGrew aquired aircraft scales and in the interest of safety he is offering free weighing services to any club member! This is a huge benefit to our club. One imortant item - Don't even think of asking Stan to let the scales out of his sight! E-mail Stan McGrew to make an appointment now.

Nephi Events

Both of the Nephi based events sponsored by the Utah Soaring association for 2014 have concluded. Visit the Nephi links on the left side menu for summaries. Thank you to all who put in thier time and energy. These events were both great successes. The OLC Camp for 2015 has been announced, and registration has been opened. If you want to volunteer work at the event next year, please contact a Board member to express your interest. We have world class soaring where we live and these events help showcase our playground! More information about the 2015 event will be announced soon.

Event Calendar

Our site has now a publicly visible calendar which can by synced with your local calendar. All club related events will posted here.

Airport Status

The 2014 soaring season has come to a close. Tows are still available at Logan Cache Valley Airport for those of you with personal gliders.

Glider Status

All USA gliders are in storage for the winter.

Trailer Towing

In order to help prepare for trailer towing, we have develped the following guidelines. Select the link below for the appropriate trailer.
Trailer #1 Towing Checklist
Trailer #2 Towing Checklist
Trailer #3 Towing Checklist

New Maintenance Procedures

The club is constantly making efforts to better communicate and track maintenance issues with the gliders. We have a new procedure which will go into effect for the 2014 soaring season. document for details.

New Flight Log Procedures

In order to better track glider usage there is a new and improved flight log installed in the gliders. Look for a zippered pouch that contains the Flight Manual, Weight and Balance information, the new Maintenance Items Log as well as the new Flight Log. The Maintenance Items Log has the contact information for the glider stewards at each airport the club uses. Also, please continue to fill out the log accurately for each flight. Thanks!

Soaring Season 2015 Training Program
We are now accepting applications for the 2015 soaring season training program. If you are interested contact Email Johann or Email Tim

To learn more about our program check out Learn to Fly and Flight Training

Currently we still have open slots.