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AnnouncementsAnother New USA Glider Pilot
This is indeed the season for certification of new USA glider pilots. Piotr Strzelec passed his Private Pilot-Glider checkride today, September 17th, at the Cedar Valley airport. Craig Teerlink conducted the check and everything went very smoothly. Congratulations on your hard work and successful checkride, Piotr!New Logan-Cache Valley Airport Orientation Document
Thanks to the efforts of Bret Johnson, we now have a new orientation document for club glider operations at the Logan airport. Check it out on the left side menu. It's chock full of important information. With the fall descending upon us, many members will be headed to Logan for the remainder of the season. Educate yourself! Thanks also to the efforts of Ray Fredell and Mario Jimenez for thier input in this process! Also check out the new orientation documents for the other gliderports. The last page of each document now contains a performance map you can use to help with your situational awareness when flying in the local area. These performance charts are for general reference only. Remember, always carry a current chart!Club Activities At Logan
The Logan area contingent of our club has been very, very busy. In addition to providing instruction to several new club members, Adam Kite and other club members have been working at improving our facilities and equipment. Adam and Robert Kidd completed the new club storage facility on the airport for our tow out gear and assorted equipment. Joel Cooke and Dan Wrobel also helped Adam replace the axles on Trailer #3. They are currently working to replace the aft flooring of the trailer for a much safer rigging and de-rigging operation. Also, look for a new Logan area orientation document to be published soon thanks to the efforts of Bret Johnson. Thanks guys!Nephi 2014 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. If you want to participate next year, please contact a Board member to express your interest. We have some world class soaring where we live, and these events help showcase our playground!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.Go Tim Taylor!
The Utah Soaring Society salutes Tim Taylor for his accomplishments in the 2014 15m National Championships. For details, rankings, day to day comments, tasks and .igc files on the 2014 National competition in Montegue, CA visit the SSA 2014 15m/Open Class National Competition Summary Website. You can download each contestant’s flight logs, as well as look at the tasks assigned for each day. The event was sanctioned by the SSA and run locally by the folks at Williams Soaring, Rex and Noel Mayes.New Club Instructors
Jim Wolper and Kirk Urbanzcyk are now authorized USA club instructors. Jim lives in Pocatello, ID and will be instructing out of Logan. Kirk, who resides in Draper, is a long time Cedar Valley pilot. He will lend his skills and expertise at that location. Welcome guys, and thanks for your contributions!Weigh Your Glider!
Stan McGrew has aquired aircraft scales! 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.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.
USA glider operations are in full swing at at Morgan County, Logan airport, Heber City and Cedar Valley.
All USA gliders are now available for scheduling.
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.
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!