Evergreen Soaring - Western Washington's Premier Soaring Club! http://www.evergreensoaring.info/news en First operation in 2019 http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/first-operation-2019 <p>We had our first operation in 2019. For training, perfect weather. Not too cold, no rain and light winds. Ivan was the instructor of the day, David was the Field Manager making sure we had a smooth running operation.</p> <p>It was not just us who were out flying, the airport was busy with fixed wing, helicopter and even Lear jet traffic. At one point there was a helicopter, an ultra-lite, a hombuild, a glider and me on final. But it all worked out, situational awareness kept us save. I don't think a traffic tower could have handled the traffic any better.</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/first-operation-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 06 Jan 2019 20:01:44 +0000 Jean-Claude Hauchecorne 14476 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info The 2018 SGC Awards Banquet http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2018-sgc-awards-banquet <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium;"> </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2018-sgc-awards-banquet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Tue, 27 Nov 2018 19:06:45 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 14317 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Hard Work (together with Luck) Pays Off http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/hard-work-together-luck-pays <p dir="ltr">Following is an account by Thomas Van de Velde about his flight from Arlington on July 29 that earned him 489 OLC points and 3rd place in the WBC 2018.  It is a nice reminder of the XC potential of soaring out of Arlington even when haze and smoke seem to snuff out all expectation of good lift.  So, congratulations to Thomas for a great flight and thanks for sharing the experience!</p> <p dir="ltr">Here is his story:</p> <p dir="ltr"> </p><p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/hard-work-together-luck-pays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Sat, 13 Oct 2018 19:19:16 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 14056 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info The Willy Burhen Cup (WBC) 2018 http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/willy-burhen-cup-wbc-2018 <p>September 25 marked the end of the 2018 OLC year and thus also the end of the Willy Burhen Cup (WBC) 2018.  This is the 14<sup>th</sup> annual competition for the best XC flight of any soaring pilot in Western Washington in memory of Willy Burhen who was one of the enthusiastic supporters of exploring the XC potential of the Cascades.</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/willy-burhen-cup-wbc-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:11:11 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 13870 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Grand Day at Arlington by Henry Rebbeck http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/grand-day-arlington-henry-rebbeck <p> </p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;"><span><span style="font-family:Calibri;"><span style="font-size:medium;">July 23</span><sup><span style="font-size:small;">rd</span></sup><span style="font-size:medium;"> Arlington….</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/grand-day-arlington-henry-rebbeck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:38:13 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 13473 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info The Twisp OLC Camp 2018 http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/twisp-olc-camp-2018 <p>The Twisp OLC campis now an established event for the Washington State soaring scene.  And this year's evnt during the last week of June was another success story despite not having the best soaring conditions.  June 29 - the last day of the camp - was the best day and the three best flights on that day were also the best for the whole week.</p> <p>     Ron Clark              512.9points</p> <p>     Henry Rebbeck       469.4 poimts</p> <p>     Movses Babayan     452.3 points</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/twisp-olc-camp-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Thu, 05 Jul 2018 19:56:07 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 13295 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Flying in the North Cascadwes http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/flying-north-cascadwes <p><span style="font-size:medium;">The weather in 2018 has been so far (as of June 12) not very fiendly to XC soaring pilots except on May 14.  Ron Clark and Henry Rebbeck took some very long tows from Arlington and posted the two best flights so far in 2018 for Region 8 -552.79 OLC points for Ron and 492.76 points for Hanry.  And fairly late on the same day Phil Rose took the SSF DG-1000 from Arlington to Ephrata - quite a day!  Just for refrence, the best flight from Ephrata was made by Movses Babayan with 492.22 points.</span></p> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/content/flying-north-cascadwes-henry-thermalpng"><img src="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/sites/default/files/images/Henry in a thermal.thumbnail.PNG" alt="Flying in the North Cascadwes" title="Flying in the North Cascadwes" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="64" /></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/flying-north-cascadwes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:15:20 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 13133 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info The 2018 SSA Convention in Reno NV http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2018-ssa-convention-reno-nv <p>Here is a comprehensive report about the recent SSA convention - thanks  Heinz!</p> <p> </p> <h1 id="docs-internal-guid-129a390c-0c66-ac26-8dd9-9d2caf0a2130" dir="ltr">SSA Convention report</h1> <p dir="ltr">By Heinz Gehlhaar</p> <h2 dir="ltr">My Highlights</h2> <ul><li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Got the fly the Perlan simulator two times.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Got a nice glider model to fly and show off at meetings.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Great presentations, some were better than others.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Awards banquets.</p> </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2018-ssa-convention-reno-nv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:38:58 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 12645 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Thoughts and Resolutions for 2018 http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/thoughts-and-resolutions-2018 <p>Ron Clark     Idaho, Montana, Oregon... which way do I want to go/</p> <p>Brad Hill     How do I make the Tetra into a gun paltaform?</p> <p>Dan Housler     Hi guys, I haven't seen you for a while.</p> <p>Thomas Van de Velde     Develop a personal thermal predicting app to beat Ron   </p> <p>Fred Hermanspann     Get the Chinook into the air again.</p> <p>Movses Babayan     Which glider do I want to fly today?</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/thoughts-and-resolutions-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:21:23 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 12406 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info XC Soaring in 2017 in Washington State http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/xc-soaring-2017-washington-state <p>With the end of the soaring season for this year it is time again to review what happened in the world of XC soaring in the state of Washington (WS).  While the calendar year is not over yet, the OLC year 2018 started already on September 25.  This cutoff for the OLC 2017 may generally be enough to cover the thermalling season but wave flying is attracting some renewed interest lately and we have already some entries for the OLC 2018.</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/xc-soaring-2017-washington-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Sun, 26 Nov 2017 23:45:38 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 12251 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info