Evergreen Soaring - Western Washington's Premier Soaring Club! http://www.evergreensoaring.info/news/firc.htm en Grand Day at Arlington by Nenry Rebbeck http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/grand-day-arlington-nenry-rebbeck <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium;"> </span></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><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium;"> </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/grand-day-arlington-nenry-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 The 2017 Awards Banquet http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2017-awards-banquet <p>November 4, 2017 saw the well attended annual SGC awards banquet at the Wilde Rover restaurant in Kirkland.  After enjoying a lively social hour and a nice dinner it was time for the awards and trophies to be handed out by awards chairman Craig Funston.  Evergreen Soaring members were well represented.  So here are the various winners:</p> <p>Special Certificate (expression of appreciation for the dedication and effort given to our sport)</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2017-awards-banquet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:15:57 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 12214 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info The 2017 Willy Burhen Cup (WBC) http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2017-willy-burhen-cup-wbc <p>September 24 marked the end of the OLC 2017 year and thus the end of this year’s WBC competition.  This is the annual competition to prove that XC soaring is possible and actually quite competitive on the “wet” side of the mountains.</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2017-willy-burhen-cup-wbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:38:39 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 11714 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Walla Walla/ Martin Field http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/walla-walla-martin-field <p dir="ltr">Earlier this year - May 28, when we still enjoyed some soarable conditions - Ron Clark made another pioneering flight when he soared his venerable LS-3 from Arlington all the way to Walla Walla.  This flight (which include another Cascade crossing) amounted to 459 OLC points and was the best flight on the west side so far.  Ron liked what he saw and is now planning for some soaring exploration of the Wallowa mountains.  Incidentally, Bob Pattison from the PSSA just announced his plans to make a combined soaring/wine tasting excursion over the October 6,7 weekend and</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/walla-walla-martin-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Sat, 09 Sep 2017 20:44:20 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 11657 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Class G Airspace in the North Cascades http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/class-g-airspace-north-cascades <p>For most glider pilots in the USA Class G air space (uncontrolled air space) is something that is of no practical importance, except possibly for takeoff and landing.  Class G allows operations “clear of clouds” and with a minimum of 1 mile visibility”.  Over Arlington Class G extends to 700 ft above ground (AGL) and gliders don’t lend themselves to scud running.  We don’t operate unless the cloud base around Arlington is at least 2000 ft AGL for pattern flying and at least 3000 ft for extended local flying and then fly basically in Class E (500 ft below clouds, 1000 ft above</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/class-g-airspace-north-cascades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:43:12 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 11545 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info