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"The Glider Capital of America" (Location of the Annual National Soaring Contests) est - June 29-July 14, 1940 (Inclusive) nc., and the National Aeronautic Association) Financing of the National Soaring Contests from the first was done by the Elmira Association of Commerce, but with each year's increasing demands, both physical and financial, the burden became so heavy that in August, 1937, a separate non-profit organization, namely, the Elmira Area Soaring Corporation, was formed to handle Elmira's part of the national and local soaring program. This corporation is financed by memberships and operated by a paid manager and an elected board of directors. [[image]] The Warren E. Eaton Motorless Flight Facilities, more commonly known as Harris Hill, located three and one-half miles northwest of the city of Elmira, is the center of soaring activities - not only during the National Contests, but throughout the year. The manufactured facilities, for both gliding and recreation, including cabins, administration building with lounge and dining hall, hangars, runway, swimming pool, outdoor fireplaces and picnic pavilions, etc., are all the result of the interest, graciousness and cooperation of the Chemung County Board of Supervisors backed by the financial support of the WPA. These manufactured facilities, plus the natural setting, make a spot unsurpassed for scenic beauty, for outdoor recreation and rest, and for-last, but not least-gliding and soaring. During the month of snow and ice Winter sports are conducted here. or YOU at Harris Hill or 10,000 cars will accommodate North-South runway atop the hill Elmira's hotels will gladly accom- (Image) (TOP) A high-performance sailplane-the most graceful of all aircraft, being launched from Harris Hill its You Will Welcome You [[image]] (CENTER) The smaller of the two all-metal hangars at Harris Hill with a total capacity of seventy-five ships [[image]] (LOWER) Aerial view from the North Showing the 150 acres and building comprising Harris Hill today. (Elevation 1697 feet above sea level.)
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