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NATIONAL AERONAUTIC ASSOCIATION DUPONT CIRCLE - WASHINGTON, D.C. THE REPRESENTATIVE IN THE U.S.A. OF THE FEDERATION AERONAUTIQUE INTERNATIONALE CONTEST COMMITTEE BULLETIN November 12, 1931 [[underlined]] New American Glider Endurance Record [[/underlined]] As a participating pilot in the 1931 National Gliding and Soaring Meet held at Elmira, you will be interested to know of the decision of the N.A.A. Contest Committee to recognize the duration flight of [[underlined]]James H. Stickler[[/underlined]] [[left margin]] my flying instructor [[/left margin]] of 7 hours, 28 minutes, 5 seconds as a new American Glider Endurance Record. Albert Hastings made a flight which was 1 minute, 55 seconds longer than Mr. Stickler's but since this pilot took off after Mr. Stickler and since his flight did not exceed Mr. Stickler's flight by the required five minutes, it could not be recognized as a new record. However, both pilots, the Committee felt, were deserving of the highest praise for these two splendid glider performances. These endurance flights, one made with shock-cord take-off, the other by airplane-tow take-off indicated the desirability of separate categories for shock-cord and airplane-tow flights, or further regulations to bring flights made by these two take-off methods into closer equality. In view of this, the Contest Committee has voted to recommend to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale the establishment of separate categories for each type of take-off or further regulations to insure flight equality. No action could be taken on the glider altitude flight of Martin Schempp pending word from the F.A.I regarding Pilot Schempp's eligibility to hold American records. The Committee felt, however, that this pilot was deserving of every consideration. [[left margin]] 1930 av [[Elaine Wolff Huita?]] helped me to soar- I did about 1 per. soaring. hard [[laceduey?]] [[hurs?]] [[riphs?]] sacroileao return to Wash D.C. 1931 Gob "C" #37 1st for conuen USA my liceuse [[GatlelNeeyess?]] [[(Baruaby)?]] Contest Committee National Aeronautic Association By William R. Enyart, Secretary
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