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Scarin(not 1940's   Page 15     Hattie Meyers Junkin

California and many more. The only Federal Soaring site is Big Meadows on top of the Blue Rige [[Ridge]] Mountains in Virginia. You soar on "The trail of the lonesome pine", trying to minimse [[minimize]] the sporting terrain. 

Soaring is often done in flat country. The pilot learns NOT to ride thru all those little boosts we thought were part of making a good landing ore difficult. He is taught to use them as a spiral stair-way to higher altitudes with maybe a little cross country if he gets under the right cloud.

The farmer's daughter of today meets a didfferent [[different]] kind of "travelling" saleman, a barnstorming aviator selling Soaring. Often she is shoo-ed off her own farm land picking up the produce. Often glider pilot, like myself once, need that very cabbage patch to land in. I bought the cabbages but left I did the alfalfa field near "Souse" mt. The precedent for this purchasing is established in 

Guille vs. Swan 19 Johns 38 Amer. Dec. Ct. N.Y.822 

Coming down from the mountain the air seemed to drop out. A farmer had just plowed next to his field of alfalfa which turned the cool earth up to the hot sunshine. I crabbed the glider over the upturned earth caught a boost got me over the hazard to all aircraft, i.e.:high tension wires and made the airport not the alfalfa. 

Higher licenses needed than the three while gallsonbbue background. There were silver "C" licenses rather than "D". A few more Meets and the Golden "C" was awarded. Last year 1939 at the Tenth National Soaring Meet, the Golden "C" was awarded to American Soaring Pilots. The winners were; Robert Stanley, now test pilot and engineer with Vought Sikorsky; Chester Decker, Elmira native who never forgets to appreciate his crews part in his achievements; Joh Robinson, who dominated the Wichita, Fasls [[Falls]], Texas meet last year. Three representatives youths, all wool and a yard wide...slim not wide.
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