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Chapter 6 of the

American Soaring Handbook

on Cross-Country and Wave Soaring

Authors: Richard H. Johnson and William S. Ivans, Jr.
Second available of 10 chapters. 52 pages. Size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
Price: $1.00, postpaid (75 cents to SSA members) from SSA Box 66071 Los Angeles 66, Calif.

Also available, Chapter 4, on Airplane Tow. Same price.

Long Soaring Flights
Information received by SSA indicates that the following noteworthy soaring flights have been made in recent weeks:
On March 31st, Paul A. Wilson soared an L-K sailplane 197.15 mi. from Winfield, Kansas, to Scott Field, Okla., in four hours to claim Gold distance, Diamond goal and four Kanses state soaring records: distance and goal, both in the Senior and Open, single-place classes.
On April 15th, Dale S. May soared his Fauvette sailplane 204 miles from Naperville, Ill., to Olney, Ill. to claim Gold distance and Diamond goal.
On the same day from the same place, Harold Jensen soared his LO-150 sailplane 435 miles to Hohenwald, Tenn., to claim new Illinois state and Danish single-place open distance records. He was airborne 7:45 hr. and had 4,500 ft. over Hohenwald but faced bad terrain. This was his first serious try of the season to start the "1000 kilometer (621.4 mi,) Club." He is the fourth pilot to have exceeded 400 miles in the U.S.

Dates Set For 1963 World Soaring Championships
The dates have been announced for the 1963 World Soaring Championships to be held at Junin, Argentina, as follows:
Feb. 3-10, Practice period.
Feb. 11, Formal opening.
Feb. 12-24, Championship tests.
Feb. 25, Prize giving and closing.
Feb. 13-23, IXth OSTIV Congress.
Feb. 25, Award OSTIV Trophy.
The Argentine magazine Aeronautica reports that the federal government is figuring heavily in proving adequate equipment and transportation for the Championships. Polish Zephir and Foka sailplanes have been purchased for use of the Argentine team and 24 Ka-6's and 12 Bergfalkes for lending to foreign competitors. These sailplanes will be assigned to the host country's local soaring clubs after the Championships, in proportion to their "sporting merits."
Other details concerning the Championships,as known, were published on page 14 of the January issue of Soaring,

ADDRESSES NEEDED
If you know the current address for any of the following members of the SSA or SAC, please advise SSA.
Those shown will no longer work.
Lee J. Bradley, Box 550, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Robert A. Clark, 984 So. Oxford Av. Los Angeles 6, Calif.
Robert L. Davis, 850 - 41st Ave. San Francisco, Calif.
Warren C, Frank, Box 71, Yakutat, Alaska.
William Franks, 1444 Armsley Sq., Ontario, Calif/
Charles H. Gale, Jr., Box 66, Storrs, Connecticut.
Harvey H. Hall, Box 255, Boulder, Colorado.
Chef Moniteur, Chef Pilots, La Moniteurs, Centre National de Aviation, La Montanque Noire (Revel), France
Howland C. Quinby, Box 221, Goleta, Calif.
Michael Stakley, Box 485, Englewood, Tennessee.
R. Swarbrick, 2715 Darlington Place, Apt. P4, Montreal 29, Quebec, Cn.

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