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[[image]] Photo by John D. Ryan

"Four champions." a portrait taken from another sailplane at Odessa, Texas. The upper sailplane is the HP-8, piloted by the designed/builder, Richard E. Schreder of Toledo, Ohio. In it he won the U.S. National Soaring Championship in 1958 and 1960 and placed second in 1959. The lower ship is a German Wolf Hirth LO-150, piloted by A. J. Smith of Tecumseh, Mich., who flew it to the 1961 U.S. National Soaring Championship. Camera: Retina III c; film: high speed Ektachrome, ASA 32; exposure: 1/500 sec., opening set by meter.
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