Monday, January 30, 2012

Earth Science Picture of the Day

This photograph is very small. This is intentional. It makes you want to click on it and read about it, doesn't it?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

TV Breakfast

The 2012 PMSC Sunday breakfast schedule is not actually a secret, we just haven't published the calendar yet. The member in charge of the schedule claims she was busy with an appearance on national TV. I thought supermodels could do anything. I guess I was wrong about that.

Anyway, the first two breakfasts were successful, and the third one will be on Sunday
at the Crossroads Cafe in White River Junction at 10amat the Farmer's Diner in Quechee at 9am. If you show up early, you might catch a glimpse of a TV star.

Monday, January 9, 2012


The idea of a Continental Gliding Championships has been around for a long time, but until recently, the only continent to stage such an event has been Europe.

The Third South American Gliding Championships started yesterday in the lowland plains near Buenos Aires. The contest is also serving as the practice contest for the upcoming World Championships at the same site, in December 2012.

The US Team is there. Sarah Arnold, Peter Deane, Francois Pin, and Tom McKnight are racing around the pampas, not too concerned, apparently, by the finer points of field selection:

So far, SoaringSpot has been a better source of results than the contest website, and at least one competitor is keeping a blog (the source of the photo above).

Sarah came in second yesterday!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Continuing education

EAA is offering a series of webinars over the next few months. At least two of them look to be interesting to glider pilots. The first is about emergency parachutes and will be given by our friend Allen Silver in less than two weeks, on January 19. The other one is on radio communications, scheduled for February 22. Both take place on weekday evenings at 8pm.

The webinars are free, and you don't have to be a member of EAA to attend, You must pre-register, however.