New England Soaring Association

Springfield, Vermont

Callan McKeogh Solo

Sunday August 7 found Callan piloting the 2-33 by himself in the skies of VT. The day was not producing thermals so his flights were not long but he made three picture perfect flights with his Mom, Dad,  Grandmother and two of his instructors proudly watching. Way to go Callan!!

July 2nd Region 1 Contest Cookout @ KVSF ~5:30pm: Hosted by NESA

All – In conjunction with the upcoming Region 1 contest June 24th – July 4th.  GBSC will be hosting a cookout at the airport on the Saturday of the first weekend (June 25th) and we’d like to see NESA return the complement and host one the Saturday of the second weekend (July 2nd). There are…

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UH – Soaring Hall of Fame Induction

Andrea, Walter and I had the privilege of attending Uncle Hanks induction to the Soaring Hall of Fame last weekend.  Well worth the trek to the National Soaring Museum in Elmira. Long overdue and well deserved. There was a great turn out from amoungst the many of us who have benefited from Hanks knowledge and…

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Great Start to the Club Season

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Spring Safety Seminar Saturday morning.  Good information and good discussion.  For those that were unable to attend please see the post re: Franconia Soaring’s seminar next weekend.  Jerry will be speaking at that event and you may use that to meet club requirements instead. Saturday – After…

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Assembly Day

A few souls braved the raw weather and assembled the club ships on Saturday. Reminder: Safety briefing next weekend @ 10am.  

NESA Pre-season Survey

We have emailed a link to complete a brief survey to help us plan for the upcoming season.  Please try to complete the survey prior to the annual safety meeting on 4/9. Summary survey results can be viewed here: Survey Results

Invitation to Join Franconia Soaring’s Annual Safety Meeting

The Seminar will take place on Sat April 16 (April 23 is the alternate date) at the NH Electric Coop, 579 Tenney Mountain Hwy, Plymouth, NH. We will start the Seminar at 9AM and run to about 4PM. It will be followed by a very short annual meeting and then a pot luck dinner to…

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Spring Cookout: Sat May 21st

The first Picnic will be Saturday May 25th after flying. New format this year:  Soft Drinks, Burgers, Dogs and Veggie Burgers will be provided.  Cost is $5 per person.  Please also bring a dish to share.  A sign-up email will be sent out early May.  Invite your family and friends to come out to the…

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Spring Safety Seminar: Saturday 4/9

The NESA Spring Safety Seminar has been scheduled for Saturday 4/9 beginning at 10am at the KVSF FBO Building.  All members are asked to attend. Topics will include: Silly Season Considerations (Alasdair); Towing Procedures and signals (Walter); Ground Operations/Airport Operations (Larry/Colin); Club check-ride requirements – Spring + 90 day currency in club equipment (Jerry); Note:…

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Assembly Day: Sat. 4/2/16

Assembly Day for the 2016 season has been set for Saturday 4/2, beginning 10am. All club gliders were apart for the winter so the 2-33, 1-34 and 1-26 all need to be lubricated and assembled for the season. Some slots for Spring check-rides may be available later in the day, once all ships have been…

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