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WESTWIND Newsletter has been retired.

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2010 Editions

WestWind Newsletter July-August 2010West Wind July / August 2010 Newsletter

2010-07-WestWind.pdf (1.8MB)

In this issue:

  • Mountain High (Soar Truckee flight)
  • George Papa - Craftsman
  • Go, Spot, Go (Spot Messenger)
  • Evolution of Soaring at Hollister
  • more..

 

WestWind Newsletter May-June 2010West Wind May / June 2010 Newsletter

2010-05-WestWind.pdf (1.9MB)

In this issue:

  • Soaring in Paradise (Hawaii)
  • New Weight & Balance Software
  • Wave Camp notes
  • and more

 

January 2010 WestWindWest Wind March/April 2010 Newsletter

Jim Wallis, our West Wind editor has created another great newsletter.

2010-03-WestWind.pdf (635KB)

In this issue:

  • Preflght
  • Heard Around the Airport
  • SSA Convention
  • A Solo to Remember
  • Hollister Soaring Update

 

January 2010 WestWindWest Wind Jan/Feb 2010 Newsletter

Jim Wallis, Editor.

2010-01-WestWind.pdf (635KB)

In this issue:

  • Preflght
  • Heard Around the Airport
  • PASCO Safety Seminar & Banquet
  • End of the Season Flights
  • Club News
  • PASCO Meets with Reno FAA

 


West Wind 2009 Editions

June 2009 (2.2MB) 2009-06-WestWind.pdfWestWind June 2009

  • PASCO Egg captured by Air Sailing -Pg 5
  • Wave Soaring Safety -Pg 5
  • Where did the Canopy go? -I Broke Something Pg.7
  • Region 11 at Crazy Creek -Pg 9.
  • Check Rides and Solos happening everywhere!
  • Alby is on the move - ten flights - Texas or?
  • April 21, 2009 - Incredible Soaring day to long remember.
  • Extraordinary PASCO meeting focused on Reno Airspace issues and strategy.
  • PASCO Board meeting notes
  • .. and more...

 


West Wind 2008 Editions

December 2008 (1.3MB) 2008-12-WestWind.pdf

  • PASCO Pres. Column (pg 4)
  • New Winch Launch Forum (pg 21)
    • Goal to create winch launch only club
  • 2008 Awards (pg 7)
  • 2008 Sports Nationals - Montague (pg 9)
  • 2008 Region 11 Contest - Montague (pg 10)
  • Air Sailing Sports Contest - ASI, NV (pg 14)
  • Soaring to the Mexican Border (pg 10)
  • NEW Pyramid Lake and Minden Wave Agreement
    • IMPORTANT Changes - please read
  • Safety: Remember, You May Not Be Alone Up There. (pg 8)
  • OPEN LETTER TO GLIDER PILOTS AROUND THE WORLD
    (re: Minden pg 21) From:
    • Kelly Kite, BOCC Chairman
    • Mike Bradford, Airport Advisory Committee Chairman
  • Lots of great Soaring Stories...

 

June 2008 (1.9MB) 2008-06-WestWind.pdf

  • A loss to the Flying Community:
    • Dave Cunningham
    • Jack Harkin
  • Wave Flying - View Panels
  • Soaring NV - a new glider facility in Minden
  • Torrey Pines - Fight for Airspace
  • Safety Section - There I was - Tow Story
  • Air Sailing Happenings
  • NCSA Happenings
  • Monique Weil receives Les Arnold award
  • Maintenance Corner
    • Gap Seals - Beware
    • Changing Contest Numbers
  • Region 11 Airspace - NEW Lemoore MOA

West Wind Editions From Previous Years

  • 2007 Q4 - December (1.6MB) IN THIS ISSUE:
    • Editorial - PASCO and Regional Soaring
    • Region 11 Safety Review
    • NCSA Making Dreams Come True
    • Byron Flight to Capture the Egg
    • 2007 PASCO Awards
    • Mountain Ridge Soaring
    • Landings - Some thoughts from an Old Timer
  • 2007 Q3 - September (2.2MB) IN THIS ISSUE:
    • 2007 Region 11 Championships - by David Greenhill
    • 2007 Women's Soaring Seminar - by Bill Levinson
    • 2007 Air Sailing Sports Class Contest - by Hal Chouinard
    • 2007 Thermal Camp - By Larry Suter
    • Final Glide - Geoff Loyns & Ken Pruchnick
    • 2007 July 4th Tagars
    • The Silent Challenge Award - A New Soaring Challenge by Sergio Colacevich
    • Know Your Landing Area – A Dialogue..
  • 2007 Q2 - June (2.9MB)
  • 2007 Q1 - March (2.4MB)