Evergreen Soaring - Western Washington's Premier Soaring Club! http://www.evergreensoaring.info/news en WBC 2016 http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/wbc-2016 <p>As usual, the XC season for Evergreen Soaring started in March; however it did not really start in earnest this year until the beginning of May. Actually, it was a very rainy early season followed by an unusually warm and stable period. As a consequence all the better flights were made on a few selected days in the first half of May. The total number of XC flights in 2016 on the west side was far below the usual. Nonetheless quite a few pilots made their personal best west side flights indicating a general rise in XC capability.</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/wbc-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:54:36 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 9160 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Summer soaring meteorology - more is possible than you think http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/summer-soaring-meteorology-more-possible-you-think <p>I just got back from a trip out of town and saw Ron's double cascade crossing last Thursday (<a href="http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=5384322">http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/gliding/flightinfo.html?dsId=5384322</a>). In the pilot comments section of the OLC Ron remarked in his usual low key style, "Over and back. Who would have thought, this late in the year?"</p> <p>First of all, congratulations to Ron on a superb demonstration of his extraordinary pilot skills. There are few of us who have the abilities to pull something like this off. He continues to be an inspiration to those of us who are still trying to cut the apron strings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/summer-soaring-meteorology-more-possible-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:46:23 +0000 Edward Walker 9159 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info 2016 Twisp OLC Camp http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2016-twisp-olc-camp <p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:14.666666666666666px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The 2016 Twisp OLC Camp is now in the history books, and it was a memorable experience for all involved.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/2016-twisp-olc-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Sun, 03 Jul 2016 20:38:33 +0000 Zach Schrempp 8372 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info The Owens Valley Wave http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/owens-valley-wave <p>Ever since Bob Symons was able to soar a P-38 fighter engine off for about an hours at up to 32,000 ft over Bishop on a very stormy day in 1950, the Owens Valley wave has been a magnet for daring soaring pilots willing to brave the power of this manifestation of natural power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/owens-valley-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:43:52 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 8339 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Flying with Fred in the Chinook http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/flying-fred-chinook <p>The <span>Tuesday</span> morning plan was for an exciting day of installing hardie-plank siding on the west wall of my garage.  Motivation was low.  The normal internet procrastination was in full swing… email, news, weather etc…  Lately a new website has made its way into my morning routine, thanks to Noel Wade. </p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/flying-fred-chinook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Tue, 24 May 2016 06:57:45 +0000 John Seehorn 8112 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info May 13, 2016 - A Remarkable Flight by Tom Bjork and Kemp Isuno http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/may-13-2016-remarkable-flight-tom-bjork-and-kemp-isuno <p style="text-align:right;">This is the story of Tom and Kemp attempting to soar along the mountains from Williams (north of Sacramento) to Arlington and coming close to succeeding.  It was a valiant effort that ended short of Mount Saint Helens when they had to start the engine and retreat to North Plains OR.  They still flew an OLC distance of 491 miles at an average speed of about 75 mph for a total of 633 OLC points.</p> <p style="text-align:right;">While it was not quite successful it was an extra-ordinary flight and should serve as an inspiration to try for extra-ordinary tasks.</p> <p>- editor</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/may-13-2016-remarkable-flight-tom-bjork-and-kemp-isuno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Tue, 24 May 2016 01:18:43 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 8107 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Rimrock Ramble by Ron Clark http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/rimrock-ramble-ron-clark <p style="text-align:right;">Following is the story of another of Ron’s pioneering flights in the Cascades.  This is so far the best soaring flight in 2016 in Region 8; it is also by far the best soaring flight from the west side of the Cascades.  Btw, Tieton airfield at Rimrock Lake is the highest airfield in Washington State with close to 3000 ft elevation.                                      </p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/rimrock-ramble-ron-clark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Mon, 16 May 2016 21:02:02 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 7999 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Spring Weather - Holding Pattern http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/spring-weather-holding-pattern <p>Evergreen Soaring is blessed with a number of intrepid meteorologists that help to the general membership to get a better understanding of our local weather.  Here is Ed's analysis of the strange weather this year that have made XC soaring such a challenge so far in 2016 (until May 3).</p> <p>Enjoy the article and chime in if you want to add to the discussion.</p> <p>- editor</p> <p>Holding Pattern by Ed Walker</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/spring-weather-holding-pattern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Thu, 05 May 2016 21:34:15 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 7846 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info Dream Building by Tom Wolf http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/dream-building-tom-wolf <p style="text-align:right;">Here is the story of a 12 year pursuit of a dream - <br />building your own powered glider. Tom Wolf - one of our new students - <br />describes his building of the ultralight powered glider <br />"Cumulus" (plus trailer) that is nearing completion.<br />Hats off for his perseverence and best wishes for the completion!  <br />And of course, will it get close to its hoped for 1-26 performance?</p> <p style="text-align:right;">- Editor</p> <p>by Tom Wolfe</p> <p><a href="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/dream-building-tom-wolf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:16:33 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 7578 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info The Twin Astair is back on the line http://www.evergreensoaring.info/content/twin-astair-back-line <p>Great news, as of this Saturday, the Twin Astir is back on the line and available to be flown. Let the soaring season begin...</p> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/content/twin-astair-back-line-imagejpeg"><img src="http://www.evergreensoaring.info/sites/default/files/images/image_0.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="The Twin Astair is back on the line" title="The Twin Astair is back on the line" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="75" /></a></li> </ul></div></div> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:10:42 +0000 Jean-Claude Hauchecorne 7323 at http://www.evergreensoaring.info