Evergreen Soaring - Western Washington's Premier Soaring Club! http://evergreensoaring.info/news en Flying with Fred in the Chinook http://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://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://evergreensoaring.info May 13, 2016 - A Remarkable Flight by Tom Bjork and Kemp Isuno http://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://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://evergreensoaring.info Rimrock Ramble by Ron Clark http://evergreensoaring.info/content/rimrock-ramble-ron-clark <p> </p> <div class="upload-image-images"><div class="item-list"><ul><li class="first last"><a href="/content/rimrock-ramble-ron-clark-510-rons-fkight-trackjpg"><img src="http://evergreensoaring.info/sites/default/files/images/5.10 Ron&#039;s fkight track.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Rimrock Ramble by Ron Clark" title="Rimrock Ramble by Ron Clark" class="image image-thumbnail " width="100" height="66" /></a></li> </ul></div></div><p><a href="http://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://evergreensoaring.info Spring Weather - Holding Pattern http://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://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://evergreensoaring.info Dream Building by Tom Wolf http://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://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://evergreensoaring.info The Twin Astair is back on the line http://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://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://evergreensoaring.info The 2016 SSA Convention http://evergreensoaring.info/content/2016-ssa-convention-0 <p><span style="font-size:small;">Some impressions from the recent SSA convention in Greensville SC by Ed Walker.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium;"> </span></p> <p><a href="http://evergreensoaring.info/content/2016-ssa-convention-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:11:40 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 7259 at http://evergreensoaring.info White Chuck Mountain: Portal to the Cascades http://evergreensoaring.info/content/white-chuck-mountain-portal-cascades <p style="text-align:justify;">After years of having the “why don't you come out and enjoy the mountains” conversation with numerous glider pilots, some who have been soaring for years without venturing into the Cascades, and some who are relatively new to soaring, I think I have unraveled at least part of the puzzle. It's a four letter word that begins with the letter “F”. You know the one: Fear. Yes, that old bugaboo.</p> <p><a href="http://evergreensoaring.info/content/white-chuck-mountain-portal-cascades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:34:12 +0000 Ron Clark 7146 at http://evergreensoaring.info The OLC 2016 - An Intermediate Report http://evergreensoaring.info/content/olc-2016-intermediate-report-0 <p>While we have just started the calendar year 2016 and are still awaiting the first signs of usable lift (ridge, wave or thermals), it is hard to believe that the OLC year 2016 is already mostly over for the southern hemisphere (having started on September 20).  The conditions in southern Africa (i. e.</p> <p><a href="http://evergreensoaring.info/content/olc-2016-intermediate-report-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:55:52 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 7027 at http://evergreensoaring.info Beyond Jordan Ridge http://evergreensoaring.info/content/beyond-jordan-ridge <p>Just in time for the coming season, here is the personal account of one of our newly minted mountain pilots. As a reminder, the Evergreen Soaring club has Flying Rules in the by-laws that specify XC qualifications and separately mountain soaring qualifications. While these are required for pilots flying as PIC in club gliders, they are also highly recommended for flying in private gliders</p> <p style="text-align:right;">- Editor</p> <p align="center">By Thomas Van de Velde</p> <p><a href="http://evergreensoaring.info/content/beyond-jordan-ridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Sun, 17 Jan 2016 02:19:32 +0000 Thomas Van de Velde 7011 at http://evergreensoaring.info