Evergreen Soaring - Western Washington's Premier Soaring Club! en The AERO 2017 Exhibition in Friedrichshafen/ Germany <p>In the world of General Aviation it has become a tradition to come to the Zeppelin city of Friedrichshafen every year in April to be dazzled by the latest offerings from the various manufacturers.  </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:49:16 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 10623 at The Online Contest (OLC) <p>For anybody seriously interested in cross-country (XC) soaring the OLC has become a standard tool for comparison and analysis of what is happening in the worldwide scene of soaring.  Over a few years this method of posting XC flights to document, analyze, scrutinize, compare, and – not to forget – brag about has become almost universally accepted and has provided a major stimulus for XC soaring.  It is simple, timely, reasonably fair, and free (even though donations are encouraged).  The following statistics give some indication of the acceptance of the OLC as well as the ave</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:41:35 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 10403 at Gold Badge and Diamonds in Western Washington? <p>Now that Thomas Van de Velde has shown convincingly (i. e.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:59:14 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 10190 at First Silver Badge in Western Washington <p>Soaring – i. e.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:09:28 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 10038 at Meanwhile, on the Southern Hemisphere... <p>The New Year 2017 celebrations are barely over but for the OLC year 2017 (which began in September) the most spectacular soaring may be already over. This is not to ignore the upcoming World Championships in Benalla or the upcoming soaring season in the northern hemisphere but is based on some outstanding long distance soaring in the southern hemisphere that captures the imagination and the admiration of soaring and non-soaring pilots alike.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Sun, 08 Jan 2017 22:03:26 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 9735 at News from the 13.5m Class <p><span style="font-size:medium;">Several years ago the IGC – the international body governing the sport of soaring – decided that the World Class (based on the PW-5) was not viable because it just did not appeal to the soaring community.  Thus ended the first, and so far only, attempt by the IGC to revive soaring competition with a “cheap” one design class that would also provide a reasonable tool for beginning XC pilots.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Sat, 31 Dec 2016 19:38:51 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 9708 at 2016 XC Flights by Evergreen Pilots in Washington <p>Now that this soaring season in Washington is over, it is time again to take a look at what happened in the friendly skies over Washington. Evergreen Soaring (ES) pilots fly almost exclusively from three airfields - Arlington in western Washington, the ES home base, Twisp in the North Cascades, and Ephrata in Eastern Washington, the base for the Seattle Glider Council.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:40:52 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 9547 at Soaring the Spine of the Cascades Range <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium;"> </span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19:24:44 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 9420 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:54:36 +0000 Fred Hermanspann 9160 at Summer soaring meteorology - more is possible than 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> eGlidepath Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:46:23 +0000 Edward Walker 9159 at