Nominations Now Open

This year is an election year for the LSF.  Nominations for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are now open.  The basic requirement for each office is that the nominee be a member of the LSF.  Details on the duties of each office may be found in the LSF By Laws and specific questions about those duties will answered by any of the current officers.  Contact information for the officers and a copy of the LSF By Laws may be found on the LSF website.

 

To nominate an individual email their name and your name, LSF number, and AMA number to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before September 30, 2017.

 

After the nominations are closed, the Election Committee will prepare a slate by October 15th and active members will receive a ballot by email shortly afterward.

To ensure receiving a ballot, members should make sure their email address on the LSF database is up to date by using the Member Contact Update facility found under the "About Us" tab by by October 15th. If you haven't contacted the LSF in over two years, you may use this facility to remain active.

2017 NATS

 
 

 

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    LSF's Newsletter           

Issue # 19

    June 13, 2017

The LSF is looking forward to continuing the fun that We inaugurated last year by planning another full week of after hours fun !!!!!Remember No entry fees. You don't have to be entered in the Nats to join the fun. 

Monday 7-24 after RES Pete Goldsmith will host the 2nd Annual Whipit Handlaunch Contest. 
 
Tuesday 7-25 after RES Larry Jolly will host a SAM Rules Old Timer Glider Contest. I will set up a link but basically any glider designed prior to 1951 free flight or RC. Object is 3 10 minute flights, landing in the Boundaries of Indiana. Open flight order, unlimited attempts, 2 hour window. Trophies through 3rd. BBQ dinner will be served at the conclusion of Old Timer Glider. Jim McCarthy is in charge and Johnny Diniz is coming back to cook the meat!! More info coming I am sure Jim will ask for an idea on the head count. 
 
Wednesday July 26 Pete Goldsmith is bringing back the Funfly Aerotow. This well received last year and was great fun. Halfway through We will get a head count and Jim McCarthy will bring back LSF Pizza Night. Bring your own Beer and Extra Stella will be appreciated by the LSF Board. 
 
Thursday July 27 after Unlimited Larry Jolly will host the First National F3-RES Competition. I will post the latest Rules. We will allow 4- member Teams and will have Special commerative trophies through 5th. I am asking for pre registration sign up so that We can hit the ground running. 
 
Friday July 28 following ALES Larry Jolly will host a SAM. Old Timer ALES event. Trophies through 3rd. We will use a 200 m motor limit and 8 minute max. Any Freeflight designed prior to 1951. Any questions please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
We hope that you will choose to come participate with us and enjoy the fun. Tell a friend!
Larry Jolly

 

 

 

Call the AMA to register by July 8 or mail in the printed entry form.  Here's a link to the pdf version:

 

 

 

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showatt.php?attachmentid=10118102&d=1497350047

 

 

 

You can call the AMA and pay for the NATS by Credit Card. No need to mail it in. Specifically, call 800-435-9262 and either Yolanda Jones at ext. 261 or Colleen Pierce at ext. 252 will be happy to help you. 
 
   Thursday &Friday,July20-21

  LSF Tasks at Monroe Unified Schools     $10/day  2.4 GHzONLY  OnFieldPaymentOnly

 

EVENTS Located at the AMA International Aeromodeling Center, Muncie, Indiana:

Saturday &Sunday,July22-23

  441 HL Thermal Soaring                          $30  2.4 GHz ONLY

  442 Thermal SoaringTwoMeter                 $30  2.4 GHz ONLY

 

Monday& Tuesday,July24-25

  460 RES Sailplane                                  $20  2.4 GHz ONLY

  461 Nostalgia Thermal (NOS)                  $20 2.4 GHz ONLY

 

Wednesday –Thursday,July26-27

  444 Thermal SoaringUnlimited                $30  2.4 GHzONLY 

 

Friday&SaturdayJuly28-29

  631 Altitude ElecSoaring (ALES)             $30  2.4 GHzONLY

  456 F3JThermal Soaring                        $30  2.4 GHzONLY

 

Larry Jolly, President
Peter Goldsmith, Vice President
Jim McCarthy, Treasurer
Skye Malcolm, Secretary

 

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Short Lines Issue 13

 
 

 

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Issue # 13

    April 3, 2016

Background

In the past few years a new contest format has arisen that has allowed winch launched and motor in the nose launched planes to compete on a level playing field, at least in the eyes of contest organizers and competitors.  That format is called Mixed Launch Thermal Duration.

As Mixed Launch TD has grown in popularity, those enjoying the format brought it to the attention of the LSF board.  The President of the LSF, Larry Jolly, asked a council of V's to study this proposal and advise us regarding the merits of the proposal.  A detailed set of recommendations regarding contest format rules was put forward for a vote by the board for inclusion as an allowable contest format for the traditional Soaring Accomplishments Program.  This vote took place on March 30, 2016 and result was unanimous approval by the Board of the LSF that contest results in Mixed Launch TD formats are acceptable for SAP and eSAP.

Mixed Launch Thermal Duration Requirements for SAP or eSAP Acceptance                  

The LSF will recognize Mixed Launch TD contests for consideration for SAP or eSAP requirements based on the following.  

1. The Aspirant must complete all rounds with a fully compliant winch launched Sailplane that meets all SAP requirements (or a fully compliant electric launched sailplane for the eSAP).

2.  The contest must meet the requirements for an Extended Thermal Duration contest as outlined in the SAP.

3. The scored gliding portion of the flight commences at the conclusion of any launch method employed. Meaning that electric launched models will not have their motor runs count as part of the scored flight. ALES type contests where the clock is started with the plane leaving the hand will not qualify.

4.  All contestants must fly the same tasks. Winch and Electric launched gliders will have the same target time and landing task in each round.  

5. To the best of his ability the Contest Director will ensure that launch heights are as equal as possible. Launching will be in the direction of the turnarounds. The object is that at the conclusion of launch, all gliders are in the same part of the sky, at the same altitude.  Under No circumstance is launching to become part of the contest strategy.  

6.  The Competitors final placing will be based solely on the combination of his duration and landing scores normalized with his fellow competitors.

7.  The contest will be listed as a Mixed Launch TD contest on the Aspirant's voucher.

Sincerely,

Larry Jolly, President
Peter Goldsmith, Vice President
Jim McCarthy, Treasurer
Skye Malcolm, Secretary

 

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First ESAP Level V

 

Larry Jolly is First ESAP Level V

Larry Jolly, LSF # 3579, completed his 8 hour slope task on August 15, 2015 and become the first to attain Level V in the LSF ESAP.  Larry mentioned that he worked through Levels  I – III using a Radian but switched to higher performance models for Levels IV & V.  For his 8 hour slope attempt, he used the same model, an Electricus (but not the same sailplane) that he used for his LSF SAP Level V in 1983.

Launching 8 -15 -2015

Larry launches 8/15/2015

 

landing 8-15-2015

                                 Larry lands 8 hours later.

                        Larry (much younger) at 8 hour slope task finish on 11/16/1983

                   Congratulations, Larry!!

 

 

 

 

More 2015 NATS News

 

2015 LSF/AMA NATS Update

 Potential NOS Entrants:

 If you are thinking about entering the Nostalgia event but have questions about the legality of your model or other questions about the conduct of the event, you may contact the CD of this year’s event by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

XC at this years NATS:

While there will be no XC competition at this year’s NATS,  two LSF Distance task days on the course used the past two years are under consideration.  A nominal charge for each day will cover the LSF’s expense of offering this opportunity.  If you’re interested in participating, please email your intent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Shortlines # 6

 Problems with our mass e-mail system prevented members from receiving this. we are working on the problem.

SHORT LINES - LSF Newsletter #6

January 6, 2015

SAP & ESAP:  This year saw the addition of the ESAP in late June. This table shows SAP & ESAP activity for this year:

Achieved LEVEL

SAP

ESAP

I

12

43 (25 ESAP only)

II

3

6

III

4

1

IV

9

-

V

1

-

Aspirants

18

31 ESAP only *

·        A significant number of current LSF members also participating in the SAP have enrolled in the ESAP as well.  LSF members wishing to do so need only to request a Level I ESAP voucher from the LSF Secretary.

2014 NATS: Once more, a skilled cadre of volunteers helped make the LSF/AMA NATS a success with their efforts.  Thanks to all who lent  a hand.  Some noteworthy items from this year:

·        2 Meter : This event was very closely contested with lead changes nearly every round and the final outcome decided in the final round.  This event demonstrated competitive soaring at its best and remains a true challenge.

·        RES & NOS:  Thank goodness this is a two day event as Muncie served up a breezy first day followed by a day ideal for this event.  Why not dust off the older wooden sailplane hanging in your shop’s rafters and stuff a 2.4 radio in it for 2015?

·        F3J:  This year, this event was a stop in the newly instituted F3J Tour.  The event demonstrated that even the most serious, dedicated competitors can both compete and have fun doing so.

·        ALES: This event introduced many of its entrants to Site 4 at Muncie.  “It’s like flying in different air!!” was heard.  Attendance was good and, once more, highly competitive.  The event will be back at Site 4 in 2015.

2015 NATS: Here is the schedule for the 2015 NATS:

Dates

Event(s)

Sat. July 25 – Sun. July 26

F3K (site 4), 2M

Mon. July 27 – Tues. July 28

RES/NOS

Wed. July 29 – Thur. July 30

UNL

Fri. July 31 –Sat Aug. 1

F3J, ALES (Site 4)

(Unless otherwise specified, events will be held at Site 5)

Here are some things you need to know about the 2015 NATS:

·         XC: Sorry, but there just isn’t enough participation to justify the expense of this event so it won’t be held in 2015.

·         2015 Open age group Soaring entrants will pay the basic AMA entry fee of $45 plus the event  fees.

·         NOS: Early next year, those wishing to enter NOS will be provided with the capability to communicate early on with the NOS CD about the legality of a sailplane they wish to fly in this event. The CD’s decisions are final.

·         Trolls: In 2015, we will once more use the Muncie Boy scouts as retrieval cart drivers for our winch based events and pay them from a tip jar.  This means we will not use entrants’ children.

·         In 2015, the LSF will once more share the Muncie site with the NFFS (Free Flighters) from July 27th through July 31st.  Please remember that they too are AMA members trying to hold their NATs and extend every courtesy to them and their models.

·         As always, the success of “Glider Camp” depends upon  qualified, willing volunteers.  If you’d like to help in 2015, please contact the LSF President.

Greetings and Happy New Year from your LSF Secretary, now for some news.

 

·        It’s been a busy year, with a new program, lots of new applicants, members, and vouchers

·         

·        The ESAP is off to a good start. LSF voucher traffic has increased quite a bit since the ESAP inception. It’s nice to see that a fair percentage of ESAP participants are existing LSF members. It’s also great to see many new members joining our ranks. Welcome to you all.

·         

·        We continue to receive applicants and returned vouchers for the SAP at about the same rate as prior to start of the ESAP. Several applicants and existing members are participating in both programs.

·         

·        I am now able to email vouchers to members who would like to receive them in that format. You will need to print the voucher yourself once I’ve sent it to you. It will come to you with your name, LSF and AMA numbers pre-installed. Once you’ve printed it out treat it the same as one that I mailed to you. The vouchers I mail are double sided, and on colored paper. I won’t require that you print on both sides of colored paper. White, single sided is fine, as long as the information is legible and correct. If you’d like one mailed it will cost the traditional $2, or I can email one for free. For now I can’t extend this offer to aspirants, I still need the application with signature for them. Level V vouchers will also still be mailed, you will want the colored card stock mounted on the plaque when you complete it. Bottom line: If you are already an LSF member and need a new voucher drop me an email and I can make the process a bit quicker and cheaper.

·         

·        Several ESAP participants have had their vouchers sent back without approval due to confusion about the contest task. Each contest needs to be a 1 day (minimum) contest. You can’t fly 18 rounds in one day against the same pilots and receive credit for 6 contests on a voucher.

·         

·        If you do fly in multiple separate contests on the same day they can be counted, if they are in fact separate contests. The Nats, where Nostalgia and RES are flown concurrently over a two day period is such an example.

·         

·        I realize that the above does not explicitly appear in the rules on the voucher. However, it has been done this way in the SAP as long as any of the current officers can remember. We have extended this tradition into the ESAP.

·         

·        I’ve received comments and had discussions with several Level V members from across the US and abroad regarding this, as well as my fellow LSF Board Members. There is generally agreement with the current board’s decision, our senior membership who contacted me mostly like the idea of keeping this tradition in place. There are a couple of notable exceptions who think that this should be relaxed, but after listening to various viewpoints and considering their merits the LSF Board has decided to stay the course in this instance.

·         

·        If the weather is nice wherever you are I hope that you can get out and fly. If not, then it’s time to build something.

·        Thermals – Rob Glover, LSF Secretary

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A few words about the SAP & ESAP: The LSF Secretary had to reject some recently submitted vouchers as they contained more than one contest occurring on the same date.  About multiple contests on a single day, there are two components to either LSF SAP - rules and spirit.  While one could interpret the rules as allowing multiple contests per day via the "3 rounds make a contest" clause by taking it out of context, doing so would open the door to "cheap" wins which, while perhaps increasing participation, would certainly dilute the accomplishments of those whose wins were accomplished in contests of greater length.  This violates the spirit of the LSF’s SAPs.  Remember, they were established to provide participants with a way to increase their soaring skills not to provide “merit badges” with which to strut and crow about. The founders of the LSF put the 3 round  clause in there to give entrants of weather-affected contests a fair shake.  Charged with keeping the integrity of both LSF SAPs, the current LSF Board therefore agreed with the Secretary’s decision to reject the vouchers. 

A letter was received claiming that the LSF had ruined a soaring club.  The writer felt that overly zealous LSF members pushed participation in the SAP or ESAP so hard that members who showed up at the club field to soar for fun were made to feel guilty or like 2nd class citizens.  Fellow LSF members, it is true that the SAP programs will make participants better pilots – that’s the objective.  But, while achieving that objective, please don’t become become a “Glider Gestapo Agent”.  There is room for all in soaring.

The 800 Pound Gorilla:  There are encouraging signs that forward thinking LSF members are beginning to form ideas on how to deal with R/C soaring’s 800 Pound Gorilla, the increasingly high cost of competitive soaring.  These members are seeking to lower the cost of soaring competition but not the value.  The LSF Board applauds these efforts and offers the LSF Forum on the LSF website as a sounding board to help move these efforts along.  Feel free to share ideas there.

About 2015: 2015 will be the last year that current LSF Board members can serve in their positions.  Later in the year, there will be a call for nominees to fill these positions followed by an election. If you are interested in a position, any LSF Board member will be happy to let you know what committing to that position requires.

About “These Days”  With the advent of so many easy to “buy & fly” devices these days, it’s up to us who are serious about our hobby to stay the course and fly our sailplanes safely.  Please do so and help preserve the future of R/C soaring.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!



 

 

 

 

 

Proposed ESAP - final version

 

A Proposed Soaring Achievement Program

For Electric-powered R/C Sailplanes

 

Introduction

            Over the past few years, modern technology has made the electric powered sailplane more and more viable.  The convenience and ability to operate from fields smaller than those required for a histart or winch launch have contributed to many new pilots being introduced to R/C soaring and revitalized that interest in others . In recent years, the development and subsequent maturity of a device that limits the altitude of the launch achieved by an electric powered sailplane has made practical the advent of Altitude Limited Electric Soaring (ALES) competitions.    

            The leadership of the League of Silent Flight would like to integrate those pilots who fly electric-powered sailplanes into the League of Silent Flight (LSF) without modifying or disturbing the existing SAP.  As the By Laws of the LSF do not allow modifications to the existing LSF Soaring Achievement Program (SAP), we are proposing a parallel SAP for ALES equipped sailplanes.

            Adoption of this parallel SAP will require a  vote of the LSF active membership to modify Article VI – MEMBERSHIP Section 2d to include  completion of Level I of the SAP or the parallel SAP as a requirement for LSF membership.  According to ARTICLE XII- AMENDMENTS  Section 1 of the LSF By  Laws, this can be accomplished with a simple majority  vote.

 

Considerations for a parallel SAP

            Any parallel SAP should:

·         Be as challenging and as close as possible to the original LSF SAP which has, over its lifetime, demonstrated the capability to help R/C soaring pilots hone their soaring skills.

·         Be as easily managed as the current LSF SAP.

·         Integrate rather than “pigeonhole” the electric pilots into the LSF.  Pilots completing Level I of the parallel program will be bona fide members of the LSF.  There will be one LSF with two parallel SAP’s.

 

 

Final draft of ESAP Proposal - 12/19/2013

Introduction

            The Executive Board of the LSF is proposing the creation of a parallel soaring accomplishment program for electric powered sailplanes.  After the 60 day comment period, the final version is presented , along with reqired cahnges to the LSF Bylaws.  This program will allow pilots of properly equipped electric powered sailplanes to participate in their own soaring accomplishment program and become full members of the League of Silent Flight.  To accomplish this task, certain bylaws of  the League of Silent Flight will need to be amended.  None of these bylaws are under the special bylaws pertaining to the existing soaring accomplishment program and their amendment, if passed by a vote of the LSF membership will not impact the existing soaring accomplishment program. 

            The LSF Executive Board is asking all LSF members to study the proposed electric soaring accomplishment program and the amendments to the LSF bylaws necessary to move forward with its creation and implementation then vote their conscience on the proposal.  In deference to the holidays, shortly after January 1, 2014, active LSF members will receive, via email, a ballot upon which a vote for or against the amendment of the bylaws can be cast .  Ballots will be sent, electronically to a committee that will count the ballots and report the results to the Executive BoardAs a majority of the LSF Board is for the amendments, only a simple majority of the votes cast is needed amend or not amend the bylaws .

            The LSF Board extends its thanks to those who participated in the discussion concerning the proposal on the LSF Forum or made comments to Board members over the past sixty days.  Your inputs were a help in creating this proposal.

 

 

The proposed  parallel SAP

            The proposed parallel SAP, hereafter referred to as the ESAP, will use exactly the same tasks ,contest requirements, and rules as the existing SAP.  The only change will be the following which replaces the 1st paragraph of Section 7 – THERMAL DURATION FLIGHT .

          The current version:

A thermal duration flight commences at the time of release from the end of a towline.  The distance from the extreme end of towline, at the winch, hi-start hold-down, towman, vehicle, or towline return device to the attach point at the model shall be no more than 300 meters (984.3 feet).  Tow men and vehicles shall be limited to a maximum of sixty (60) seconds from launch to towline release.  Towing by means of aircraft or other airborne devices is expressly forbidden.

            The ESAP version:

All thermal duration tasks will be attempted with an electric sailplane equipped with an altitude limiting device set to a maximum launch height of 200 meters (656.17 feet) and a maximum motor run time of 30 seconds.  The flight commences when the sailplane leaves the pilot or a helper’s hand or when the sailplane leaves the ground if a rise-off-ground takeoff is used.  A motor restart will void the flight even if the task target is achieved.

 

As in the current SAP, ESAP participants may elect to do the slope duration tasks or substitute a second thermal task (Levels I – IV) when working on a Level.  Initially, the forms used to record ESAP progress will be the same forms used in the current SAP but with a distinctive watermark.

 

As in the current SAP, progress will be recorded in the LSF database and reported periodically on the LSF web site. The processing fee for each ESAP Level will be the same as the current SAP ($2.00)

 

Changes to LSF ByLaws to accommodate the ESAP

In order to establish and accommodate the ESAP, the following changes to some LSF By Laws are necessary.  Note that these changes in no way impact the current SAP.

Article VI – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 b. – Current Version

Aspirants to membership who have made written declaration of their intent to associate with the LSF and to actively pursue the Soaring Accomplishment Program.

Section 1 b. – Amended Version

Aspirants to membership who have made written declaration of their intent to associate with the LSF and to actively pursue the Soaring Accomplishment Program(SAP) or the Electric Soaring Accomplishment Program (ESAP)

Section 1c. – Current Version

Membership in the LSF, once Level 1 is attained, is for life.  Deceased members’ numbers are retained.

Section 1c. – Amended Version

Membership in the LSF, once Level 1 in either the SAP or ESAP is attained, is for life.  Deceased members’ numbers are retained.

Section 1d. – Amended version

LSF members wishing to vote on changes to an accomplishment program may only do so if they are actively involved in that program and meet the achievement levels specific to that program. (Some members may choose to actively pursue both the SAP and ESAP). 

Section 2d. – Current version

Attainment of Level 1 in the LSF Soaring Accomplishment Program.

Section 2d. –  Amended version

Attainment of Level 1 in the LSF Soaring Accomplishment Program or the LSF Electric Soaring Accomplishment Program.

Section 3a. – Current Version

Name

Postal address

Email and/or other communication address which becomes available.

FAI organization affiliate and FAI membership number

A statement similar to the following:

“I,(the undersigned) support the philosophies, concepts, and criteria set forth in the Bylaws of THE LEAGUE OF SILENT FLIGHT and give notice, herewith, to attain Level I of the LSF Soaring Accomplishments Program, and by doing so, earn full recognition and privilege of membership”

Section 3a. – Amended Version

Name

Postal address

Email and/or other communication address which becomes available.

FAI organization affiliate and FAI membership number

A statement similar to the following:

“I,(the undersigned) support the philosophies, concepts, and criteria set forth in the Bylaws of THE LEAGUE OF SILENT FLIGHT and give notice, herewith, to attain Level I of the LSF Soaring Accomplishments Program or the LSF Electric Soaring Accomplishments Program, and by doing so, earn full recognition and privilege of membership”

Section 4 – Current Version

Upon receipt of a written declaration of intent, the  Executive Board will record the individual’s name on the LSF Aspirant roll, and will forward to the Aspirant the information and forms necessary to document the attainment of Level 1 in the LSF Soaring Accomplishment Program.  An individual will be carried on the Aspirant roll for a maximum of two years from the date of enrollment… If the individual has not achieved Level 1 status by that time, his/her name will dropped from the Aspirant roll without notification.  Resubmission of a declaration of intent will be accepted bt the executive Board.

Section 4 – Amended Version

Upon receipt of a written declaration of intent, the  Executive Board will record the individual’s name on the LSF Aspirant roll, and will forward to the Aspirant the information and forms necessary to document the attainment of Level 1 in the LSF Soaring Accomplishment Program or the LSF Electric Soaring Accomplishment Program.  An individual will be carried on the Aspirant roll for a maximum of two years from the date of enrollment… If the individual has not achieved Level 1 status by that time, his/her name will dropped from the Aspirant roll without notification.  Resubmission of a declaration of intent will be accepted by the executive Board.

 

Section 5 – Current Version

Membership can be attained only by Aspirants who submit, to

the Executive Board, proper documentation of their fulfillment of all the

performance requirements necessary for Level 1 of the LSF Soaring

Accomplishments Program on the voucher provided... Upon acceptance of

the submitted voucher, the Executive Board will transfer the individual's

name from the Aspirant roll to the next consecutive membership number on

the membership roll, and will issue to the member a new membership card

and a voucher for Level 2 tasks.

Section 5 – Amended Version

Membership can be attained only by Aspirants who submit, to

the Executive Board, proper documentation of their fulfillment of all the

performance requirements necessary for Level 1 of the LSF Soaring

Accomplishments Program or the LSF Electric Soaring Accomplishment Program on the voucher provided... Upon acceptance of

the submitted voucher, the Executive Board will transfer the individual's

name from the Aspirant roll to the next consecutive membership number on

the membership roll, and will issue to the member a new membership card

and a voucher for Level 2 tasks.

 

Section 6 -  Current Version

Members are privileged to identify such status by display of the

LSF name, official emblem or insignia, symbols or other paraphernalia, as

well as earned badges and awards from the Soaring Accomplishment

Program. Members are entitled to participate in all organizational activities,

subject to such regulations as may be imposed by these Bylaws, are

privileged to vote in the election of officers and on matters of business as set

forth herein, may seek and hold office and may serve on committees. Only

Active Members will receive LSF mailings, calls for nominations and election

ballots. An active member is defined as one of the following;

A member who has achieved Level II, III, IV, or V.

A member who has achieved Level I within the last twenty-four months,

or has contacted LSF in writing (including LSF’s administration of

contest) within the last twenty-four months.

 

Section 6 -  Amended Version

Members are privileged to identify such status by display of the

LSF name, official emblem or insignia, symbols or other paraphernalia, as

well as earned badges and awards from either the LSF Soaring Accomplishment

Program or the LSF Electric Soaring Accomplishment

Program. Members are entitled to participate in all organizational activities,

subject to such regulations as may be imposed by these Bylaws, are

privileged to vote in the election of officers and on matters of business as set

forth herein, may seek and hold office and may serve on committees. Only

Active Members will receive LSF mailings, calls for nominations and election

ballots. An active member is defined as one of the following;

A member who has achieved Level II, III, IV, or V in either the SAP or ESAP.

A member who has achieved Level I in either the SAP or ESAP within the last twenty-four months, or has contacted LSF in writing (including LSF’s administration of  a contest) within the last twenty-four months.

 

Section 7 -  Current Version

Aspirants may not display any LSF insignia, but may participate in all organizational activities, subject to such rules and regulations as may

be imposed by these Bylaws, except that they may not vote or hold office.

 

Section 7 -  Amended Version

Aspirants may not display any LSF insignia, but may participate in all organizational activities, subject to such rules and regulations as may

be imposed by these Bylaws, except that they may not vote or hold office.

Members may indentify their LSF status by their LSF number followed by a Roman numeral indicating their highest LSF Level achieved.  Members participating in the ESAP may add a capital “E” if they so desire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 LSF Election Update

2013 LSF Election Update

 


Nominations for LSF officers are now closed.  As the only nominations received were for the current officers in their current positions, per the LSF By Laws, an election need not be held and the current officers will retain their positions for another two year term.  LSF members are reminded that the LSF does have term limits and that the next election in 2015 will require a new slate of officers.

 

Electronic Newsletter launched

On September 18th, the first attempt at a mass mailing of the LSF Newsletter, Short Lines, was accomplished.  The Newsletter was sent to all LSF members with a valid email address.  A topic for comments and suggestions can be found in the LSF Forum.  Please use it for coments and/or suggestions regarding the newsletter.

A concise history of the LSF SAP

Under the LSF Program tab, select , then click on LSF SAP - A concise history. The pdf document contains a table showing achievement activity over the lifetime of the LSF Soaring Achievement Program. It is hoped that this information will be useful to the membership.

STATE OF THE LSF - 2012

 

An Update on the LSF

 

 

 

Under the LSF Program tab, select , then click on State of the LSF – 2012.  There you’ll find a PDF document that describes the current state of the LSF and an issue that the LSF Board on which needs your input.  Read the document, then follow the instructions to give us your feedback.

 

Chris Lee LSF Level V # 131

Chris Lee, LSF # 7983 is the 131st LSF Level V. Congratulations on your achievement, Chris.

 

Chris Lee

Gordy Stahl LSF - V #130

After a thorough scrutiny of his voucher, I'm pleased to announce that Gordy Stahl is officially the League of Silent Flight's 130th Level V.  Please join me and the officers of the LSF in congratulating Gordy on his achievement.

Jim Deck
LSF Secretary

Read more: Gordy Stahl LSF - V #130

John Luetke - LSF Level V #129

After a careful scrutiny of his voucher, it gives me great pleasure to announce that John Luetke, LSF#7747, is officially the LSF's 129th Level V (and the first from Texas).  Please join me and my fellow officers of the LSF in wishing John congratulations.

Jim Deck  LSF Secretary

Read more: John Luetke - LSF Level V #129