Per the AMA: Outdoor NATS decision will be made on June 10

As you might be aware, AMA and the National Free Flight Society made the difficult decision to cancel May’s Indoor NATS. because of COVID-19. Many members are wondering if the Outdoor NATS will be canceled as well. AMA continues to plan and prepare for the Outdoor NATS in July and August, including discussions about extra sanitation. We’ll share any changes or announcements as soon as they are made. June 10 is the final “go,” “no go” date.

While AMA anticipates being open and ready to host the NATS, we understand that each event and Special Interest Group (SIG) is unique with different risks and challenges. Some SIGs are considering reducing the number of events or participants in their portion of the NATS this year. 

 

Please contact your NATS CD or SIG if you have questions or concerns about your event. AMA will also be available to field questions as well using the contacts below.
Thank you and stay safe!

 

 

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!!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

Chris Lee

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

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

largest gaggle of V's

largest gaggle of V's ever spotted. Click for full size image. It was taken Sunday October 4, 2009 at Visalia CA after the Fall Soaring Festival. Photo was taken by Valeta Glover.

Left to right, with LSF-V number:

John Erickson-122
Joe Nave-119
Merrill Brady-116
Scott Meador-102
Rob Glover-100
Mike Clancy-92
Keith Finkenbiner-108
George Joy-82
Paul Rose-78
Ian Douglas-71
Jim Thomas-68
Bob McGowan-59
Todd Billman-73
Mike Reagan-29
Keith Kindrick-17
Chris Adams-8
Neil Nolte-4
Fred Weaver-3
John Baxter-1

Bill Curry

Above: Bill Curry, LSF V-127 receives his plaque and is christened as one of the three new LSF V's, at the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society's 2010 Summer Challenge at Davis, CA. Attending and helping with the festivities are fellow LSF V's (left to right) Mike Clancy (V-92), Greg Norsworthy (V-89), Jim Thomas (V-68), Scott Meador (V-102), Bob McGowan (V-59, partially hidden), and (safely out of harm's way) Neil Nolte (V-4). Photo courtesy of Dudley Dufort

After a thorough scrutiny of his voucher, I'm pleased to announce that Gordon Buckland is officially the League of Silent Flight's 128th Level V.  Please join me and the officers of the LSF in congratulating Gordon on his achievement.

Jim Deck
LSF Secretary