In the October 2009 issue of Soaring Magazine, Art Davis wrote a history called “White Sands Soaring Association: Alive and Well at Fifty”. If you are a member of the Soaring Society of America, you can read it in their archives of the “Soaring” magazines. I present the text here here for those who don’t have access to those archives. [By Larry Bogan]
To say it was a remarkable day is an understatement. It was a world record-setting day! On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, Airbus Perlan Mission II soared to 65,605 feet (19,996 meters) pressure altitude. With support from capcom, Chief Pilot Jim Payne and Pilot Miguel Iturmendi soared in the Perlan 2 glider at more than 12 miles above the earth. It’s a new world record, pending official verification. Here’s a look at footage from our tail camera at high flight.
This is recommendations from our amaizing instructor, Tom Krajci: Thunderstorm season is here, and will be with us for a few months. Below is what happened at the Alamogordo airport today…storm outflows affected the area with strong gusty winds for almost three hours. (And Sunday was similar with the storm outflow coming near sunset. Continue reading “Thunderstorm season is here.”