Welcome to the New Year! We have lots of great things coming this summer and detailed information will be added to our webpage once it becomes available. For now, we will be hosting the Women's Soaring Pilots Association in June and the 1-26 Championships in early July.
The Minden Soaring Club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, with the election of officers to take place. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Trustees (a highly paid position!) please don't hesitate to consider taking a more active role in the club. Time and place will be posted as the details are worked out. One of the main objectives will be to post the application for the MSC Youth Scholarship Program. We will be able to award several more $1000 scholarships to those young people between the ages of 14-21 who wish to pursue their flight training. We are able to do so because of generous donations from club members and others.
Also, annual membership renewals will be coming to you via e-mail and from now on, all memberships will be due as of January 31 for each new year in the future. The cost is only $20.
This is a message that we received from Gordon Boettger. We feel that this is very important and decided to post this on the homepage.
Here is Gordo's message:
Just spent the day at OAK ARTCC. They keep emphasizing that for safety reasons all gliders "should" (highly recommended) squawk around the RNO area. They said that chunk of airspace still scares the hell out of them. They mentioned that they're still seeing a lot of nonsquawkers out there. When they're dealing with nonsquawking targets that suddenly disappear from their screen near an arriving/departing aircraft, it not only makes them really nervous