The Minden Soaring Club Youth Scholarship Application is now available for 2015
Applications are due by April 12, 2015 and winners will be announced by May 1, 2015
This year, the MSC will offer six (6) scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to youths who are interested in learning to fly gliders or who have already begun their training and need additional monetary assistance. The scholarships will be awarded by the MSC Board of Trustees and the scholarship award will be deposited at a training facility of the winner’s choice.
The MSC is a non-profit 5-1(c)(3) corporation which was organized to promote soaring in the region by encouraging education to improve pilot safety and proficiency through training and education. Donations for the scholarship fund are gratefully accepted.
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