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LASS 2013 Season is almost over,and it was a great one!

LASS 2013 Season is almost over,and it was a great one!

 

Where to start?
Well our Two Channel Contest Series grew as did membership.  I guess I never really appreciated how much fun simple sailplanes could be and how much we could improve our soaring skills by flying them again. Planes included Metrick, Saggitta, Paragon, Fling, Aquilla, Aspire, Gentle Lady, Vista, Handi, Spirit, electric launch Radians as well as a few amazing electric scratch builds from Dion….argh I can’t remember them all!
Allen took the years series title and easily was the most improved pilot…but he put a lot of work in to get those scores.
Dave Flanigan blew us all away with his amazing selection of prizes at the finals, it was a virtual cornacopia of rc soaring goodies! 
One neat thing that happened was kind of a coming of age thing for rc soaring guys, everyone got their own high starts (again thanks to Dave for doing the leg work and research to make it financially a lot easier for all!). Another huge thanks to Dave for holding and bringing out the club contest launch and scoring materials.

Ed Wilson, club co-founder and President for Life did some of the best contest soaring we’ve seen in a few years, LASS is extremely lucky to have him.

Ron Allen collected dues and keeps the money..still ;-).

We also did a lot of slope soaring this season at Frankfort Kentucky. 
We have a LOT to be thankful for this past season and a lot to look forward to next season…very likely MidSouth Soaring Champs will be back in Louisville for 2014!  Maybe even an AlES event… Thanks to all and its been an amazing year of new friendships, skill development and soaring in general.
Gordy