It was my first full year as Club President and it's been a whirlwind season : 14 club contests, 6 Two Channel, 8 ALES contests, and the three day first ever Louisville Area Soaring Society “DerbySoar” 3-day event!
And for the first time in awhile 4 new member sailplane pilots! And sport soaring activity at the field was at a level that it was common to see at least one pilot up on most good weather days…even some not so good weather days!
Electric Launch has been a quiet success at our flying site which is noise sensitive. All of our members are now actively using Altitude Limit Switches in their E-launch Sailplanes and having a ball.
The pilot skill level is far beyond that of general members in the recent past years. Every single pilot can now land their models on a landing tape! Its a big deal because it takes skilled pilots. I am especially proud of all of our pilots who have traveled to participate in contests outside our club field. I believe all have brought home trophies!
I’ll be adding results and more detailed news/photos later.
The LASS 2016 Executives:
Gordy Stahl Pres
Marc Marcum VP
Ron Allen Treas.
Steve Gammons Safety/PR