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April Issue of Wingtips

Mar
29

The April issue of Wingtips is now available fpr viewing on the club website. Click here to view. 

 Click here for the back issues page.

 

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Safety meeting and first flying day of the season

Mar
29

Saturday morning marked the annual CISS Pilot Safety Meeting. I99 had a large compliment of club members eager to get the day started. Most notable of the presentations was Ron Clarke presenting information about the club's ASK-21 glider, which is expected to be delivered in the late part of the 2015 season. The afternoon saw 12 glider launches, of which Dave Abbott and Ron Clarke both had 3+ hour flights in their private ships. The longest Grob flight was just shy of one hour and 5,100' MSL with Rich Smith and Dave Waymire. Be sure to come out over the next many Saturday and Sundays to get some flights in. Our goal this year is 1000 tows. With New Years flying(10 tows) and Saturday, we now have 978 tows to go for out 2015 season. 

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John Day - Final Flight

Mar
27

Sad news that John Day lost his battle with cancer on Martch 15th. John was involved with the club over the past several years, helping out with mowing, and other contributions. He was a past member of the board. John Earned his glider rating in 2012. 

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Board votes to execute purchase of new ASK-21 sailplane

Mar
23

Late last week the CISS board board voted to place a deposit on the purchase of a new ASK-21 sailplane, along with a Cobra trailer. This move will modernize the CISS glider fleet, and allow the next generation of glider students and pilots to be able to enjoy the sport. Look for more information about the purchase decision, and about the ASK-21 sailplane at the upcoming safety meeting. The club expects to take delivery of the new glider in time for the start of the 2016 flying season. For more information about he ASK-21, go here.

 

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March Issue of Wingtips

Mar
06

The March issue of the Wingtips newsletter is now available here. And remember, all the the wonderful back issues are available on the site too. Click here for the back issues page.

March 2015 issue of Wingtips

 

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Gulley Awarded 2015 Gillian Scholarship

Feb
05

17 yr. old Levi Gulley, of Carmel, IN was awarded the CISS Robert Gillian Youth Scholarship at the Annual Banquet on January 31. Levi, a junior at Carmel High School, was a participant in the Wolf Fund CISS Aviation Youth Camp held this past summer. In an essay on “Why I want to Fly Gliders” submitted with his application for the scholarship, Levi stated that he has had a “strong interest in aviation for as long as I can remember”. He has become interested in the sport of soaring and wants to explore the career opportunities aviation has to offer. He also noted that there are few youth interested in flying gliders and he wants to help increase that number. Levi will start his ground training soon in preparation for flight instruction with Olaf Tessarzyk when the 2015 soaring season begins.

Pictured is Levi Gulley with CISS Instructor Mike Nichols

More information about the Robert Gillian Youth Scholarship can be found at http://www.centralindianasoaringsociety.com/GillianScholarship

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Dick Hutchinson

Dec
20

 We are saddened to report that Dick Hutchinson made his final flight west on December 19, 2014.

                                                  Dick Hutchinson Glider Pilot CISS 1961 - 2014

                                                                                                                      photo prepared by Dick Hutchinson provided courtesy of Mike Nichols

 

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Hargis - Private Glider Rating

Nov
03

November 2nd was a nice day and Jerry Hargis got his Private from DPE Dan Tannas!

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Congratulations Patrick Hutchinson

Oct
19

On Sunday October 19, Patrick took advantage of some beautiful fall weather to make his first Solo flight. He is shown below with his smiling instructor, Mike Nichols, and his proud father, Dick Hutchinson. Patrick is the 3rd pilot in the flying Hutchinson family.

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