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March Issue of Wingtips


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March 2015 issue of Wingtips


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Gulley Awarded 2015 Gillian Scholarship


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

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Dick Hutchinson


 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


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

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Congratulations Patrick Hutchinson


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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Happy Birthday Porky


If you were not at the airport Saturday October 11, you missed the fun and the opportunity to track down Porky and wish him a happy birthday. 

The tip was on the hangar door. 

Next time you see Brad, er sorry Porky, wish him a happy birthday if you have not already done so. 

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Congratulations ZA ... Ron Clarke


With just less than 3 weeks to go in the 2014 OLC Contest Ron Clarke is in First Place in Region 6. CISS pilots hold 4 of the top 10 places and 7 of the top 25. The last day for flights to count in the 2014 contest is Monday September 22nd.  Ron had over 300 km on Wednesday September 3rd. There should be some good days in the next few weeks. It is time to get out and fly. Winter is around the corner. 

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CISS Participation in AMA National Model Aviation Day


Manndee Mikulski, AMA Director of Development, sent the following note of thanks to the CISS members that participated representing CISS and the SSA in the National Model Aviation Day event raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. The SSA provided shirts for the CISS volunteers. 

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Mike Hutch



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