Aeronautics: Soaring in the Blue Ridge

There were only four days in the 14-day meet of the Soaring Society of America at Elmira, N. Y. last July when there was wind enough for soaring. The meet was rated a success because it marked the establishment of a permanent meteorologi- cal station at Elmira and because a large number of novices earned primary soaring certificates. But the tedious days of inactivity, punctuated by windy speech-making on the part of local boosters, made crack glider pilots wonder why Elmira should be the only soaring site in the East. One who wondered...

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