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Soaring an American Classic!

Soar an American Classic!
WARNING: Rubbing elbows with 1-26er's may cause a life long affliction with "Soaring Dementia". Since there's no known cure, it's recommended that you join the 1-26 Association support group where you'll find others who share your affliction and are understanding of it's effects.

1-26 News You Can Use.
1-26 in Condor 2
January 30, 2019 by Paul Remde

The Condor 2 team has just released a 1-26 for use in Condor 2. I imagine 1-26 association members will like flying the 1-26 in Condor 2 as much as I do!

You can see details here:

Condor 2 is $65. The 1-26 is available as an Add-On plane for $12.

Best Regards,

Paul Remde
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.

Note: for those of you with an Oudie, Cumulus Soaring also sells a data cable you can use with Condor so that you can get comfortable flying with your Oudie before you find yourself fiddling with it in the cockpit -

2018 H. Marshall Claybourn Memorial Trophy
January 15, 2019, Year by Ron Schwartz

Hey everyone,

It's now official, congratulations go to James Neff. He has captured the 2018 H. Marshall Claybourn Trophy. This is his first success at the Claybourn and well earned by his past performances and the overwhelming number of flights that he posted last year.

The July 7th flight originated just over the mountains to the west of Inyokern Airport in California and ended 8:20 hours and 303.52 miles later at Eureka, NV Airport.

The runner-up pilots this year were Doug Levy with 282.12 and 262.57 milers, also out of Inyokern and Garry Dickson whose 234.71 mile flight started in Lone Pine, CA.

Nice going, James, and congratulations to all who gave it a try.

Ron Schwartz,
1-26 Association Record Keeper

Click here to download the IGC flight data or click the image below to view the flight using Google Earth.

2018 1-26 Sweepstakes Results
January 8, 2019 by Jay McDaniel

2018 showed a slight improvement over 2017. 95 flights were submitted by 17 pilots. Considering the wildfires that devastated the West there were some good flights. It seems that only Jeff Daye logged flights from the Championships. That needs to improve in 2019!

The Diamond Class was led by Hangman with 1784 scorable miles, followed by James Neff moving up from the Gold Class with 1676 and Garry Dickson with 1081, all in the Western division. Cap'n Zap (aka Jimmy Zapata) logged another flight this year! Andrew Askwith was the only pilot who logged Central Division flights in Diamond Class besting his 2017 showing with 298.12 miles. Superstar Ron Schwartz had an off year of logging Sweeps flights taking second in the East Division behind Paul Leal's winning 437.71 miles.


1-26 Association Annual Election Results for the year 2019
December 24, 2018 by Steve Barry

Hello 1-26 Members!

The ballots are in and the results are tallied. Here are the official results.

1-26 Association 2019 Officers

President:Ridge Morland
Sec./Treas.:Wayne Walker
VP-Eastern Division:Gus Johnson
VP-Central Division:Ridge Morland
VP-Western Division:Pete Donath

Rest assured, our polling system uses the latest in security and technology. We know of no hacking, tampering, or attempts at influencing the election results!

Let's have a hand for all of the above folks who will volunteer their time to make the 1-26 Association and its activities successful for all in 2019.

Great soaring to all of you 2019!

Steve Barry
Secretary/Treasurer (acting)

2019 1-26 Association Championships On-line Registration
October 2, 2018

Interested pilots can now register online for the 2019 1-26 Association Championships using the SSA Contest Registration Page

Association Goals

The Association is formed for the purpose of stimulating interest in, and promoting the sport of soaring in the Schweizer 1-26 sailplane; to establish standards for competition in the 1-26; to establish categories for record flights made in the 1-26; to disseminate information relating to the 1-26 and flights made in the 1-26, and to give recognition to its membership for accomplishments related to soaring in the 1-26.

The Association's goal is to foster the helpfulness, the camaraderie, and the opportunity for head-to-head competition that is found in One Design groups in sailing. It is an organization of people who share the common ideal that soaring should be fun, not frantic - people who include pilots, families, crews and others who are interested. Membership is open to everyone. Owning a 1-26 or being a pilot is not required.

The Association has evolved a whole range of challenges and rewards to fit the ambitions of pilots at all levels of experience and skill. It has, for example, special recognition for those who complete FAI badge legs in a 1-26 with a very special Roll Of Honor for those who complete all three Diamonds in a 1-26.

The Sweepstakes is an all-year X-C competition that lets you fly at the time and place of your choosing against pilots of comparable experience levels. It provides an opportunity to pit your skills against the best in your division - on your own home turf.

The Association maintains and publishes Regional (including Canada) 1-26 records which, are essentially the same as the SSA State Records. Categories and classes include speed triangles, distance tasks, absolute altitude and altitude gained for each class (Open, Senior, Feminine and Junior).

A multitude of local, regional and other trophies and awards are available to honor the best accomplishments of all our"achievers". The longest straight-line flight of the year is especially honored with the H. Marshall Claybourn Memorial Award.

The 1-26 Championships is the high point of the year for many pilots. Open to any 1-26 pilot in the world, the winner is indeed the 1-26 World Champion. Since team flying is encouraged, the highest scoring team is designated Champion Team. Numerous local and regional competitions throughout the year give pilots and crews a chance to break into competition in a low-key environment before going for The Big One .

Soaring is exciting, it's relaxing, it's challenging, and it's fun - we know the 1-26 is the most fun. We'd like to have you join the 1-26 Association. Annual dues for individuals are $15.00 and family members at the same address are $5.00 each. For informationon joining the 1-26 Association, click on the information listed below, or contact the Secretary / Treasurer.


"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."
Helen Keller

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