| Bronze West
|#1 Rob Stone, Jr
|#2 Cal Tax
It was great to see the Bronze category nearly filled up this year. Very
respectable miles turned in by all participants.
No Bronze flights were submitted from the Central region. I hope the mentoring
that was obvious last year can be re-started in 2008 to fill this category.
| Bronze East
|#1 Ken Ekman
Ken showed how to stretch those wings in the Bermuda High area. We should
see many more flights from him next year if the trend keeps up. Let's see
some Bronze mentoring in the other Eastern soaring sites in 2008!
It was once again a very successful Sweepstakes competion and I thank
all of you for sending in your flights. My goal for 2008 is to fill all
three places in every region and category. I think it will be possible with
the continued support of several mentors at several airfields ! Keep up
the enthusiasm !
Remember that you can only compete in the Bronze Category for 2 years
and then you will need a minimum of a Silver Distance flight to compete
in the Silver category or above. It looks to me like all of this year's
Bronze flights would have qualified for Silver distance. So, in 2008, enter
your Sweeps flights and send the flights to SSA to get your badges !