Chris Barnikow solos

Chris Barnikow soloed right before sunset in one of GHSA's Blanik L-23s on Sunday. Congratulating Chris is instructor Mike Brooks after being doused by David Coggins. Way to go Chris!

We had an amazing weekend with 40+ flights over both Saturday and Sunday with good lift to 4500+ feet. We had several flights over one hour: Brad (Blanik), Dean (Grob 102), Todd (Blanik, with friends), Mike H (KQ/DG-200), Uwe (Ventus), Jason (Ka-6).

Trevor Mitchell also has his first three tows as a new tow pilot for GHSA on Sunday. Good job Trevor!

[Photo by Michael Hunter]

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David Coggins will represent US at World Gliding Championships 2018

GHSA's very own David Coggins has been selected to represent the United States in the World Gliding Championships 2018 in the open class. This is a very prestigious and select honor as only two pilots are selected to represent the United States at the WGC in the Open Class.  David will take his JS1 to the Pribram airfield in the Czech Republic in July to compete.

David pilots his JS1 glider.

David pilots his JS1 glider.

New Private Pilot

Jason Bridger successfully completed his check ride with Gregg Squires and received his Private Pilot license - Glider - on June 10. Congratulations, Jason!

DPE, Gregg Squires (L), and Jason Bridger (R) after Jason's successful check ride.

DPE, Gregg Squires (L), and Jason Bridger (R) after Jason's successful check ride.