SEATTLE, March 5, 2012--The member clubs of the Seattle Glider Council again present a glimpse into the fascinating world of silent flight at Soaring Expo 2012 during the weekend of March 17-18. Full-size gliders and radio-controlled gliders will be on display. Lectures, movies and glider flight simulators are offered all weekend. Representatives of local soaring and RC glider clubs will be on-hand to answer questions for anyone interested in the sport of soaring or becoming a glider pilot. Clubs include Evergreen Soaring and Puget Sound Soaring. The event is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and is free with admission to the Museum.
March 17 Lectures
11 a.m. - "Emergency Bailout Procedures and Survival Equipment for Pilots," by Alan Silver. Silver has served as the chairman of the Parachute Industry Association Rigging Committee, a worldwide organization that represents the parachute industry. He has made over 3200 parachute jumps as a sport and professional skydiver.
2 p.m. - "Oroville's Aviators: Cloyd and Audrey Artman," by Linda Chism.
March 18 Lecture
11 a.m. - "The Design and Building of A New Glider," by Brad Hill
Image: Perlan glider in flight. Credit Powers Unlimited.
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