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Z E R O S I N K : O F F I C I A L N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E O R A N G E C O U N T Y S O A R I N G A S S O C I A T I O N September 1999 Hemet, CA Zero Sink 40th Anniversary Edition Welcome to the OCSA 40th Anniversary This chronology has been compiled from ganize and plan these activities. However, OCSA Zero Sink newsletters and personal until we really read about the generous Inside this issue: interviews with past and present club mem- contributions of TIME, MATERIAL, EN- bers. I have extracted items ERGY & DEVOTION given by Welcome to OCSA 1 that reflect the behind-the- many individuals, we tend to for- Origin of OCSA 2 scenes activity conducted by get the efforts made. Problems The Lake Elsinore Years 3 individuals, both members of are solved, then pop up again and the Board and contributing club are solved again. It is a circle The Perris Years 9 members. revolving in a straight line like a The Hemet-Ryan Years 19 Flying sailplanes is the com- sailplane thermaling. Each time OCSA Lists 25 mon goal of each member; we you complete a circle, you are each have our own memories of either a little above or a little be- The Big List 26 our first solo, badge flights, Noel Keller, OCSA pilot, low where you started. You will contests, and just soaring! instructor, board member, notice that in this chronology th Each of us appreciates the ef- and head of 40 Anniver- things (campout adventures, forts of those leaders who or- sary Committee – photo “don’t grab both wingtips,” de- from Dec. 1979 Zero Sink bates about new ships, etc.) re- Welcome From the President Today we celebrate the 40 years of exis- the soaring community. Our club has Inside! tence of the Orange County Soaring As- trained many pilots who have gone on to sociation. It’s a length of time that cov- purchase their own aircraft and earn many • Year-by Year Highlights ers two generations of mem- soaring badges of achieve- of Major Club Events bers interested in a common ment. What a great opportu- • Board Member Rosters desire to make use of the nity this occasion presents for clouds, thermals, ridges, and reuniting friendships and • Unique Photographs mountains to master the skill stirring fond memories. Af- Covering 40 Years of of motorless flight by using ter 21 years of being involved Club History gliders. This reunion is a with OCSA, I’m proud of • Locations of Club Op- grand occasion to exchange being active in this associa- erations information between earlier tion with so many fine peo- and newer members, giving ple. What makes OCSA an insight into the dedication of enduring entity? It’s all you our members throughout the Ralph Fuller, OCSA pilot, in- people who have contributed structor, board member, and years, making us an organiza- your time and talents and current president – photo from tion that is well thought of in May 1999 29 Palms campout. desire to fly these past 40 Page 2 Z e r o S i n k Origins of the Orange County Soaring Association The Orange County Soaring Association story “Ziler's Zoaring Zealots.” This group con- began with Cliff Winters, a stunt pilot flying sisted of Ralph Gross, Jack Wolfe, Sam out of Santa Ana. Cliff had received a glider Horowitz, and others. rating in Elmira, NY. He mentioned his idea Since the Baby Bowlus was a solo ship, the to form a glider club to a friend Buzz Murray, new owners thought it might be a good idea to who was working part-time for Jack Wolfe. have a better training glider. A decision was Jack was building a BG-12 kit sailplane out of made to merge the two groups. Corporation wood and was a member of Southern Califor- papers were filed September 30, 1959, under nia Soaring Association. the name Orange County Soaring Association. Early in 1958 Cliff and Buzz formed a group The first directors were Jack Wolfe, Buzz of power pilots, each of which put up $50.00 Murray, Sam Horowitz, Bob Fleming, and and bought a Baby Bowlus from Frank Keans Don Slotten. in Bellflower, CA. The first club meet- The Bowlus was a ing was on Novem- basket case. After ber 16,1959, at the many hours of work home of Sam in Buzz's carport, Horowitz. Sam the glider was taken was elected Presi- to the airport to be dent that evening. rigged and tested. It was noted that It went together the club’s most im- The first annual great! But all the mediate concern control surfaces was a lack of in- dues: worked together in structors, tow OCSA $5.00 the same direction! planes, and a more SSA $10.00 Back to the car- suitable training port... glider. With that Flight Group After being fixed, meeting, the club Initiation $25.00 John Wayne Airport, birthplace of OCSA. was on its way. the glider was taken Monthly Dues $5.00. to Mile Square, After the club then an outlying U. formed, it operated S. Marine airfield for helicopters. On week- only a very short time at Santa Ana airport ends, civilian pilots used it for practice. The (SNA), now John Wayne airport, on a quarter- ship wasn't registered yet; nevertheless, Ralph mile drag strip north of the 3-21 runway, Gross, the bravest and the only one current in where the old control tower is now. In addi- gliders, made the first flight off a 300-foot tion to a weathered winch, a Marine with a auto tow line. N3N (Stearman) provided some aero tow serv- A registration number was soon obtained – ice. Walt MacFarlane was the first A&P, get- N21780 – and the initial group of participants ting the LK-10A in service. were Cliff Winters, Buzz Murray, Jerry Bab- One day Walt towed the ship to Elsinore be- cock, Norma Heffner, Ralph Shadoan, Verne hind a pickup, getting a flat on the way, get- Carlson, and Ralph Gross. Articles of Incor- ting lost later on, and finally arriving via poration were drawn up and signed on May 6 . Bundy Canyon. That was the club move to This document, however, was not filed with Skylark airport at Lake Elsinore. Q the state for over a year. Meanwhile, another group of enthusiasts leased an LK-10A from Carl Ziler, called Hemet, CA Page 3 Skylark (1959 – 1969) “Did you know that as recently as 1939 Skylark Field, where our flight shack stands, where our gliders are tied down, was covered by the waters of Lake Elsinore? The sand that now blows so freely about in the wake of takeoffs is really damp sand that has had 30 years to dry out.. - Zero Sink, 1969 Page 4 Z e r o S i n k 1963: A Year of Improvement President: Although the origins of the club were well documented, club activities in the following three years Karle Jessop were poorly documented. Through the kindness of Bob Gurr, statistics were compiled for 1963, re- Vice-President: vealing the growth and improvements of OCSA over the previous year: Unknown Secretary: 1962 1963 Unknown Total # of Flights: 924 1011 Treasurer: Total air hours: 584 837 Unknown Average Duration: 38 min. 50 min Maintenance: Unknown 1-26 Utilization: 491 Flights 448 Flights Operations 349 Hr. 533 Hr. Unknown 1-26 Average Flight Time: 47 min. 65 min. Safety: Unknown Pratt-Reed Utilization: 476 Flights 520 Flights 235 Hr. 304 Hr. Pratt-Reed Average Flight Time: 30 min. 35 min. Pilot Proficiency: Bob Gurr is OCSA’s # 1 Pilot for 1963, replacing Evan Turner, who was in the military and could not compete. Don Slotten had the greatest improvement, from 15th to 2nd place. 1964: Becoming a Three-Ship Club President: A decision was made approx. $165 freight, Jack MacFarlane to sell the unfinished and 4% sales tax. It was Vice-President: LK and seek a used delivered to L.A. a week Unknown 2-22. Al Leffler per- before the Torrey Pines Secretary: suaded the board to meet. We became a Chris Hamilton make the purchase. three-ship club! Treasurer: OCSA purchased a Tommy Thompson Also this year, Jack El- Schweitzer 2-22 Maintenance: vis and Bob McCoy Unknown from Holiday Soaring Jack Mac Farlane, Bob Gurr, Walt Mac Farlane, reached 16,300’ at Elsi- Operations School. Tommy Bill Meyers, Ken Dunlavy, Al Leffler, Marv Hobbs, nore in wave. (As far as Unknown Thompson made the Zero Sink has been able to Safety: motion, which passed rying the brunt of the train- find out, the Skylark field alti- Unknown unanimously. The intention ing. Fred Harris Holiday tude record is 17,500‘.) The was to save the Pratt-Reed for Soaring got a new E-model club record at the field to date fun rides, promotion, and pas- for $3659 FOB New York, had been 15,000‘, set by Bob senger hops, with the 1-26 car- plus crating charges of $112, Gurr, with his son Charles as a 1965: The First OCSA Ground School OCSA co-sponsors Southern Diego), OCSA co-sponsored the owners’ group would en- California Soaring Champi- the S.C. Championships in ter. Providing ground sup- onships 1965 with the AGCSA. Club port and crewing was also an At the invitation of the Asso- policy forbade the use of club enjoyable and exciting expe- ciated Glider Clubs of South- ships in contests, but it was rience for OCSA members. ern California, Ltd. (in San hoped that a number from (Continued on page 5) Hemet, CA Page 5 1965: (Continued) (Continued from page 4) Bud Mears and Dave McNay glide ratio. President: in a Prue, Al Leffler in his Ken Dunlavy LM-1, Carl Walters in his 1- Fifteen months after the pur- Vice-President: First OCSA Club House 23, and Tony Terrigno in his chase of the 2-22, OCSA Unknown Karl Jessop liberated a con- Cherokee II. Dave, a one- paid off the note and the ship Secretary: tractor’s small field house time Nationals winner him- was all ours. The Board Rex Parrish and secured permission from self, placed 4th, and Al took commemorated the occasion Treasurer: Skylark to place it on the Tommy Thompson 6th. Tony was 17th in a field by burning the note at the Maintenance: field next to the water tank. of 25, but was 4th among a general meeting Monday Unknown group of eight under 25/1 night. Operations The 99ers Unknown During the third weekend in A Fun Gath- Safety: May OCSA played host to ering at Te- Karle Jessop another group with hopes of hachapi promoting the soaring move- Helen Dick, ment. They were the SSA SOCA Women’s 99ers, a group of Governor, women pilots in the area. wrote, “...an The women did a fine job as informal, old “Glider Guiders” for the first fashioned get- time. Thanks to all for a suc- together is cessful fly-in. Instructor Gerald Kruska (left) congratulates being planned Marvin Hobbs while Wayne Smith and Ed San- for July 3, 4, & OCSA Pilots in Regionals toya look on. They were part of a class of 13 who 5. Plan to completed the 15-week session.. 1966: More New Pilots Several members took their and Richard Robinson the founders would have President: first lessons in soaring: Al for the pedestal with the been astounded. How- Ken Dunlavy Krosner, Ford Baker, John cardinal compass points ever, the Association is Vice-President: Nordbak, Martin Risher, and and model glider, both Bob Wright evolving into an organi- Ted Hoffman. James Ter- in the Flight Office. zation which is attract- Secretary: Richard Robinson rigno and Bill Pennock (on Q This year 42 Flight ing a wider spectrum of Treasurer: his 14th birthday) earned Group members enjoyed membership. During Tommy Thompson their A badges. Norm John the fruits of labor, not 1967 decisions will have Maintenance: and Wayne Smith soloed. only of the original 1959 to be made as to just Karle Jessop group, but of hundreds what OCSA is trying to Operations Notice: “The TG-2 is now at who followed and con- Unknown do. the field and assembled, tributed until OCSA‘s Q National Geographic is Safety: ready to fly for all qualified assets exceeded $10,000. Stan O’Donnell about to come out with pilots!” If in 1959, at the start, its long-awaited article Q “OCSA decals are here three ships, parachutes, on soaring. It has been a for your car, sailplane, barographs, radio, oxy- long time in the making. or whatever. 25 cents” gen systems, tow ropes, The magazine’s photog- Q Thanks to Norm John etc., had been offered raphers flew on assign- for making a wind sock, then for $10.00 a month, (Continued on page 6) Page 6 Z e r o S i n k 1966: (Continued) (Continued from page 5) the first of the fledglings ment with OCSA to receive instruction several times during under the club aegis. the past two years. Others introduced to Q In case you missed soaring: Eric Freeman, it in the June issue Jim Terrigno, Norm La- of Soaring, here is mont, Jim Emery, Bill the LP-49 with de- Pennoc, & Ted Hoffman. signer-builder Jack Q This year OCSA Laister securing the also hosted an Explorer rear section of the First Photo of Club LP-49 Scout troop. canopy. This first ship will be used for cer- Murray Freeman will get tification. Tony Ter- the next three. rigno, Jack Jordan, and Q Terry MacFarlane was 1967: OCSA Meets the Space Age President: Q Annual Dues: $5.00 Group pressure for air- Prices: 1 for 10 cents, 3 Bob Wright OCSA, $10.00 SSA, time grows ever larger for 25 cents, 7 for 50 Vice-President: $3.00 Soaring. as membership reaches and 15 for a dollar (plus Tony Terrigno Q 4th Annual Gold Badge an all-time high. Money 4% state tax). Secretary: Pilots’ Banquet: The is changing hands for Q OCSA Fleet: With four Norman John guest speaker on Mar 18 the 2-33 in May & the club ships and 41 pri- Treasurer: Tommy Thompson was NASA Astronaut LP-46 by July 15th. vately owned ships, it Maintenance: Neil Armstrong. His Q Soaring Postal Cards: looks like the thermals Karle Jessop talk was titled: “Soaring George Uveges has put could get mighty Operations in the Space Age.” He out a diamond-sharp crowded at Elsinore. Unknown compared his Gemini postal card in vista vi- Q OCSA’s Karle Jessop Safety: orbital trip to atmos- sion and super Techni- was a featured guest on Jack MacFarlane pheric sailplane soaring color. It’s a shot of a NBC’s “For Your Infor- endeavors. His sense of Foka on tow over Stead mation,” a popular after- humor tickled the audi- Air Force Base, NV. noon TV show hosted by ence; when he re- Tom Hransen. ported the Gemini Q Shade at Last: It space capsule had an was intended that the L/D of 0.15, the OCSA flight shack be crowd of 190 diners, moved north and par- honoring 19 Southern allel to the San Diego California Gold badge shack and that a tarp pilots, responded with be stretched between a loud ovation! them. Q It’s Definite! We are Q Aug.: Six new getting a 2-33 and an Neil Armstrong, Gemini VIII Astronaut, is look- Flight Group Members ing over the cockpit of the Prue with Bob Watt LP-46. With only two completed their check- (L) and Dave Mc Nay (R) prior to flying their ships available at the ship as their guest. outs. Two students moment, the Flight (Continued on page 7) Page 7 Z e r o S i n k 1967 (continued) (Continued from page 6) when his 95 lb. son flies sell or to keep...that is soloed: Dan Dickerson, in the front seat is miss- the question. The San checked out by Jessop, ing. It was left in the Diego Club has upped its and Larry Schroeder, flight shack. It couldn’t offer, but not enough for OK’d by Walker. have been taken by a the Board...yet the winch Q A Weighty Issue: Dan member, as most of stands unused. So, there Dickerson reports that a them are naturally will be a three-month special 35-lb. sand pil- equipped with this much wait to see if it is util- low used for ballast ballast. ized or needed. If not, it Q Winching Decisions: To “This winch, powered by a Ford motor, hauls in a mile of cable to jerk sailplanes into the air. The plane then cuts away from tow, rides air up-drafts, or “thermals,” on its own, without power. Altitudes of 8,000 feet and flights of several hours are common with prac- ticed soaring pilots. Orange County Soaring Association is a newly organized group of soaring enthusiasts who meet every week-end to take advantage of soaring conditions at President: Tony Terrigno 1968: The Sport Grows Vice-President: Unknown The Walt Disney show which was totally devoted to broadcast has caused the big- Secretary: “Wonderful World of Color” the sport of soaring. The Unknown gest surge of growth of soar- showed the film The Boy filming was done around the ing the community has ever Treasurer: Unknown Who Flew with the Condors, Tehachapi area, and the seen. Q Maintenance: Unknown Operations Unknown 1969: The Club Gets a Towplane Safety: Unknown Q An OCSA Towplane?: to tow, preferring to Citabria, a Super-Cub, With the increase of in- have a commercial or and an L-5 with a radial terest in soaring, the club do the towing. The engine, and one spare Tow traffic has in- Board recommended a that would permit re- creased by leaps and Tow Plane be purchased, placement during servic- bounds. The Field man- for $5000 to $8000. ing. The combined ef- agement does not want They considered: a new (Continued on page 8) Page 8 Z e r o S i n k 1969 (Continued) (Continued from page 7) Q When Karle Jessop and bringing the club into President: Dave Jessop forts of Dave Jessop and Don Slotten announced existence. They had Vice-President: Norm Walker resulted in they were going to go given unsparingly of Jim Seguin the delivery on April 12, into partnership and turn their time and effort for Secretary: 1969, of a 1958 Piper their hobby into a busi- years because they loved Bill Reed Super Cub with 175 hrs, ness (Sailplane Enter- the sport. Treasurer: 150hp, and a Piper- prises), there was much Q Verbal accounts relate Norm John installed tow hitch. shaking of heads among that some problem de- Maintenance: Jerry Chambers Q For about six months OCSA’ers. Both men veloped between OCSA Operations OCSA moved to Thomp- had been instrumental in and the Skylark manage- Unknown son Field. a Private strip ment, Safety: about seven miles south result- Norm Walker of Skylark. Soaring ing in Conditions were not OCSA’s good. The shear line leaving would seldom reach that Elsi- far south, and if it did it nore. Q was late in the day. However, Dan Dickin- son flew his Silver Badge flight from there to Banning, only because he was saved by a ther- mal in the landing pat- The Birth of Sailplane Enterprises tern at Skylark. Hemet, CA Page 9 The Perris Years (1969 - 1990) Page 10 Z e r o S i n k 1970 No Zero Sinks Available 1971 President: Letter To The Editor Ken Dunlavy Happiness is Soaring Either at Perris out together. This Vice-President: or Elsinore - by H. S. Thompson was the start of the John Gavin show. This may Secretary: Now that we are welcome back at Elsinore we have been the last D. Neilson have a choice; Which shall it be? time Jack Laister Treasurer: • At Perris, the parachutes drop right through saw all three ships Ron Nicholes our landing pattern, so we dodge them. in the air at one Maintenance: Tommy Thompson • At Elsinore, chutes drop on the northeast Ed Sullivan takes over as time. side of the power runway, while the glider editor of Zero Sink. Operations On Thursday May Unknown runway is on the southwest side of the 27, OCSA’s Safety: power runway. First Annual Dan Dickinson • At Perris, when strong north or east winds Exposition blow, we have no ridge to soar on. Awards Din- • At Elsinore, the ridge is within a 2000 foot ner was held tow and runs to Saddleback. at the Elks • At Perris, gliders take off down-wind most Club in Santa always. Ana. The • At Elsinore, gliders take off and land, most honored always, into the wind. Frank Renek’s solo ended with a guests were • At Perris, there is no lawn or shade trees. bit of a walk. the committee • At Elsinore, acres of lawn and plenty of members that shade trees. labored long on the • At Perris: Shall we now plant trees so as to show, the pilots have a little shade three years from now? who performed so The airport owner is planning to buy land spectacularly, and adjoining to the northeast and move the their spouses. The glides over there. highlight of the • At Elsinore, a new tie-down area will be evening was the installed for the OCSA gliders. presentation of • At Perris, members’ spouses and children awards by Air rarely visit because of dust and no shade. Show Chairman • At Elsinore, even the public likes to picnic John Gavin. He there. designed and pre- Exposition Queen Alice sented plaques. At- This year OCSA organized the First Perris Blackwood & President tending: Mr. And Soaring Exposition. It was a big event with Ken Dunlavy. Mrs. Dean Engle- an air show, food booths, merchandise (and a hart, Walt Mooney, big crowd). Ken Dunlavy said that a big event Skip Volk, Dan Dickinson, Ron Nicols, was a flight of three LK-10s (from OCSA, Wayne Smith, Norman John, Gene Sullivan, Wayne King, and Walt MacFarlane) flown John Gavin, Dave Jessop, Jack Jordon, OCSA over the field in formation, splitting off, and President & Mrs Ken Dunlavy, Ricky Lock- making their landings so that they all came to wood, Mrs Sarah Schofield and Tommy a stop at the same time and were able to get Thompson. Mr and Mrs George Galton were Page 11 Z e r o S i n k 1972: The Exposition Grows Q January: Dan Dickinson Brenda is an avid scuba kle Family and Perris President: reports in Zero Sink, “A diver and took her first Valley Skydivers, high- Dan Dickinson few people thought we glider ride today in an performance sailplanes, Vice-President: didn’t make enough Walt Mooney aerobatics Chuck Jennings money, but we more in the 1-26, Dean Engle- Secretary: Marion Neilson than doubled our treas- hart aerobatics in his Treasurer: ury, and made a lot of Stevens Akro, Rick Frank Renek new friends, (so, maybe Lockwood aerobatics in Maintenance: a few enemies) for our the OCSA 1-26, radio Scooter Jessup club.” control model gliders, Operations Q June 4: OCSA held its winch and aero tows, John Gavin Second Perris Soaring Jim Lasley aerobatics in Safety: Tommy Thompson Exposition. Events be- the Aeronca Champ, and gan at 9:30 a.m. with Brenda Cline, 1972 OCSA Dean Englehart aerobat- the arrival of Brenda Exposition Queen ics in the T-Craft. Cline, OCSA’s 19-year- (Below are some ships old secretary, and Presi- LK-10. Events included on display at the Exposi- dent Dan Dickinson. hot-air balloons, the Far- tion.) Q Perris Valley Report: Jerry Kierman, one of the owners, has had the main runway oiled to kill the dust problem that has bothered us for so long. He plans to ex- pand the field, hoping to cash in on people com- Schempp-Hirth Austria SHK – Owner: Danny Pierson, Compton CA. ing to the area when the Built in Germany 1965. 573 lbs. Empty. 39:1 glide ratio Perris Lake Dam is fin- ished. Concrete slab was poured on Dec 15th in front of the flight shack; trees and grass were planted. Q Woman’s Auxiliary of OCSA will be organized by Carol Sullivan. It Schweitzer 1-34 – Pilots: Jay Dement, Dan Dickinson, Terry Little, will consist of wives, Frank Renek. First one flew in April 1969. 550 lbs. empty, 34:1 @ 55 girlfriends, and what Prue Standard – Owner: William L. Stowers, Lynwood, CA. Built Cirrus – Owners: Tony Terrigno, John Helton, Herb Devies, Bob 1961, one of three, 446 lbs. empty, 35:1 g/r Embleton. All fiberglass, 753 lbs. Empty. Incl. water ballast, 44:1 Hemet, CA Page 12 1972: (Continued) LK-10A (TG-4A) - Owners: Wayne Smith & Allan Krosner, Origi- nally designed in 1942 by Jack Laister. Produced in quantity for the military, this glider was made in 1944. The present owners spent four years rebuilding it. 475 lbs. empty. 22:1 g/r. Laister LP-46 – Owner: Orange County Soaring Association. The LP-46 is the prototype for the highly successful LP-49, made by Laister Products in El Monte, CA. Standard Class. 475 lbs empty. 36:1 at 50 mph. LM-1 – Owner: William C. Meyer. Designed and built in Southern Cali- fornia by Al Leffler, Walt MacFar- Editor’s Note – No Zero Sinks were available from lane & Bill Meyer. The LM-1 first 1973 – 1976, so it is difficult to tell what happened to the flew in 1963. It features a two-wheel Soaring Exhibitions. We hope to fill in the gaps in future retractable landing gear. Wings are from an early LK-10 and span 50 feet. 693 lbs. empty 30:1 g/r. 1977: The Second Battle of Midway President: Q OCSA put a limit of 60 lengthen the runway. around the world. He Jim Pendergrass members in the flight Q The September General was impounded for two Vice-President: group, including instruc- meeting and program weeks by the Navy at Al Krosner tors. Ben Canaster, who featured Don Taylor, a Midway Island until he Secretary: Jim Terrigno now owns PVA, is trying Retired Air Force Lt. and friends convinced Treasurer: to buy the property to the Colonel who flew his the Navy that 144 gals of Gary Loogman north to be able to homebuilt T-18 solo fuel would get him to Maintenance: Bill Campbell Operations Merrill Lowery Safety: Ken Dunlavy 1978 No Zero Sinks Available Page 13 Z e r o S i n k 1979: The Work Party Year Q Lots of work on recover- 30. The entire fleet of bers be OCSA General President: ing the 2-22 and work ships (4) and towplane Members, and (2) that Ed Cook on the Blanik in Jim were available for flying persons damaging Club Vice-President: Gallacher’s equipment out of our new strip at ships on AFG outings Noel Keller yard in Costa Mesa. Our Perris Valley airport. are responsible for the Secretary: proposed new landing The last launch at 5:15 insurance deductible. Pat Hill strip at the south end of p.m. still got strong lift. Q Doc Haverty, Safety Of- Treasurer: Ed Cook the field has been tenta- Q Jim and Dianne Pender- ficer, made and put up a grass started a “Cross Maintenance: tively approved by the glass-enclosed Bulletin Larry Meidel FAA. Country Group” for all board under the Gazebo. Operations: Q In May, OCSA starts a members interested in Q In December, the rains Ed Cook new service, a recorded X-Country flying. This Safety: began...Q update on status of air- was later renamed the Doc Haverty craft, instruction, and “Advanced Flight field. Group” by Malcolm Q Another OCSA mile- Kyle. The group had stone occurred on June two rules: (1) that mem- 1980: Rain, Rain, Go Away Q The San Jacinto River OCSA to hold glider and deductible fund is started President: floods half of Perris air- power ratings. at $10 for flight and re- Noel Keller port, forcing the club to Q Work begins after re- serve group members. Vice-President: pull aircraft out of the Ed Cook turning to Perris from Q Donations are requested water and set up opera- Secretary: Hemet. The north end to repair the 2-33’s Pat Hill tions at Hemet-Ryan air- of the landing strip is warped wing. Treasurer: port. Lake Elsinore also graded, grass is planted floods, forcing soaring Q The tow plane has two Mike Sanders around the trailer, and accidents bending the Maintenance: operations there to move plans are made for a Allen Monroe to other locations in So- prop. The first cost patio and wash rack. $265, the second over Operations Cal. Skylark moves to Jim Gallacher the north end of Perris Q At this time, inflation $1200. Flight group Safety: runway. sets in – annual dues are members are assessed Ralph Fuller $12, SSA dues $23, $50 each. Q Feb. 10: Ed “The Red” flight group initiation Baron becomes a CFI. Q September: OCSA Open fee $200, and monthly House. Through Bob Recent solos: Red Da- dues $15. vidson, Howard Sears, Jones‘ (OCSA Public Ralph Mjelda, and Art Q June 30: President Noel Relations) efforts, the Crabble. Keller resigns, due to Fullerton Daily News transfer to the Naval Tribune publishes a full- Q March 2: Cliff Combs War College in Newport, page article on Septem- solos. Cliff is hearing- RI. Ed Cook becomes ber 26 with “John” Cook impaired. president, Malcolm Kyle in the caption under Ed Q March 9: Pat Hill re- becomes Vice President. Cook’s picture. Q ceives glider license. Q Mandatory no-fault in- She is the first woman in surance appears, and a Hemet, CA Page 14 President: 1981: The Year of Upgrades Ed Cook Q March: Red Davidson, vides a new wind veloc- Costa Mesa. Walt Vice-President: Frank Newberry, and Ed ity pennant. Ralph McFarlane completes Bob Franzke Cook pour the patio slab Fuller provides the paint reworking the 2-33 Secretary: and install the Tetrahe- and Reed McManus pro- wings. They are hauled Pat Hill dron. Keith Monroe and vides the brushwork for out to Hemet, test flown Treasurer: Tim Greaves Bernie Kilcher, Jr. fill the patio and trailer. on one of Don Slotten’s Maintenance: holes with sand. Dan Terry McFarlane and 2-33s, and they check Unknown Dickinson provides two Company provide re- out fine. Operations new fruit trees. Ed Cook tractable gear and a Q October 18: John W. Red Davidson puts in a step in front of fresh annual for the Giese gets his Private Safety: the Outhouse. Dan Blanik. Allen Monroe license at Perris from Mike Sanders Dickinson does the de- provides shelving inside Examiner Don Slotten. sign and Morrie Nelson the trailer. does the digging for a Q John Gavin builds a Q The 2-33 is recovered at home in Wrightwood new entrance sign. Red Davidson’s place in Sharly Davidson pro- and invites the club to a President: 1982: A New Honorary Member Ed Cook Vice-President: Bob Franzke Q The OCSA Board unani- Gallagher, Jim’s father, Secretary: mously bestows Honor- for donation of large Bill Dale ary Membership to Jim drain pipers, and Ben Treasurer: Gallagher (left) for all of Canaster for use of the Tim Greaves his incredible hard work water truck. The new Maintenance: making our field possi- road has a 15 mph speed Gene Sullivan ble. limit. Operations Bill Campbell Q Don and Lois Slotten, Q Guest ride rates are Safety: long standing members thanks to Jim Gallagher, raised from $18 to $20. Frank Newberry and friends of OCSA, Red Davidson, Jim Q OCSA has an especially sell their sailplane op- Hoppe, Morie Nelson, good campout and soar- erations at Hemet. Ed Losing, Noel Keller, ing at the SSA Home- Q OCSA gets a new access and Bob Van Houten. builders Contest Labor road and runway apron, Special thanks to James Day weekend at Te- President: Red Davidson 1983: Wedding Bells At Perris Vice-President: Pat Hill Q The Chief Flight In- Q OCSA donates $100 to Noon.” Secretary: the World Champion- Mike Sanders structor and Chief Tow Q Guest rides are abol- Pilot are made ex officio ships in Hobbs, NM. ished, one-day member- Treasurer: Noel Keller members of the board. Q “Patricia Ann Hill and ships created for giving Maintenance: Q The club shares the E. Edward Cook request rides. Gene Sullivan landing strip with the the honor of your pres- Q Operations: 116 flying Operations ultra-lights until Ben ence at their Wedding Ed Cook days, 1484 tows (16.48/ Canaster (Perris owner) Ceremony on April 2, day). 38 members in Safety: Frank Newberry can build a separate 1983. Perris Valley Air- flight group. strip. port. Twelve O’clock Page 15 Z e r o S i n k 1984: Silver Anniversary Q OCSA lease is renegoti- all. members with a 14% President: ated with Perris Valley Q June 3: A Cessna lands turnover the last three Pat Cook owner Ben Canaster by and runs into the Jump years; 23 members own/ Vice-President: Red and Noel. interest in a sailplane. Art Crable DC-3 parked on the Secretary: Q Drain pipes are installed ramp. Q OCSA Christmas party Scott Winneguth across the runways. Q Dennis Rampe, new is celebrated in the up- Treasurer: Q The 1-26 was recovered Zero Sink editor, puts stairs of the Hansa Noel Keller in Phil Caricof’s shop in out a new slick full-color House. Maintenance: Phil Caricof Costa Mesa. newsletter, and the Q What to do with the 1- Operations Q March 1: Flight Group club’s 25th Anniversary 26, and 2-33? Some say Red Davidson monthly dues are raised is celebrated with a pot- paint, do not sell the 1- Safety: to $20. luck dinner at Perris 26, use it for X-country Ed Cook Valley airport. training. Fred Baron Q John Giese, former Chief Q Operations: 117 flying opposes the sale of the 1- Tow Pilot, moves to days, 1063 tows (12.8/ 26 and wants a 1-34. Reno NV. Thanks for being a great friend to day). OCSA has 114 1985: Milestones and Records Q Improvements to the Q April 17: Sheryl and Q Red Davidson has pur- President: Field: New graded road Allen Monroe spent a chased a piece of con- Art Crable with ditches, crowned day on location shooting struction equipment Vice-President: landing strip, improved a television commercial Ralph Fuller known as the “Blade” angle take-off strip and for Mazda of America. and hopes to have it at Secretary: Allen Monroe installed new water line, When you see the Mazda the field for maintenance Treasurer: donated by Jim Galla- RX7 ad with a sailplane of our landing strip and Noel Keller gher. in the background, keep road. Maintenance: Q Ultralight squadron of in mind that it is the Li- Q Solos in 1985: Herb Bob Moberg America arrives at Perris belle NIXE that belongs Krause, Don Borchert, Operations Valley Airport. to Allen and Allan Sue Muncey, and Curtis Rick Lockwood Arnold (both club mem- Parks. Private Rating: Safety: Q February 16: OCSA sets bers). Bill Lopez a new record for number Fritz Baeder, Doug of tows at Perris in one Q April 24: Instructor Lung, and Ed Schafer. day - 27! Operations ran Fred Baron and tow pilot from 11:30 am to sunset. Chuck Moore conduct Rick MacFarlane was the first mid-week flying the Tow Pilot. at Perris for OCSA. Q Instructor Noel Keller Q OCSA tow plane makes takes daughter Brenda an unapproved turn on and wife Marjorie on his the runway, buckling the 999th and 1000th landing gear, right wing, flights, respectively, plus and prop. Ships are ten additional flights moved to Hemet, return- that day. ing to Perris on Novem- ber 16. Hemet, CA Page 16 1986: OCSA Works With the Government President: Q October: Zero Sink People will be held at Noel Keller cover is a hand-colored the Ontario TRA- Vice-President: cover (right) of Susan CON office on Feb Bob Franzke Muncy’s outlanding 18 at 1:00 pm to Secretary: (coloring by Noel draft a final version Herb Krause Keller). of the letter of agree- Treasurer: ment to operate in Sam Rutherford Q OCSA started the year with 101 flights for the ARSA. Maintenance: Bob Manning January. Q The Feb 20 Gen- The road passed its first eral Meeting is on Operations Q The Line Chief duty is rain test in fine condi- Allan Arnold very important to the Thursday night at 7:30 Safety: tion. Thanks to Red for pm at the MCAS El Ed Cook Club's operation. For grading the road. Febru- this reason, the Opera- Toro Aviation Physiol- ary is generally the ogy Training Unit. Petty tions Officer is organiz- rainiest month in South- ing a training program Officer Stan Kosinski ern California. will cover several sub- for Line Chiefs and As- sistant Line Chiefs. Q Another meeting with jects appropriate for the FAA, USAF, Perris Glider Pilots. In addi- Q The field and road are in Airport and Balloon tion, an orientation on the best condition ever. night vision will be con- 1987: Some Good and Bad News President: Q Special thanks to Bryon IRS won’t catch me. another story. Then the Bob Franzke Alexander, who joined Another reason is that “Looney Gooney” is a Vice-President: OCSA in 1967. He has “Looney Gooney” is picture of grace and Herb Krause contributed much to the you ... and you ... and ... beauty. And that’s what Secretary: soaring community: you, too. And I can soaring is all about. Sue Muncey This is all you get for CFIG, author, owner of prove it. The “Looney Treasurer: a Scheibe 25 E Super Gooney” is a big, ugly now. But I’ll be back - Sam Rutherford Falke which he flew for bird which flops around once a month if your Maintenance: Hal Lord an evaluation by the U.S. awkwardly on the editor will tolerate it. Air Force for training at ground, trusts most eve- Don’t forget to look over Operations Noel Keller the Air Force Academy. rything and everyone, your shoulder from time Safety: After 19 years Bryan has and when it launches to time because ... the Ed Cook decided to pursue some itself into the air a cas- “Looney Gooney” will of his other interests. ual observer is astounded get you if you don’t look it ever makes it. And it out! Q Now it is time to reveal the Author of S.L.I.P.K. doesn’t land so hot ei- Q New Maintenance Offi- (Sticks, Levers, Pedals ther. Sound familiar? cer Hal Lord takes on and Knobs) by Looney But don’t feel too badly, the challenge of putting Gooney – I prefer the brother and sister “L. G. order into the “FRIGHT anonymity of “Looney s,” there’s more. Once SHACK.’ This is a re- Gooney” for several rea- the “Looney Gooney” peating cycle, however sons. For one thing, I makes it and is really the circle does not seem might get famous like airborne, once it has to move. Mark Twain or some- “slipped the surly bonds,” so to speak, it’s (Continued on page 17) body and then maybe the Page 17 Z e r o S i n k 1987 (Cont.) (Continued from page 16) one day. The Cessna leg, and pelvis, and has Q Hal Lord and Lloyd 182 is at Orange County a concussion. Lloyd suf- Collins transport the 1- Airport for top overhaul fered injuries to his 26 to MCAS Tustin by Walt MacFarlane, back. Lloyd recovers to Open House for static Noel Keller and Lloyd walk and scuba dive display. Sam Rutherford Collins. again, with pain in his helps with the event. Q Saturday July 18th: back. Noel loses 2 1/2 Q Mike & Sue Muncey CFIG Noel Keller weeks of memory, in- take 1-26 to MCAS El checks out Lloyd Collins cluding the accident. He Toro in June. in the Lark; he notices in spends 77 days in the Lloyd’s log book that he hospital with an opera- Q Herb Krause puts in a tion to decompress the timed sprinkler system has not had a simulated tow rope break in the T-8 vertebrae, recovers for our new grass. to walk again with a Lark. After a tow to Q For $12,000 OCSA buys 2,000 feet where stalls cane, but has permanent a Lark from Bruce Ka- and other maneuvers nerve damage. poster of Houston, TX were performed, a return Q In October OCSA again with an enclosed trailer, was made to the field does battle with the FAA electric vario, radio, al- with a good pattern and regarding the proposed most new interior, per- approach and landing by ARSA changes that fect canopy, excellent Lloyd. A second flight would affect our ability exterior, and new an- was launched for pattern to approach Perris from nual. Lloyd Collins vol- and simulated tow rope the East. We could not unteers to drive to Texas break with Ed Cook as fly east of the field below and pick it up; Kevin Tow Pilot. At just above 5,600 feet MSL. Noel Laude goes along. 200 feet AGL a simu- Keller drafts a letter to Q Our field lease doubles, lated rope break was ini- the FAA. The proposal due to new flood control tiated by the CFI, and an would require us to fly assessment passed on to accelerated stall oc- from the East to Sun PVA owner Ben Conas- curred, resulting in a City and then to Perris. ter. spin and a crash through The FAA agrees to Q The second weekend in trees and a power line. maintain the current July, Bernie Gartner, Both pilots were seri- limit. We WIN! running the line, sets a ously injured. Noel suf- Q Treasurer Sam Ruther- new record of 34 tows in fered a broken back, left ford reports in Oct. that President: Phil Gross 1988: Lots To Do Vice-President: Herb Krause Secretary: Q Lots of things to do, ac- Q Walt MacFarlane heads Q There are 37,163 Glider Bob Moberg cording to President Phil up an “Aircraft Survey ratings in the USA, 7190 Treasurer: Gross. Members are Group” looking for a in CA, 3618 in SoCal. Sam Rutherford needed. George Na- Lark sailplane for the 4774 Gliders in US Reg- Maintenance: jarian is setting up a new club. Chuck Moore and istry, 53 Larks in US. Bill Mackert data-base for Tom Payzant are setting Q Bob Harris, who holds Operations Hal Lord “Membership Develop- up Zero Sink on the the World Altitude rec- Safety: ment.” computer. (Continued on page 18) Ed Cook Hemet, CA Page 18 1988 (Cont.) (Continued from page 17) way again. Pete Larsen passed away. ord 49,009 feet, will give drove a transit-Mix con- Q Chuck Moore’s member- a talk on Wave Flying. crete truck out and filled ship development pays Q The National Geo- anchor holes for tie off with new CFIGs, tow graphic Explorer pro- downs and a new side- pilots, and Flight Group gram scheduled Chris walk. Members: Steve Low- Woods’ film of the 1987 Q Change can come with ery, Hank Marlowe, Jim Hitachi Masters of Soar- great speed! One mo- Kendell, Larry Zucher- ing event “Running on ment (July 20th, 4:20 man, Jerry Klopper, Carl Empty.” pm) the Wednesday Keil, Neal Brutsehz, Pat Q April: Carl Ziler (an flight day is smoothly Russette, and Dave OCSA founder) brings moving along, and a lit- Louis. The club now has in his LK-10A for the tle rain starts to fall. 53 Flight Group Mem- 30th Anniversary party Seconds later three sail- bers. of the initial group. The planes are destroyed, Q First phone line to field tables were overflowing and damage to the Super installed by Don Gil- with Spring BBQ, and Cub landing gear is in- liland and Jerry Kleoph Sharley Davidson enno- curred. The Board de- (714 943-0405). bled herself with a deli- cides to lease another 2- Q Walt rebuilds former cious Chile Relleno dish. 33. landing gear repairs Q Maintenance: Red and Q The club received notice made on the Lark and Shirley driving the van, that Buzz Murray, a makes repairs on the drag the road and run- founding member, control system. 1989: Insurance Issues President: Red Davidson Q The first Board meeting Feb 23-25. Airshow is July 15-16 Vice-President: lasts five hours, mainly Q Two sailplanes are dis- with Bob Underwood in Ed Cook covering the $10.00 no- played at Norton AFB. charge. Secretary: Pat Cook fault deductible insur- Sharley and Red David- Q A Sad August: Frank ance payment per acci- son arrive at 5 am to Newberry passed away Treasurer: Sue Muncey dent. We currently have help set up the Speed after a short illness. Maintenance: three sailplanes dam- Astir; Bob Irving sets up Many attended his Me- Bill Mackert aged in the July storm his Cherokee II. Bill morial Service. OCSA Operations and one claim for the Machert, Megan and lost a fine friend and Bob Irving Blanik, which is in dis- Bob Clark help out with real worker. We will Safety: pute with the Insurance the crowd, estimated at miss him and his wife Hal Lord Adjuster. In the future, 350,000-500,000. Dorothy, who will be no-fault fees will be de- Q A new Blanik, N3457, is moving North. termined by dividing the now aboard. The club Q The Tehachapi outing is amount of the deductible also purchased a dam- a success, with 35 people by the number of Flight aged Blanik at Hemet for attending. Group members at the parts to get N80CS back Q OCSA establishes a me- time of the loss. in shape. morial plaque to be Q OCSA goes to Ocotillo Q The Chino Airshow is a placed in the Club Wells February 18-20, success with Bob Irving House. SSA convention at LAX in Charge; Long Beach Hemet, CA Page 19 The Hemet Era (1990 – Present) Hemet, CA Page 20 1990: End of an Era President: (Excerpts from the Dec. Zero memories; the Jack MacFar- were knee deep in mud picking Bob Underwood Sink Letter by Pat Cook) As I'm lanes, the Cathy Fullers, and the onions for a cookout. I doubt if Vice-President: sure you are all aware by now, Frank Newberrys that have it was for the time we almost Bob Clark Orange County Soaring Associa- passed through, always giving got caught. Secretary: tion is moving to Hemet, and something. Then there were all the times Meggan Clark soon. The 1990 Board of Direc- Perhaps it was the first glance of John Giese did the cooking and Treasurer: tors beat the subject to death at Sharley Davidson was yelling, Phil Gross field and sailplane by flashlight every general meeting until fi- "Come and get it." Maybe it's at midnight that sticks with me. Maintenance: nally the vote was "yes." I have the memory of Jim Gallagher Bill Mackert Maybe it's all those John Gavin been in the Club since Feb. grading our new runway at the types yelling at me in my stu- Operations 1977 and have served nine years south end where we now oper- George Najarian dent days, or those Terry on the Board of Directors. I am ate. Perhaps Perris holds senti- MacFarlanes making damn sure Safety: both a Glider & Power Pilot mental value because I was mar- Paul Wood I did it right. Or perhaps the Besides, I am the only female ried there, among my closest laughter of Fred Baron in the who has remained active in this friends who the week before had back seat during a landing club for this many years. What given up their flying to mow where we dodged three jumpers do I see for OCSA at Hemet? weeds and clean the field in and all came out alive. Maybe Total change. Another soaring preparation for that wedding. it's the Red Davidsons or Bill site will be gone. And who but members of OCSA Mackerts always doing some- So, now you want to know, thing every time I was at the would offer their sailplane as "Who does this broad think she field. my wedding coach? is, and why is she’s so wound I could go on and on, but I'm Could it be my first solo flight up over this move? Why does sure I'm not the only one with by the light of a full moon, sanc- she appear to be so in love with memories, or these types of feel- tioned by an instructor who shall Perris?" Certainly not for the ings. I also know that I am not remain nameless for obvious scenery, the dust, or the noise the only one who wants to have reasons? I doubt if it's for the from the ultra-lights, and defi- one last New Year’s Eve party time Bernie Kilcher and I put nitely not for the hot summer at Perris, (a tradition started in the 2-22 in the ditch at the south weather. So what is it? Of 1979). However, that idea is end of the field, or for all the course it's the flying. But it's now looking doubtful. The buckets of water (and at times also the social aspect and the question has come up, "What's hoses) I've thrown on solo stu- close camaraderie. It's knowing the difference if we have New dents and private pilots. It I won't wait around forever to Year’s at Perris or at Hemet?" might be for all the parties, fly, but will spend the day be- With tears in my eyes I say, "If campouts, bar-b-ques and just cause I want to. Perhaps it's the you have to ask, you can't possi- plain fun, or for the times we 1991: A New Era President: OCSA made a successful safely and make the most of nal club they helped organ- Pat Russette move to Hemet-Ryan Airport your new home. We are ize! Vice-President: and its new host, Sailplane Sailplane Enterprises. On Noel Keller We have made plans to con- Enterprises. OCSA is wel- the radio, we are ‘Sailplane Secretary: vert part of the club house to comed to Hemet with a letter Base.’ S.E. is owned by Bob Moberg a bunk house with two sleep- from Galen, the manager: Mike and Julie Venable.” Treasurer: ing areas and camping on the Phil Gross “I want to begin by saying Who would have known that lawn area is allowed. Hot Maintenance: that I truly welcome you all in 1969 when OCSA charter water for showers is also Sam Walker to our gliderport. No, really! members Don Slotten and available. Operations You all weighed the pros and Karle Jessop decided to make Sam Rutherford cons of the move. Now that We need 10 Flight Group their hobby a business, that members for each of our five Safety: you committed to the change 22 years later, it would be- Oscar Alonso please count on me to help sailplanes. We now have 30- come the home of the origi- 35 paying Flight Group you make the transition Page 21 Z e r o S i n k 1992: Mourning a Club Member’s Passing Q The club mourned the October 6 passing established in his name at Long Beach of Thomas Irvin, a longstanding club City College, and a memorial display was President: member. Thomas was killed while testing placed in the OCSA clubhouse. Bob Underwood a wing modification to his Swish II, a Q The old tow plane was bid a fond farewell Vice-President: powered glider for which he won first and sold for $12,000, which helped the Bob Clark place design in world competition. A club’s finances significantly. Secretary: scholarship fund for aviation students was Meggan Clark Treasurer: Phil Gross Maintenance: Bill Mackert 1993: Doing the Wave Operations: Ray High Q March: During wave season, Safety: Bill Laningham reported reach- Bill Laningham ing 21,400 MSL and Ralph Fuller reached 23,000 MSL at Cal City. The club had seven flights over 20,000 feet, with three Gold Altitudes, one Dia- mond altitude, and a Single Lennie by Anne Kind (25,300 feet)! Zero Sink covers the de- tails of the annual Region 12 Soaring Council (RESCO) Wave Camp held there that month. Q June: To help club members, information about the airspace Anne Kind emerges from the club Lark with frozen fingers and reclassification is provided in toes after her first wave flight at California City. Zero Sink. President: Bob Underwood Q September: The Tehachapi Vice-President: campout is a success with 54 Anne Wilson Kind people, four dogs, and a cat Secretary: attending. In addition to the Meggan Clark soaring, there was a snoring Treasurer: contest, with Dave Kind reach- Rochelle Rotter ing an unbelievable 100 deci- Maintenance: bels. Bill Laningham Operations: Q November: OCSA grants Ray High “Little Joe” Stasneck an Hon- Safety: orary Membership in the club. Gary Rotter New club T-shirts (in orange, sky-blue, and cumulo-white) are available for $10. December: A new OCSA Memorial plaque was unveiled and presented by Gordon Sloan. Those present bowed for a moment of silence to remember those members who had passed on Hemet, CA Page 22 1994: Drop Zone Move Thwarted Q April: OCSA contributes people, 3 dogs (and 1 rabbit). significantly to the petition Highest flight is to 11,500 President: effort to stop the proposed MSL and longest duration is Anne Wilson Kind skydiving drop zone move 4:35. Vice-President: Pat Russette to an area inside the pattern. Q July: At Jacumba, the club Secretary: A rabbit (to be exact, the wins the 4th of July soaring Joann Lehmer poor critter’s remains), were contest against AGCSC and Treasurer: removed from the club 1-34 the Chuck Jennings Memorial Rochelle Rotter (Alpo). Pat Russette served trophy returns to OCSA! Maintenance: commendably as the fore- Thanks go out to Walt Ray High man of the Rabbit Goo MacFarlane and his son, Operations: Cleanup Crew. Marcus Elmore Terry, Hal Lord, Ralph Fuller, Safety: Q May: Another rabbit is and Mark Lowry for the work Gary Rotter found, this time in the Pat Russette relaxes on the tail of they’ve done recently on the Blanik at Torrey Pines. his HP, checking his watch to see Lark canopy and strut. Zero Sink circulation, which if he’s “L8” again. (February Zero Q December: At the club has been steadily increasing Sink) Christmas Party, new board for several months, reaches members are each given a 150. copy of The Seven Habits of Q June: Twentynine Palms trip report – 43 Highly Effective People, personalized and 1995: Moves Onto the Info Superhighway Q January: Bill Laningham describes how ited,” a soaring simulation software pack- President: one can obtain weather information age, is released by Looking Glass Tech- Anne Wilson Kind through one’s PC by using a dial-up serv- nologies. Also, the first e-mail directory Vice-President: Pat Russette ice known as DUATS (Direct User Access of club members is formed by Anne Wil- Secretary:c Terminal System). Information available son. Joann Lehmer includes winds aloft, terminal forecasts, Q September: Oscar Alonso writes of his Treasurer: and area synopses. involvement in the maintenance of the Rochelle Rotter Q May: Oscar Alonso writes an article intro- SSA Web page (http://acro.harvard.edu. Maintenance: ducing the capabili- Ray High ties of hand-held Operations: Marcus Elmore GPS receivers to the Safety: club. Later that Gary Rotter month Oscar flew his Silver distance flight at the 29 Pailms campout. Bill Lan- ingham and Pat Rus- sette flew their Dia- mond Goal legs from Bill Laningham’s trace from his successful Diamond Altitude attempt on there also. February 12 in the club Lark at California City – April Zero Sink Q June: “Flight Unlim- Page 23 Z e r o S i n k 1996: Club Trip to the Altitude Chamber Q February: Several mem- event. Brooks organizes a work President: bers attend the oxygen day for December 7, Anne Wilson Kind Q Thank you to Clint training class at Ed- hoping it will be a lousy Vice-President: Brooks for working on Pat Russette wards Air Force base in finishing the 2nd trailer soaring day for this preparation for wave earth-bound activity. Secretary: for our Blaniks. Mem- Joann Lehmer season. All agree that bers have seen his plans Q Thanks to Hal and Treasurer: the experience was valu- for the modifications, Trudy Chilton for repair- Rochelle Rotter able. The appearance of and they look great. ing the canopy covers on Maintenance: symptoms such as tunnel the 1-34 and silver Ray High vision, nausea, or diffi- Q Congratulations to Tony Blanik. Operations: culty focusing without Blane, Trudy Chilton, Marcus Elmore oxygen was dramatic. and George Clark on Q Pat Russette writes an Safety: The staff at Edwards was their first solos. Jon excellent article about Gary Rotter professional and enthusi- Wells also passes his soaring in the Owens astic, and thanks go to Commercial Glider Valley, which he re- Cindy Brickner of Cal exam on October 4. names the “Diamond City for organizing the Q Operations Officer Clint Valley.” 1997: Club Gets First Website Q The club inaugurates its Gunk, paint remover, area underneath the Web page: http://www. elbow grease, water, and floor. Clint Brooks is in webpages.virtualrep. a lot of time with a wet the process of upholster- com/ocsa. vacuum cleaner were ing the side panels. He needed to clean the and Lynn Ericksen ap- President: Q OCSA attends the last El Bob Franzke Toro airshow in April. cockpit floor and the plied fabric to all the Vice-President: This and other airshows inspection holes and the Herb Krause have been great opportu- area around the base of Secretary: nities to recruit new the vertical stabilizer. Sue Muncey members. You will need to look Treasurer: very closely to find the Sam Rutherford Q Thanks to some six days repairs. Maintenance: of work by Walt Hal Lord MacFarlae and his son, Q Jacumba Campout Re- Operations: the inside of the silver port: The Good, the Noel Keller Blanik is now cleaner Bad, and the Ugly – Safety: than it has been since Cheap tows, good soar- Ed Cook leaving the factory. ing, camaraderie, Bearings are clean and AGCSC sponsored BBQ, lubricated. This in- contest…all the ingredi- volved removing the in- ents for lots of fun! We spection plates in the had 16 club members, cockpit floor, removing friends, and family show President Jon Wells and the Board up for a great time away the control stick assem- worked hard to alleviate an aircraft bly, removing the rudder from civilization to join shortage during the summer, arrang- pedals, and the bulkhead up with our AGCSC ing for 2-33s to hold the students behind the back seat. over until repairs were completed on hosts. The bad news: the Blanik. Hemet, CA Page 24 1998: Glass at Last!... President: Jon Wells Q At the 29 Palms camp- Vice-President: out over Memorial Day Pat Russette weekend, two pilots Secretary: completed their Silver Debra Stange distance flights: Tony Treasurer: Blane and Larry Tuo- Anne Wilson hino. Tony landed at Maintenance: Yucca Valley airport and Clint Brooks returned to his water Operations: Clint Brooks soaking celebration with Safety: an aerotow. Larry, in an Tony Blane infamous flight, could not find the airport. Un- daunted, he fell back on his OCSA Cross Coun- A three-year effort reached a happy conclusion as the club, through the try training and selected efforts of many club members, obtained its first fiberglass ship, a 15 a new landing spot, an meter standard class ship with an advertised L/D of 35:1.. (October empty street in an un- Zero Sink) completed housing de- velopment – a few hun- dred yards away from the airport. Once se- virtues of soaring, and Year.” lected, he made an ex- letting the locals sit in Q December: The monthly cellent landing, and the cockpit of the 1-36. flight group dues were when his crew arrived, For this Larry was raised from $35.00 to he was giving im- awarded the prize for $45.00. promptu lectures on the “Outlanding of the 1999: ...and More Glass! Q The club continues its President: move forward with the Ralph Fuller purchase of a second Vice-President: Larry Tuohino fiberglass ship, this time Secretary: a Grob 103. David Raspet Q March: Danny Gonzales Treasurer: gave a great lecture on Jason Carey soaring in the Hemet Maintenance: Valley, revealing his Clint Brooks SCM, or Secret Check- Operations: Lynn Ericksen point Map, to the audi- Safety: ence. Al Cangahuala Q The club prepares for its 40th Anniversary Cele- The latest club addition, a Grob 103 Twin Astir (May Zero Sink) bration! Page 25 Z e r o S i n k Glider Types That Have Been in the OCSA Fleet Current OCSA Fleet Q Blanik L13 N82756 – Club’s most heavily Q Baby Bowlus used trainer Q LK-10 Alpha Q Blanik L13 N51OCS – Formerly N86661, Q Pratt-Reed this ship’s registration number was changed Q SGS 1-26, 1-34, 1-36, 2-22, 2-33 to coax the more superstitious members over to it Q Blanik L-13 Q SGS 1-36 N3619U – First solo ship for Q Grob 102, 103 many OCSA members Q LP-46, LP-49 Q Lark IS 28B2 N71566 – High performance Q Lark IS 28B2 ship, used often for wave flights at Cal City Q Grob 102 N102FC – Club’s first glass ship Q Grob 103 N158SS – Club’s second glass ship and newest acquisition Badges Collected by OCSA Members “Lose not thine airspeed, lest the Editor’s Note: Despite the William Meyer – Diamond availability of some informa- ground rise up and 1976 1995 tion from the SSA, we know smite thee.” this list is incomplete. We James Walker – Diamond Oscar Alonzo – Silver encourage readers to send in 1984 Marcus Elmore – Silver - Hoot Sez, article additions to this list. Dan Gonzales – Diamond Bill Laningham – Gold in December 1979 1962 1987 Bill Laningham – Diamond Zero Sink Ralph Fuller– Silver Phil Caricof – Gold Hank Marlowe – Diamond 1966 Dan Dickinson – Diamond 1997 Allen Leffler – Diamond 1988 Jon Wells – Silver David McNay – Diamond Malcolm Kyle – Gold Jon Wells – Gold 1967 George Najarian – Gold 1998 Robert Buck – Diamond Charlie Walker – Silver Tony Blaine – Silver 1968 1990 Larry Tuohino – Silver Carle Conway, Jr. – Dia- Henry Marlowe – Gold 1999 mond Pat Russette – Silver Oscar Alonzo – Gold 1969 Pat Russette – Gold Al Cangahuala – Silver Noel Keller – Silver 1991 George Uveges – Diamond Ken Walker – Gold 1970 1994 George Thomas – Diamond Bill Laningham – Silver 1972 Hemet, CA Page 26 OCSA Contributions to the English Language Q Franzke Notch – n., A small building, chock- Kelly). The ultimate 1500 ft. notch off a 1500 full of club equipment, soaring dog. Example: ft. tow, creating a perfect arranged in the most “Boy, your dog is as upside down “V” on random way possible. quiet as Kelly Dog.” one’s barograph trace. Q Kelly Dog – n., (origin: Q Fright Shack – n., A Pat Russette’s dog, OCSA Notable Flights This unofficial list is by no means complete; feel free to write in your own entries – Editors 1 Any club member’s first ing the longest straight- 373.5 miles. solo (and subsequent greet- line distance flight (outside 5 Any club member’s first “The only way to fly ing with buckets of water). the U. S. Nationals) that cross country flight. cheaper than with 2 July 9, 1994: Hank Mar- year. 6 1966: Dave McNay’s lowe, with Phil Gross as 3 Any club member’s first OCSA is to jump launch is captured on page crew, took off from Crysta- flight with a passenger af- 51 of the January 1967 off a building, and laire in his DG-600 and ter getting a private li- National Geographic. landed 10 1/2 hours later cense. then you get only While many club members in Weiser Idaho, some- 4 September 5, 1971: Al have appeared in the news- one flight” where north of Boise. He Leffler wins the Region 12 paper and on television, was credited with 669.94 - Lynn Ericksen, Soaring contest on the last this flight by an OCSA miles and won the 1994 day, flying his Cirrus member may have been 1999 Barringer Trophy for mak- Finally, the All-Time OCSA Membership List Abell, Norman 2/87 Bale, Bill 3/81 Bradford, Ken 64 Cangahuala, Gloria 1/99 Alexander, Byron 12/67CFIG Bale, Jacki 1/82 Brashear, J. 77 Carey, Ethel /80 Allen, James 69 Barbour, Bob 11/91 Brasher, John 3/79 Carey, Jason Alonso, Oscar 12/87 Baron, Fred 7/71 Brink, John 69 Caricof, Phil 5/81 Anderson, David 2/90 Baron, Melissa 80 Britton, Jim 64 Carlson, Vern Founder Arauz, Mary 6/95 CFIG Bates, Marge 67 Broadent, Stephen 7/89 Chamberlain, T /84 Archer, Don 1/68 CFIG Bayless, Jeff 7/93 Broadwell, Robert 9/97 Chambers, Jerry 67 Arnold, Allan 5/84 Beadlescomb, Wm Ted 7/86 Brooks, Clint 8/95 Charleboix, Howard 97 Ashbaugh, Victor 2/97 Beattie, Jack 64 Brown, Byron 69 Charles, Mike 86 Auman, Greg /80 Beck, Hans 69 Brown, Ray 1/69 Life Chilton, Harold 6/95 Austin, Jerry 64 Beenen, Gerard 3/79 Bryan, Gillmore 69 Chilton, Trudy 6/95 Autry, Bill 3/76 Beenen, Henri 3 /79 Buchanan, Bill 69 Christ, Ed 8/80 Babbit Jeff 2/81 Bennet, Roy 1/83 Buffington, Shawn 97 Clark, George 9/96 Babock, Jerry Founder Bennet, Dave 77 Burner, Sharon 1/81 Clark, Meggan 1-89 Badger, Monte Rex 5/86 Bennett, Craig 1/83 Burnfin, Jim 69 Clark, Robert 8/88 Baeder, Fritz 5/83 Beroldi, Ronald B. 69 Burns, Sara 6/83 Clark, Valerie 10/96 Bailey, Doug 7/82 Bingley, R. 77 Bush, Dick 64 Collins, Garnet 69 Baker, Bill 64 Blane, Don(Tony) 6/96 Buskus, Ruth 92 Collins, Katrina 99 Baker, Bruce 69 Borchart, Harold Jr 69 Cammell, Russ 3 /79 Collins, Lloyd 5/86 Baker, Evert 69 Borchert, Donald 2/ 85 Campbell, Bill 6/74 Combs, Cliff 1/79 Baker, George 64 Boston, Arthur 64 Campbell, Roseanna 74 Conrad, Wayne 11/97 Balaze, Karl 83 Boyd, Steve 69 Cane, Gary Baldwin, Reid 3/85 Bradford, Doug 69, 7/82 Cangahuala, Al 11/92 (Continued on page 27) Page 27 Z e r o S i n k The List (Continued) (Continued from page 26) Fontanilla, Romeo 93 Gunther, Jeffery 12/87 Kendell, James 8/88 Conway, Michael 10/90 Fontanilla, Ronald 93 Guokas, Gene 1/93 CFIG Kenney, Terry 5/95 Conway, Sean 10/90 Foote, Ronald 69 Gurr, Bob 60 Inst Kensrue, Mike 64 Cook, Ed 4/72 Ford, Steve 12/80 Gurr, Mickey 64 Kenyon, Steve 10/82 CFIG Cook, John 69 Fordor, Csaba 3/79 Gyuris, Attila 10/80 Ketavarapu, Srinivas 1/91 Cook, Patricia 2/77 Fordor, Frank 10/75 Hamilton, Chris 63 Kiene, Thomas 69 Cooly, Don 64 Forrest, Barbara 9/89 Hampel, Tom 10/83 Kilcher, Bernie 10/79 Cooper, Elijah (Bud) 6/84 Foster, Bob 69 Hanley, David 2/82 Kind, Anne Wilson 9/90 Copeland, Fayette 64 Foster, Richard 69 Hansen, Ben * 3/71 Kind, David 6/93 Costanzo, Clay 84 Foster, Robby 69 Hartman, David 69, /80 King, Wayne 70 Couey, Ruso 64 Frailich, Javier 12/95 Hartshorn, 87 Kinnaman, Bill 3/ 79 Cowherd, Eugene 64 Fraiser, Cliff 64 Harvey, Douglas 1/94 Kirkhart, Ken /75 Crable, Art 9/79 Franzke, Bob 5/71 Harvey, Glen 9/77 Kloepfer, Gerry 5/88 CFIG Crabtree, Alfred 4/85 Frazier, Martin 1/88 Hassley, Joe 12/85 Kloepfer, Brian 1 /91 Crumby, Howard 4/94 Freeman, Eric 66 Hassley, Kevin 12/85 Koluvek, Roland 10/93 Crumby, James 2/94 Freeman, Murry 65 Haven, Robert 3/ 79 Kozma, Tibor 3/79 79 Cruz, Perry 10/95 Frost, Wayne 2/77 Haverty, Doc 1/77 Krause, Herbert 4 /85 Culbertson, Rob 11/81 Fuller, Anna 1/90 Hawkins, Phillip 69 Krosner, Al 12/67 Curtis, Roger 7/79 Fuller, Kathy 68 Hawkins, Ralph 69 Kruska, Gerald 63 INST Cutler, Edwin 1/87 Fuller, Ralph 6/78 Hayes, Grover 69 Kwast, Steve 5/81 Daniels, Bill 64 Furman, Roland 7/80 Healey, Patrick 6/77 Kyle, Malcolm 2/78 “Learn to Fly on Darling, Drew 98 Gallacher, Jim 2/77 Life Healy, Mike 3/79 Ladd, Dan Davey, Chris 99 Galton, George 3 / 79 Heckendorf. Jon 2/94 Laister, Jack 59 Solar Power – No Davidson, Red *11/79 Life Garner, Rich 3/79 Hedges, Gary 8/96 Lamont, Doug 4/68 Life Davidson, Ron 69 Gartner, Bernie 8/80 Heffner, Norma Founder Lamont, Norm 66 Charge for Davidson, Sharley 8/81 Gartner, James 6/87 Hellyer, Elizabeth 2/95 Landreth, Jim 64 Davis, Jim 64 Gartner, Jim 9/81 Helmer, Bob 69 Lang, Michael 7/96 Sailplanes or Flight Davis, Donald 9/89 Gartner, Joe 9/81 Henderson, Michael 8/94 Laningham, Bill 10/90 CFIG Davis, Paul /80 Gartner, Rick 9/81 Hentschel, Art 87 Lappas, Tom 7/85 Instruction” - De Baan, Peter 11/94 Garvin, Bob Sr. 6/74 Hernandez, Joe 9/90 Laude, Kevin 5/86 DeMoville, Robert 69 Garvin, Dana 3/79 Hessler, Gerald 69 LaViolette, John 93 OCSA Ads, circa Deppen, Carl 1/81 Garvin, Robert Jr. 11/75 High, Charlotte 4/91 LeDoux, 79 DeVries, Herb 69 Gavin, Dana /80 High, Raymond 2/91 Lee, Joel 69 1980. Dickinson, Dan 1-68 CFIG Gavin, John 1/69 Hill, Greg 3/80 Leffler, Al 59 Charter M Dickinson, Danny Jr. 69 Geil, Scott 7/82 Hobbs, Marvin 63, 64 Lehmer, Joann 9/91 Dickson, John 69 Gerhart, Dave 69 Hobbs, Grace 69 Leibert, Craig 2/91 Dietrich, Ted 64 Gerhart, Frank 69 Hoffman, Ted 66 Leinz, Manny 11/80 Doherty, John 1/85 Gerlach, John 64 Holcomb, James 4/89 Lenny, John 3/71 Dorsky, Bob 64 Getzug, Don Hooper, Ray * 3/76 Lesley, William 2/91 CFIG Doyle, Wm Bill 1/87 Gidaszewski, Adam 3/ 79 Hoover, Michael 1 /91 Leverkuehn, Chris 9/93 Drury, Rick 64 Giese, John 1/77 Hoover, Cherly 7/89 Levitsky, Alex 7/86 Dudman, D.K. 69 Gilbert, Tom 77 Hoover, Howard 1 /91 Lewis, Leon 69 Duke, Jim 64 Gilizean, Scott 4/96 Hoppe, Jim 10/79 Liebeck, Kevin Dunfford, Phil Gillard, Maryanne 69 Horowitz, Sam Founder Little, Terry 4/70 Dunlap, Burnie 9/96 Gillard, Terris 69 Hughett, Chris 5/89 Lockwood, Chris 5/81 Dunlavy, Ken 64 Gillard, Walter 69 Hynes, Charlie 9/80 Lockwood, Rick 5/69 Duran, Peter 9/81 Gilliand, Donald 2/87 Irvine, Harry Jr. 3/93 Logan, Jerry /80 Eads, Robert 6/85 Glaser, Norman 69 Irwin, Thomas 10/85 Loogman, Gary 8/75 Eastman, Steve 65 Glocamarra, Leo T. 69 Janovsky, Tomas 6/95 Lopez, Bill 9/83 Edberg, Don Goran, David 6/97 Jennings, Charles 69 Lord, Lloyd Hal 5/86 Elison, Blake 09/83 Gore, Edward Ed 5/86 Jessop, Dave 69 Lossing, Ed 9/80 Elmore, Marcus 6/92 Gormley, Thomas 69 Jessop, Karle 12/67 Love, Tim 69 Elvis, Jack 63 Graham, Raymon Jessop, Malcolm 69 Lowery, Steve 6/88 CFIG Embleton, Bob 69 Goel, Sanjay 5/ 89 Johnson, Tom 97 Lowry, Judy 3/79 Embleton, Warren 69 Goff, Gregory 5/84 Jones, Bob 1/79 Lowry, Merrill 3/79 Emery, Jim 66 Golding, Richard 69 Jones, J. Mike 6/85 Lung, Doug 9/83 Emery, Ann 69 Goldman, Rochelle d 69 Jones, Ken 7/80 Lyman, Chet 69 Emery, Jack 7/80 Grantz, Arthur 1/94 Jordan, Jack 65 MacFarlane, Jack 12/67 Emery, Kyle 12/75 Graves, Ronald 69 Jordon, Jack 69 MacFarlane, Rick 2/67 Ericksen, Lynn 1/95 Greaves, Tim 9/79 Juhl, Clarence 97 MacFarlane, Terry 11/67 Espinoza, Elias 8/97 Green. Jess Juhl, Judith 97 MacFarlane, Walt 9/59 Life Fabio, Grossi Gross, Kirk 1/87 Kamps, Joseph 97 MacKay, Theron 69 Faeth, Henry 3/90 Gross, Phil 6/86 Kane, Vern 5/86 Mackert, Bill 1/84 Life Farb, Norm 5/82 Gross, Ralph Founder Keech, Kevin 3/79 Mahieu, Kareen 3/79 Fitzgerald, Daniel 2/85 Grossman, Steve 8/87 Keil, Carl 4/88 Mahieu, Pierre 69, 3/79 Fitzgerald, Ed 8/85 Gualdoni, Tito 1/68 Keller, Noel J 8/71 Fleming, Bob Charter Gunn, Mike 9/80 Kelsey, William 69 (Continued on page 28) Hemet, CA Page 28 The List (Continued) (Continued from page 27) Murray, Buzz Founder Reed, Lyla 69 Stasneck, Joe 11/93 Walker, Marge 69 Mahler, Susan 5/89 Najarian, George 10/85 CFIG Reinecke, Gene 8/93 Steeld, Keith 69 Walker, Norm 2/68 Inst Malcomb, James E. 5/89 Nash, Jon 3/90 Renek, Frank 2/84 Stephens, Harvey 69 Walker, Samuel Malik, Howard 64 Nathanson, Stephen 11/91 Renek, Kevin /80 Stephensen, 79 Waller, Larry Mallatt, Richard 69 Nay, Marc 12/77 Rezlar, Ed Stewart, David 7/90 Weeks, George 2/81 Maly, George 69 Needham, Marty 69 Ricey, Jim /80 Stewart, Gary 69 Wells, Debra 11/96 Manning, Robert 69, 88 Neilsen, Jaylene 8/81 Risher, Eric 69 Stoffers, Larry 69 Wells, Jon 9/95 CFIG Marburger, Jim 8/80 Neilson, Dennis 69 Risher, Martin 66 Stone, Megan 7/96 Wells, Ken 10/94 Markle, Jim 99 Neilson, Marion /80 Roberts, Noel 3/79 Stone, Patti 6/97 Wendee, Paul 4/68 Marks, Gene 64 Nelson, Maurice 69 Robertson, Gary 3/79 Stubbs, Nelson 69 West, Stan 10/91 Marlowe, Henry 6/88 Nelson, Brian 69 Robinson, Richard 65 Stuckman, Greg 5/87 Whittaker, Howard 3/79 Marosz, John 64 Nelson, Morrie 6/80 Rodriquez, Edward 93 Sullivan, Carolyn 1/82 Wieland, Charlie 4/68 Marshall, James 69 Newberry, Frank 5/80 Rogers, James 69 Sullivan, Gene 5/69 Wilson, Anne 2/90 Marsky, Jim 69 Nichols, Ron 5/65 Rotter, Gary 6/90 Sullivan, Robert 69 Wilderman, Leo 64 Martellotti, Jim 5/93 Nichuss, Oswin 64 Rotter, Rochelle 6/90 Sullivan, Ronald 69 Wildman, Helen 1/83 Martin, Wayne 8/90 Nickerson, Larry 77 Rowe, John /80 Swenson, Lief 93 Willey, Michael Mathews, Ronald 69 Nielson, John 69 Ruch, Weston 97 Talstad, John 6/91 Willy, William A. 84 Matlock, Anita Niles, William 69 Russette, Pat 10/85 Taschetti, Keith 97 Wilson, Howard 69 Matlock, Tony Nordbak, John 69 Rutherford, Sam 12/82 Taylor, Donald 7/93 Wilson, Lloyd 69 Maupin Janice 69 Norm, John 69 Ryerson, Bruce 64 Taylor, James Wilson, William 69 Maupin, Jim 69 Oakshott, Dave 64 Sacher, Fred 69 Terrigno, Jim 66 Winneguth, Scott 10/77 Mawhinney, Robert 2/96 O'Dell, Dale 69 Sanchez, Frank 69 Terrigno, Jim /80 Winters, Cliff Founder Maximov, Justin 5/93 O'Dell, Mike 69 Sanchez, William 69 Terrigno, Tony 1/68 Wolfe, Jack Founder Mc Junkin, 87 O'Donnell, Stan 1/61 CFIG Sandeen, G Sandy 8/79 Terry, Rob Wood, Paul 4/87 Mc Manus, Jayleen 80 Oglesby, George 65 Sanders, Mike 11/77 Thomas, George, 1/68 Life Wright, Bob 67 McClure, Ron 69 Ohmart, Jeffrey 10/93 Sanford, Don 69 Thomas, Jerry 92 Yegge, Roger McCosh, Jack 64 Olsen, Mike 69 Santoya, Ed 65 Thompson, Mark 64 York, Steven 6/85 McCoy, Bob 64 Olson, Clebourne 69 Savaria, Paul 9/95 Thompson, Harry Pre/68 Life Zeppenceldt, Bill 64 McFarland, Tom 11/80 Ornelas, Mario 6/90 Schafer, Clarance 84 Thompson, Jim /80 Ziler, Carl Founder McGrew, Robin 2/89 Orosco, Rodney Schenbeck, Bob 1/79 Thompson, N. 63 McIndoe, Scott 1/85 Osmond, Don 69 Schneider, Robert E Thurner, Wilfred 64 McLauchlan. Doug 93 Otto, Henning 5/68 Schneider, Wes Thurnher, Milfried 64 McLaughlin, C. Dean 2/91 Otto, Thomas 6/85 Schroeder, Craig 7/79 Toshack, Bob /80 McLaughlin, Randy 8/90 Overton, Cecilia 3/79 Schroeder, Larry 67 Tracy, Helen 69 McManus, Reed 12/79 Overton, Don 3/79 CFIG Schwenker, Rudolph 69 Tracy, William McMillion, Bill 69 Ozer, Joe 86 Sears, Howard 9/79 Truesdale, Paul 7/85 McNay, Dave 63, 4/93 Packer, Steve 5/86 Sechrist, Michael 86 Tuohino, Larry 11/95 Mears, Bud Charter Parker, James 6/90 Seiveno, Don 69 Turner, Evan 3 /61 Meidell, Larry 2/77 Parks, Curtis 82/ FG 84 Sequin, Jim 69 Underwood, 7/88 Melby, Carl 9/88 Parrish, Rex 64 Sergent, William 1/94 Underwood, Larry 69 Mendoza,Joesph 5/89 Payzant, Tom 86 Sergott, Walter 69 Underwood, Sandra 1/90 Merris, Dick 69 Pendergrass Jimmy 5/77 Shadon, Ralph Founder Urban, Mark 3/79 Merryman, Betty /80 Pendergrass, Dianne 8/72 Shelton, Larry Urish, Morris 69 Mew, Thomas 69 Pendergrass, Jim 9/71 Sheppard, Claude 2/81 Uvegas, George, Life Meyer, Bill 5/89 Pendergrass, Kim 9/79 Shequin, Jim 67 Valkis, George /80 Meyers , Bill Charter Pennoch, Bill 65 Sill, Chuck 69 Van Fossen, Dennis 84 Meyers, Linda Charter Perkins, Cy 64 Singh, Indi /80 Van Houten, Ralph 69 Miles, Ray 1/87 Perry, Dennis 93 Sloan, Gordon 93 5/90 Mitchell, Lance 3/79 Perry, Joann 93 Slotten, Don Charter M Walters, Carl Charter Mjelde, Ralph 8/79 Peters, Fred 63 INST Slotten, Lois 59 Walters, Betty Charter Moan, Bob 65 Pfeifer, Jeffrey 84 Smagala, Tom 1/94 Warburg, Donald 2/75 Moberg, Bob 5/80 Pio, David 10/92 Small, Larry 69 Watt, Bob 67 Moberg, Sharon Planchak, Gene 1/93 Smith, Barbar 3/79 Weber, Frank 69 Moeller, Stephen 92 Plough, Richard 8/80 Smith, Carlton 69 Vander Molen, Scott 2/ 87 Monroe, Allen 6/77 Portock, Brian 5/99 Smith, Dave 6/77 VanHouten, Bob 1/69 Moody, Bill 9/86 Poteet, Britt 1/83 Smith, Don VanNimwegen, Larry 12/80 Moore, Bob 69 Powell, Cheves Bo 5/86 Smith, Fredrich S. I I I 69 Vargas, 82 Moore, Charles 86 Powers, Willis 69 Smith, Wayne 63 Veasey, Guy 7/73 Mosley, Susan 84 Rackliff, Stephen 69 Smothers, Larry 11/91 Veretenikoff, George 69 Mountain, Roy /80 Rampe, Dennis 3/83 Sperr, Douglas 4/90 Verhalen, Gregory 69 Mummey, Gordon 64 Ramsaran, Dave 8/86 Sperson, Bruce 64 Verhalen, James 69 Muncey, Harry Ransom, Tom 7/78 St. Amant, Kurt 8/95 Volk, Skip 70 Muncey, Mike 7/82 CFIG Rasmussen, Dick 1/68 Staley, Bill 93 Wadman, Bill 3/79 Muncey, Susan 9/84 Raspet, David 4/93 Stallard, Michael Wagner, Hugh 69 Murayma, John 8/86 Reckard, Rocky 1/82 Standley, Bill l/69 Wagnor, Hugh 68 The Orange County Soaring Association is a non-profit organization Orange County established in 1959 to promote and teach soaring and provide soaring activities for association members and their families. Soaring Our general meetings are held on the third Monday of each month; in Association addition to reviewing club business, our meetings include programs covering a variety of topics related to the sport of soaring. Call the OCSA Info Line at (714) 284-5558 for more information about the club, or write to us at: OCSA P.O. Box 5475 Buena Park, CA 90622 Club operations are conducted at the Hemet-Ryan Airport in Hemet, Zero Sink: Official newsletter of the CA. Call (909) 658-6577 for directions to the airport. Q Orange County Soaring Association Zero Sink Co-Editors Al and Gloria Cangahuala 311 East Glenarm Street #3 Pasadena, CA 91106 We’re on the Web! www.webpages.virtualrep.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ocsa OCSA Poem I was anxious to soar The tow gave a grunt And then as we're sailing It had been so many years --- Muttering "Alone", I said --- Up, down and around ---- Not quite a score But there was my Instructer How nice to be there But I had built up some fears. and the Pilot ahead. And not on the ground. They strapped on my chute I breathed relieved Somehow, it makes you realize And the belt fastened tight--- Knowing they cared --- Up, up high above ---- I was ready to take off And all together That God really gives us For my second flight. The sky we shared. Oh, so much to love! As I was strapped down What a glorious feeling And we're ready to go ---- For us to soar ---- Kathleen M. Fuller With my feet off the ground When he let go the tow Zero Sink Aug/Sept 1979 I thought of the tow. I wanted to roar! The winds were strong To that plane ahead As I heaved a sigh --- We're no longer fast ---- Knowing we'd soon I said to myself Be up in the sky. How long will it last!
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