Proceedings of the 1972 Symposium on Competitive Soaring

Presented at: Mont Chateau Lodge, Morgantown, West Virginia, February 12-13,1972

Edited by: Ed Byars Bill Holbrook


The growth of American competitive soaring since Soaring Symposia's first meeting in February 1969 is best illustrated by the 1973 regional contest in Chester S.C. The pilot entry list approached the official limit of 65 for the first time in American Soaring history. In 1972 The Soaring Society Of America compiled the first seeding list. This list is now needed to determine the priority of pilots who wish to enter the sanctioned contests. These proceedings are part of Soaring Symposia's effort to raise the quality of this growing number of competitive pilots.

They are intended to supplement and refine the competitive pilots skills. The strategies and techniques suggested by the experienced faculty are meant to be used with good judgement and a strict sense of safety.

The candid remarks of the faculty make these symposia valuable and commenting as competitive pilots as well as your editors we extend our thanks to them.

Dr. Leland Ransom's efforts in taping all of the symposia since 1969 are again grateful acknowledged, for without his perseverance and skill much of this valuable information would have been lost.

The persistent encouragement of all of our soaring friends has finally born fruit as this Proceedings might never have reached the printer had it not been for their efforts.

Please continue to let us know your thoughts about our work.

Ed Byars & Bill Holbrook

Copyright 1973: All rights reserved. Permission is granted to copy the articles in these proceedings only for non-commercial use, in their entirety and with this copyright notice attached.