Sunday, January 6, 2008

Help please/ pledges/sponsers WE HAVE TEN (10) PLEDGES
As many of you know, the World Championships are this Aug. 08 in Germany. I am looking for sponsors which will pledge 1 cent for every mile I fly from Feb. 08 to Jun 08. I will match every 1 cent with 1 cent of my own, for each pledge. My flights will be on the OLC, and that will record the distance flown. Max. mileage flown will be 7500 Statue miles within this time frame.

I have 10 sponsorship/pledge spots available. As an example, if I fly 5000 Sm, your pledge will be for $50.00 and I will match it with $50.00. You may take one or more.

You will then send your pledge to me, Jul 1st, 2008 and I will send a personal check to this party. A plaque also be sent, the cost of which I shall pay for and displayed with your name, showing of your support. The location of where it will be displayed shall be shared at a later date.

I am hoping to make this a surprize, and as many of you know me, it will be done. After your pledge/sponsership, I will disclose to you, in confidence, who it is for. The euro's very high so its a way we can show our support and it does go towards a good purpose. My email is at the top of the page. I will answer all emails sent to me.

I do thank you, I know they will.

Best regards, Tom Kelley # 711 USA.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Who is it??? Winners, contest over.

We have a winner, Ray D. Lovinggood, PE, and he has claimed the prize. The above picture, shows 5U, Sam Glitner, helping with the launch during the R5N soaring contest in Perry, SC. What I am going to do is if anybody can say who it is in any of the shown gliders, they will also get a free brew. Listen you guys and girls, just don't send me the score sheet as someone has, and claimed they were on the list. That won't work..............

Matt, flying PF in the sports class, has some good eyes, if you look under the wing, you will see W3, which is Tim Wells. TO, flown by Richard Mealdy, is the background glider. He has some art deco on his tail. Matt is looking for the grid sheet now, ha, ha, the contest is over now, Matt.
First one to guess who it is, in the glider or standing their, gets a free beer when I see you somewhere. Hint, its Perry, S.C. R5n.
Here's a email link to John down in New Zeland. He's putting together a new magazine...Gliding International. It will be good and as soon as I get his webpage, we will get that here for you.
Early entry closes shortly for "The Seniors", get your stuff in, with the lack of rain, the soaring might be the best we will have ever seen, this spring, around Seminole. Last spring we had some great days, with some guy going over 600 K for a days fun flight and yes, GV, I know it was you and congrats on a flight well done and a new Florida State record. Good job, George.
Tom Knauff does put out an email newsletter. If you don't subscribe, you should, its one of the last free good things that come along.
Also, Paul, at Cumulus Soaring, is putting out a newsletter, its free and Paul does a great job in what he has written so far. He has been looking for help at the convention, I haven't talked with him, as to what he needs, but if you can help out, then let it be done.