Friday, January 15, 2010

US Team raffle news & stuff.........

THIS MIGHT BE THE NEW US TEAM LOGO...........................


Clear Nav raffle tickets should be $25.00 each. Drawing, at this time, will be mid-Sept at New Castle, VA. Winner need not be present. These Clear Nav raffle tickets will be available to purchase @ the US Team booth @ the SSA convention and an announcement will be made shortly where and when they can be purchased elsewhere. At the SSA convention, the US Team might have silent auctions to be held for various gifts. The silent bid allows you to bid on an item which then will go to the highest silent bidder. Yes ladies, jewelry, is also in the planning stages.
THE FOLLOWING VENDORS HAVE MADE DONATIONS
as of Jan. 11, 2010.
Bob Drew (10 copies of the newly remastered Sun Ship Game),
Chris Woods ( 4 copies of The Gray Eagles),
Craggy Aero (4 logger calibrations),
Cumulus Soaring, Paul Remde (3 books),
Eastern Sailplane, John Murray (Canopy Cover, Canopy Cleaning Kit),
Jonker Sailplanes, Leo Benetti-Lonhini (JS1 Shirts),
Knauff and Grove, Tom Knauff (4 copies of 2010 edition of "The Glider Flying Handbook"),
M&H Soaring, both Heinz and Monty (Racing Calenders),
NK, Richard Kellerman, (ClearNav),
Lee Kuhlke (desktop StrePla and a Spot-2),
Noelle and Williams Soaring Center (refurbished Sage Vario),
Wings & Wheels, Tim Mara (1) flyWithCE Flight recorder (2)flyWithCE Navigator software license for PDA,
Sky Sailing (silk screening with the US logo),
GoVino (donating 4-6boxes (of 72) wine glasses. 1 box will be grouped in 4, 18 4 packs for the convention. The others will go to various contests for the US Team wine and cheese taste.
Silver Parachute Sales (1 repack plus re-shipping back to owner in the US).
SEVERAL VENDORS maybe missing, this post will be updated as new information is received.
At the up coming Seniors, you will be able to review and purchase clothing items, Clear Nav raffle tickets and hopefully other goodies.
Region 5N Perry, SC will have a cookout to raise US Team funds.
Also, at other contest sites, the US Team will be planning events. If you would like to help out, please do so by contacting any past or present US Team member. Or contact me, Pilotnx211@gmail.com. ALL funds raised go into the general US Team fund.
The US Air Force has been contacted about helping to get the gliders over to the World's. Word came today that this won't happen. Also, a major airline (one that I use to fly for) has just turned down the request for travel tickets, as they don't support sports teams. My personal view on this is fly United, Delta and American, now these are great airlines. If anyone you know, including yourself, can help out with frequent flyer miles, this would be welcome.
I know I am shaking the tin cup, but the estimated cost of one team member going to Szeged, Hungary is over $20,000.00. Our Team funds have never received any tarp funds and there are no Wall Street bonus's coming from any of the US Team Funds.
When we get some pictures of the clothing and other items, I will update that here.
My plan will be to ship my ASG 29 to Bremmerhaven, Germany early June. I then will fly over to Frankfurt, take a train ride, pick up the car, go to Bremmerhaven and then drive 950 miles to Szeged, Hungary.
I plan on flying in the Flatlands Cup, Szeged, Hungary from July 3, 2010 to July 14, 2010 and then pre practice, then the World's from July 20, 2010 thru Aug. 7, 2010. Drive back to Bremmerhaven, drop glider, take train, fly back to the States, get glider, go home and sleep. Then when I awake after my summer travels and racing of 2010, it shall be with a priceless smile....................