Texas Glider Rally in Marfa, Texas

by West Texas Weekly on February 1, 2009

gliderlogo_webFrom April 4th to 10th in Marfa, Texas. The Texas Glider Rally & Wave Soaring Camp will honor the late Dick Johnson, soaring legend and mentor as a group of glider pilots from around the USA bring 25 sailplanes to Marfa to soar our strong thermals up to the wave lift.

The “wave window” may be open to 30,000 feet! Not a competition, not a training camp. 100 hours of recent glider pilot experience is recommended. Advance registration is required as space is limited to 25 sailplanes. (Bring your own sailplane.) Pilots must register in advance with Burt Compton at marfagliders@aol.com

April 10, 2009: Marfa, TX Dick Johnson Tribute. A gathering to remember Dick Johnson in words and film will be held on the evening in the Paisano Hotel ballroom. Like our National Landmark dedication in 2008, this 2009 gathering could be quite a reunion of soaring pilots who flew at Marfa in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Accommodations are limited in Marfa, so reserve a room now at the Paisano, the traditional gathering place of soaring pilots since 1962! Call toll-free: 866-729-3669.

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