The 3rd Pan-American Championship will be held at SOSA Gliding Club in southern Ontario, Canada.
This is the first FAI sanctioned contest ever to be held in Canada. The Championship has grown to three classes: 18 Meter Class, Handicap Class (15M and Standard combined), and Club Class. There are 40 pilots registered to fly from Canada, USA, and Argentina. The USA is represented by 17 pilots and Colin Mead is serving as the US Team Captain. The US Team pilots are self-funding for this event. US Team pilots are pictured below. Practice begins on July 30th and the contest runs from August 2 until August 11. Bookmark these links:
Pan Am Competition links:
Pan am site: http://www.silentflight.ca/panam/
Pan Am Live tracking: http://www.silentflight.ca/panam/index.php/live-tracking
FAI twitter: https://twitter.com/sosaglidingclub?lang=en
US Team links:
SSA Tracking tracking link: https://www.ssa.org/Contests?cid=2459&display=results
US Team site: https://ussoaringteams.org
US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ussoaringteams/
US Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoaringUSA
Leigh’s connection to soaring and competition is through her husband, SZ, for whom she’s crewed for 44 years. She’s a passionate supporter of the US Teams and loves contest reporting. She currently resides in both Steamboat Springs, Co. and Greenville, SC.