Soaring With Quilts
April 24th - 26th, 2015
Piecemaker Quilters of Elmira present Soaring with Quilts
- $5 Admission
- 200 quilts on display
- Raffle Baskets, Vendor, Boutique, Demonstrations, Raffle Quilt
- Lecture/Presentation by: Pat Pauley Sat April 25 at 11:00 am
- Quilt Appraisals by Certified Quilt Appraiser, Eugenia Barnes,
call for an appointment: 607-589-4389
- For more info visit PiecemakerQuilters.weebly.com
Community Soaring Luncheon
May 1st, 2015
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International Vintage Soaring Meet
July 9th - 16th, 2016
The National Soaring Museum announced that the sixth International
Vintage Sailplane Meet will take place at the Museum on Harris Hill,
Elmira NY, July 9 -16, 2016.
Jim Short, president of the Vintage Sailplane Association, will chair
the event, which will be managed by the staff of the Museum and
supported, as in the past, by the Harris Hill Soaring Corporation and
the Vintage Sailplane Association.
“It’s our great privilege every four years to welcome the owners
and pilots of some of the most historically significant gliders in the
world here to Elmira, the Soaring Capital of America,” said Peter
Smith, the director of the Museum, in announcing the plans.
“The significance of this event cannot be overstated,” Smith
continued. “It is the best opportunity we have in the US to
recognize the history of what is truly a worldwide sport. Besides
pilots and gliders from the United States, we anticipate participants
from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Great Britain, Germany and
Italy and we certainly hope to attract representatives from other
In recent years the event has drawn as many as 30 pilots and gliders
from around the country and elsewhere in the world. They gather to fly
their gliders, discuss their research into the history of gliding and
soaring, examine the efforts each one makes to maintain and in many
cases restore the gliders, and take part in social events.
Short, who was sales executive for Schweizer Aircraft Corporation for
many years, chaired the highly successful “SOARING100” event in Kitty
Hawk, NC in 2011. This was a celebration of the centennial of the
Wright Brothers’ first official soaring flight—in which a motorless
aircraft remained aloft for nearly 10 minutes—in 1911.
For questions regarding an upcoming event, please contact the NSM at:
51 Soaring Hill Drive
Elmira, NY 14903
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