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1ApplebayGeorge1999

(1925-2015) Sailplane Designer / Manufacturer, Soaring Museum Founder


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2ArnoldLeslie R.1983

(1915-2005) SSA Director; Gliderport Owner / Operator; National Record

Eaton Trophy 1968 ; Silver #136 1951 ; Gold #32 1951

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3BarnabyRalph S.1955

(1893-1986) 1st American to Break Orville Wright's 1911 Soaring Record; SSA Co-Founder; SSA President, Vice President; NSM Trustee; World Team Captain; Navy Glider Programs 1930s and WWII

Tissandier Diploma 1954 (First American); Eaton Trophy 1960; Barnaby Lecture 1973, 1983; U.S. "C" Badge #1 1929

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4BarringerLewin B.1955

(1906-1943) SSA Secretary, Treasurer; SSA General Manager; First Editor SOARING; World/National Records; National Competition; Author; Head WWII Glider Training Unit; Probably First U.S. Wave Flight 1938

Silver #3 1934 (Int #65); Gold #4 1940

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5BennisStephen J.1977

(1915-1987) SSA Director; Gliderport Owner/Operator; National Competition

Stroukoff Trophy 1955; Silver #51 1946; Gold #38 1952

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6BiklePaul F.1960

(1916-1991) SSA President; Vice President; World/National Competition; World/National Records; Smirnoff Derby Once; Sailplane Performance Studies/Tests

Lilienthal Medal 1962; OSTIV Plaque/Klemperer Award (1st American) 1972; Tissandier Diploma 1968; Eaton Trophy 1964; Tuntland Award (3 years); Barringer Trophy (5 years); Silver #93 1947; Gold #34 1952; Diamond #3 (Int #7) 1952; Symons 3 Lennie #11

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7BlossomHoward C.1989

(1909-1997) NSM Trustee; National Competition; Engineer for L-K Aircraft Corporation

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8BowlusWilliam Hawley1954

(1896-1967) NGA/SSA Director; Sailplane Designer/Builder/Manufacturer; 1st American Motor Glider; World/National Records; Glider Test Pilot WW II, 1st American to break Wright brothers 1911 soaring record in American glider

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9BrieglebWilliam G.1958

(1912-2002) SSA Director; Sailplane Designer/Manufacturer; Gliderport Owner/Operator; National Competition; World/National Record

Tissandier Diploma 1982; Eaton Trophy (with Anne Briegleb) 1957; Silver #32 1940; Gold #25 1950

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10BrittinghamJohn M.1985

SSA Director; National Competition; U.S. Team Captain

Exceptional Service Award 1981; Cruce Trophy 1967, 1968; Silver #817 1964; Gold #186 1964; Diamond #58 1966 (Int #484); Symons One Lennie #48, Two Lennie #24

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11BundyFrancis P.2001

(1910-2008) Homebuilt Sailplane; Instructor; Supervised University Sailplane Design; Flight Examiner

Silver #199 1954; Gold #371 1967; Diamond #170 (Int #929) 1970

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12BurrHoward E.1987

(1914-2006) SSA Director; National Competition Director; NSM Trustee; SSA Awards Chair; Sailplane Designer/Builder; President SHA, EASC, SCSA; Author

Schweizer Award 2001; Silver #53 1946; Gold #146 1962; Symons One Lennie #43

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13ButlerRichard2007

World/National Competition; Sailplane Refiner/Designer

duPont Trophy (5 years); Stroukoff Trophy (5 years); Hatcher Trophy 2004, 2008, 2015; Senior Champion 2008; Silver #1537 1968

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14BuxtonJay1956

( -1942) SSA Vice President; Sailplane Designer, builder, restorer; Pratt-Read PR-G1; Contest Management; Records

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15ByarsEdward F.1992

SSA Chairman; Vice President; Technical Board; National Competition; Symposia Sponsor; Author

Exceptional Service Award 1974, 1998; Silver #274 1957; Gold #203 1964, Diamond #102 (Int #728) 1969; 1000 K Diploma #34 (Int #134) 1990; Symons One Lennie #257

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16ByrdJohn2004

( - 2016) World/National Competition

Exceptional Achievement Award 1998; Standard Class Trophy 1983, 1995; Silver #1398 1968; Gold #473 1969

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17CarmichaelBruce2002

( -2015) Sailplane Aerodynamics, Aviation Historian; Author; SHA (now ESA) President and Workshop Organizer

Barnaby Lecture 2000; OSTIV Plaque and Klemperer Award 2014;

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18CarrisBernard S.1986

(1922-1991) Sailplane Instructor/Test Pilot; FAA Designee; National Competition

Silver #95 1947; Gold #183 1963

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19CarseyJon D.1961

( -1962) SSA President; Editor SOARING; Contest Management; World Team Organizer/Financier

Eaton Trophy 1952

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20ChanuteOctave1999

(1832-1910) Early Pioneer; Glider Designer

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21CharlesJ. Shelly1960

(1900-1959) SSA Vice President; Treasurer; National Competition; National Record

Silver #35 1940; Gold #14 1947; Diamond #2 (Int #4) 1951

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22ClaybournH.M.1969

(1925-1970) SSA Vice President; National Competition; Cessna Tow Hitches; World Contest Management

Eaton Trophy 1969; Exceptional Service Award 1967; Silver #212 1954; Gold #51 1956; Symons One Lennie #55

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23CombsHenry G.1988

(1917-2016) Inspiration for Combs Award; 200+ Diamond Distance Flights

Barnaby Lecture 1997; Exceptional Achievement Award (3 years); NAA Elder Statesman 1983; Silver #813 1964; Gold #195 1964; Diamond #90 (Int #609) 1968; World Distance Award

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24ComptonFrancis B.1972

(1915-2006) SSA Vice President; World/National Competition; Competition Rules; Record Homologation/Badge Processor

Eaton Trophy 1948; Exceptional Service Award 1992; Silver #56 1946; Gold #10 1947

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25CoverdaleWilliam H.1978

(~1913-1985) SSA Director; Record Homologation/Badge Processor; Contest Board; Chair of Long Range Financial Planning Committee; National Competition; World Record holder; Crew for 1960 World Team

Silver #78 1947; Gold #35 1952

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26DawydoffAlex1967

(1903-1965) SSA Director; Editor SOARING; Aviation Journalist; Author

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27DeckerChester1978

( -1985) SSA Treasurer; World/National Records; National Competition; WW II Military Glider Pilot

Evans Trophy 1936, 1939; Silver #8 1936 (Int #240); Gold #3 1939

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28DickHelen R.1968

(1919-2012) SSA Director; National Records; Badge Processor; Competition Organization

Eaton Trophy 1972; Exceptional Achievement Award 1972; Certificate of Appreciation 2004; Silver #337 1959; Gold #120 1962; Diamond #79 (Int #545) 1967 (First U.S. Woman)

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29du PontRichard C.1954

(1911-1943) SSA President; Vice President; Treasurer; National Competition; World/National Records; Head of WW II Glider Program; SSA Financier

Eaton Trophy 1939; Evans Trophy 1934, 1935, 1937; Silver #2 1936 (Int #32)

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30du PontStephen1987

(1915-2012) SSA Director; Sailplane Safety/Construction, SOARING Columnist; Author

Silver #377 1959; Gold #252 1965; Diamond #112 (Int #762) 1969

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31EatonWarren E.1954

(1888-1934) SSA Co-Founder; First SSA President

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32EdgarLawrence E.1971

(1917-2010) Sierra Wave Project Pilot; Jet-Stream Project; World Record

Silver #304 1958; among first six recipients of the Three-Lennie Pin in the early 1950s

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33EnevoldsonEinar K.2010

(1932- ) World Record, Perlan Originator/Organizer/Leader, National Competition

Barnaby Lecture 2007; Silver #193 1953; Gold #629 1971; Diamond #207 (Int #1009) 1971

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34EvansEdward S.2002

(1879-1945) Founder National Glider Association (precursor of SSA); Primary Glider Manufacturer; Contest Organizer

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35FranklinR.E.1957

(1895-1973) SSA Director; Sailplane Designer/Manufacturer; Contest Organizer; Lustig Sky Train Pilot

Eaton Trophy 1956

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36FrantzLanier1986

Gliderport Owner/Operator; Flight Instructor; Tow Pilot

Spratt Award (with T. Frantz) 2000; Silver #545 1961; Gold #175 1963; Diamond #49 (Int #456) 1966; Symons One Lennie #91

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37GainesRobert E.2011

(1938-2011) SSA Vice President; NSM Chairman: VSA President: SSA Publication, Safety Chair; SOARING Column; Sailplane restorer; Convention organizer; Sailplane Dealer

SSA Certificate of Appreciation 2009; Silver #1418 1968; Gold #880 1974

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38GimmeyH. Ray2000

SSA Director; World/National Competition; Smirnoff Derby Once

Hatcher Trophy 1997; du Pont Trophy 1972; Standard Class Trophy 1976; Schreder 15-Meter Trophy 1981; Lattimore Trophy 1999; Stroukoff Trophy (4 years);Silver #1232 1967; Gold #417 1968; Diamond #142 (Int #859) 1970

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39Glendening John W.2014Developer of "Dr Jack's" BLIPMAP and RASP soaring conditions prediction chartsExceptional Achievement Award 2002
40Good John F.2011SSA Director, International/National Competition Organizer; World/National Records; Competition pilot; SSA Rules Committee; SSA Contest Committee; GPS Soaring NavigationSSA Exceptional Achievement Award 1997, 1998; Exceptional Service Award 2009; Barron Hilton Cup 1993; Silver #4804 1986; Gold #1663 1986; Diamond #764 1991; FAI 1000km Diploma #36 (Int 136)1990; SSA Distance Award 1997
41GreeneBen W.1970

(1923-2015) SSA Vice President; World/National Competition; World/National Records

Exceptional Achievement Award 1970; du Pont Trophy 1968, 1974; Barringer Trophy 1970; Silver #524 1961; Gold #107 1961; Diamond #26 (Int #324) 1963; 1000 km Diploma #2 (Int #3) 1970

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42GrossFrank R.1995

(~1906-1997) Early Sailplane Designer/Builder; Scholarship Sponsor

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43GroveDoris F.1988

(~1933- ) World/National Records; Gliderport Owner/operator; Author

Majewska Medal 2008; Eaton Trophy (w/ T. Knauff) 2000; Exceptional Achievement Award 1981; Certificate of Appreciation (w/ T. Knauff) 2004; Silver #3197 1976; Gold #1143 1978; Diamond #388 (Int #2417) 1978; 1000K Diploma #12 (Int #24, 1st Woman)1980

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44HallStanley A.1974

(1915-2009) Sailplane Designer/Builder; SOARING Columnist; Author

Exceptional Service Award 1980; Barnaby Lecture 1994; Silver #288 1957

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45HamiltonHarriet2003

( -2005) Gliderport Owner/Operator; Towpilot

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46HammondE. Gene1996

SSA President, Vice President; Government Liaison; Training & Safety; National Competition; NSM Trustee; OSTIV Delegate, IGC Rep

Eaton Trophy 1993; Ivans Medal 2003; Exceptional Service Award 1985, 1988, 1989; Exceptional Achievement Award 1989,1991,1997; Silver #1785 1970; Gold #632 1971; Diamond #291 (Int #1437) 1974

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47HangePatricia2003

Gliderport Owner/Operator; Sailplane Builder/Maintainer; Flight Instructor

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48HastingsAlbert E.1973

(1902-1965) SSA Co-Founder; SSA Director; First U. S. Soaring Champion 1930, WWII Glider Training

Evans Trophy 1930, 1931

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49HeroldCarl1996

(1932-2016) SSA President; Vice President; National Records; Handicap System; X-C Seminars; SOARING Columnist

Eaton Trophy 1984; Exceptional Service Award 1974, 1988; Exceptional Achievement Award 1990, 1999; Silver #812 1964; Gold #207 1964; Diamond #40 (Int #399) 1964; 1000 K Diploma #25 (Int #60) 1985; Symons Two Lennie #20

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50HiltonBarron1991

(1927- ) Hilton Cup Sponsor/Financier

Gold Air Medal 2009; Chariman's Award 2009; Exceptional ServiceAward 1985

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51HolbrookWIlliam C.1974

(1921 - ) Symposia Sponsor; Smirnoff Derby Once, won 1974; Author

Exceptional Service Award 1974; Exceptional Achievement Award 1973; Silver #345 1959; Gold #197 1964; Diamond #251 (Int #1235) 1973; 1000 K Diploma #7 (Int #10) 1973

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52IvansWilliam S.1962

(1920-1999) SSA President; Vice President; Contest Board; CIVV/CVSM Rep; CIVV President; World/National Competition; World/National Records

Lilienthal Medal 1950; Tissandier Diploma 1967; Air Sports Medal 1991; FAI-IGC President of Honour; Eaton Trophy 1951; Exceptional Service Award 1965, 1970, 1989; Barnaby Lecture 1989; Silver #102 1947; Gold #23 1950; Diamond #5 (Int #9) 1952; 1000 K Dipl

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53JacobsDouglas L.1990

SSA Vice President; Treasurer; Trustee; World/National Competition; World Champion 1985; 15 M Winner Return to Kitty Hawk 2003

FAI Challenge Cup; FAI 15 Meter Class; Exceptional Service Award; Exceptional Achievement Award; Lincoln Award; Barron Hilton Cup; Hatcher, Schreder, Giltner, Kubly, Gomez, Combs, Lattimore, Senior, Spratt Trophies. Silver 1978; Gold 1979; Diamond 1980

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54JohnsonRichard II1956

(1923-2008) SSA Director; World/National Competition; World/National Records; Sailplane Performance Studies/Tests; WW II Glider Instructor

Lilienthal Medal; Tissandier Diploma; OSTIV Plaque/Klemperer Award 1983; Eaton Trophy 1967; Tuntland Award 6 yrs; Exceptional Service Award; Barnaby Lecture; du Pont Trophy 10 yrs; Standard, Stroukoff Trophies; Silver 1940; Gold 1947; Dia #33 1964; 1 Lennie

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55KelseyWilliam Frank1981

(1912-1991) Sailplane Designer/Builder/Restorer/Repairer; SOARING/Convention Author/Presenter

Silver #697 1963; Gold #171 1963; Diamond #337 (Int #1798) 1976

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56KlempererWolfgang1954

(1893-1965) SSA Co-Founder; SSA Vice President; Glider Designer/Builder; Chairman National Glider Association (precursor SSA); OSTIV Trustee; Sierra Wave Project; 1st Person to Break Orville Wright's 1911 Soaring Record

Eaton Trophy 1963; International "C" Badge #1 1921; World/National Records;

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57KnauffThomas L.1997

World/National Competition; World/National Records; Gliderport Owner/Operator; Instructor; Safety Clinic Sponsor; Author

Kronfeld Challenge Cup 1991 (1st American); Eaton Trophy (w/ D. Grove); Exceptional Achievement Award; Certificate of Appreciation(with D. Grove)2004; du Pont, Stroukoff Trophies; Silver#2205 1972; Gold #787 1973; Diamond #385 1977; 1000K Diploma #15 1980

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58KuettnerJoachim P.1981

(1909-2011) Sierra Wave Project Scientist/Pilot; Author

Patron Gold Medal 1975; Lilienthal Medal 1955; OSTIV Plaque/Klemperer Award 1958 (First person); Tuntland Award 1953, 1955; Barnaby Lecture 1990; Silver #42 (Germany) 1934; Gold #33 1952; Diamond #1 (Germany) (Int# 23) 1954; one of 1st 6 to earn 3-Lennie

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59KuhnJohann G.1994

(1927-1994) Sailplane Builder/Repairer/Modifier; Contest Organizer/Manager

Exceptional Service Award 1992; Silver #360 1959; Gold #515 1969; Diamond #570 (Int #3614) 1984

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60LaisterJohn W.1969

(~1913-2006) SSA Director; Sailplane Designer/Manufacturer

Exceptional Achievement Award 1975; Barnaby Lecture 1985

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61LamontDoug1992

( -2001) Editor SOARING; Author

Eaton Trophy (with Lianna Lamont) 1980; Exceptional Service Award 1975; Silver #670 1962; Gold #480 1969

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62LamontLianna1992

( -2005)

Eaton Trophy (with Doug Lamont) 1980

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63LattimoreHal M.1989

(1920-2014) SSA President; Vice President; NSM Trustee; Competition Management; Handicapping

Eaton Trophy 1985; Exceptional Service Award 1980, 1983, 1988; Exceptional Achievement Award 1991; Schweizer Award 2003; Silver #1018 1965; Gold #323 1966; Diamond #93 (Int #654) 1968; Symons One-Lennie #119

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64LefflerAllen L.2001

(~1930 - 2019) National Competition; Smirnoff Derby Once

du Pont Trophy 1976, 1983; Stroukoff Trophy 1983; Silver #463 1961; Gold #128 1962; Diamond #54 (Int #480) 1966; Symons One Lennie #111

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65LeheckaEmil A.1982

( -1990) SSA Treasurer; National Competition

Evans Trophy 1938; Silver #5 1936 (Int #237)

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66LeonardParker1973

( -1973) SSA President; Secretary; Editor SOARING

Silver #24 1939

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67LicherLloyd M.1982

(1927- ) First SSA Executive Secretary, then Executive Director; Editor SOARING; Record Homologation/Badge Processor

Eaton Trophy 1970 (with R. M. Licher); Exceptional Service Award 1967; Silver #366 1959

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68LincolnJoseph C.1961

(1923-1975) SSA Vice President; Author; World/National Records

Eaton Trophy 1975; Barringer Trophy 1960; Silver #250 1956; Gold #70 1957; Diamond #15 (Int #117) 1958

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69LinkeHannes M.1998

(~1939-2017) SSA Vice President; World/National Records; National Competition/Management; World Competition/Management; Smirnoff Derby Once; Hilton Cup Organizer; HItachi Masters of Soaring

Exceptional Service Award 1985; Exceptional Achievement Award 1991; Silver German #3194 1958; Gold German #234 1962; Diamond #62 (German) (Intl #419) 1965

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70MacCreadyPaul B.1954

(1925-2007) SSA Director; World/National Competition; World Record; First U.S. World Champion 1956

Lilienthal Medal; Tissandier Diploma; FAI Challenge Cup 1956 (1st American); OSTIV Plaque/Klemperer Award; Eaton Trophy; Tuntland Award; Exceptional Achievement Award(w/ Gossamer Condor Team); Barnaby Lecture; du Pont Trophy; Silver #67 1947: Gold #8 1947

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71MaxeyLyle2002

(1919-2004) Sailplane Designer/Builder; World/National Competition; World/National Records; WWII Glider Instructor

du Pont Trophy 1956; Stroukoff Trophy 1956; Silver #30 1940; Gold #18 1947; Diamond #9 (Int #83) 1956

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72MitchellDonald S.1990

(1915-1993) Glider/Ultralight Sailplane Designer/Builder; President, Bowlus Sailplane Co.; Nelson Co.

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73MoffatGeorge B.1963

(1927- ) World/National Competition; World Champion 1970 & 1974; Smirnoff Derby Twice (won 1975); Author

Lilienthal Medal; FAI Challenge Cup ; Exceptional Service Award; Exceptional Achievement Award (3 yrs); Barnaby Lecture; du Pont, Stroukoff, Standard Class, Schreder Trophies; Gold #127 1962; Diamond #44 (Int #449) 1965

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74MontgomeryJohn J.2001

(1858-1911) Early Pioneer; First American to Build and Fly a Man-Carrying Glider; Controlled Glider Flights 1884; Balloon Launches

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75MooreRobert Lee2000

(1920-2006) SSA Vice President; National Competition/Record; Author

Silver #180 1953; Gold #49 1956; Diamond #13 (Int #113) 1958

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76MozerRudolph2018

Generous patron of soaring. Endowed the Mozer Trophy and the Mozer Junior Champion Fund

Silver badge #291, Gold badge #78, Diamond C.

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77NelsonTed1985

(~1910-1994) SSA Vice President; Sailplane Manufacturer; Motorglider Pioneer; National Competition

Eaton Trophy 1954, Silver #138 1951

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78NiemiLeonard A.2004

(1917-1995) Sailplane Designer/Manufacturer

Silver #456 1960

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79NixonHenry M. "Hank"2015

(1950 - ) SSA Contest Rules Committee; Soaring Editorial Advisory Group; National / World Competition

Schweizer Award 2014; Exceptional Service Award 2009; Schreder Trophy 2000; Silver #2684 1974; Gold #1053 1976; Diamond #1040 2013; FAA 1000km Diploma #33 1990; World Distance Award

80O'MearaJohn K.1956

(1909-1941) SSA Director; National Competition; National Records; Lustig Sky Train Pilot

Evans Trophy 1932; U.S. Silver Badge #1 (Int #12) 1936

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81OpitzRudolph1993

(1910-2010) National Competition; Test Pilot (Me-163 Rocket Airplane); Flying Wing Promoter; Flight Examiner

Barnaby Lecture 1988; Silver #116 (Germany) 1935; Gold #6 (Germany) 1938; Diamond #6 (Int #10) 1952

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82PageThomas1975

(1914-1991) SSA Vice President; Secretary; National Competition; Instigator of American Soaring Handbook; Flight Test guide Precursor to FAA Guides

Eaton Trophy 1973; Exceptional Service Award 1972, 1979; Barnaby Lecture 1981; Silver #303 1958; Gold #159 1963; Diamond #151 (Int #873) 1970; Symons One Lennie #258

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83ParkerAlvin H.1965

(1919-1980) World/National Records; World's First 1000 km Flight 1964

Lilienthal Medal 1964; Barringer Trophy 1963, 1964, 1965; Silver #505 1961; Gold #113 1962; Diamond #82 (Int #559) 1968; 1000 K Diploma #1 (Int #1) 1964; Symons One Lennie #150

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84ParkerRamon H.1964

(1914-1980) SSA Director; Sailplane Designer/Builder; Thunderstorm Project; Sierra Wave Project Pilot; US Team Assistant Captain 1956; National Competition; WWII Glider Instructor

Silver #36 1941; Gold #6 1946; Diamond #4 (Int #8) 1952

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85PayneJames M.2008

(~1952- ) SSA Vice Chair, Director; World/National Records; World OLC Champion; World OLC Speed Champion; World/National Competition; World Team Manager; SOARING/Convention Author/Presenter; Co-organizer Return To Kitty Hawk; Perlan 2 Chief Pilot

Lilienthal Mdl, NAA Most Memorable Records 6 yrs; Eaton Trophy; Tuntland Awd; Exceptional Srvc Awd 3 yrs, Exceptional Achvment Awd; duPont, Hatcher, Stroukoff Trophies; Hilton Cup; Silv#2520 1973; Gold#1484 1983; Dia#561 1984; 1000K Dipl#74; All 3 Lennies

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86PrueIrving O.1964

(1915-2001) Sailplane Designer/Builder; U.S. Team Crew Chief 1958, 1960, 1962; World/National Records

Eaton Trophy 1966; Silver #381 1960; Gold #98 1960; Diamond #145 (Int #862) 1970

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87RaspetAugust1956

(1913-1960) SSA Director; Sailplane Aerodynamics; National Competition; OSTIV Rep

Tuntland Award 1952

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88ReevesE.J.1970

(1905-1993) SSA President; Treasurer; NSM Trustee; Editor SOARING; National Competition; National Record; SOARING Columnist

Eaton Trophy 1959; Exceptional Service Award 1980; Barnaby Lecture 1977; Silver #81 1947; Gold #26 1950

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89RobinsonJohn1954

( -2002) SSA Director; National Competition; World/National Records; World's First Diamond Pilot 1950; WWII Glider Instructor

Lilienthal Medal 1949 (First American); Bendix Glider Trophy 1940; Evans Trophy 1940, 1941, 1946; Silver #18 1937; Gold #2 1939; Diamond #1 (Int #1) 1950; Among first six recipients of the Symons Three-Lennie Pin in the early 1950s

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90RossHarland C.1959

(1906-1977) SSA Director; Sailplane Designer/Builder; National Competition; World/National Records; Mountain Wave Explorer

Eaton Trophy (w/ R. F. Symons) 1949; Tuntland Award 1960; Barringer Trophy 1959; Silver #9 (Int #510) 1936; Gold #16 1947; Diamond #14 (Int #116) 1958; Symons Two Lennie #16

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91RyanBertha M.1972

(1928- ) SSA Treasurer; World/National/Smirnoff Contest Scorer; Record Homologation; NSM Trustee; SOARING Columnist; Author

Majewska Medal (First American) 1996; Eaton Trophy 1996; Schweizer Award 2006; Exceptional Service Award 1967, 1980; Silver #310 1958

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92RyanJohn D.1966

(1925-1997) SSA President, Vice President; Sailplane Supply Business; World/National Competition; Smirnoff Derby Twice; CVSM

Eaton Trophy 1965; Barringer Trophy 1961; du Pont Trophy 1962; Stroukoff Trophy 1964; Silver #340 1959; Gold #84 1959; Diamond #16 (Int #140) 1958

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93SantilliAlcide1979

(1914-2007) National Competition; Instructor

Eaton Trophy 1998; Tuntland Award 1972; Schweizer Award 2001; Silver #88 1947; Gold #536 1970; Diamond #190 (Int #972) 1971

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94SaudekVictor M.1980

(1915-1997) SSA Director; Glider/Personnel Snatch Units WWII; Sierra Wave Project Manager

Silver #164 1952; Gold #745 1972

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95ScheurerGustav1975

(1899-1985) SSA Director; Early Glider/Trailer Designer/Builder; First U.S. Winch; Home-Builder Symposia

Tissandier Diploma 1978; Eaton Trophy 1982

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96SchrederRichard E.1962

(1915-2002) SSA Secretary; Sailplane Designer/Builder/Kit Manufacturer; Gliderport Owner/Operator; World/National Competition; World/National Records; Smirnoff Derby Once

Lilienthal Medal 1959; Tissandier Diploma 1986; Eaton Trophy 1962; Exceptional Service Award 1995; du Pont Trophy 1958, 1960, 1966; Stroukoff Trophy 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965; Silver #249 1956; Gold #53 1956; Diamond #22 (Int #255) 1962

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97SchuemannWilfred C.2006

(1937- ) Sailplane Performance Enhancement; Wing Design; Flap Coordinator; Variometers; National Competition

Exceptional Achievement Award 1974, 1986; Giltner Trophy 1984; Silver #974 1965; Gold #377 1967; Diamond #101 (Int #727) 1969

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98SchultzArthur B.1957

(~1905-1955) SSA Co-Founder, Treasurer; National Competition; Sailplane Designer/Manufacturer; Head Glider/Personnel Snatch Units WWII

Eaton Design Award 1937; Silver #10 (Int #511) 1936

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99SchweizerErnest1955

(1912-2000) SSA Director; Sailplane Designer; Sailplane Corporation Owner; Soaring Sculptor

Tissandier Diploma 1961; Eaton Trophy (with Paul Schweizer) 1953; Exceptional Achievement Award 1975; FAA Lifetime Achievement Award 1995

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100SchweizerPaul A.1955

(1913-2004) SSA President, Vice President, Secretary; Education/Training Board; NSM Trustee; Sailplane Corporation Owner; Soaring Museum Founder; World/National Competition; World/National Records; One Design Promoter; Author

Tissandier Diploma; Eaton Trophy (Twice, once w/ E. Schweizer); NAA Elder Statesman; Lincoln Awd; FAA Lifetime Achvmnt; Barnaby Lecture; Schweizer Awd; Exceptional Achvmnt Awd; Stroukoff Trophy; Silv#49 1945; Gold#39 1952; Dia#104 (Int#738)1969;One Lennie

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101SchweizerVirginia M.1971

(~1923- ) World/National Records; National Competition; Gliderport Owner/Operator

NAA Katharine Wright Award; Silver #86 1947 (first U.S. Woman)

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102SchweizerWilliam1984

(1917-2016) Sailplane Corporation Owner; Author

Exceptional Service Award 1998; FAA Lifetime Achievement Award 1995; Silver #422 1960

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103ScottWallace A.1965

(1926-2003) World/National Records; World/National Competition; Smirnoff Derby 5 Times (won 1972, 1976)

Exceptional Achievement Award; Lincoln Award; Barringer Trophy 20 Years; Stroukoff Trophy 1968, 1969; Hilton Cup 1982, 1985; Silver #481 1961; Gold #122 1962; Diamond #42 (Int#408) 1965; 1000K Diploma #3 (Int#4) 1970; One Lennie

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104SeibelsGrenville L. II1998

(~1911-1998) Author; Photographer; National Competition

Lincoln Award 1976, 1984; Silver #1216 1967; Gold #385 1967; Diamond #122 (Int #797) 1969

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105SelvidgeHarner1976

(1910-1998) SSA President, Treasurer, Trustee

Eaton Trophy 1961; Exceptional Service Award 1972, 1995; Silver #238 1955; Gold #68 1957; Symons One Lennie #264

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106SemansRobert2003

SSA Vice President, Secretary; National Records; FAI Rules Committee

Exceptional Service Award 1997; Exceptional Achievement Award; Hilton Cup 1999; SSA Distance Award; World Distance Award; Silver #468 1961; Gold #196 1964; Diamond #50 (Int #457) 1966; 1000 K Diploma #82 (Int #368) 2000

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107SeymourEdgar D.1995

(1912-2011) SSA Director; Soaring Ground School Founder; FAA Glider Examiner

Exceptional Service Award 1989; Silver #184 1953; Gold #228 1965; Diamond #125 (Int #799) 1969; Symons One Lennie #298

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108SharpTheodore E.1983

(1919-1997) SSA Treasurer, Trustee; NSM Trustee

Eaton Trophy 1978; Exceptional Service Award 1970, 1988, 1995; Silver #530 1961

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109SmithA.J.1968

(1924-2004) SSA Director; NSM Trustee; Sailplane Performance Modification; World/National Competition; World Champion 1968; Smirnoff Derby Once; Performance Enhancement

FAI Challenge Cup 1968; Louis Bleriot Medal 1982; Exceptional Achievement Award 1970; Barnaby Lecture 1975; du Pont Trophy 4 years; Stroukoff Trophy 4 years; Silver #283 1957; Gold #140 1962; Diamond #446 (Int #2688) 1979

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110SmithBernald S.1984

(1926 - ) SSA President; Honorary Vice Chair; NSM Trustee; SSA Technical Chair; FAI Delegate; World Competition Management; FAI GNSS Committee; other FAI positions; SSA Publications; Insurance; Safety; OSTIV Rep

Lilienthal Medal; Bronze Medal; Tissandier Diploma; OSTIV Special Recognition; FAI Companion of Honor; Eaton Trophy 1977, 1997; Schweizer Awd; Exceptional Service Awd 5 years; Exceptional Achievement Award; Barnaby Lecture; Silver#393 1960; Gold #114 1962

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111SmithStanley W.1957

(1910-1982) SSA Vice President; Sailplane Designer/Builder; World/National Competition; Lustig Sky Train Pilot

Exceptional Achievement Award 1979; Tuntland Award 1957; Barnaby Lecture 1974; Evans Trophy 1933; du Pont Trophy 1957; Silver #4 (Int#236) 1936; Gold #55 1956; Diamond #364 (Int #2159) 1977

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112SoutheeEarl R.1982

(1892-1967) SSA Co-Founder; SSA President, Vice President; Contest Organization

Eaton Trophy 1955

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113SprattCharlie1993

( -2009) SSA Vice President; Awards Chair; National Competition Management; Author

Eaton Trophy 1994; Exceptional Service Award 1980; Lincoln Award 1990

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114SproullWilliam C.1997

SSA President, Vice President, Secretary, Trustee; Organized SSA Foundation; SSA Transition from Volunteers to Professionals

Eaton Trophy 1992; Exceptional Service Award 1988, 2003; Silver #3609 1978

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115StanleyRobert M.1976

(1912-1977) SSA President, Vice President, Sailplane Designer/Builder; National Competition; National Records; Author; Records Committee

Eaton Trophy 1940; Silver #12 1937 (Int #872); US Gold #1 1939

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116StarrSterling V.1979

( - 2018) SSA President; Vice President; Honorary Vice Chair; Trustee; Development Board; National Competition; National Records; Contest Organization; Sailplane Performance Improvement

Eaton Award 1974; Schweizer Award 2002; Exceptional Service Award 1970, 1987; Certificate of Appreciation2004,08; Barringer Trophy 1957; Silver #205 1954; Gold #65 1956; Diamond #11 (Int #85) 1957; Symons Two Lennie #125; 1000 K Diploma #49 (Int#199) 1993

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117SteinhauserJoseph P.1994

(1905-1995) SSA Director; Soaring School Owner/Operator; Instructor; Homebuilt Primary; Glider Manufacturer

Silver #29 1940

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118StephensHarvey1966

(1901-1986) National Competition; Sailplane Financier

Silver #22 1939

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119StriedieckKarl H. II1980

World/National Competition; World/National Records; Smirnoff Derby Twice, won 1978; Contest Committee; Contest Organizer/Manager

Lilienthal Mdl; Lincoln Awd; Exceptional Srvc Awd; Exceptnl Achvmnt Awd; Std, Schreder, Giltner, duPont, Kubly, Gomez, Lattimore, Hatcher, Senior, Sports, Barringer, Stroukoff Trophies; Hilton Cup; Silv#1366 1967; Gold#373 1967; Dia#272 1974; 1000K#5 1972

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120SweetFloyd J.1963

(1915-2006) SSA President, Secretary; NSM President/Trustee; SSA Awards Chair; Editor SOARING; National Competition; Established WWII Glider Training 29 Palms; Co-Originator of Technical Soaring; U.S. Team Captain

Tissandier Diploma 1971; Eaton Trophy 1941; NAA Elder Statesman 1988; Exceptional Service Award 1989; Schweizer Award 2001; Silver #17 (Int#877) 1937

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121SymonsRobert F.1958

(1910-1958) SSA Director; World/National Record; Gliderport Owner/Operator; Mountain Wave Explorer; WWII Glider Instructor

Eaton Trophy (with Harland Ross) 1949; Gold #7 1947; Diamond #12 (Int #97) 1958; Among 1st 6 recipients of 3-Lennie pin in 1950s

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122TuntlandPaul E.1955

( -1950) SSA Director; National Competition; Soaring Meteorology Research; Thunderstorm Project; Ridge Flow Project; WWII Military Glider Instructor

Eaton Trophy 1947; Silver #45 1943; Gold #9 1947

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123UtleyBrian2018

SSA President and Board Member. National Aeronautics Association Contest and Records Board.  Evaluator for initial phase of the Perlan Project.

 

Warren E. Eaton Memorial Trophy.  435-mile Distance Record.

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124VoltzGunter2004

( -2011) SSA Director; SSA Youth Committee; Flight Instructor/Tow Pilot

Silver #1038 1965; Symons One Lennie #367

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125WigginBernard L.1977

(1903-1995) Competition Weather; World Team Manager/Meteorologist; Author

Eaton Trophy 1946

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126WoodwardBetsy1967

(1928- ) World/National Records; National Competition; Sierra Wave Project; Soaring Meteorology; OSTIV

Silver #116 1949; Gold #36 1952 (First U.S. Woman); Among first six recipients of the Symons Three-Lennie Pin in the early 1950s

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127WrightOrville1955

(1871-1948) First Controlled Airplane Flight; First Soaring Flight; World Soaring Record (9 min 45 sec in 1911); Glider Designer/Builder

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128WrightWilbur1955

(1867-1912) Early Controlled Glider Flight; Glider Designer/Builder

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129YerianEugart W.1991

(1905-1994) SSA Director; Editor SOARING; National Competition; Author

Silver #215 1954; Symons One Lennie #148

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