Soaring contest coming to Uvalde

The Soaring Society of America’s annual open and 18-meter Nationals competition will again be held in Uvalde from Aug. 9-19 at Garner Field. Practice days will be Aug. 9 and 10, while competition will begin on Aug. 11.

There are 30 sailplane pilots from all over the U.S. slated to compete, many of whom are returning pilots to the area. Mark Huffstutler is the local pilot who will be flying.

Additionally, two pilots from Australia were expected to join the ranks of competitors, but they backed out unexpectedly.


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