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Read the 2014 Contest Wrap-up and Shrimp Boil articles below !
The Arizona Soaring Association is a group of about 50 pilots who fly sailplanes at all levels of the sport; some pilots are new to soaring and just learning to fly, while others compete in national and regional competitions, in addition to the ASA's own well-known contest series that runs from March to September each year.

We fly from several locations. These include commercial operations Northwest Sky Sports (formerly Turf) and Estrella Sailport, private clubs Tucson Soaring Club and Prescott Soaring, as well as airports in Sedona and Sun Valley. During our active race schedule, we also fly from Willcox and Sampley's in Aguila.

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ASA 2014 Contest Complete
2014 Racing Calendar is now History

2014 Cumulative Scores

2014 Final Standings
Class          Name                      TOTAL
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A Class       Clif Hilty              4930
B Class       Andy Richenberger       2502

previous years' scores...

ASA Contest Rules
2012 Turf Turnpoints
2012 El Tiro Turnpoints
2012 Airspace files
ASA Contest CD Guide

Online sign-up: how-to guide

2014 Sampley Shrimp Boil by Joe Silvasi

His shirt says "Trust Me", but would you ??

If you like to mingle with friends old and new united by the love of aviaiton, want to have a fabulously good time, eat loads of shrimp, sausage, potatos, corn on the cob, hard boiled eggs all cooked with the finese of a the finest Louisianna Bayou chefs, partake in fun and games, then by all means you should reply with an empahtic "YES !!"

The incomparable Cliff Hilty (CH) was once again a most gracious host to this years annual event which has become an institution here in Arizona.

Click here to read the full article.

A HUGE THANK YOU !!! goes out to both you and Rose for providing a Super time for all of us who attended !!

2014 Contest Season Wrap-up by Bob Thompson
The 2014 ASA Contest Series has had its ups and downs, and the last weekend was no different. Saturday was pretty blue and challenging. 19 and DH headed out twice, getting up reasonably, but after heading east shifted into lawn dart mode and beat hasty retreats back, landing early. DH at least nicked the first turnpoint. CH and GW persevered, survived episodes of severe rock polishing and close up views of possible outlanding sites and completed most of the task.

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ASA Contingent travels to Nephi OLC/XC Camp to Soar The Great Basin
An intrepid group of seven ASA members traveled some 600 miles to Nephi, Utah about 75 miles south of Salt Lake City to attend the 2nd iteration of the Nephi OLC and cross country encampment in the shadow of Mt Nebo, a monolith towering some 11,800+ feet into the sky. See more photos and read the full report by Bob Thompson here.

Clockwise from the left are: Bob Thompson(19), Nigel(48) and Lan Cripps, Joe Silvasi(QRP), Tom(OD2) and Jodi Dukerich, and Paul Cordell(MM Co-Pilot). Missing from the photo are John Weber(MM) and Dennis Haley(DH).

Here is the view of the Nephi Valley with the airport just off the nose of QRP. Note the wide valleys with many landout options and beautiful Cu extending to the horizon. It's easy to see why an adventure such as Nephi is the stuff that dreams are made of ! And, if the appropriate precautions are not taken, dreams can and often do, come apart at the seams. Every morning at Nephi, there was a safety brief by one or more of the attendees. Read about how one brief became a personal sideline adventure for Joe Silvasi (QRP) here.

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