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Posted by Thermalator | Aug 27, 2017 @ 10:35 PM | 19,223 Views
I'll be giving the inaugural lecture in the Applebay Speaker Series at the United States Southwest Soaring Museum on the history of soaring in southern California. A wine, cheese, and beer social will precede the lecture. The first US Southwest Soaring Museum Southwest Soaring Legend selectees will also be announced. 6-10pm MDT, September 9, in Moriarty, NM. For more info check out and be sure to donate to their museum.
Posted by Thermalator | Mar 06, 2017 @ 01:16 PM | 20,159 Views
I'll be giving a lecture on the history of soaring in southern California at March Field Air Museum on April 19, 2017 at 7pm. The lecture is free, open to the public, and will focus largely on gliding in San Diego. (I can only cram so much stuff into 1 hour). Hope to see you there! I will also try to have some books available for purchase after the lecture. For more information visit
Posted by Thermalator | Apr 08, 2014 @ 11:22 PM | 22,099 Views
My latest soaring book has just been released by Arcadia Publishing - a photo history book of the Torrey Pines Gliderport. The book covers everything from the earliest glider flights in the region to more modern aspects including RC soaring. Did you know that the first 8 hour RC slope flight in the world was made at Torrey Pines? Learn more in the new book...
Posted by Thermalator | Mar 05, 2013 @ 12:53 AM | 21,361 Views
Check out my author facebook page at to learn more about my new co-authored book Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West.