2017 Senior Soaring Championship

Welcome to the 27th edition of the Senior Soaring Championship! Starting March 10th 2017.
As every year since 1991, Seminole Lake Gliderport will be the theatre of “The Seniors”. Everything started almost 25 years ago when Tom Knauff and Charlie Spratt talked about a “fun” contest for seniors.  Tom and Doris had flown in Florida during the winter months for years and knew other soaring pilots would love it too.  “The Seniors” would be a time for good friends to get together and enjoy each other’s company in a competitive soaring vacation.  Knut Kjenslie offered to host the contest at Seminole-Lake and a list of rules were established to promote the event.  One rule was a pilot received a penalty if they finished faster than the oldest competitor in the field.  Another was the minimum age to compete as a regular entry was 55 years old or one year older than Karl Striedieck and this was a sliding scale, adjusted every year… Read more

Practice Day:  3/10/2017
Contest Official Days:  3/11/2017 – 3/17/2017