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Thread: VSA Photo Contest

  1. #1
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    VSA Photo Contest

    Hey Everybody,

    I am looking to do a little VSA face lift and what better way to compiling pictures and data then reaching out to the masses.

    I would like anyone interested to post there favorite picture of flying out of Williams!!

    It can be from the ground, from the air, of friend or of clouds. Any and all beautiful photos will be accepted.

    I have also been looking around for a VSA logo and realize we don not have one so if anyone would like to come up with an idea from a log and present it I would love so see it. We have been previously utilizing the Williams soaring center logo of the buttes which is a nice logo. However seeing as if we are looking at the buttes our back is to the soaring was thinking maybe a change could be nice!!

    Thanks all,

    If you have high resolution photos please send then direct to Ben@williamssoaring.com also post then to the form for everyone to see

    Ben

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    Re: VSA Photo Contest

    Here's a photo from 1 week ago on final glide to WSC from the south:
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    Pete Alexander -- 98

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    Re: VSA Photo Contest

    We are so fortunate to have year around soaring here at Williams. Every season brings spectacular scenery so its difficult to have one favorite picture.

    Jim E2

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    Re: VSA Photo Contest

    Ben,
    Some nominations, half are not mine, so credit is noted in caption. Not that many of people, so perhaps others have more. My priority is to promote WSC and the area soaring, so of course these pics are of great days.

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ID:	6330 98's lennie stack from Jan 31 2021
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ID:	6331 Ramy's pic of same. This is the best lennie pic from around WSC imho.....
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ID:	6332 Towering cu on the Trinitys, May 2009 with Charlie Hayes. Some may not think the Trinitys as local, but remember, this is about promotion!
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ID:	6333 May 29 2020 evening
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ID:	6334 Russ Pillard's atom bomb cloud, a great convergence line cloud example. May 23 2018.
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ID:	6335 Great days bring out lots of pilots, May 31 2020.
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ID:	6336 WSC evenings as they should be. Dogs, great people, food & drink, disassembly in progress and clouds! May 5 2019.
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ID:	6337 Pano of line, WSC is an active place! May 4 2019
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ID:	6338 Marbles, view E. See my comment about the Trinity's above, same thing applies. May 5 2019.
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    Kemp
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    Re: VSA Photo Contest

    The rest of my nominations.... for now....

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ID:	6340 May 4 2019, view from Hull north.
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ID:	6341 May 4 2019 morning, look at all those ships, it's going to be a great day!
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ID:	6342 We have some great fields to land at, just don't do it too often. Jones strip with Star, June 11 2017.
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ID:	6344 Altho this is from the Williams South post, I include it to give people the larger context of where WSC is relative to the town, and the extent of facilities and number of trailers (gliders) here.
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ID:	6343 Pat Alford's amazing bird flock overflight, Feb 15, 2014.
    Kemp
    ASH-25 (FNX)

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    Re: VSA Photo Contest

    Here's a few photos from mostly wave days.
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    R4

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    Re: VSA Photo Contest

    2018 Wave Flight to GG

    Sunrise photo is Ramy's

    Point Reyes in the distance
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    Re: VSA Photo Contest

    Alma recently shared this pic on FB that she took Monday, 5/24. I've seen many spectacular skies at Williams, but I think this one takes the cake.

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