Welcome to the 8th Annual Ephrata Dust Up!

The 2016 Dust Up will be held at Ephrata airport over Memorial Day Weekend, May 28th – 30th. Tows may also be available on Friday, May 27th.

The theme of the Dust Up this year is Intro to Cross-Country Soaring. We intend to alternate between focusing on contests and focusing on cross-country-mentorship over the coming years. In addition to this, an informal Enterprise contest will be held for those who have their XC legs and want some challenge.

Pilots of all levels of experience will find an activity to challenge themselves with:
A number of two-seat sailplanes with experienced pilots will provide dual cross-country mentoring;
Lead and follow flights will help people break apron strings;
Daily briefing with suggested cross country tasks will help aspiring cross country pilots to push themselves further;
Official observers will help with preparation, paperwork and filing of badges and records;
More experienced pilots can challenge themselves in a friendly, informal Enterprise contest;

As we do every year, we will hold seminars at the monthly SGC meetings, and provide handouts via this website. We will also have mentorship opportunities on-site, and evening learning sessions during the event!

Regardless of your experience-level in contests, the Dust Up can accommodate YOU!

THE EPHRATA DUST UP IS SPONSORED BY THE
SGC SOARING FOUNDATION,
A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROMOTING SOARING AND EDUCATION