during the '97 season.
This trophy is awarded to the Crystal Squadron pilot that flies the most Diamond flights in one season (October 1 through September 30). A Diamond flight is one that is at least 310.7 miles measured in a straight line from takeoff to touchdown. Norm set a new record in 1997 by attaining 22 Diamond flights. The pilot closest to Norm was the pilot that inspired this trophy, Henry Combs with 13 Diamond flights. This year the weather was not as kind but Norm was able to fly 13 Diamonds to win the trophy for the second year in a row. You'll find Norm at the airport most weekends of the year. His love of soaring borders on addiction. If there is even a remote possibility of soaring conditions, Norm will be nearby. While his Pegasus glider is not the most competitive glider in the Squadron, he squeezes every ounce of performance out of it and always seems to "find" the lift. Norm flew nearly 22% of all the Diamond flights for the Squadron this year. Congratulations on making it two in a row!
All interested parties are invited to participate. For information and a copy of the rules contact:
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