The 5th FAI Junior World Soaring Championships will start in Rieti, Italy, July 28 and run through August 11. Mike Westbrook will be flying a Discus 2b and Kathy Fosha an LS-8. Team Captain Richard Maleady will be doing double duty as crewman with a car and the last member of the team is Giorgio Marchisio who will be helping out while the team is in Italy. The team goes to Italy July 18th and will have the gliders in Rieti starting the 20th.

Once the team has arrived in Rieti and settled in, Richard will be providing regular reports via this blog. Visit for up to the minute news of our SSA Junior World Team performance.

16 July 2007

Leaving for Rieti

The U.S.Junior Team is heading for Rieti! Kathy leaves LA this evening and Mike and I leave in the morning. We will all meet in Rome where we will spend two days before driving to Rieti. Italian license validations will be the order of the day on Thursday as we try to find the ENAC Office in Rome. Many thanks to Leo Benetti-Longhini for all his assistance with the paperwork!

Richard Maleady