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 Post subject: Joe Faust
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Los Angeles Times, May 24, 1971, page 4.
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Long Beach Independent, February 18, 1972, page 3.
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Some things never change.     :salute:


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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Rick Masters wrote:
Some things never change.     :salute:

Amen. Joe is still inspiring us at that same beach nearly 50 years later.

Given the choice between knowing Otto Lilienthal and knowing Joe Faust ... luck was on my side.      :salute:

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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A correction to the NatGeo article saying bruises being the only injury that day: Our daughter Laura broke a toe at the May 23, 1971 Otto Lilienthal meet. She was running down the hill enthusiastically, but without a glider, when she stubbed and broke the big toe.

I remember that hill as being very hard dry adobe clay.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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Ouch, Laura! Marking history! mHG does have its challenges.
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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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diary note from 1986
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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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Page 1 of that 1986 diary:
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Confirmed year:1986; only on page 1 is "1985" written in error,
but on subsequent pages the "1986" is placed consistently.
"Wednesday" matches the date shown in 1986 for the feast day.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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You wrote that in 1986 on the day after my 51st birthday. You have been a continuing birthday present, to my flying thoughts and imaginations, before and after. Thanks Joe. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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It goes two ways, Frank. Thank you for your friendship
and life of contribution to personal flight.
:salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:

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Some Otto members of Self-Soar Association received a direct certificate.
But such was not essential. Otto Members could fly self-regulated and self-certified.
From the roots and actions of S-SA came later clubs and other orgs including the
first two distinct USHGAs, one "Glider" and one "Gliding.

Chuck Stahl was a United Airlines captain pilot.
Richard Miller was a prior editor of Soaring Magazine for Soaring Society of America
and second user that we know about using Dockweiler, first being Jim Hobson.

Self-Soar Association had members in 23 nations.

The president did the handwriting on the body of the certificate.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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I love Richard's title there.

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