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Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019

One remarkable December day, on the mostly unremarkable year of 1946, two employees of the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Earl Menefee and Ralph Salisbury, founded a soaring club at the then-existing Warm Springs Airport, near Milpitas. This tiny club would soon become the Northern California Soaring...

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