SOSA display was visited by power pilots, kids, grandmothers, jet pilots, other glider pilots, war veterans, teenagers, skydivers, paratroopers, cadets, a very funny train enthusiast, and snowbirds. There were probably a thousand questions asked from all levels of awareness, some who hardly knew gliding existed.
Many people were very convinced they are coming out to try it; others said they want to purchase it for a gift. A neighbour from Sheffield wanted to do an intro. Time will tell how many follow through but we may get more than a few intros and possibly some new members from it.
We owe George a huge thank you for arranging this, spending all weekend keeping people amused, and subjecting his glider to hundreds of tiny fingers who wanted to see which parts were moveable. Also to his dad, Roy, who spent long hours getting the trailer road worthy, rigging/ de-rigging and his overall support.
On behalf of the club, thanks to Terry McElligott for towing the glider down and Pat for bringing it back. Thanks to Sean Wilkinson, Martin Camenietzki, Nathan (and his dad Roy), and Joe Tam and his wife Sam for helping promote SOSA and answer the thousand questions. The high level of enthusiasm was maintained all weekend.
Here's the link from SOSA Facebook page with some pictures: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10150898780007914&