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2014 World Gliding Championship

Written By: Jennifer Sheahen
2014 world gliding champ

ELMIRA--[WENY]--Harris Hill is the birthplace of soaring in the United States, and now local pilots are taking the global stage.

The deep history of soaring at Harris Hill has produced world renowned pilots, and six of them are headed to Räyskälän, Finland to soar in the 33 World Gliding Championship.

Karin and Heinz Weissenbuehler, the husband and wife duo had a rough fist day taking a late start, hoping for conditions to improve so they could have a better average speed.

To keep up to date on Championship head the US team blog at: http://www.harrishillsoaring.org/HHSC/Team_ARC_Blog/Team_ARC_Blog.html

And tune in to WENY news 11 for the latest updates as well!