Soaring Round Table

Here is the notice and text I received from a sailplane thread regarding a lecture/ Round Table event that I presume would be of interest to any HG/PG or other soaring and aviation enthusiasts:


This looks interesting, for those able to get to March on a Wednesday night 

On 6 Apr 2017 9:00 a.m., "Byron Lowry" <> wrote:

Hi Ted ... This may be of interest to our local soaring community and the LESC membership.
Please forward as appropriate.


Byron Lowry


Soaring in Southern California” is Subject of Next Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable

By Staff

April 3, 2017



March Air Field gliderNext Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable at March Field Air Museum on April 19


RIVERSIDE, Ca. – “Soaring in Southern California” is the topic of the next Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable event hosted by the March Field Air Museum on Wednesday eveningApril 19, 2017, beginning at 7 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable is proudly sponsored by the MarchField Air Museum.

Dr. Gary Fogel, CEO of Natural Selection, Inc. in San Diego, will be the guest presenter for the upcoming Roundtable event and discussion that will focus on Southern California’s unique heritage in gliding and soaring. The special presentation will highlight sport aviation and the importance of preserving significant sites so that these unique pieces of aviation history can continue to be appreciated by future generations.

Dr. Fogel has an extensive background in, and passion for, aerospace – silent flight in particular. He earned a Ph.D. in biology from UCLA, is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and serves as editor-in-chief of the journal BioSystems. Along with many other accolades, Dr. Fogel has established 11 world records and more than 40 national records for model airplanes, and has written three aviation history books. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS).

To complement the “Soaring in Southern California” Roundtable discussion, March Field Air Museum has a Schweizer TG-2 Training Glider on exhibit along with several large-scale remote-controlled sailplanes, all of which will be available for viewing as part of the evening’s program.

Monthly Roundtable events focus on topics about aviation and aerospace history, civil and military, as well as new and emerging developments in the fields. A question-and-answer period follows the special presentation each month and attendees are encouraged to get involved in the group discussion.

The March Field Air Museum is located alongside Interstate Highway 215 at Van Buren Boulevard, just south of downtown Riverside and adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. For more information about the Roundtable or Museum in general, please call 951-902-5949 or visit

About March Field Air Museum

The March Field Air Museum is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to promoting an understanding of humanity’s reach for the skies and March Field’s pivotal role in the development of flight. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and rated the #1 Attraction in Riverside by TripAdvisor, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and located alongside Interstate Highway 215 at Van Buren Boulevard, just south of downtown Riverside and adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. More than 70 aircraft are on display, ranging from the world’s fastest manned air-breathing aircraft (the SR-71 Blackbird) and a modern-day MQ-1 Predator (remotely piloted aircraft), to early examples of military aircraft, to some of America’s most iconic military planes including World War II bombers. For more information about the museum, visit www.marchfield.orgor call (951) 902-5949.