Another great presentation by Paolo Iscold—even though it was hard to hear over the downpour. This time he talked about the failure of the wings on Nixus and the process of rebuilding them with the help of Cal Poly students. The sailplane took advantage of the long runway at Castle Airport in Merced and made its first flight in March.
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On June 10, 2020, Jim Payne claimed new distance records after sailing more than 1,100 kilometers (just shy of 600 nautical miles) on a triangular route that began and ended at his home base in Minden, Nevada. AOPA has details. The track log is available at the Online Contest website.