LSF Level V's

The highest achievement in the League of Silent Flight is the attainment of LEVEL V in the Soaring Accomplishment Program. Level V requires completion of the following tasks.

  • One Thermal Duration flight of at least two hours.
  • A slope flight of at least eight hours.
  • A goal and return flight of at least ten kilometers.
  • Three WINS and 12,000 points in at least six contests with twenty or more entries.

Over 100 members of LSF have completed these challenging tasks and are known and respected worldwide as outstanding RC model sailplane pilots. A plaque commemorating their achievement is on permanent display in the lobby of the Aero modeling Museum at the Academy of Modeling Aeronautics in Muncie, Indiana

 

 

 

 

#

NAME

LSF

Number

State or

Country

Attained

1

John M. Baxter

24

CA

3-Jul-75

2

Steve Work

571

CA

15-Dec-75

3

Fred Weaver

283

CA

17-Sep-76

4

Neil Nolte

586

CA

30-May-77

5

Marvin Qualls

1639

CA

19-Feb-78

6

John Newman

1832

CA

17-Apr-78

7

Don Harris

810

OH

27-Aug-78

8

Chris Adams

348

NV

15-Oct-78

9

Tom Christian

74

CA

24-Jun-79

10

Dwight Holly

2259

CT

8-Jul-79

11

Howard Sears

294

CA

12-Jul-79

12

Ken Bates

604

Ml

26-Aug-79

13

Paul Wedeking

2540

NJ

4-Nov-79

14

Craig Foxgord

882

CA

27-Jan-80

15

J. "Pat" Flinn

2160

Ml

8-Aug-80

16

Jack Hiner

383

IL

12-Oct-80

17

Keith Kindrick

1693

CA

17-May-81

18

Gerald Zeigenfuse

944

PA

13-Jun-81

19

Don Clark

82

MD

28-Jun-81

20

Don Goughnour

595

PA

28-Jun-81

21

Jim Porter, Jr.

194

IA

12-Jul-81

22

Don Patterson

1385

NY

23-Aug-81

23

William Meleske

1227

MI

4-Mar-82

24

Otto Heithecker

170

Ml

4-Jul-82

25

Jim Bohmer

1460

OH

8-Aug-82

26

H. Warren Plohr

334

OH

8-Aug-82

27

Robert Steele

800

IN

15-Aug-82

28

Walt Good

63

FL

22-Mar-83

29

Mike Reagan

173

CA

3-Jul-83

30

Bob Robinson

402

MI

14-Aug-83

31

John Humphries

3064

Ml

3-Sep-83

32

Larry Jolly

3579

CA

16-Nov-83

33

Stanley Watson

2542

IL

19-Feb-84

34

Bob Champine

3128

VA

15-May-84

35

Charles Beeman

293

CA

10-Jun-84

36

John Hoover

592

Ml

8-Jul-84

37

Mike Kozumplik

2497

OH

22-Jul-84

38

Cal Posthuma

2997

Ml

11-Aug-84

39

Tim McDow

2764

FL

22-Sep-84

40

Earle Latimer

3119

Ml

30-Jun-85

41

Terry Edmonds

463

IA

14-Jul-85

42

Dale Harber

1880

IN

18-Jul-85

43

C. J. Smith

4043

Ml

11-Aug-85

44

Richard Ransom

4747

MI

15-Aug-85

45

Tom Dickey

3816

MD

31-Aug-85

46

Skip Schow

166

VA

31-Aug-85

47

John Brown

1720

CA

2-Sep-85

48

John H. McMillan

1987

Canada

11-May-85

49

Terry Luckenbach

2934

PA

25-May-86

50

Joe Bedford

3356

Canada

21 -Jun-86

51

John Vennerholm

1291

SC

24-Aug-88

52

Mike Hickman

4755

CO

31-Aug-86

53

Charles E. Wells

3544

MD

26-Apr-87

54

Jim Smith

1423

FL

16-May-87

55

F. Alden Shipp

3437

IL

16-May-87

56

Don Vickers

3749

CA

23-May-87

57

Dennis K. Chall

3833

MI

8-Aug-87

58

Guy Dickes

3360

VA

13-Oct-87

59

Robert McGowan

2286

CA

24-Oct-87

60

Bob Sowder

3795

KS

7-Nov-87

61

Brian Agnew

3140

FL

16-Dec-87

62

Mal Pring

3864

Australia

15-Jan-88

63

Douglas Barry

1644

NC

30-Apr-88

64

L. D. Stowers

641

CA

9-Jun-88

65

A. Neil Tinker

3572

Canada

3-Jul-88

66

Austin Leftwich

2650

VA

7-Jul-88

67

Bob Champine

5503

VA

13-Aug-88

68

Jim Thomas

4629

MI

14-Aug-88

69

Gerry Bower

2131

Canada

3-Sep-88

70

Don Edberg

517

CA

8-Jul-89

71

Ian Douglas

1192

CA

5-Nov-89

72

Eddie Smith

4232

Australia

7-Jan-90

73

Todd Biliman

5580

CA

20-Mar-90

74

Ted Groesser

5185

Ml

28-Jul-90

75

Pat Sullivan

6003

Ml

11-Aug-90

76

Stan Shaw

1760

Canada

12-Aug-90

77

Richard Percy Pierce

2085

VA

10-Apr-91

78

Paul Rose

3309

CA

19-May-91

79

Tim McCann

2725

CA

4-Aug-91

80

Troy Lawicki

3794

MI

1-Feb-92

81

Robbie Benton

3468

Australia

7-Mar-92

82

George Joy

6015

CA

16-Oct-92

83

Gary Anderson

6441

WA

16-Oct-92

84

Bill Pettigrew

2873

Canada

8-Aug-93

85

Richard Proseus

1633

NC

29-Aug-93

86

Lynsele Miller

3645

CA

30-Apr-94

87

O. L. Davidson

884

FL

8-Jul-95

88

Stanley Sadorf

6278

CA

11-May-96

89

Greg Norsworthy

5974

CA

14-Sep-96

90

Don Harris

6765

OH

11-Oct-96

91

Maft Sheldon

2358

CO

22-Jun-97

92

Mike Clancy

926

CA

28-Jun-97

93

Ray McGowan

2291

CA

29-Jun-97

94

Barry Kurath

5790

OR

6-Jul-97

95

Kevin Webb

1988

CA

23-Aug-97

96

Dan Abma

3912

MI

3-Sep-97

97

Laurence "Larry" Storie

2491

MI

5-Jul-98

98

Don Pesznecker

6982

OR

11-Jul-98

99

Leo Asnault

5892

CA

20-Jul-99

100

Rob Glover

6577

AL

15-Oct-99

101

Edwin Wilson

3185

KY

19-Nov-99

102

Scott Meader

7033

CA

5-May-00

103

Tom Kallevang

303

IL

17-Oct-99

104

James D. Johnston

2210

MI

26-Jun-00

105

James R. McCarthy

5225

IL

08-May-01

106

Mike P. Deckman

6636

CA

22-May-01

107

Patrick Dionisio

7130

CA

20-May-02

108

Keith Finkenbiner

601

CA

13-Jun-02

109

Cal Posthuma

6718

Ml

15-Aug-02

110

Don Scegiel

5562

AZ

28-Aug-02

111

Brian Smith

4237

TN

07-Sept-03

112

Mike Remus

6775

IN

11-Oct-03

113

Steve Siebenaler

7162

OH

31-Jul-04

114

Wayne Fredette

4688

IL

21-Aug-04

115

Mark Howard

7015

CO

05-Sep-04

116

Merrill Brady

7247

CA

12-Sep-04

117

Jack Strother

2948

IN

18-Sep-04

118

Don Harris

7705

OH

21-Sep-04

119

Joe Nave

7461

HI

25-Jun-05

120

Jon Stone

7245

AL

25-Jun-05

121

Marc Gellart

6500

OH

23-Jul-06

122

John Erickson

7820

CA

06-Sep-06

123

Guy S. Russo

838

ID

16-Aug-07

124

Johnny Berlin

6884

IL

15-Jun-08

125

Tom Broeski

7267

VA

19-Jul-09

126

Karl Miller

7312

IL

20-Apr-10

127

Bill Curry

7780

CA

25-May-10

128

Gordon Buckland

4493

FL

28-May-10

129

John Luetke

7747

TX

14-Oct-10

130

Gordy Stahl

7305

KY

5-Nov-10

131

Chris Lee

7983

MO

26-Aug-11

132

Gordon Buckland

8142

FL

3-Apr-12

133

Ingo Donasch

      7369

FL

13-Aug-12

134

David Portwood

      7426

OR

13-Aug-12

135

David Beach

      7900

NH

12-Aug-13

136

Art Chmielewski

7365

CA

25-Jul-14