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See Ya' at the Airport by Charliet Spratt (2nd Edition)

See Ya' at the Airport (2nd Edition)

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See Ya At The Airport

See Ya' at the Airport by Charlie Spratt (2nd Edition)

The second edition of the Colorful Stories of a Soaring Contest Vagabond a.k.a 'the Gate" Charlie Spratt's stories of life, soaring and people. His experiences as CD, in his distinctive language and with his inimitable sense of humor. This second edition of 'See Ya' at the Airport" includes a new foreword by Karl Striedieck, and two additional chapters: The Tube and Sailplane Racing News, a compilation of Charlie's popular newsletter.

Introduction

A theme that ran through Charlie's life was that he wasn't bothered by trivia whether in the realm or the physical world, interpersonal relations, or detail that didn't seem to have an immediate impact. Readers will note this theme through the book and some of the conventional among us have reflected on how there might be a lesson here.

Another compelling aspect of Charlie was his uncanny ease with relationships, whether it had to be well-healed banker, professor, five-year-old, winner, loser, or average Joe. He was immediately comfortable with any and all, but wasn't fooled by insincere or the pretentious. Therein lies another area for reflection as Charlie takes us along for a look at his life

With this book, "the gate" gives us everything from a bit of entertainment to look at ourselves-both may be useful perspectives.

Table of Contents

  1. Keeper Of The Gate...............................5
  2. My Pal Al..............................................13
  3. Deep Six................................................21
  4. Race Of Races.......................................25
  5. Working on the line................................37
  6. Influences...............................................53
  7. The Oh-Oh Squad..................................63
  8. The cadet clipper...................................65
  9. Haulin Glass..........................................69
  10. Haulin glass 2........................................79
  11. Gypsy village.........................................87
  12. The Siberian express.............................93
  13. Goofy gate.............................................99
  14. Rhyme & reason....................................107
  15. The jokester...........................................121
  16. Rules on the road...................................129
  17. Kidney failure........................................139
  18. Hall of fame...........................................145
  19. The tube.................................................153
  20. Sailplane racing news...........................157
See Ya At The Airport


"The gate" has left on many facets of US soaring competition, not at least of which has been his unmatched interactions with all the people who participated in some way. There will never be another Charlie and having this record of his involvement with the sport is another of his gifts to us all. -Karl Striedieck

Charlie Spratt is the best CD I have ever flown under and that includes contest in many countries as well as five world championships. Fortunately he writes with the same understanding and decisiveness he brings to contest directing. Soaring would be very much the less without inputs, his experience and his total language. Its all here, told with inimitable sense of humor. Enjoy! -George Moffat

The national soaring museum exists to record and relate the story of soaring in America. How better to do that than to publish a book by Charlie Spratt? Inspired be soaring and an inspirer of those who do soar. Charlie is one of our sports master story tellers. With this first NSM-Published book, he has set the bar high. Good start, Charlie. -Peter.W.Smith

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