Speaker Session - Bruno Vassel

Convention Center Room 202C Saturday, February 20, 2022 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

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Bruno Vassel

TOPIC: “OLC/XC Camps Are Amazing in So Many Ways”

Bruno has organized four camps and one regional contest in the last three years to help open up Nephi, Utah, as an exciting new soaring site. These camps have consistently been sold out with the max 65 gliders in attendance and still dozens on the waiting list. US soaring pilots have voted with their registrations that large, organized camps in interesting locations are of great interest to them. Nephi, a byproduct of these camps, has been chosen to host the 2016 15, Standard, and Open Class Nationals. This presentation will review the lessons learned and possible future of organized non-contest camps.

Bruno Vassel IV (B4) has been flying gliders out of Utah for 21 years. Bruno’s soaring videos have been watched over 3.5 million times on the Internet and a segment featuring Bruno flying during the Nationals in Logan has been seen by over five million people on the Weather Channel.