Here's some pictures from the Soar Utah '98 event.  The first section of pictures are from me as staff reporter for the club (and webmaster).  The second section of pictures are from Scott Marshall also an IMSF member.

Information on the Brian Laird PSS model kits can be found at Slope Scale Home.

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Mike Lance's ME109 Messerschmidt.
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Brian Laird's P-38.
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Brian Laird and Carl Maas built matching Helcat's.
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Brian Laird and Carl Maas also built matching Zero's.
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Static display looking East. Dave Wenzlick's Curtis P-40 is the camo #67.
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Gliders in the static display area looking West.  The Coors Jets are Brian Laird models.
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Steve Dentz's Duo-Discus.
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Don Bailey's Marske Pioneer flying wing.
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A Pilatus B-4.
Tom Hoopes built a primary glider, some how replacing GI Joe's internals with the radio gear! dtsu998thpri-1a.jpg (7320 bytes)
Hoopes Primary Glider.
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Yes, it flies too!
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Dave Nash's Mig fighter.
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Dave Nash's P-51.
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Getting ready to fly.
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Moments after launch.
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Still a little low.
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Just above eye level.
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Tom Hoopes to the right, Dave Nash behind him.
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Ah, safety in altitude!
Award winner Dave Sanders discussing R/C models with the Deseret News reporter in the background. dtsu998dscrystal-1a.jpg (6855 bytes)
Dave's Crystal.
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Hey, who is that pilot?
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Nice straw hat.
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Martin Tyner Master Falconer.
We enjoyed the company of eagles and hawks.  I wonder what they thought watching our gliders fly by? dtsu998k6e-1a.jpg (6597 bytes)
Mike Lance's Ka6C posing with big brother K8B.
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The ka6C flew great!
Don Baily from Snohomish Washington compared his Flair kit Schleicher Ka8B with the real thing!  What an incredible match. dtsu998k8b-1a.jpg (6872 bytes)
Beautiful finish.
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The angles match so well.
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What beautiful lines :-)
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The Ka8B ready to fly.
Note that the photographer to the left is Reese Stein from our local Channel 2 TV station doing a story on the event. [Sorry, you'll need to see MAN for this shot]

Don's glider flies great.
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Safe and sound as Wid Toleman and Gary Knapp pause.
Dale Taylor (webmaster) brought his personal K8B for static display at the event. dtsu998n869dt-1a.jpg (5823 bytes)
Spoilers out due to high winds.
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Nice lines.
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Not much difference in size?
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Let's go flying!
If we all grab, maybe we can launch it!  By afternoon the soaring conditions were great with lift well about 12,500'!!! dtsu998cookinga.jpg (7152 bytes)
The food crew cooking up a few burgers.
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The radio impound... there's a few dollars here.

These pictures were taken by Scott Marshall, the pictures and comments are his.

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David Nash's scale P-51 on a low pass
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Carl Maas' Zero loses its' vertical after a midair
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Brian Laird 1st place B-17 bomber. Check out the airbrush work.
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Brian Laird is interviewed by Reese Stien of KUTV, the local NBC affiliate.
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David Reese displayed some terrific flying to safely land his aileron-less Higgins F-20.
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Mike Lance shows off his all EPP Ka6 * soon to be kitted by DAW.
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Tom Hoopes, Soar Utah CD and his Northrup Primary Glider.
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Tom Hoopes' Northrup Primary Glider.
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Lance's Ka6, this plane is a great flyer
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Tom Hoopes and his Northrup Primary Glider
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Martin Tyner: Master Falconer
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Dave Sanders' CB-15 Crystal about to take its' maiden flight.
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Tony Elliott's Duo Discus
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ony Elliott's Duo Discus shortly after launch
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Note the unusual planform of Dave Sander's CB-15 Crystal
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A close up of Dave Sanders in the cockpit
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Will the real Dave Sanders please stand up.
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Incredible detail of Steve Dentz's Duo Discus
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Tony Elliott's Duo discus on a low pass
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Tony Elliott helps launch a white wing
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Dave Sanders' CB-15 Crystal on it's maiden voyage.
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Dave Wenzlick's DG*600
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Dave Wenzlick brings his DG-600 down the ridgeline
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David Nash helps launch his scale P-51 while Tom Hoopes handles the controls.
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Mike Gibson launching his plane from Francis Peak during Soar Utah '98
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Don Bailey's award winning Ka8
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Tony Elliott as his 5.3 meter Duo Discus flys by
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Tony Elliott's Duo Discus with Mtn. Timpanogos in the background
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Dave Garwood and Dave Sanders at Francis Peak during Soar Utah '98
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Brian Laird and Robert Aube watch as Brian's P-40 cruises by
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Brain Laird and his P-40 above the Great Salt Lake
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Tony Elliott's Duo Discus overhead
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Tony Elliott's Duo Discus at Soar Utah '98
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Dave Garwood, from New York, checks out the view from Francis Peak
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Dale Pahl, from Lonetree Colorado, at Francis Peak
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Dave Reese and his Climax at Francis Peak

  This page was updated Monday, June 14, 2004

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