The Experimental Soaring Association is holding its 2018 Western Workshop on Labor Day Weekend, August 31st through September 3rd, 2018, at Mountain Valley Airport in Tehachapi, CA. Lecture titles include: Ultralight Sailplanes Soaring in Tehachapi Is There a Case for a Club-built Two-place Glider? Caro 1 Motorglider Teamwork in Sailplane Development Across the Finish Line: Start of a New Adventure How Cheap Can You Get? Low-cost Electric Airplanes That Could Revolutionize Electric Flight Configuration Aerodynamics: Theory and Applications Prandtl Wing Minimum Drag Update A Sailplane Design Ideal Propellers: A Second Look Klingberg Wing MkII Stairway to Heaven, What are the Steps? 50 Years of Flying For more information, links to local accommodations, restaurants, and RV parking, please visit the ESA Calendar at http://www.esoaring.com/calendar.shtml. The Experimental Soaring Association, formerly the Sailplane Homebuilders Association, is a division of the Soaring Society of America. While the key points of design and construction of self-built sailplanes remain at the core of the organization, new types of soaring flight, the problems of economical launching methods, the place of motorized sailplanes, and the challenge of reducing the cost of entry into soaring are major interests that prompted our change of name. Our goal is to share knowledge and to encourage experimentation, research, building, and flying of soaring aircraft. Our organization is built on the shoulders of aerospace giants such as Paul MacCready, Burt Rutan, and others, and we continue to pursue their goal of economical, efficient, and innovative forms of flight. Please join us as we take soaring and aircraft homebuilding into the future!