National Geographic : 1938 Jul
Photograph by Hans Groenhoff CENTER OF SOARING IN THE UNITED STATES IS HARRIS HILL, NEAR ELMIRA, NEW YORK Here at the Warren E. Eaton Gliding Fields the national championships are being held from June 25 to July 10. New York City, long thegoal ofsoarers atElmira, is 170 miles to the southeast, downwind. Considerably nearer are the ridges of the Alleghenies, which offer a possible "flyway" southward (page 126). Circling above in last year's contest is a Ross-Stephens RS-1, an outstanding American sailplane piloted by its designer, Harland Ross.