Competitors from around the world arrived in Uvalde, Texas, to compete in the 2012 world gliding championship. Uvalde hosted the event in 1991 and it is considered one of the best
gliding environments in the world.
Poland took first prize, Great Britain took second, Germany third and Russia took fourth. Marc Augustin, an Austin pilot who hangars his Grumman Tiger at Austin Bergstrom International Airport, commuted to Uvalde and volunteered as a tow pilot. He flew the Piper Pawnee tow plane to help deliver the gliders high enough to catch the strong Texas thermals.
For more information, visit the 2012 World Gliding Championship website at http://wgc2012uvalde.com/.