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A Soar Winner

October 11, 1992

"Sky Jocks of the Sierra" (by Dan Weikel, Aug. 30) neglected to mention one of the pioneers of soaring--Robert Symons of Bishop, Calif.

Bishop's loss of a leg in a farming accident was no impediment to his skills, which included one of the first successful cloud-seed operations, design and construction of experimental glider planes for high-altitude research, and flying to remote areas of the High Sierra.

He also was known as the dean of Sierra Wave soaring for his experiments involving that phenomenon.

JAN M. GIBSON

Lancaster

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