Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you and your family from my family.  We hope your holiday season is joyous.

I have recently been enjoying quality time with my family over the holidays.  My son Adam is home from college (University of North Dakota, studying Computer Science).  My daughters Elle and Sara are also enjoying their winter breaks from high school and middle school.  We plan to spend tomorrow (New Year's Eve) playing card games, computer games, and watching movies.  I'm looking forward a fun day with our wonderful family.  I'm a lucky man!  If you're curious, you can see our Christmas Card by clicking on the small images below.
It has also been a good year from Cumulus Soaring, Inc.  I am extremely thankful for th e support received from the soaring community.  Thank you for your business and especially for the many kind words of support received this year!   I very much enjoy serving the soaring community and look forward to continuing to do so for many more years. 

Good Soaring,

Paul Remde
LXNAV Sale - Ends December 31st!!!

LXNAV's Fall Sale ends this Tuesday.  Order now!
  • LXNAV S7: $1040 (normally $1160)
  • LXNAV S8: $1395 (normally $1640)
  • LXNAV S80: $1495 (normally $1640)
  • LXNAV S7+Nano: $1295 (normally $1595)
  • LXNAV S8+BlueTooth+Nano: $1630 (normally $2165)
  • LXNAV S80+BlueTooth+Nano: $1745 (normally $2165)
  • Upgrade an existing LXNAV V5 vario to a V9 for $165
  • Upgrade an existing LXNAV V5 to a V8 or V80 vario for $605
ClearNav Holiday Sale - Ends Dec. 31st!!!

ClearNav is offering 25% off select items!

Sale Ends: December 31, 2015
  • ClearNav CNi-0660-XC, CNv Vario with LCD display and XC software upgrade: $1650 (normally $2200)
  • ClearNav CNi-0660-XC CNv vario with both LCD display and CNi-0622 display with mechanical pointer, and XC software upgrade: $2137.50 (normally $2850)
  • ClearNav CNi-0625 LCD Variometer Display head for use with existing CNv vario: $412.50 (normally $550) - A great way to upgrade an existing CNv vario for use with the new features that are only available with the LCD display.
  • ClearNav II CNi-0604 color flight computer with standard mount: $2617.50 (normally $3490)
  • ClearNav II CNi-0605 color flight computer with tunnel mount: $2617.50 (normally $3490)
LX Navigation Holiday Sale 10% Off

Sale Ends: January 4, 2016

All new LX Navigation products are on sale - but just for a few more days!

2016 Region 7 Soaring Contest in Albert Lea, Minnesota

Leon Zeug and Geoff Weck did a fantastic job of organizing and running the 2015 Region 7 Contest.  They will do it again in 2016.  The contest will run from Sunday, May 15 to Saturday, May 21.  I'll be there with Dick Andrews in the DG-1000.  I can't wait!  I hope you can join us.  Registration will be available on the SSA web site soon.

Get a SPOT 3 or SPOT Global Phone for free - after mail-in rebate. 

Buy your SPOT Gen 3 or SPOT Global Phone here by December 31, 2015 at the full price. Then use the online rebate form or print the PDF rebate form and send it in by January 30, 2016. This offer is for new SPOT purchases only. It does not apply to upgrades. 

DeLorme inReach Rebates
  • $75 mail-in rebate for inReach Explorer
  • $50 mail-in rebate for inReach SE
Buy your DeLorme inReach SE or inReach Explorer here at the full price on or before December 31, 2015. Then use the online rebate form below or print the PDF rebate form and send it in by January 15, 2016. The inReach service must be activated by December 31, 2015.

New Book - Dancing with the Wind
by Jean-Marie ClĂ©ment

A detailed, must-have "Manual of sailplane slope and wave soaring techniques. Everything you need to know about how to fly in the wind, happy and safe."

Click on the image at right to view a review of the book from Sailplane & Gliding magazine.

Marc Ulm Sailplanes Calendar, 2016

Marc Ulm Sailplanes Calendar, 2016

I love the images Marc Ulm has provided for his 2016 soaring photo calendar. It is in a nice, medium sized format.

About the Photographer
Marc Ulm is a professional 22 year old photographer from Germany. "I want to show the world through my eyes but in a different way. I'm always thinking of the special motive. My aim is it to show the world the creative site of photography. I'm a learned technical photo and media assistant and started photography with the age of 12 years. My main territories are: Aviation, People, Architecture, Events, Wedding. Since March 2015 I'm also a private pilot." 

Marc's web site:  http://www.ulmphoto.com/

LXNAV S-Series Vario Comparison Table

New LXNAV S-Series Stand-Alone Vario Comparison Table

New LXNAV S4, S40, S10, and S100 Varios - Coming Soon

LXNAV V-Series Vario Comparison Table

New LXNAV V-Series Vario (for use with LX80x0 and LX90x0) Comparison Table

New LXNAV V10 and V100 Varios - Coming Soon

SSA Convention - Feb. 18-20, 2016
Greenville, SC, USA

I am very much looking forward to seeing many soaring friends at the SSA Convention in February.  The convention is a great place to check-out the latest sailplanes and soaring instruments, books and videos.  Great speakers are lined-up for the event as well.  

Cumulus Soaring, Inc. will have a large booth with all the latest soaring products on display for you to see and touch.  Scott Manley will again be demonstrating Condor Soaring Flight Simulator software in my booth.  He's a huge fan of using soaring flight software to enhance flight training. I'm very thankful to have him join us.  My wife Renee and shipping assistant Dena will also be on hand to help fill orders.  I look forward to meeting you.

I will also be giving a "Soaring Product News" presentation on Saturday, Feb. 20th, from 2:30 to 3:15 pm in Convention Center Room 202A.  I hope you can join us.
New Printable Catalog

I have worked hard to make my catalog easier to read. Please download it, print it, and give it a quick read.  A printable version is available here: Catalog

LX Navigation Colibri II - Out of Production

Yesterday I received the note below from LX Navigation: 

"We would like to inform you all that we are out of Colibri II and there will be no more stock in the future. 

A new personal logger is in development which we plan to have it ready in May of 2016."

I look forward to learning about the new product soon.

I have a few new Colibri II units remaining in stock. When they are gone, they are gone.

Soaring News Facebook Page

Please check-out my  Soaring News  page for the latest soaring product news and links to soaring news, images and videos from around the world. If you're not a Facebook user - no problem. You can still see the page and click-on all the links on the page . If you are a Facebook user, please "Like" the page so you will see posts from the page in your newsfeed. I had previously sent out soaring news in my "Soaring News" email newsletter - but it took so long to create each issue that I didn't send them out very often. It is very quick and easy for me to add items to the Facebook page - so it will be updated daily. I hope you find it interesting. If you like it, please tell your soaring friends about it and "share" the page with your Facebook friends.

  Soaring News Facebook Page
Thank You

I appreciate that you took the time to read this newsletter.  I hope you found it useful.  I hope you have a blessed 2016!

Best Regards,

Paul Remde
Paul Remde | Cumulus Soaring, inc. | 1-952-445-9033 | paul@remde.us | cumulus-soaring.com