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Chet with a glider at Marfa airport

I was really excited to see Maton release a new theme on last night. I was even more excited when I saw the name, Marfa.

For those of you who don’t know, Marfa is a very small town in West Texas. It’s situated in rugged and mostly untouched terrain. For whatever reason, it’s become a haven for art, leading to its rise in prominence.

Coming from the Soaring community, Marfa is well known for another reason. Marfa is a National Landmark of Soaring, a place that glider pilots from across the country travel to fly in its unique and favorable environment. The airport has hosted the US National Soaring contests as well as the 1970 World Soaring Championships. A documentary called “The Sun Ship Game” was even filmed based on the pilots in that 1970 competition.

In 2005, I earned my private pilot license at the airport in Marfa. It will always be a special place for me.

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