Glider Over Jack Trice Stadium in Ames
The Silent Knights Glider Club was founded in 1971—but its roots go back to 1967 when Bob Nady returned from an extended work assignment in India. While there, Bob learned to soar with many British-taught enthusiasts.
Since those early days, the club has prided itself on making soaring as accessible as possible. The Silent Knights also are dedicated to teaching the next generation to fly. The club can keep costs so low because of the continual efforts of members to pitch in -- from towing gliders, to teaching, to mowing the grass and performing light fix-it jobs.
The cache is located near the hangars where the Silent Knights keep their gliders. On good days you can see them towing and flying their gliders over Ames. Do not enter the airport to retrieve the cache.
June 2, 2001 Des Moines Register about the Silent Knights
Glider and Tow Plane at Ames Airport
Please join us at the Iowa Geocachers Organization's annual Hike-N-Seek Event September 22-24 in Ames, IA. For more information visit http://www.hikenseek2017.org/.
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