Join the Steamboat Springs Soaring Association
Just imagine the possibilities: Soaring high above Mt. Werner, you hook into the cloud street and cruise up and down the range, flying into Wyoming and down south, past Kremmling, Silverthorne and back again. Our soaring association will enable local pilots to do this routinely for minimal costs.
Steamboat Springs Soaring Association currently owns two Grob 102 single-seater sailplanes, perfect for club operation. These ships are designed to be your first single seat glider - easy to fly and land. Roberto and Steve put SSSA's N147SS into service June 15 and are very pleased with its gentle handling characteristics and spacious cockpit. The folks at Permian Soaring Association in Odessa, TX, contributed these ships and a tow winch to our club. Thank you Permian Soaring Association!
Delighted to have the first Grob in service, we put the second in service in early August. Currently four club members have their own ships, so the club is already at a vibrant level of active pilots. Take a look up and you'll see us flying over Copper Ridge and Storm Peak. Come join the fun!
In late July, heartened by the return of reasonably priced trainers to the marketplace, several SSSA members started planning how a group could purchase a trainer and lease it to the club. We need help with this effort, which could introduce many more people to the sport of soaring.
Supporting the SSSA
With operations set to begin in mid-May, the full range of equipment for a smooth operation are not yet in our budget. Loans of a few items would be greatly appreciated, and outright donations are tax deductible:
- A small vehicle or ATV for winch line payout and glider staging otherwise known as a "shag" vehicle.
- A trailer for equipment, tools, and a work bench. An old camper trailer will work too. This will serve as our airfield office.
- 1 parachute
SSSA shares the joy of soaring at The Wild West Air Fest, Bob Adams Field
Some pics of gliders winching
this Saturday at Selbe Field, courtesy of Leigh Zimmerman.
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