Welcome to Evergreen Soaring!

Evergreen Soaring is a not-for-profit flying club operating in Washington State. We fly gliders, also known as sailplanes, and have joined together to own and operate the aircraft and equipment needed to enjoy our sport.

We are an association of diverse individuals with one thing in common: the love of soaring.

Schedule a Demo Ride!

A glider demo ride will offer you the thrill of a lifetime!

Evergreen Soaring offers demonstration flights for those who wish to become glider pilots or just want to experience soaring flight. Flights are conducted at the Arlington Municipal Airport.

You'll fly with an FAA-certificated Commercial Pilot in a two-place glider, starting with a tow as high as 3,000 feet above the airport. The flight will last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on soaring conditions.

Intro Lesson

The FAST program gives you the opportunity to get a taste of what soaring is all about. It is a program that offers you an introductory lesson in flying a glider, during which you will handle the controls of the aircraft under the guidance of an FAA certificated glider flight instructor.

About Soaring

The freedom and exhilaration of soaring are incomparable! By using currents of rising air for lift, you can fly hundreds of miles over several hours on a good soaring day.

Soaring is also known as gliding - one of the oldest forms of flying. People were flying gliders for many years before powered airplanes came about, including the Wright Brothers! In the early days, a glider-ride usually meant a short flight, probably launched from a hilltop. Today we fly sailplanes: high performance aircraft that can stay aloft for long periods of time, and all with no motor!

"Evergreen Soaring exists to create and support excellent cross-country soaring pilots and to maximize their access to great soaring experiences."
- mission statement

What's New

Flying in the North Cascadwes

The weather in 2018 has been so far (as of June 12) not very fiendly to XC soaring pilots except on May 14.  Ron Clark and Henry Rebbeck took some very long tows from Arlington and posted the two best flights so far in 2018 for Region 8 -552.79 OLC points for Ron and 492.76 points for Hanry.  And fairly late on the same day Phil Rose took the SSF DG-1000 from Arlington to Ephrata - quite a day!  Just for refrence, the best flight from Ephrata was made by Movses Babayan with 492.22 points.

  • Flying in the North Cascadwes

The 2018 SSA Convention in Reno NV

Here is a comprehensive report about the recent SSA convention - thanks  Heinz!

 

SSA Convention report

By Heinz Gehlhaar

My Highlights

  • Got the fly the Perlan simulator two times.

  • Got a nice glider model to fly and show off at meetings.

  • Great presentations, some were better than others.

  • The Awards banquets.

Thoughts and Resolutions for 2018

Ron Clark     Idaho, Montana, Oregon... which way do I want to go/

Brad Hill     How do I make the Tetra into a gun paltaform?

Dan Housler     Hi guys, I haven't seen you for a while.

Thomas Van de Velde     Develop a personal thermal predicting app to beat Ron  

Fred Hermanspann     Get the Chinook into the air again.

Movses Babayan     Which glider do I want to fly today?

XC Soaring in 2017 in Washington State

With the end of the soaring season for this year it is time again to review what happened in the world of XC soaring in the state of Washington (WS).  While the calendar year is not over yet, the OLC year 2018 started already on September 25.  This cutoff for the OLC 2017 may generally be enough to cover the thermalling season but wave flying is attracting some renewed interest lately and we have already some entries for the OLC 2018.

The 2017 Awards Banquet

November 4, 2017 saw the well attended annual SGC awards banquet at the Wilde Rover restaurant in Kirkland.  After enjoying a lively social hour and a nice dinner it was time for the awards and trophies to be handed out by awards chairman Craig Funston.  Evergreen Soaring members were well represented.  So here are the various winners:

Special Certificate (expression of appreciation for the dedication and effort given to our sport)

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