Soaring Society of America

Soaring Society of America has been the organization overseeing soaring in the USA since its inception in 1932. As a member of the SSA you get a subscription to their monthly magazine Soaring.

   Soaring Society of America
   PO Box E
   Hobbs, NM 88241

Seattle Glider Council

Seattle Glider Council manages the soaring facility at Ephrata where it also maintains a clubhouse and towplanes.  The SGC sponsors and manages soaring contests in Region Eight, hosts an annual picnic social each June, hosts a banquet each November where awards for regional soaring achievements are given out and publishes a bi-monthly magazine, the Towline.

Puget Sound Soaring Association

Puget Sound Soaring Association has some forty members, plus a 2-33, an L-13, and a 160 hp  PA-18 SuperCub tow aircraft.  They operate out of Bergseth Field, a  private grass strip located east of Auburn and four miles north of Enumclaw.

Cascade Soaring Society

Cascade Soaring Society is located at Pangborn Memorial Airport in Wenatchee, WA. This is one of the most spectacular soaring sites in the western United States. The favorable geography, excellent weather, and wide open areas give a glider pilot just the right conditions to explore the excitement of the soaring sport to its fullest extent, soaring in thermals, on the ridge, and in the wave. Contact club president John Roskos at 509-663-6831

Spokane Soaring Society

Spokane Soaring Society (SSS) is based at Deer Park Airport (DEW) Deer Park, WA., Spokane, (509) 624-8812

Newsgroups and Discussion Groups


This group is to support Gliding in western Washington - primarily out of Arlington airport.  Local club members are strongly encouraged to join in the conversation!


KAWO_WX is a feed of the TIP soaring forecast generated daily and localized for Arlington. See TIP Forecasts for more information.


EPH_WX is a feed of the TIP soaring forecast generated daily and localized for Ephrata. See TIP Forecasts for more information.


SGC_News Description: The purpose of this list is facilitate communications of an interest to all SGC members, usually about SGC activities. This list is for the use of SGC members in good standing.


The googlegroups feed of the usenet group. Description: All aspects of sailplanes and hang-gliders.

Sailplanes/Equipment/Services on the web

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Pacific AeroSport

Pacific AeroSport is a North American authorized sales agent and service center for DG and LS high performance saleplanes.

TFR Airspace file generator

A useful tool to convert TFR information into airspace files that can be used by various flight computer software (LK8000/XCSoar/etc.)