Sailplanes, Soaring, and Motorgliding

Sailplane and Soaring Websites

  • Airsports TV Gliding Channel  This Internet TV channel features video from the world of competitive air sports, including gliding videos.
  • ALISPORT  Established with the goal of designing, testing, manufacturing, and selling cost effective light gliders, permitting soaring from even the smallest of airfields.
  • Australian Soaring Great detail about Oz clubs, the GFA, etc.
  • Aviation Digest Collection of flying clubs, flight museums, soaring clubs.
  • Belgian National Soaring Centre A subsidised, non-profit-making association in Belgium.
  • Blanik America, Inc.  The exclusive distributor of LET sailplanes in the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico.  Newsletter, books for sale, gliders for sale, instruction and rides.
  • Bob Wander's Soaring Books and Supplies  A wide variety of soaring books, supplies, videos/DVDs, varios, and other information.  Featuring the Made Easy series written by Bob Wander, and Mentor series of soaring books, edited by Bob Wander.
  • British Gliding Association Info, clubs, pictures.
  • BZT Home  News and information.
  • Cambridge Aero Instruments Building variometers since 1972 and navigation computers since 1981.
  • Caracole Soaring  Learning to soar, picture gallery, events, airport facilities, rates.  At the California City Airport, north of Mojave.
  • Cloudstreet Arts Tee-shirts and sweatshirts for glider pilots, ground crews, and soaring enthusiasts.
  • Colorado Soaring Association  Owns and operates Owl Canyon Gliderport, located about 15 miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
  • The Crestline Soaring Society  The CSS is a non-profit club serving the foot launched flying community in the San Bernardino Mountains and Southern California.
  • Cross Country Soaring, Inc.  A commercial soaring operation located 30 miles south of Minneapolis.  Training, rides and rental conducted in two Grob 103 Twin IIs by aerotow or winch launch.
  • DG Flugzeugbau  News of the manufacturer of DG Gliders.  Products, technology, safety, photos, flight reports, links.
  • Kevin Dougherty Home Page A soaring enthusiasts personal page with photos and stories.
  • Eastern Sailplane  A Waynesville, Ohio full service sailplane, sailplane equipment, and sailpane repair company.
  • Ensign Sailplane Hangars  A portable hangar kit designed especially for sailplanes.
  • Entec Technical Services  The sole North American representative for the Komet clamshell type glider trailer.
  • eta aircraft  The eta project is a 101 foot wingspan, high effeciency sailplane.
  • Evergreen Soaring  A non-profit flying club operating in Washington State, USA.
  • Experimental Soaring Association  ESA (formerly the Sailplane Homebuilders Association) was formed in 1979 by a group of pilots, designers, and craftsmen, and has been energetically active ever since.  The purpose of the ESA/SHA and its Workshops is to encourage the design and construction of sailplanes which optimize performance and safety.
  • FAI International Gliding Commission The IGC is responsible for all airsports involving gliders and motor gliders with the exception of aerobatics.
  • Fly Gliders!  Question answered about gliders or soaring, and home to Marfa Gliders where you can get glider rides or instruction in high country near the Big Bend of West Texas, and Miami Gliders at Richard's Field Airport, southwest of Miami, Florida.
  • Freedom's Wings International, Inc.  A non-profit New Jersey based organization run by and for people with physical disabilities.  Provides the opportunity for those who are physically challenged to fly in specially adapted sailplanes, either as a passenger, or as a member of the flight training program.
  • Flying the World  Home page by a sailplane pilot and flight simulation enthusiast.  Photo gallery, soaring adventures, links.
  • French Soaring Society Where to fly (French Clubs), Championship results, beginners info, links.
  • Glider Pilot Network UK site with for sale and wanted listings.
  • Glidersport.net  Low sink soaring technology design and fabrication of ultralight (microlift) sailplanes.
  • Gliding Federation of Australia Links, news, info, downloads.
  • Gliding is fun  A Website by Henk van der Heijden, a Dutch glider pilot with fifty years experience.  You'll find a lot of interesting content with great photos.
  • Gliding New Zealand New Zealand Gliding Association - 1998 Rules, annual report, gliding clubs in New Zealand, gliding resources and links, competitions and events, free classifieds, online forums.
  • Great Western Soaring School  A great soaring site near Los Angeles.
  • Group Genesis  Developers of high performance sailplanes.
  • Harris Hill Soaring Center Glider rides, activities, learning to soar.  Located in Elmira, New York.
  • Knauff & Grove Soaring Supplies  Online catalog with sailplane parts and accessories.
  • Libelles of The World  This page is dedicated to the Libelle series of gliders: history, owners, specifications, pictures, records, stories, services.
  • LAK-12 Page Lithuanian LAK-12 glider information.
  • Long Island Soaring Association General and club information, officers, contacts.
  • Marganski Aviation  Producer of the Polish mdm1fox high performance unlimited aerobatic glider.
  • Marske Flying Wings  Plans, kits and completed aircraft, along with instruction in flight and glider construction.
  • Jim Maupin, Ltd. Glider Designs Information on glider designs.
  • Mile High Gliding Inc.  Sailplane rides around Boulder, Colorado, USA.
  • NV Vliegtuigbouw Sagitta  The Dutch standard class peformance glider was designed 1958-1961 and was the only series produced glider in Holland.  Just twenty were built with 5 still flying worldwide.  Extensive description of all Sagitta's ever built.  Accurate historic overview, drawings, pictures, and stories.
  • Vince Miller's Soaring Photo Album Photo Album of soaring photos taken in Northwest US.
  • Minnesota Soaring Club  Information about the club, soaring photos taken at Stanton airport, club newsletter, and data files such as the member handbook.
  • Minnesota Soaring SUPER SITE Minnesota clubs, sailplane directory and manufacturers, books, other information.
  • National Soaring Museum Exhibits, facilities, archives, collections, activities, giftship.  In Elmira, New York.
  • Negev Gliding Center  An affiliate of The Aero Club of Israel located at Teyman Airfield.
  • North Florida Soaring Society  The NFSS provides safe flying facilities, equipment, gliders, general soaring education, and glider instruction on a not-for-profit basis.  Located at Herlong Airport, Jacksonville, FL, USA and offering soaring year-round on Thursdays and weekends.
  • Oldtimer Segelflugclub Wasserkuppe (Vintage Glider Club Wasserkuppe).  Pictures, events, links.  In German and English.
  • The Open Cirrus  Page devoted to the Schempp-Hirth Cirrus sailplane.
  • Oxford Aero Equipment  OxAero provides soaring equipment, supplies, avionics and instruments.  Representing TruTrak, Ameri-King, Tasman, Microair, Scheyden Eye Wear.
  • Oxford Web Publishing - Soaring Flight  A large source for soaring literature, software, training materials, theory learning, history, biographies, history, music, and videos.
  • Pemberton Soaring Center LTD  Located 25 minutes north of the Whistler Mountain Ski Resort in British Columbia.
  • Photo et Vol à Voile  Some very good soaring photographs.
  • PMSC News  Current events of interest to members of the Post Mills Soaring Club and other glider pilots.
  • Puget Sound Soaring Association A non-profit organization of soaring enthusiasts.
  • Paul E. Remde's Homepage  Personal page contains soaring photos and links.
  • Raven Soaring Trikes  The website includes a complete description of the Trikosoarus, an ultralight soaring trike: technical information, and pricing.
  • Tom Rent's Soar MN Site Minnisota clubs, training, also books, FAQ's, sailplane directory.
  • Sage Variometers  High quality handmade variometer mechanical instruments.
  • SailPlaneDirectory  A very good searchable sailplane and manufacturers directory.
  • Sailplane Enterprises Southern California gliderport with sailplane rides, rentals, soaring lessons, aero tows for clubs and individuals with personal sailplanes.
  • Sailplane Homebuilders Association  Member projects, workshops, events, lectures, books, newsletter.
  • Sailplane Racing Association Bylaws, members, officers, meeting minutes, information, links.
  • Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Company history, gliders, gallery, service.
  • Schreder Sailplane Designs  A resource for builders and owners.
  • Scimitar USA Price List of soaring products and services is available.
  • The Scottish Gliding Centre, Portmoak  The Scottish Gliding Centre at Portmoak Airfield near Kinross is the largest club in Scotland.
  • The Seattle Glider Council  Consists of members from the U.S. Pacific Northwest who are interested in promoting and participating in the sport of soaring.
  • www.segelflug.de German soaring site.
  • Silentflight.com  Gliding enthusiast's page with photos, video.
  • Sky Sailing  Glider rides, rentals, and instruction in Warner Springs, California.
  • Skyline Soaring Club  At Front Royal - Warren County Airport (FRR) near Front Royal, Virginia, USA.  Newsletter, photos, events, membership.
  • Soar Hollister A commercial soaring site offering glider rides and instruction at Hollister Airport, about a one hour drive south from San Jose, California.
  • Soar Minnesota  Links to soaring sites in Minnesota, discussion group and mailing list for Minnesota soaring pilots, "Accomplishments" page by local pilots.
  • Soar Truckee A commercial soaring site offering glider rides and instruction in the scenic Sierra's near Lake Tahoe.
  • Soaring Links  Files, clubs, equipment, organizations.
  • SOARING.LT  General information about soaring in Lithuania: gallery, forum, history, airfields, etc.
  • Soaring Society of America
  • The Soaring Society of South Africa  News, events, information, and links about gliding in South Africa.
  • Soaring Space  This good website for soaring enthusiasts offers a discussion forum, photo album, a buy and sell area, and a great blog.
  • Soaring WebRing For all web sites which are interested in Soaring in full scale gliders.
  • SoarWest  Covering soaring in the Western US (Rocky Mountain Region): soaring in full size gliders and with radio controlled models, activities, articles, pictures and links.
  • Southern Eagles Soaring  A private club operation located in western Georgia at the LaGrange-Callaway Airport, and made up of members from central Alabama and west Georgia.  Primarily a ground launch based club, featuring a winch and auto tow capabilities.
  • Standard Cirrus Sailplanes  A site for Standard Cirrus owners and pilots everywhere with an image gallery, gliders database, and Yahoo email group.
  • The Sun Ship Game  An 80 minute DVD about George Moffat's pursuit of a National Championship on the way to multiple World Championships.
  • Svæveflyver  Website for Danish soaring pilots.
  • Roger Targett Sailplane Services  Specialist sailplane repair and maintenance in Gloucestershire, UK.
  • Texas Soaring Association Soaring in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Tost  Tow releases, safety equipment for launching and towing, tow cable retraction winch, aircraft wheels and tires.
  • Turf Soaring School  Glider rides and flight instruction in Arizona.
  • Valley Soaring Association A non-profit organization in Williams, CA formed for the purpose of promoting and encouraging interest and participation in the sport of soaring and gliding.
  • Vintage Sailplane Association Promotes the acquision, restoration and flying of vintage sailplanes.  Assists the National Soaring Museum in the preservation of soaring history and the promotion of vintage sailplane activity.
  • Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) Archives Dedicated to the preservation and flying of old gliders.  Blueprints, photos, books.
  • M. Uzarowski Home Page & Polish Gliding News
  • Bob Wander's Soaring Books and Supplies Inc.  A catalog of soaring books, variometers, barographs, and computer products related to soaring.
  • Windrose glider  Nice site by a homebuilder of the Windrose glider.  Photos and text detailing the construction.
  • Wingdolly  Steel tube dollies that can be vertically adjusted with a felt covered fibreglass wing tray and 10" wheels.
  • Wings and Wheels online  Parts and soaring supplies.
  • Women Soaring Pilots Association  This division of the Soaring Society of America was founded to promote all aspects of soaring for women glider pilots.
  • World Class Soaring Association
  • York Soaring A non-profit organization run by volunteer instructors, tow pilots, plane pushers and wing runners.  Flights seven days a week June, July, August and September, otherwise on the weekends.  Located north west of Toronto, Ontario.
  • Williams Soaring Center  Glider rides, training, pilot store, repairs.  Located in California near the Southern edge of the Mendocino Mountains.
  • Wings & Wheels  Parts and soaring supplies.
  • Women Soaring Pilots Association  This division of the Soaring Society of America was founded to promote all aspects of soaring for women glider pilots.
  • World Class Soaring  A site promoting the World Class soaring category.
  • Zweef Software for glider pilots planning cross-country flights.

Motorgliding

  • Auxiliary-powered Sailplane Association  A non-profit organization founded to encourage the design, development and safe use of self-launching and sustainer engine sailplanes to advance the art of soaring.
  • Dumont Air / Powerglider Taifun 17E & EII  The site of a Valentin Taifun 17E II motorglider owner, intended to share experiences, articles, and information about the Taifun 17E and EII.
  • Heiner Aviation  Currently constructing the prototype (to LSA rules) of the MH-1 motorglider.  The design uses a small pusher engine with no shaft drive.  The small and light aircraft has medium performance soaring capabilities and good cross country ability.
  • Lange Flugzeugbau  Antares electric motor glider, in German and English.
  • Pipistrel USA  The world champion Sinus and Virus Motorgliders for the US markets and the new Sport Pilot category.
  • Pipistrel  The Australia and New Zealand site for Pipistrel Sinus, Virus, and Taurus motorgliders.  These ultralights are composite, certified, two seater side-by-side.
  • Project Selene  A kit to convert an ASW 20 sailplane into a self launching motor glider.
  • San Antonio Light Sport Aircraft (SALSA Aviation)  A Pipistrel Motor Glider dealership for the Gulf Coast Florida to Texas USA market.  They offer sales and service support, as well as professional flight training programs at Boerne Stage, Texas Airfield, and Zephyrhills airport 25 miles northeast of Tampa.  They also provide introductory flight training lessons/demonstrations and S-LSA pilot and instructor training packages.
  • Touring Motor Glider Association  A no-fee, all volunteer organization devoted to promoting all aspects of touring motor gliders, world-wide.  The TMGA seeks to promote: (1) shared technical information about TMG's in general, and model-specific data; photo's; aviation information; air events; and (2) camaraderie among pilots and TMG enthusiasts around the world.