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Welcome to the Soaring Society of Boulder

May We Introduce Ourselves

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ssb_logo2Welcome!

The Soaring Society of Boulder (SSB) is based at Boulder Municipal Airport, Colorado. A not for profit club, it has been in continuous operation since 1959. We provide gliders, tows, training and a great social environment to our 170+ members and their families. Our membership ranges in experience from fresh adoptees of the sport, instructors, national champions to world championship contenders.

If this is your first visit and you wish to review:

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Visit our introduction page or contact our new member coordinator with your questions.

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 06:45
 

Folsom Stadium Notams for "Football" games

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Football season means TFR season at the Boulder airport. Here is what
to expect, thanks to Elliot Crawford.
No aircraft operations south of the main runway. Departures will be
from the downwind leg to the northwest. Arrivals will be from the north
only – I suggest a high approach over the power downwind with a
descending turn (to give maximum visibility below you) onto the
downwind. Be aware of the dangers of descending in the pattern. There
is no requirement to speak with ATC to approach and land at Boulder,
so long as you do so from the north.
Traffic is restricted to local aircraft only. No touch and goes. No pattern
work. Remain north of the main runway at all times below 3000' agl.
Note that the TFR is a 3nm circle around Folsom Field up to 3000' agl.
DO NOT enter that cylinder of airspace unless you are talking to and
under the direction of ATC.

Football season means TFR season at the Boulder airport. Here is some of what to expect, thanks to Elliot Crawford and Alan Walls. But of course, as pilot in command, you should review and follow the latest Notam.

  • No aircraft operations south of the main runway.
  • Departures will be from the downwind leg to the northwest. Arrivals will be from the north only – I suggest a high approach over the power downwind with a descending turn (to give maximum visibility below you) onto the downwind.
  • Be aware of the dangers of descending in the pattern.
  • There is no requirement to speak with ATC to approach and land at Boulder, so long as you do so from the north.
  • Traffic is restricted to local aircraft only. No touch and goes. No pattern work.
  • Remain north of the main runway at all times below 3000' agl.
  • Note that the TFR is a 3nm circle around Folsom Field up to 3000' agl.
  • DO NOT enter that cylinder of airspace unless you are talking to and under the direction of ATC.

icon Folsom Stadium TFR (465.65 kB 2014-10-23 21:32:05)

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 21:35
 

Schleicher ASK 21 now at KBDU

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At the SSB AGM the members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a 3 person comittee to continue on with the evaluation of a new two place glider (Seaborn, Westfall, Kuhlke).

Now an ASK21 is on the airfield at Boulder!

John Seaborn reports:

There was zero drama in the pick-up and delivery to Boulder including the 1400 mile drive. Scott Westfall did a superb job of client relations with the owner. Scott flew to Bozeman, taking two days out of what must be one of the busiest schedules possible to make sure the transition went well, and it did. Peter Baur, Brody and I did the driving bit with just over 1400 miles in two days out and back to Bozeman. Bob Caldwell did a great job on organizing the funds for the purchase. Lee Kuhlke did great work organizing the trailer and new glider quotes and costs.

The glider is absolutely beautiful and in pristine new condition. Everything from the seat cushions to the finish are in perfect shape.The Black Forest trailer turned out to be excellent with one exception being the fuselage dolly which depends on having the lift pins secured by two side position rods. These rods are held in place by pins, except there are no holes in the lift pins to secure the positioning rods. Right now the side positioning rods are held in place by straps which is an improvisation. This arrangement makes the fuselage dolly a bit of a hazard when loading and unloading so be careful in the extreme when moving the fuselage in and out of the trailer.In all this is one beautiful glider set up my a consummate professional the prior owner Greg Mecklenburg to a high standard. It is hard to describe just how perfect this glider is.

I cannot tell you how incredibly lucky the club is to have this glider added to the fleet. This deal almost fell apart several times and was contingent on several very unlikely events occurring but in the end the stars aligned.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 07:44
 

SSB Featured on Boulder Edge TV

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Our friends at Boulder Edge TV produced this beautiful video about the SSB. To watch click on the image.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 14:01
 

High Performance Single Place Glider

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SG_LargeSoaring Society of Boulder members may now take advantage of a high performance Discus CS. This purchase  is equiped with a radio, transponder, Cambridge 302 and EDS oxygen system. The glider has full ground handling equipment and is stored in a modern Corbra trailer. 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 April 2012 08:30
 
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Newsflash

The SSB Board of Directors has voted to increase tow prices by $1/1000 ft commencing December 1st 2012. This was triggered by a substantial increase in the price of 100LL since the rates were last adjusted in 2010. This will also help to keep the tow plane engine fund on track.