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bg_asw19If you are new to soaring, you are in for a treat as there is no more challenging or rewarding aviation activity.

Soaring pilots routinely climb silently to high altitudes, fly for hundreds of miles and stay up for hours using only their knowledge of natures hidden forces. Some have the idea that soaring is all speed and adrenalin and the sport certainly has these aspects but there is much more.

Soaring is the nexus of nature, art and technology. Modern gliders use super rugged high tech materials in their construction. Sophisticated instrumentation allows pilots to use natures forces efficiently. No other type of aircraft features such refined aerodynamics.

The art of soaring happens when technology, knowledge and skill are blended together in soaring flight.

There is also another suprise awaiting you. Boulder has fantastic soaring conditions all year round. From flights to 40,000 ft in the winter to 1000km distances in the summer. Combined with a strong club this is the ideal way to start your soaring experience.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 September 2010 13:52  


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.