Next SASS Event

Seattle Area Soaring Society Calendar. Last Update Tue Dec 5 19:16:42 2017
DayDateEvent TypeSigEventLocationContact PersonStart Time
Thr14. December 2017MeetingSASSClub Meeting Kirkland Middle School Board 07:00:00 PM

SASS Events

SASS has many events throughout the year. We hold club meetings during the winter months and have a contest practically every weekend from March through October. See the calendar to find a time. It links back here for general details on an event.

SASS Contest Fee Schedule

No Fly Dates

The field is closed closed to flying, or has restrictions to flying on this date. Contact the SASS Board for the latest updates.

SASS Club Meetings

SASS holds indoor meetings in the winter. We have a show-and-tell of our latest projects, update club members on club business, and generally have a guest speaker on a topic of soaring interest such as aerodynamics, electronics, flying technique or interesting places and flying events. Meetings are held at
Kirkland Middle School Follow the link for dates and details.

Wednesday Fun Fly

SASS holds a fun-fly event every wednesday afternoon, Spring through fall, at 60 Acres Park in Redmond WA. We'll be on the south side of the road, you can't miss us! Come out and see what R/C Soaring is all about, meet folks and get a chance to fly. Events are sometimes cancelled due to weather, so be sure to check your e-mail from for the latest updates, or contact Paul Measel for the latest updates. Launch gear will be set up for the active fun-fly events. Wednesday afternoons and evenings are reserved for us all year, for the South Field. Drop-in flying is permitted during the soccer off-season for both the North and South Fields. The 60 Acre Park useage schedule is posted at

Soaring Seminar

Own a Radian or similar three channel sailplane? SASS and Horizon Hobby are sponsoring a flying seminar showing you how to trim your sailplane followed by a series of exercises designed to help you thermal better. Written materials will be provided.

This is a hands on seminar where you will be flying a lot. Please bring three batteries and your charger. A charging station will be provided.

The Wednesday before the event, experienced sailplane pilots will be at 60 Acres to help you set up your transmitter for the proper rates, Flight Modes and CG. Attending Wednesday will provide more time for flying at the event. If your sailplane is not a Radian or your transmitter is not Spektrum you must attend Wednesday.

Open Flying

The field is open for sport flying on open flying dates.

RES, 2-Meter and Wood Wings Contests -

Next Wood Wings Contest

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Come on out to Carnation Farm for a multi-class soaring event. RES (Rudder/Elevator/Spoiler), 2-Meter and Wood Wings planes will compete against similar airplanes, and where qualified, against other classes for handsome awards plaques and bragging rights. Contact Loren Steel: lorensteel@*SPAM*

SASS HLG Contests

Next HLG Contest

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SASS runs approximately one contest a month from March Through October. Typically held at Carnation Farm, the pilots meeting is at 9am, with the first round starting shortly thereafter.

Up to the minute details can be found in the Pacific NW Hand Launch Contests thread on RC groups. Or contact Adam Weston:

Thermal Duration Contests

Next TD Contest

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Location: Carnation Farm

Radian One-Design Thermal Contests

Next Radian Contest

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If you're interested in soaring, there's no better way (and no more fun way!) to learn than to enter a contest. Does that sound scary? Too complicated? The ParkZone Radian makes it easy! Constructed of durable, flexible foam, the Radian has a 2-meter wingspan and uses a motor and propeller for launching. No winches or high starts are needed. Just plug in the batteries and go.

We hold contests for stock radians so the contest is all about skill. Paul Bower hosts the contests and they are guaranteed to be fun and educational. There's even a joke contest, and most days lunch is avaialable at the field. Come join us!

Funfighter Pylon Racing

CD: Rick Helgeson

Next Pylon race:

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Feel the need for speed? Come on out with your FunFighter(tm) and turn the sticks at ludicrous speed! FunFighters are inexpensive warbird models that we race head to head. Bring a helmet and some glue!

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