Next SASS Event

Seattle Area Soaring Society Calendar. Last Update Mon Jul 20 21:11:51 2020
DayDateEvent TypeSigEventLocationContact PersonStart Time
Thr31. December 2020MeetingSASSContact Board about Flying at Carnation Farm Carnation Farm Board 12:00:00 AM

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

Soaring Skills Workshop. Saturday, June 16, 2018

The soaring skills workshop is aimed at making all sailplane pilots better. Except for the top contest pilots, everyone can learn from this workshop. The workshop is a combination of short class room type presentations followed immediately by practicing very specific flight routines to put what you just learned into real flying situations.

The sailplanes are limited to the Radian from E-Flight or Parkzone, hopefully with a Spektrum radio. Please bring at least three batteries along with a rapid charger. If you don’t have a rapid charger, several will be provided at the workshop. Hopefully you have batteries that are smaller than 1300 mAh.

If you have a DX6e, DX6 G2 and G3, DX7, DX8 G2, DX8e, DX9, DX18, DX20 or iX12 Spektrum Radio, I will be providing templates specifically for your Radian. The template comes with individual setups for three flight modes.

A representative from Horizon Hobby will be available to help you set up your Radian and radio on the Wednesday immediately before the workshop. (or any other Wednesday, we are always there). We can setup the template and set the CG of your Radian before the workshop. Please come to this Wednesday setup evening if you have a new Radian or Radio because setting up early Saturday morning will take away from everyone else’s flight time.

Prior to the Workshop, please email me at with your name, current flying ability (use a description like; brand new pilot, needs help programming, have some experience etc.). type of sailplane and radio, so I can confirm the number of pilots and send you a copy of the written materials and the spm file for your radio.

The workshop is at 60 Acres in North Redmond. If you need directions, go to google maps and insert the following address: 15200 NE 116th St., Redmond, WA, 98052. We will fly from the area south of 116th St. The Workshop begins at 10AM and will go until 3PM. If you have a new plane or radio, you need to import the template to your radio or need help setting the CG and were not able to come to the Wednesday setup session, you must arrive no later than 9AM. If there is time, we will get you setup.

Please bring four quarters (for use as trim weight) a lunch, something to drink and a chair.

Hope to see you there!

Sherman Knight Team Horizon Hobby Sailplane

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!

Altitidue Limited Electric Soaring (ALES)

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Fourth Annual Seattle Area Soaring Society ALES Contest (Altitude Limited Electric Soaring)

July 28-29, 2018

(Two one-day contests, trophies awarded both days)

Location: Carnation Farm 28785 NE Carnation Farm Rd Carnation, WA 98014

AMA/MACC membership required

Fees: $10/day second Glider $5/day

Awards: 1st - 3rd place in each class both days
Sandwich Bar available at the field


Classes: Tasks Scoring Courtesy of Thurston County Miniature Aircraft Association/ TCMAA


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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