Please Join Us! - November 17-18 Turkey Trot Soaring Safari
We are reviving a fun soaring safari tradition that many members remember with fondness. One already plans to attend from over 500 miles away! Please join us for our 2018 Turkey Trot Soaring Safari this November 17-18.
White Sands Soaring Association will be hosting us down at the Alamogordo White Sands Regional Airport. We plan to fly on Saturday. You can drive down on Friday or join the caravan on Saturday to arrive in time. That evening WSSA will be providing a turkey dinner with beer, wi ......continued...
posted on: Nov 6, 2018
SSA CFI-G Scholarships available
The SSA is pleased to announce a new scholarship program for CFI-Gs. This program was kick-started by an initial generous donation from John Weber and others. The goal is to generate more CFI-Gs at clubs, which will then help foster club growth.
The basic elements of the program:
· SSA will offer 13 scholarships for $1500 each to be used to offset applicant’s expenses in becoming a CFI-G.
· The scholarship can be applied toward an initial CFI-G certificate, or an add-on ......continued...
posted on: Nov 1, 2018
National Weather Service Launch, Tour and Discussion
We still have spaces for this Thursday's event! This is a reminder to please RSVP and come experience a weather balloon launch i.e. the key to our soaring forecasts. The launch will be followed by a tour of the NWS Forecast Office with discussion to follow led by local Aviation Products and Services Program Lead David Craft. If you cannot leave work in time, you can arrive after the balloon launch.Please RSVP to email@example.com as soon as possible to get your spot(s).
Also, David will be ......continued...
posted on: Oct 8, 2018
2018 OLC Results - Moriarty Soaring Wins Gold League!
Congratulations to our pilots for taking back first place in the Gold League after losing last year to Boulder! There were some tough weeks with our weather (wind, rain...smoke) as usual but our fast pilots (helped by those willing to travel) put us in first place right off the bat and held that position for the entire season. Boulder slotted in second mid-season while TSA and the rest of the 17 clubs were swapping positions throughout.
To put our team's speed into perspective- My fastest fli ......continued...
posted on: Sep 25, 2018
9/30 Kolstad Youth Scholarship Application Deadline
The Soaring Society of America, of which we are now a proud Chapter, offers a $5000 scholarship to our youth pilots for the college of their choice. If you qualify and are interested in $5000 for school, please get your application in on time following the directions at this link- http://www.ssa.org/Youth?show=blog&id=2390
posted on: Sep 25, 2018
Live Aircraft Tracking - September 22 Safety Training Session
We are very excited about the work that Mark Hawkins and Mike Abernathy have done so that we can track flights in our valley. They will be discussing the current tracking system and the future starting at 0930 in our clubhouse at Moriarty this Saturday. This has major implications for our ground and flight operations.
We will see you on Saturday and safe flying out there!
Prez Geoff Aiken (MQ)
Please also RSVP to Mary for Oktoberfest on the 6th! This social event will be $20 at the door ......continued...
posted on: Sep 18, 2018
AOPA Santa Fe Fly-In
Please invite your friends and come visit us on Friday or Saturday at the ASC booth in the exhibit hall!
Schedule and details in the link below-
posted on: Sep 13, 2018
New Officer and Upcoming Events
I am excited to announce that Jon Daffer has agreed to help our club by serving in the officer role of Chief Instructor. The position was vacant since Stan Roeske stepped down on August 1st. Note that this is not a role that Jon is unfamiliar with and please welcome him. During the coming months he will be helping to coordinate instruction with existing students, considering use of outside resources, troubleshooting a loss of some potential new members that were told not to join due to our curre ......continued...
posted on: Aug 21, 2018
Aux Vaches - August 4 Safety Training Session
Our next session “Aux Vaches” is focused on landing out and will be 0930-1030 followed by 30 minutes for discussion on August 4th in the clubhouse. This and all safety training sessions now qualify for FAA WINGS credit. Bill Hill and I will be hosting this one along with some other veterans of landing places other than homeport. This session is MANDATORY for those wishing to be checked out for using club equipment for cross country flights.
Thanks again to Larry for hosting our first safe ......continued...
posted on: Aug 3, 2018
Please join us for our annual Gala event on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Please review the below details related to location and entrees. Please let us know how many in your party will be attending, select your entree(s) and RSVP no later than Wednesday, May 23rd to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking will be available at the High Noon Restaurant & Saloon and hotel lot across the street.
Location: High Noon Restaurant & Saloon, 425 San Felipe Street Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87104
posted on: Aug 1, 2018
Renard R. Rozzoni III Final Glide
On July 10th we lost an outstanding long term member of our Moriarty airport and soaring community. LTC Renard R. Rozzoni III (3R), or just “Renny” as he was known to everyone, died on impact in his Schempp-Hirth Ventus-3FES electric motor glider. I could say that Renny was my friend and hangar mate but that would be an understatement as well as perhaps misleading. Renny was a friend to perhaps everyone he met and offered all flavors of entertaining and educated discussion and advice on the ......continued...
posted on: Jul 15, 2018
Bail Out, Bail Out, Bail Out! - July 21 Safety Training Session
Starting at 0930 on Saturday July 21st Larry Richardson will be leading an UPDATED safety training session that will focus on the selection, use and accessories associated with parachutes. Before deciding if you would like to attend, you might ask yourself-
Is this still relevant and do I care? Utah News Video
Do I need prior instruction and/or Capewells to collapse a parachute? D ......continued...
posted on: Jun 29, 2018
ASC Taco Fiesta
The Albuquerque Soaring Club invites you to come celebrate the start of the soaring season at Connie's hangar (right across from the club house) on Saturday, July 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm.
For $15.00 per person there will be a serve yourself taco bar with all the fixings, beer, wine, and best of all great fellowship.
As always we request a RSVP so we know how much food to buy. Send RSVP to Connie.Buenafe@gmail.com
posted on: Jun 19, 2018
Here are the main takeaways-
1. We have gained our members by word of mouth/friends and rides.
2. You really want us to invest club resources for recruiting new members and offer primary training.
3. You want us to look at modernizing equipment/the fleet.
4. There is support for a reduction in Ops November through April.
The majority of our membership has spoken and our board is listening (and has already taken some action). We have placed the survey results in the members section along w ......continued...
posted on: Mar 29, 2018
Those that have volunteered and are starting to shape our Gala and that of next year are Wendy Carson, Steve Merlan, Tom Tichy and Trentan Cammack. Mitch Hudson and JD Huss are also helping with the awards. Please thank them for their help and offer any assistance if you can as they get started.
posted on: Mar 29, 2018
ASC Member Survey
We put together a short, anonymous ASC Member Survey because we need your inputs. Please fill the survey out as soon as possible so that we are making the changes that best serve the current and future membership.
The link is below and in the email sent earlier.
Su Nuevo Prez Geoff Aiken (MQ)
posted on: Feb 20, 2018
January 2018 Letter from the President
I first would like to say hello as your new club president. I look forward to working on great things together and getting to know those of you that I have not met yet. Hello!
For more than a decade the club has benefited from the year round hard work of Bob Hudson as our president and intense, dedicated support from a select few. The transition of Bob to Geoff will be a significant one. While I have much experience leading programs and teams, I am incapable of providing that level of effort. ......continued...
posted on: Jan 25, 2018
2018 Board Members
President Geoff Aiken (first term)
Vice President Mary Hawkins (second term)
Secretary Connie Buenafe (first term)
Treasurer Tim Hawkins (second term)
Director at Large Bob Hudson (first term)
Director at Large Jim Cumiford (second term)
The members voted to ammend the bylaws to introduce term limits for the board. No member is allowed to serve in a given position for more than two consecutive years. Members who have served for two years may be elected to a different board position, or ......continued...
posted on: Jan 25, 2018