Soaring Society of America

The Soaring Society of America, or SSA, was formed in 1932 to foster and promote all phases of full-scale soaring or gliding.

Are you wanting to learn about gliders? This article discusses the different types of gliders that there are, the different portions of a glider, and the various glider patterns that one can use to fly.

View a demonstration of how to fly and trim an indoor catapult-launch glider! Hosted by AMA members Rick Crosslin and Tom Sanders.

View a demonstration of how to build an indoor catapult-launch glider! Hosted by AMA members Rick Crosslin and Tom Sanders. Plans, a material list and instructions that describe how to build an indoor catapult-launch glider are included with this video.

Do you need some tips on making your catapult-glider soar in the 2015 Science Olympiad? We're here to show you how with wing and fuselage modifications!

Jerry will be speaking about his team's development of a R/C, 1/3 scale model Twin Ventus Glider with a Mini Sprite Rocket to conduct flight research on towed glider, air-launch vehicle possibilities. Jerry is an accomplished R/C aerobatic pilot competing on a regional and national level.

Tom Sanders demonstrates how to modify a stock balsa glider, including adding a launch lug and setting the wing's dihedral.

Tom Sanders demonstrates how to modify a stock balsa glider, including adding a launch lug and setting the wing's dihedral. We are excited to be able to share this new project video with you. Additional instructional information is coming soon!

Tom Sanders demonstrates how to build one of his own designs of a basic launch glider. This is the basic version of the glider used in the 2015 Science Olympiad Middle School Challenge.

Do you need some tips on making your catapult-glider soar in the 2015 Science Olympiad? We're here to show you how with wing and fuselage modifications!

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