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Welcome to the Soaring Society of Boulder

Colorado TFRs

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The dry conditions in the summer month's mean that fire's can pop up all over the Colorado.  It also doesn't help that Colorado is a "battleground" state in the upcoming elections and is the subject of repeated visits by VIPs.

The FAA may issue a Temporary Flight Restiction, so please check their site for NOTAMs and give these TFRs a wide berth.

Be aware that we may have multi and single engine tankers climbing and descending through our environment. These may overfly Boulder at any altitude as they flew back to Metro to refuel/reload.  They may or may not be on field frequency as they go by. At first glance some of the single engine aircraft could easily be mistaken for a Pawnee returning from a tow, so keep those Mk 1 eyeballs peeled!

For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 14:15

Schleicher ASK 21 now at KBDU

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At the SSB AGM the members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a 3 person comittee to continue on with the evaluation of a new two place glider (Seaborn, Westfall, Kuhlke).

Now an ASK21 is on the airfield at Boulder!

John Seaborn reports:

There was zero drama in the pick-up and delivery to Boulder including the 1400 mile drive. Scott Westfall did a superb job of client relations with the owner. Scott flew to Bozeman, taking two days out of what must be one of the busiest schedules possible to make sure the transition went well, and it did. Peter Baur, Brody and I did the driving bit with just over 1400 miles in two days out and back to Bozeman. Bob Caldwell did a great job on organizing the funds for the purchase. Lee Kuhlke did great work organizing the trailer and new glider quotes and costs.

The glider is absolutely beautiful and in pristine new condition. Everything from the seat cushions to the finish are in perfect shape.The Black Forest trailer turned out to be excellent with one exception being the fuselage dolly which depends on having the lift pins secured by two side position rods. These rods are held in place by pins, except there are no holes in the lift pins to secure the positioning rods. Right now the side positioning rods are held in place by straps which is an improvisation. This arrangement makes the fuselage dolly a bit of a hazard when loading and unloading so be careful in the extreme when moving the fuselage in and out of the trailer.In all this is one beautiful glider set up my a consummate professional the prior owner Greg Mecklenburg to a high standard. It is hard to describe just how perfect this glider is.

I cannot tell you how incredibly lucky the club is to have this glider added to the fleet. This deal almost fell apart several times and was contingent on several very unlikely events occurring but in the end the stars aligned.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 07:44

SSB Featured on Boulder Edge TV

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Our friends at Boulder Edge TV produced this beautiful video about the SSB. To watch click on the image.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 14:01

May We Introduce Ourselves

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The Soaring Society of Boulder (SSB) is based at Boulder Municipal Airport, Colorado. A not for profit club, it has been in continuous operation since 1959. We provide gliders, tows, training and a great social environment to our 170+ members and their families. Our membership ranges in experience from fresh adoptees of the sport, instructors, national champions to world championship contenders.

If this is your first visit and you wish to review:

  • What we do
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  • How to join

Visit our introduction page or contact our new member coordinator with your questions.

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 06:45

Boulder Raptor Closures

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opsm_raptorsBe aware that there are sensitive raptor nesting locations in the Boulder area.

These are typically closed February 1 through July 31.

Details at the Boulder Parks & Open Space web site or view a map.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 February 2013 11:22
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From Vic Sparkes and our friends at the Tucson club. A must read on how to love and care for your clubs glider canopies. Remember these are delicate and precious items. Proper Handling & Cleaning of Canopies (2.5 MB 2012-06-19 14:47:58)