Delbert Trophy
Red Baron Trophy
Sancho Panza Awd
Triple Crown

Cross Country
Soaring, Inc.

Soaring Club

Red Wing
Soaring Assoc.

Sport Aviation

Soaring Society
of America

Soaring, Inc.

Soaring Links
Soaring Files

Bob Wander's
Soaring Books
and Supplies

Region 7

This site contains links to soaring related sites in Minnesota.  Let me know if you have any links to add to this page.

Cross Country Soaring, Inc. - Faribault Airport, Faribault, MN
Minnesota Soaring Club - Stanton Airport, Stanton, MN
Red Wing Soaring Association - LO Simenstad Airport, Osceola, WI
Stanton Sport Aviation - Stanton Airport, Stanton, MN

Glider Rides
Glider rides are available from:

Personalized gift certificates may be purchased.  They make great gifts!

Sailplanes Available for Rent in Minnesota
Sailplanes are available for rent from:

Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
Please check-out my soaring business at  I sell soaring instruments, software, books, videos and many other soaring related products.  You may also find my Soaring Links web site useful.

Online Contest
The Online Contest is a fantastic international fun contest that is very easy to compete in.  You can see details here: OLC Overview and Tips

Minnesota Soaring Tasks and Waypoints
This page has been updated with many soaring tasks for Faribault, Osceola and Stanton.  The tasks are available as PDF files that are great for printing and bringing to the airport.  Minnesota Soaring Tasks and Waypoints

Minnesota Soaring Achievement Contest
Announcing a new state-wide soaring contest: The Minnesota Soaring Achievement Contest (MSAC). This new year-long contest is designed to create excitement and competition among both beginning and experienced cross-country soaring pilots in our region, plus foster and promote the development of advanced soaring skills. We've based the MSAC on the current British Gliding Association's National Ladder competition, a very successful *fun* competition in the UK. The intention of both the BGA and the MSAC contest is to be a complete test of pilot skills, which includes: Understanding weather, identifying suitable task areas, understanding local topography and its soaring potential, skill in glider handling and understanding cross-country tactics. A premium is awarded for flying ambitious declared tasks, and glider performance is handicapped, of course. Details are available here.

Glider Scales
Cumulus Soaring, Inc. has a very nice wireless digital scale system for weighing aircraft available for rent.  For more information, go here.

Minnesota State Soaring Governor: Bill Menkevich, Click to e-mail Bill
One of Bill's roles as governor is the coordination of the activities and funds of the Minnesota Association of Soaring Clubs.  This organization promotes soaring in Minnesota, sponsors regional and national soaring contests, and coordinates an annual soaring banquet.

Other interesting soaring websites in Minnesota
Weather Links
Minnesota State Soaring Records
Minnesota Soaring Tasks and Waypoints
Soaring Files - Spreadsheets, stories, etc.
1997 U.S. 15m Nationals in Albert Lea, MN - Great Soaring Photos
1995 U.S. Sports Class Nationals - Great Soaring Photos
Minnesota Soaring Super Site - by Tom Rent
Bob Hanson's Soaring Info.
Bob Hanson's Speed-To-Fly Calculator
Bob Wander's Soaring Books and Supplies
Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics
Minnesota Public Airport Diagrams

Soaring Forecast For Chanhassen, MN from Kevin Ford's server

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