Sites & Links

GTA sign in list, Excel format.
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Sites We Fly at:

Chilhowee Gliderport – a Great Ridge Soaring Gliderport in Benton, Eastern Tennessee – Airnav Airport info 92A

Huntsville Soaring Club,at the Moontown airport in North Alabama – Airnav Airport info 3M5

Southern Eagles Soaring in Warm Springs, Georgia, see directions on site. Airnav info on 5A9
Turnpoints available: official list soaringweb.org/TP/Warm_springs, additional maps and shorter turnpoint lists for old gps systems

Central Alabama Soaring Association – CASA Sylacauga Alabama soaringweb.org/TP/Sylacauga

Mid Georgia Soaring Association MGSA, in Monroe Georgia East of Atlanta – Airnav Airport info D73

Eagleville Soaring Club, TNAirnav Airport info 50M
Turnpoints at: http://soaringweb.org/TP/Eagleville/

Tullahoma, TN soaringweb.org/TP/Tullahoma

Cordele, Georgia, The Cordele-Crisp County Airport in South Georgia along I-75. Great thermals, big fields and friendly atmosphere. – Airnav Airport info CKF

Jasper/Marion County Airport Tennessee – Great location for the Sequatchie Ridge  Airnav Airport Info KAPT  soaringweb.org/TP/Marion_co

Rose City Soaring Association, Quitman, Georgia all months with the exception of July-August when operations are conducted in Bainbridge, Georgia.  Turn points available for both soaringweb.org/TP/Bainbridge  and  soaringweb.org/tp/quitman .

Meadowlark The LaBerge’s former place in Concorde GA – South of Griffin, S of Atlanta.
As of 2015 the best turnpoint list is the one for nearby Warm Springs, Turnpoint #3 is Meadowlark soaringweb.org/TP/Warm_springs, additional maps and shorter turnpoint lists for old gps systems.

Winddrift is next to the LaBerge’s in Concorde GA – South of Griffin, S of Atlanta.
As of 2015 the best turnpoint list is the one for nearby Warm Springs, Turnpoint #2 is Windrift
soaringweb.org/TP/Warm_springs, additional maps and shorter turnpoint lists for old gps systems.

Etowah Bend, Kingston GA – Airnav Airport info 8GA7

Pine Mountain, GA – Airnav Airport info KPIM,

How about your Airport? We are always looking for new places to host a race or two each season, though we have found that attendance is poor outside our core area, most pilots just cannot drive 4-6 hours for a short weekend as they would for a 6 day regional race.

Competition and Racing Info:

Good information on how to get started: SSA Guide to Soaring Competition.

SSA Current Sailplane Handicaps

Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama make up much of SSA region 5, . .  R5 Facebook

Winscore scoring program

Worldwide Soaring Turnpoint Exchange [ North America ]

Arizona Soaring Association – ASA has a race series similar to the GTA

FÉDÉRATION AÉRONAUTIQUE INTERNATIONALE (FAI)

Soaring Server Many links and resources.

SPOT GPS Tracker

OLC OnLine Contest

Weather:

Soaring Forecast Page SES’s Comprehensive page for Soaring related forecasting.

SkySight the newest and latest weather site

Top Meteo

Dr. Jack’s BlipMap UniViewer

High Resolution GOES East Satellite images –  Southeastguide

One of the best weather resources around is from P. J. Kelly at Valley Soaring Association in Williams California (Sacramento Valley):
Soaring and Flying in Thermal Lift – has great information on Reading Thermal Indexes and Adiabatic charts. … Soaring Weather Info page – for California’s Sacramento Valley – has many great explanations & links.

Kevin’s Ford’s Thermal Report Generator, is based on RAOB sounding and is very useful.

Other Links:

Soaring Usenet Newsgroup: rec.aviation.soaring RAS

Soaring Society of America

Women Soaring Pilots Assoc

1-26 Soaring Association

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