|The Prescott Soaring Society is a non-profit club for instruction and fun of soaring. The members fly club ships or their own private ships. With a special use permit from the BLM, we fly and maintain our "fleet".|
|This is one of the few winch launched operations in
Arizona. The winch is the cheapest way (short of pushing the sailplane
off a cliff) to get in the air. Truly soar on a shoe string! We use
a 6,000 foot piano wire to get nearly 2,000 foot launches. The only disadvantage
is you are off tow at the same location, whether there's lift there or
The advantage is a fun catapult ride, that doesn't cost a lot.
|The Blanik is our fully acrobatic
ship. This two-place sailplane
is capable of inverted flight with over 2 negative G's.
It is rated at 27:1 glide ratio.
|A view of the take-off point from 2000' AGL.
At the bottom is the compound for the ships. We have to keep the barb-wire
fence up when not at the field. We keep the cattle we share the strip with
from scratching an itch on the ships.
The Blanik and 2-33 are in-line on "21" for a winch tow.
We can land on any of 6 directions, depending on the wind.
|The runway is 6,000 feet long for our 2,000 foot tow.|
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