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The Arizona Soaring Association is a group of about 50 pilots who fly sailplanes at all levels of the sport; some pilots are new to soaring and just learning to fly, while others compete in national and regional competitions, in addition to the ASA's own well-known contest series that runs from March to September each year.

We fly from several locations across the state. These include commercial operations at Pleasant Valley Airport (P48 - currently not operational), Arizona Soaring at Estrella Sailport (E68), private clubs like Tucson Soaring Club at El Tiro (AZ67) and Prescott Soaring Society at A.C. Goodwin Memorial (AZ86), as well as airports in Sedona (SEZ) and Sun Valley (A20). During our race schedule, we also fly from Cochise County Airport in Willcox (P33) and Sampley's (28AZ) in Aguila.

Come out and see what the excitment's all about !

What can the ASA do for me ?

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ASA 2018 Soaring Season
2018 Calendar

2018 Scores

2018 Results Summary
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previous years' scores...

2012 Turf Turnpoints
2012 El Tiro Turnpoints
2012 Airspace files

2018 Contest by Cliff Hilty
Ok Glider Guiders, here goes: The 2018 Fly together/contest series schedule is almost set. Same rules as last year "None" so just come out and fly. I will call a task or let someone call one if any pilots perfer one. We are planning on having a pot luck on Saturday of each of the scheduled weekends with the ASA providing the main dish. We are looking for volunteers to provide said dish with reimbursment from the ASA. I will volunteer for the Sampley dates any takers for the others?

The schedule is subject to change and of course cancellation due to weather or other unforseen challenges and the call will be made by Wednesday prior to the weekend contest.

March 24 Pleasant Valley Airport
April 14, 15 Estrella (Note 1)
April 27, 28, 29 Sampley
May 26, 27, 28 El Tiro (Note 1, 2)
Sept 1, 2, 3 El Tiro (Note 1, 2)
Sept 21, 22, 23 Sampley

Fly far, fly safe, have fun.
Hope to see you at the airport !


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