News (May 2, 2016)

May 2, 2016 We have a Facebook page

ASA has set up a Facebook page. Or if you’re on Facebook, you can just type ASA into the search box and select the result with the motorglider.

SSA is encouraging the use of FB to promote interest in gliding. They actively monitor the pages of clubs such as ours and frequently will share posting’s in order to give them a wider audience.
Primarily it’s pictures and videos that get posted, material should be suitable for viewing on phones, since that’s how most people access FB.

If you’re on FB and so inclined, Like the page and invite your aviation-minded friends to do the same. Do that with SSA also, just type Soaring Society of America in the search box to find them easily. Go ahead and upload your favorite pictures, they make it quick and easy to do so.

Mar 28, 2016 Dates for 2016 Parowan Camp

ASA has now accepted all the applications we have space for at Parowan 2016. Any further applications received will be held in reserve but please do not send checks that will have to be returned. Thanks everyone for your interest in the camp and we look forward to seeing you in Utah.  

Nov 12, 2015: Dates for 2016 Parowan Camp

The camp will be held June 14-26, 2016. More information later. More info here:
Parowan Soaring Camp (this link is also in the menu on the left).

May 18, 2015 Parowan Camp update: missing entries

For anyone needing rooms at the Days Inn, the Manager is holding a block of 10 for us, with only 3 signed up, so there should be 7 rooms available. There is a competing event in town, so the motel will be full-better call now to insure a room for the camp. 

Also, contrary to popular rumor, there will be a tow plane available, same as last year, ready, willing, and anxious to serve our lead nose friends.

March 31, 2015 Parowan Camp update: missing entries

Our Treasurer, Della Seim, has discovered some entries were mailed but not received by her. She will send email notices to everyone whose entry she has receive; if you sent in an entry but don't get a notice by April 2, please determine if your check was cashed, then contact her by email or phone.

509-943-9065 (West Coast time)

Nov 3, 2014 The 2015 Parowan Camp date

The dates for next year's Parowan Camp are June 18-28, 2015. The camp will be similar to this year's camp. Check the "Camps and Competitions" link on the menu for details as they become available.

May 26, 2014 Parowan tow plane update 2

"As we sip our java, Dave Norwood is installing a Schweitzer hook on a 210 HP C172 that has been made available to Parowan on a rental basis. It lives in nearby Hurricane UT but will be on-station for the ASA event as well as other groups/contests. (Jet)"

May 23, 2014 Parowan tow plane update 1

John Templeton at Parowan said there is a plane in a nearby town that is available. It only needs to have a tow hook attached. This is not guaranteed, but John thinks it is a good possibility. John said to call or e-mail him for updates. John's phone number is 435-669-4544 and his e-mail is

Feb 22, 2014 Convention Maintenance Forum

The ASA Maintenance Forum is now expanded, and scheduled from 9 am to 1 pm on Friday, Feb 28. Location is the Emerald A Room, on the second floor of the Atlantis Hotel. This information sharing session will be organized around three focus groups, including DG-400/Rotax 505, DG-800/Solo, and ASH-26e/Midwest Rotary. Please attend any and/or all and bring discussion topics and questions to contribute.

Feb 13, 2014 Taurus discussion forum announced

There is an owners and operators discussion forum for the Pipistrel Taurus: It is part of a more inclusive site with sub-forums for each Pipistrel aircraft. Pipistrel maintains good and supportive relations with owners and operators of their aircraft, but the site is not factory sponsored.

Jan 27, 2014 ASA at the Reno Convention

"The SSA Convention schedule has firmed up, and the ASA sponsored Motorglider Owners & Maintainers Seminar will be held at 4 PM on Saturday, March 1. If there is enough interest, various break-outs will be made by brand and engine type, such as DG-400/800 Rotax 505, DG-800/Solo, ASH-26e/31/Midwest and so on. The Stemme group was interested enough to come a day before the Convention and meet as a group all day on the 26th. If there is interest from a sizable group of other ASA Self-Launchers, I will be glad to look into making the same provision; call or email soonest. See you at the convention!"

Steve Dee, ASA President

Jan 25, 2014 New edition of the "Guide" available

The newest "Guide to Self-launching Sailplane Operation - 4th edition" is available for free downloading in the Publications section.

Jan 17, 2014 Parowan Camp application is ready

Get it in the Camps and Competions section!

Dec 20, 2013 Dec-Jan 2014 newsletter now available

Get it in the Newsletter section!