Event Calendar 2021


Saturday, May 22 Opening Weekend!

09:00-10:00 am: Safety briefing and goals for the day

10:00 am-02:00 pm: Club Glider Assembly


Sunday, May 23

09:00 am: Continue glider assembly and airport preparations for operations. Annual currency flights for instructors.


Saturday June 5, 05:00-07:00pm Opening dinner!

Location- Sugarbush Soaring, Warren, VT. On the airfield under tents.

A casual meet and eat event to start off the season


First Saturday of every month, 08:30am

Safety meeting and review @ The Tower. All members are invited and encouraged to attend! Please be prompt!


Wednesday, June 16, 07:30-08:30 pm: Speaker series - Tom Anderson

"Tom Anderson will discuss the reasons behind the summer talk series as well as changes that SSA has undergone since the start of soaring in the Mad River Valley. The pandemic has had negative impacts on many levels but one of the positive outcomes has been a renewed focus on the things that are most important in our lives, such as family, community, stewardship, passion for flight and meaningful engagement. By getting to know one another, learning about the experiences of others, forging meaningful connections across generations, we can make Sugarbush Soaring stronger. "


Wednesday, June 23, 07:30-08:30 pm: Speaker series - Jen Stamp

"Jen Stamp has been giving thought to questions such as ‘What will our airport operations look like in 20 years? Are there steps we can take in the coming years to make our operation more sustainable?’ Jen will fill you in on her quest to explore these questions. This talk is inspired in part by the ‘Great Electric Airplane Race’ Nova episode on PBS (which she encourages you to watch if you haven’t already done so - https://www.pbs.org/video/great-electric-airplane-race-yija0p/)."


Wednesday, June 30, 07:30-08:30 pm: Speaker series - Alex Scaperotta and Lochie Ferrier

"Alex Scaperotta & Lochie Ferrier are SSA members who work at BETA (https://www.beta.team/), a Burlington, Vermont-based aerospace and electric aircraft manufacturer. The company develops fully electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, and a related charging network. Join Alex and Lochie as they tell us about the exciting work they are doing and how the technologies they are developing could potentially play a part in our SSA operation in the future."


Saturday, July 3, 05:00 pm: Airport Cookout

"Please join us for our first cookout of the season, Saturday, July 3rd at the airport. We have grills setup for everyone to grill what they bring! If you have any questions, feel free to call or email the office.

Office at (802) 496-2290

email- soar@sugarbushsoaring.com

Wednesday, July 7, 07:30-08:30 pm: Speaker Series - Tim Larsen

"Join Tim Larsen as he tells us about his diamond badge flight in Tennessee along with other exceptional glider flights he’s had over the years. "


Sunday, July 11 to Saturday, July 17 Youth Soaring Camp 1

Sunday, August 1 to Saturday August 7 Youth Soaring Camp 2

Youth Soaring Camps

Daily ground school and ten flights for each student during this week of fun.

Camping on the field, students will immerse themselves in aviation for the entire week, take an instructional flight in a 1941 Taylorcraft tail-wheel aircraft, and visit the Burlington Airport (BTV) tower and approach control facilities. Fun activities include swimming, kayaking, movie night, and just flying in Vermont's Green Mountains! Participants must be age 13-17.

Warren-Sugarbush Airport.

Contact the office at (802) 496-2290 for details


Wednesday, July 21, 07:30-08:30 pm: Speaker Series - Dane Liebermann

"Dane Liebermann is a Line Crew member who just finished his freshman year at Middlebury College and is working on his private pilot glider certificate this summer. Dane loves to travel and will tell us about his year abroad in India (prior to COVID) and a cross-country adventure he took last fall in his home-built teardrop camper. Dane will have his camper on hand at the airport and will be giving tours of his camper prior to his talk."


Saturday, July 24, Time TBA: FEFY Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

Please join us for a fun-filled dinner and auction to raise money for Flight Experience for Youth.


Wednesday, July 28, 07:30-08:30 pm: Speaker Series - John Tracy

"John Tracy, SSA tow pilot and instructor (unfortunately on injured reserve at the moment) has lived a very interesting and full life. He will share stories of life experiences and lessons learned over the years, ranging from his crop-dusting days in the Midwest to doing carpentry in Alaska."


Sunday, August 1 to Saturday August 7 Youth Soaring Camp 2


Wednesday, August 11, 07:30-08:30 pm: Speaker Series - Silas Scheckel

"Silas Scheckel is a Line Crew member who just finished his senior year at U-32 High School in Montpelier and will be attending Purdue University in the fall. He is working on his private pilot glider certificate this summer and earned his private pilot power certificate last year. He is a true aviation addict and will share stories from his trips to the Oshkosh fly-in as well as his flight from Vermont to Purdue in a Cessna 152 this past spring."


Wednesday, August 18, 07:30-08:30 pm: Speaker Series - David Tanzer

"David Tanzer will tell us about his adventures in ballooning, including a flight he took several years ago to 21,000 feet, which required a lot of planning and coordination!"


Saturday, October 23: Closing Day