Event Calendar 2019

A season of great events at Sugarbush Soaring.

Saturday, May 18
Opening Day!!
9:00 – 12:00 am Safety briefing - mandatory for all pilots at Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse. Instructor and Line Crew meetings.
Noon - Club glider assembly and field work - all Club members are asked to participate.
5:30 pm Opening dinner at Mad River Glen's General Stark Pub. Call the office for details, reservations.

Sunday, May 19
9:00 am Club glider assembly and field work continues if not finished Saturday. Annual currency flights for members.

Saturday, May 25
5:30 pm Memorial Day Weekend cook-out
On the deck - Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse

Friday, May 31
6:00 pm Friday Night Seminar Series - Flight Preparation
Recommendations on how to prepare for flights (Regulations, Weather, Glider performance, weight and balance)
Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse 

First Saturday of every month during the season
8:30 am Safety meeting and review at the Tower. All members are invited to attend! Please be prompt!

Friday, June 7
6:00 pm Friday Night Seminar Series - Recommended Resources
Glider Flying Handbook, FAR/AIM, Airport Facility Directory, TFR’s, NOTAMs, NTSB accident and incident reports
Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse 

Friday, June 14
6:00 pm Friday Night Seminar Series - Aerodynamics
Basic Aerodynamics 101 – Weight and Balance
Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse 

Friday, June 21
6:00 pm Friday Night Seminar Series - FAA Regulations
FAA Regulations including currency, medicals and maintenance
Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse 

Saturday, June 22
9:00 am, Flight Experience for Youth Kids Day
An introduction to soaring for kids ages 13-17.  Contact the office for details.  Rain date Sunday, June 23.

Friday, June 28
6:00 pm Friday Night Seminar Series - Airspace
Sectionals, symbology
Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse 

Saturday, June 29
5:30 pm, Fourth of July weekend cookout
On the deck - Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse

Friday, July 5
6:00 pm Friday Night Seminar Series - Science of Soaring Part 1
Flight polars, optimizing time, distance and energy acquisition (thermalling) and weight
Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse 

Saturday, July 6
8:30 am, Safety Meeting
Upstairs - Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse

Sunday, July 7 to Saturday, July 13 (CAMP 1),
Sunday, July 21 to Saturday, July 27 (CAMP 2), and
Sunday, August 4 to Saturday, August 10 (CAMP 3) 
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, including a visit to Burlington Airport 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. 

Sundays July 7, July 21 and August 4
6:00 pm Welcome cook-out for youth campers and their families
On the deck - Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse. Members and staff also invited!

Friday, July 19
6:00 pm Friday Night Seminar Series - Science of Soaring Part 2
Glider performance in winds, crosswinds, MacCready flight, dolphin flight, ridge lift, mountain wave
Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse 

Friday, August 2
6:00 pm Friday Night Seminar Series - Weather
Weather information, weather planning
Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse 

Saturday, August 3
8:30 am, Safety Meeting
Upstairs - Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse

Sunday, August 25
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wings and Wheels
Join us for an informal and fun event, with a display area for special interest cars and aircraft. There will be a cookout, and visiting aircraft are welcome. Glider rides and instruction will be available, and proceeds will go to Flight Experience For Youth. Call for more information.

Saturday, August 31
8:30 am, Safety Meeting
Upstairs - Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse
5:00 pm Labor Day Weekend cook-out
On the deck - Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse

Saturday, October 12
5:00 pm Columbus Day Weekend cookout
On the deck - Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse.

Saturday, September 28 - Saturday, October 19
Fall Wave Season
An informal gathering of visiting and local pilots who get together annually to take advantage of the time of year that usually has the best conditions for our impressive Sugarbush - Green Mountain Wave.
Bring your own ship, or check out in Sugarbush's fleet. Daily morning briefings on wave conditions, the wave window, field operations, and FAA regulations. Checkouts as required for those who want to fly our aircraft and those inexperienced in the local area, our airport, or in wave
Social events; no tie-down or camping fees this week.

Saturday, October 5
8:30 am, Safety Meeting
Upstairs - Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse

Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20
Closing Weekend
9:00 am Club glider disassembly - all Club members are asked to participate.
Saturday, 5:30 pm Closing dinner. Location TBA.
Sunday, 9:00 am General membership meeting, Sugarbush Soaring clubhouse. Finish glider disassembly.

In addition to the scheduled club cook-outs, there will be spontaneous cook-outs many weekends throughout the soaring season (weather permitting). Also, the Airport Restaurant may have a few dinners for the Club on other Saturday evenings during the season. Check the “event calendar” tab on the Website for updates. Announcements of these events will be e-mailed to all Club members a few days before that weekend.

If there is nothing scheduled, Club members are welcome to request use of the grills. Check with the office. Please be sure to clean the grills after use. The propane bottles must be removed and stored outside the building. The grill should be returned to the garage under the airport office after use.