Schweizer SGS 1-34 and Pawnee Towplane
The SGS 1-34 glider is a single place high-performance glider with a still-air glider ratio of about 33 to 1. The plane in the background is the tow plane.
Schweizer SGS 2-33A
The SGS 2-33A glider is our two-seater training glider. The student pilot sits in the front while the instructor sits in the back. This glider is also used to give rides to friends and family.
Schweizer SGS 1-26B
The SGS 1-26B glider is a small single place glider. This glider can be flown in quite a tight circle allowing the pilot to stay in thermals that other gliders can't stay in.
A Club Member Preparing for Take Off
One of our club members waiting for the tow plane to tow him up for an awesome flight in the SGS 1-34.
A Club Member Waiting to Take Off
One of our club members waiting for the tow plane to tow him up for an awesome flight in our Schweizer 1-26B.
Another Club Member Waiting to Take Off
Another one of our club members waiting for the tow plane to tow him up to 3,000 feet above ground level (AGL).
Just After Take-Off
This picture was taken just after take-off at Van Sant Airport. The variometer shows that the glider is climbing at a rate of 330 feet per minute.
The 2-33A on Tow
Our SGS 2-33A on tow at Van Sant Airport. The metal tube is called the pitot tube. The orange string tied to it is the yaw string.
The 2-33A on Tow
Another picture of our SGS 2-33A on tow at Van Sant Airport. The altimeter shows a current altitude of 2,500 above sea level. The body of water is Lake Nokamixin.
The Club Welcomes All Family Members
The spouses and children of our club members are very active in helping with the club.
Watching a Glider Land
Watching is almost as much fun as soaring in a glider.
Altimeter Reading
When the thermals are strong and the air is dry, we can climb to more than 7,000 feet above sea level.
Mainenance and Repair
Club members are also actively involved in maintenance and repair processes to keep our gliders in top notch operating condition.
Cloud Base
When the thermals are strong, we can fly up close to the base of the clouds.
Van Sant Airport
Van Sant Airport as seen from a club glider about to start its landing pattern.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Van Sant Airport on a beautiful day for soaring.