Scale Soaring

There are many types of scale soaring, large scale slope, scale thermal duration, static judging, scale aero-tow, power slope scale (PSS), and others. If you can do it with a full sized airplane, chances are a scale model will do it also, just on a smaller scale!

                                  Flyers show off their vintage scale gliders at Los Banos           Sean Sharif photo

SBSS is one of the oldest and most active clubs in the scale soaring community. We organize one of the longest running scale events in the country at Los Banos, California. Scale flyers from all over attend this event to take advantage of both slope and aero-tow facilities. This event has brought international recognition to SBSS thru various US and foreign model media.

                                                          Lynsel Miller's TG-3 on a fly-by                            Sean Sharif photo

In addition SBSS holds monthly scale aero-tow events at Los Banos on the first
Saturday of the month for it's club members and newbies wanting to try
scale soaring.

Early Spring aero-tow at Los Banos

The 4 meter Lunak is typical of the scale
planes flown at our slope and aero-tow


                                                 Landing a scale plane at SBSS Eckhoff field                    Sean Sharif photo

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