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Posted by skye8070 | Jan 24, 2010 @ 07:27 AM | 6,508 Views
The LSF is the League of Silent Flight and is so simple in concept since it's based solely on an individual advancing their skills. This has to be the best "bang for the buck" you're going to find in R/C affiliations anywhere: http://www.silentflight.org/

I'm a member of MOSS and DARTS and heartily recommend the club experience to anyone who wants to learn from others and enjoy the fellowship of flying with buddies. Here are some links to websites and local discussion groups:

Dayton, Ohio: Dayton ARea Thermal Soarers or DARTS flies on a beautiful site called Twin Towers Park which is east of Dayton. They've been holding regular club contests with a set of excellent winches on this field which is a shared use facility with a horse jumping club, so not every day is available for flying. That said they have an active internet/email presence so it's easy to know which days are OK to fly. Here's the link to the discussion group: http://groups.google.com/group/daytonsoaring and website: http://www.daytonsoaring.org/

Columbus, Ohio: Mid Ohio Soaring Society or MOSS flies on four official fields where we have AMA insurance and several slope sites where we don't ask but nobody tells us "no". Check out the discussion group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mossohio/ and the website http://www.midohiosoaring.com for more info on the club or the links elsewhere in my blog to see the googlemaps links for all these locations.

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Posted by skye8070 | Jan 24, 2010 @ 06:54 AM | 6,491 Views
I keep track of sailplanes flying fields so I can get back there next time or share it with others. Most are club fields requiring AMA membership for thermal contests while others are used for more casual slope flying.

Keep in mind that some fields are only available on certain days or only open for flying by club members and have very specific rules you should follow so that the fields continue to be available for flying.

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