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Southern Ontario Glider Group Inc.

SOGGI

 
 

 

a Charter Club of the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada

Welcome to the SOGGI Website

Radio Controlled Soaring

The Southern Ontario Glider Group Inc. (SOGGI) is a radio controlled model sailplane club in the Hamilton, Ontario region. SOGGI is a charter club of the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC).

We specialize in "climb-and-glide" soaring models including:

  • winch or hi-start-launched sailplanes
  • electric-propulsion sailplanes
  • discus launched sailplanes
  • slope soarers
  • and even a bit of rubber-powered freeflight

In our Model Aircraft , Flying Sites , Club Photo Gallery and Video Archive pages, you can learn more about the basic concepts of R/C soaring, the facilities that we use, and the airplanes that we fly.

Aeromodeling is also very much a social activity. See our Calendar of Events for SOGGI's schedule of Membership Meetings, Contests, Public Outreach, and Social Events. For information about joining SOGGI, click About .

 

 

Come Fly With Us !

People seeing radio controlled sailplanes for the first time are frequently surprised at their performance capabilities.

The "Lift" in rising columns of air can provide graceful flights lasting from a few minutes to an hour or more. The search for Lift extends from horizon to horizon.

SOGGI offers Flight Instruction for beginners. Initially, our Instructors will help you to master the basic flying skills required for safe launches and landings. As you progress, we will teach you how to find and exploit thermal lift, for extended flight times.

Once you've accomplished these basic skills, try pursuing the goals set out by the League of  Silent Flight (LSF) . At their own pace, each LSF participant attempts a series of increasingly difficult soaring tasks. As the participant completes each new LSF Level, accreditation is awarded. LSF Levels are widely recognized as a standard measure of R/C Soaring skill and experience.

Participation in contests is another way to develop your piloting abilities. Several times a year, SOGGI stages friendly soaring competitions. These contests are open to all skill levels, and we invite other clubs to join in. Come make some new friends, have some fun, see some good flying, and discuss technique with the other pilots.

For now though, we'd just like to share with you the beauty, and the pure fun of silent flight.

 

 

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