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During the off-season, SGC General Membership Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7:00PM at the Museum of Flight on Boeing Field. During flying season, pilots converge at the Training Center in Ephrata.

Board of Director meetings are held in various locations. All members are welcome to sit in on any board meeting.

    • 6 Jan 2020
    • (PST)
    • 7 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle

    SGC Museum of Flight general membership monthly meetings for 2020.

    Currently on hold pending outcome of COVID-19.

    • 9 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • TBD

    Monthly SGC BoD meeting - time and location TBD.

    • 21 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 27 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Methow State Airport


    NOTE: PLEASE SIGN-IN to your SGC account before registering. 
    You MUST be an SGC Member in good standing to register.            


    - Arrive about June 20 or before.    Tows Sunday, June 21 - Saturday, June 27  

    - Signups start 7PM Wednesday, March 25, SGC Website:

         - Click on “SGC SOARING THE METHOW 2020” on the home page

         - Sign up as “Glider + Pilot” ($120), or “Pilot Only” ($40)

              - “Pilot Only” if self-launcher or joining with another glider

         - Pay as instructed with 15 minutes or you will be exited

         - Max 20 “Pilot + Glider”, "Pilot Only" & others unlimited

         - If “Pilot + Glider” fills then you will be directed to the Alternate list (no payments yet)

         - “Pilot + Glider” - please do not trade or pass to another glider if your plans change, let me know then I will use the Alternate list for your vacated slot.

         - 3 additional slots for the club two-seaters are in addition to the above & have priority for the west-side paved tie downs if desired.

    - Bring glider & trailer tie down gear for sod, evening winds can be very strong.

    - Please bring a hand held radio if you have one and bright safety vest for being on the runway or to walk across.  WSDOT has emphasized that nobody on the runway without a safety vest and someone must have a radio in the launching and retrieve parts of the runway.

    - Comms:  Methow Airport 5 nm radius, below 5000’ msl 122.8 (ASOS 118.325), > 5nm the 123.3.         Twisp Airport: 122.9

    - 3 tow planes expected, one from each club.  Please be thankful to our dedicated and skilled tow pilots!

    - Volunteering is greatly appreciated, please plan to help with launching, glider exits, etc.

    - 0930, Sunday, June 21 first all-group briefing.  East side hangar by fuel pumps.  Some have requested earlier for following days - plan pending

    - Proficiencies: Please study the area in advance. Google Earth, sectional charts, land outs (airports, Lost River, Twisp, etc.) and ask questions. This is also a learning experience for many of us, so please offer to coach whenever possible.  The Methow offers spectacular soaring potentials with all terrain types, but like most new venues, there can be risks. Always fly safe & coordinated with reserves of altitude and speed...

    - In the event this event must cancel due to COVID-19, refunds will be made available and hopefully we can reschedule to late in the summer or early fall. 

    - More detailed information was sent out earlier and is on the Forums page on the SGC Website

    - Lastly, participants and pilots participating in this activity must fully accept that flying gliders involves risk and the above entities (Clubs), volunteers, and officers of the above entities shall be indemnified and assume no liability whatsoever for damages or injuries suffered in connection directly or indirectly with this event. 

    Questions:    cell: 253-686-1415

    Thanks to all and hope to meet up in the Methow Valley (Prounced “MET” “HOW”… :)

     Brad Pattison, SGC 

    • 6 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 11 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • KEPH

    Region 8 soaring contest for 2020.

    Cancelled due to COVID-19.

    • 16 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 26 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Mackay, Idaho

    2020 Mackay, Idaho Regatta. See SSA website for details.

    Mackay, ID Regatta 2020 – new dates 7/16 through 7/ 26 for tows.  Please contact Tom Dixon –  for all information regarding the event and places to stay.  There has been a significant change from last year.  As always, the options fill fast and it is highly recommended that reservations be made early even if cancellations are made later.  The flying is mountain, valley, altitudes in the mid to high teens, make arrangements for adequate oxygen as refills are not available close by.  

Past events

23 May 2020 Ephrata DustUp 2020 / OLC Fun Camp (CANCELLED - COVID-19)
12 May 2020 May SGC Board of Directors Meeting (Pending -COVID-19)
18 Apr 2020 TBD (COVID-19) Start of 2020 Soaring Season at KEPH
14 Apr 2020 April SGC Board of Directors Meeting (TBD - COVID-19)
10 Mar 2020 March SGC Board of Directors Meeting
22 Feb 2020 Feb. 22-23, 2020 Northwest Aviation Conference & trade Show
11 Feb 2020 (CANCELLED)February SGC Board of Directors Meeting
8 Feb 2020 February 8-9, 2020 SSF FIRC at SEATAC Holiday Inn Express
22 Jan 2020 January SGC Board of Directors Meeting
10 Dec 2019 December 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
12 Nov 2019 November 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
9 Nov 2019 2019 SGC Fall Social and Awards Banquet
1 Nov 2019 Nov. 1, 2019, Final Date to Remove RV's & Trailers from KEPH
15 Oct 2019 October 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
28 Sep 2019 SGC Ephrata Facility Season Closeout
10 Sep 2019 September 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
16 Aug 2019 (CANCELLED)Hood River Soaring Group at Ephrata
13 Aug 2019 August 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
15 Jul 2019 Mackay Regatta 2019
9 Jul 2019 July 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
23 Jun 2019 Methow State OLC Camp
17 Jun 2019 2019 Region 8 Championships
11 Jun 2019 June 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
1 Jun 2019 Wiederkehr Group at Ephrata
24 May 2019 Ephrata Dust Up 2019 / Ephrata OLC Camp
14 May 2019 May 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
20 Apr 2019 2019 Soaring Season Opens at Ephrata
9 Apr 2019 April 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
12 Mar 2019 March 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
23 Feb 2019 2019 NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show
12 Feb 2019 February 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
15 Jan 2019 January 2019 SGC Board of Directors Meeting
7 Jan 2019 2019 SGC General Membership Meetings
11 Dec 2018 December SGC Board of Directors Meeting
3 Dec 2018 2018 SGC General Membership Meetings
13 Nov 2018 November SGC Board of Directors Meeting
3 Nov 2018 2018 SGC Fall Social and Awards Banquet
1 Nov 2018 Final Date to Remove RV's and Trailers from Ephrata
9 Oct 2018 October SGC Board of Directors Meeting
29 Sep 2018 End of Season Ephrata Facility Cleanup/Closeout
11 Sep 2018 September SGC Board of Directors Meeting
14 Aug 2018 August SGC Board of Directors Meeting
10 Jul 2018 July SGC Board of Directors Meeting
1 Jul 2018 2018 Region 8 Championships

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