Women Soaring Pilots Association 2019 Seminar

 July 1-5, St. Louis Soaring Association



St. Louis Soaring Association (SLSA) is located just east of the St. Louis metropolitan area, in Highland, Illinois. This is great country for flying small aircraft, with good airports every 10-15 miles and lots of smooth flat agricultural fields in between. 

SLSA owns its own grass field, the Howard Blossom Gliderport at Highland-Winet airport (H07). The field is 2700 feet long and about 800 feet wide, with separate power and glider operations (St. Louis Sectional; 38°46.76'N 89°38.43'W; 537 ft; FSS St. Louis; frequency 122.9; Troy [TOY] VOR; public use). SLSA also owns its two tow planes, fleet of club gliders, and several hangars. SLSA is a non-profit club, so flying costs are lower here than commercial rates. 

The airport is located 3 miles from the Illinois country town of Highland (www.highlandillinois.com), a comfortable farming and small business center right by I-70. Highland is 35 miles from St. Louis, the historical city on the Mississippi River, where there are numerous and varied tourist activities. 

Seminar preparations are currently underway, and registration will open in January 2019 with information about prices, available aircraft, lodging options, getting there, and other logistics. Planned Seminar activities include beginning cross-country (ground school, practice flights into nearby grass-field airports, and group flying) and attempts at some feminine dual records for Illinois. Also, with no SSA convention next year this will be an important meeting for WSPA, our organization and the women pilots section of SSA. So save the dates and stay tuned!


Local hostesses are Charlotte Taylor and Anne Mongiovi of SLSA. For questions or suggestions, contact Charlotte at Charlotte@womensoaring.org, or the Seminar organizers at Seminar2019@womensoaring.org