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Ops Schedule Posted Through Nov 2014
Ops schedule has now been posted through the end of November 2014.
posted on: Sep 8, 2014

2014 Officers
Elected Officers
President Robert M. Hudson (505) 507-6332
Vice President Mary Hawkins (505) 681-6699
Secretary Mark Hawkins (575) 270-1091
Treasurer Tim Hawkins (505) 250-7001
Director at Large Constance Buenafe (505) 690-7886
Director at Large Jim Cumiford (505) 401-1560
Appointed Officers
Chief Instructor To Be Determined
Chief Tow Pilot William Hill (505) 328-1492
Chief Ops and Scheduler Kimmine Hudson (505) 235-1329
Safety Officer Constance Buenafe (505) 690-7886
A/C Maintenance ......continued...
posted on: Mar 6, 2014

December Towlines Available Online
Click here to read it online
posted on: Dec 5, 2012

Scan, Scan, Scan
As pilots, we have all been taught NOT to fix our gaze for more than a couple of seconds on any single object but to continually "keep our eyes moving and our head on a swivel" in order to see other aircraft.

This link illustrates why: Motion Induced Blindness
posted on: Mar 1, 2012

Soaring Safety Foundation
Safe soaring operations depend upon good coordination between the glider pilot, tow pilot, and ground crew. Please take time to review the information available from the Soaring Safety Foundation.
Wing Runner Course
Tow Pilot Course

posted on: Feb 19, 2012

New Tow Rates
At the March 19, 2011 General Membership Meeting, the members voted to increase the tow rates as follows:

Hookup Fee = $16.00
Tow Rate = $1.00 per 100 feet
Pattern tow/Rope Break = $17 flat rate

New Rates will be effective immediately

posted on: Mar 19, 2011

David Roe
  by phillips
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  3 Nov Tue 07:51 AM
Glider paperwork
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  21 Oct Wed 07:56 AM
Fall Colors Flight
  by phillips
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  9 Oct Fri 12:39 PM
GPS Interference Testing
  by cumifordj
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  28 Sep Mon 07:14 AM
OPS schedule
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  19 Sep Sat 04:05 PM
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62Y Grounded
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The Albuquerque Soaring Club (ASC), established in 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently headquartered at the Moriarty Municipal Airport located in Moriarty, New Mexico. Moriarty is located in the heart of the Estancia Valley, 35 miles east of Albuquerque. The club has approximately 80 active members, has two Piper Pawnee tow planes, four club gliders including a Schweizer 2-33A, a Grob 103, a Schweizer 1-26E, and a Libelle 201. Club members also own approximately 40 private ships ranging from 1-26s to a Duo-Discus.

Moriarty boasts some of the finest year round soaring conditions in the United States, including 15 knot thermals to 22,000 ft, mountain wave to 34,000 ft, and orographic lift off the Manzano, Sandia, Ortiz, and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. Many flights in excess of 300 miles are recorded each year.

ASC has hosted two SSA Conventions in 1991 and 2000, the 1996 National Standard Class Championships, the 1995, 2005 & 2009 1-26 Association National Championships and two Region 9 Championships. The ASC also heavily supported two Region 9 Super Regionals held in 2011 and 2012. At the 1995 1-26 Championships, the highest contest speed ever recorded, 65 mph, over the longest task ever called, 138 mi., was set. Many pilots have achieved all of their soaring diamonds out of Moriarty, including three pilot who earned all three diamonds in 1-26s.

Moriarty airport is also home to the United States Southwest Soaring Museum, and has a commercial glider operation, Sundance Aviation.

The principal mission of the Albuquerque Soaring Club is to:

  • Promote the sport of soaring
  • Provide the facilities necessary to allow Albuquerque area glider rated pilots the opportunity to soar
  • Provide safe and reasonably priced equipment to it's members
  • Provide ongoing training and education to it's members
  • Provide for the growth of the ASC by recruiting and training new members
  • Promote fellowship through club sponsored social events
  • Be a "good neighbor" to the town of Moriarty and its residents

ASC 50 Year History (presented at the Feb 2010 by Renny Rozzoni)


Albuquerque Soaring Club