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  2020 Officers:
  President -
Vice President -
Secretary/Web Master-
Treasurer -
Safety Officer-
Ron Madison
Adam Kremers
Ron Marston
Ron Marston
Kirk Stockham

The Sierra Silent Soarers is a social organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying radio controlled
gliders and electric aircraft. S3 has been an AMA chartered club for over two decades, and has members
of all ages, abilities and walks of life, with the common interest of building and flying RC sailplanes,
gliders and electric planes. Membership is open to the general public and visitors are always welcomed.

Monthly contests are held from March to October on the third Sunday of the month, except for October (2nd Sunday).
Contests are held in Washoe Valley or Laura Springs in Gardnerville starting
at 9:30 am. The club has three electric winches with 900 foot lines and retrievers.

Beginners and spectators are always welcomed!


ALES contest video 2016 (by Darren Murphey)
S3 July 2016 contest video (by Darren Murphey)
on-plane video of sailplane launch and flight (Ron Marston)

S3 video

Last updated Sep 15, 2020