Portland Area Sailplane Society
For members only, read about the first 11 years here
Aerotow at Green Trees Ranch Airport - Sep 24 - watch the video
Slope flying at Peterson Butte - May 14 - watch the video
Welcome to PASS!
The Portland Area Sailplane Society (PASS) is a chartered club of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). We are one of the most active R/C sailplane clubs in the United States. Our members fly all glider classes including multi-task thermal, slope soaring, cross county, thermal duration, and hand launch as well as fun-flying, electric, aerobatics, and scale.
Each year, we hold several sanctioned events where all AMA members are welcome. Come join us and enjoy the use of an excellent thermal flying site in St. Paul and several slope sites within a 2-hours drive of Portland.
To become a PASS member, complete the membership application.
If you have any questions about PASS membership, please contract our Treasurer, Tom Culmsee.
Join us for our monthly get together!
We hold a regular meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM. Regular meetings are open to the public. If you want to learn to fly, this is the place to meet people that are glad to show you how.
Currently, meetings are being held at the St. Paul flying site. Everyone is invited.
One of the best ways to shave 5 years off the learning curve is to attend contests and learn how to thermal a glider from our pilots, many of whom have been flying for 30 or more years.
If you are new to R/C sailplanes, have a new plane, and want some help on a maiden launch, we are here to help.