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The Minnesota Soaring Club has been based out of the historic Stanton Airfield since 1959. Stanton Airfield is listed on the U.S. National Registry of Historic Places due to it's significance by training WWII pilots. The airfield is located off of highway 19 between Cannon Falls and Northfield, Minnesota about a half hour drive south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

MSC conducts flight operations primarily on weekends usually from mid April to the end of October when weather and field conditions permit. Throughout the soaring season, members will often organize weekday and special training operations in addition to weekend events.

Join over 100 members of all ages and experience the thrill of soaring flight. Nothing can match the grace and tranquility of silently and effortlessly slipping through the air.

Through the ages man has been inspired by the effortless beauty and grace of soaring birds climbing high into the sky with outstretched wings. Now through the miracle of modern technology and engineering we can join these beautiful creatures of the sky.

Made with glass and carbon fiber, modern sailplanes can now match and even exceed the capabilities of soaring birds. Frequently we find ourselves flying with them in formation, willing partners sharing the currents of rising air.

Flying from Stanton airfield, a beautiful and friendly airport dedicated to sport aviation, Minnesota Soaring Club pilots frequently fly gliders hundreds of miles and climb thousands of feet above the ground in thermals triggered by the rich fields of Minnesota.

Members have access to a fleet of three sailplanes https://mnsoaringclub.com/home/about/msc-fleet/ and a tow plane. Five FAA qualified club instructors are ready to satisfy any training need. There is no charge for flight instruction. A student can fly solo at the age of 14yrs. Find out more about the MSC training process https://mnsoaringclub.com/home/about/

Members relax, socialize and hold ground training in the MSC clubhouse. The clubhouse is equipped with computer, internet access, personal lockers, refreshments and barbecue grills.

If you are interested in learning more about this exhilarating sport please contact us or feel free to come down to Stanton Airfield https://mnsoaringclub.com/home/location/ and experience first hand the thrill of silent flight.

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