The Minnesota Soaring Club is about 100 people of all ages and backgrounds who have joined together to share the joy of soaring flight.


  • Many organizations are offering scholarships toward learning to fly – these cover flight costs for youth, and people of any age. The first deadlines for 2020 applications are March 31st. See:
  • The March 20th MASC Banquet has been CANCELED due to concern about the COVID-19 virus. The banquet will be scheduled for a latter date.
  • Applications for the Phil Schacht Youth Scholarship in MSC for the 2020 season are now being accepted. Deadline for applications is April 15th. See the Club Links page.
  • Club flight operations are suspended until Spring 2020.
  • The new club forum & email site replacing the Yahoo Groups page can be found here:

The podcast Soaring the Sky now has four episodes featuring MSC club members! The pictures below link to the respective episodes.

The Minnesota Soaring Club

We are based at the historic Stanton Airfield, a beautiful airfield perfect for grass-roots flying. Club members fly primarily weekends as weather permits, between April and November. Saturday and Sunday mornings are dedicated to flight instruction, with soaring beginning as conditions improve in the afternoon.

We own three modern fiberglass sailplanes and a Piper Super Cub tow plane. Some members also own their own sailplane, alone or in partnerships. Two of the club sailplanes are two-place, for giving rides and flight instruction, or shared between club members on soaring flights.

Visitors are always welcome!

Please stop by on a weekend and introduce yourself.  See the Location page for directions. For more information about how the club is organized, flight training, and how to get involved, see About MSC.

General Aviation December 2019 cover

We made the cover! Unknown tow pilot, photo by Jackson Maddux