Next Club Meeting:
Thanks for visiting the Mid Columbia Soarers (MCS) web
site. We are an AMA chartered club whose main mission is caretaker of Eagle Butte. Eagle is one
of the best slope sites in the West. We also fly at Kiona Butte and
are working on an access agreement for Chandler Butte. In addition to
these excellent slope sites we have an arrangement with Basin Sod near
Eltopia where there is great Thermal flying.
With all that great slope and fields of grass access and the name Mid-Columbia
Soarers you might think soaring is all we're about. Wrong! Our members
fly everything from ultra-lite indoor planes to quarter scale monsters.
If you don't pour the fuel in it, we fly it!
The biggest issue facing Eagle Butte is the
access road. I have been in contact with the farmer working the back
side of the slope and we havge come to the conclusion that access from
the South side of the field would best suite both club and farmer.
The club has the funds to create a "primitive
road" starting from the water tower on Grandridge St. to the top of the
slope. There is a road to the North that was created by the farmer
(starting at the original pipe gate) for access to his circle pivots.
This is for his use only and may be plowed under at any time for
planting purposes. PLEASE do not use this road. The new access
road will be finished by late Oct. Watch this page for that
The crop to be planted for 2014 will be
Timothy (hay) so land large glass ships won't be a problem for the next
CLUB DUES will raise to $40 per year to
create revenue for maintaining our road. Please contact Doug Coleman at
firstname.lastname@example.org for membership questions. Down load the
membership form from this web site and send it to Doug with your dues.
Please write clearly, especially your e-mail address.
MORE NEWS as it happens!
here for MCS Membership Form (required at Eagle Butte and Southridge)
For comments or questions send e-mail
to webmeister (See Officers)