South Bay Soaring Society

Welcome to the South Bay Soaring Society web site

The South Bay Soaring Society (SBSS) is a radio controlled glider club based in San Jose, CA. We have access to flying sites in San Jose, Hollister, Fremont, Los Banos and Cupertino. The club is involved in slope soaring, thermal duration, aero-tow and scale soaring. A 501 (c) (7) Non Profit Organization. 

Join The Club

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month and start at 6:30 PM.

Club meetings are on line using Zoom. Meeting invitations are sent to SBSS members in advance of each meeting.

Please see the South Bay Soaring Society Membership Application in the About SBSS Page.

Please see the Outreach Page for SBSS community outreach activities. 

See the Forum Page for RC Groups Club Meeting minutes, Youtube & Facebook links, competition information and other resources.

FRIA status granted at this site, no remote IDs required

Free Instruction

Free R/C sailplane instruction available to all.  We bring the plane and radio.  No experience necessary.  For more information contact Noel. 


SBSS sponsors outreach events to encourage interest in soaring to children and young adults. Here, Noel demonstrates model aviation to a group of Boy Scouts as part of the Outreach Program. More information is on the Outreach Page. 

Beautiful 6.4 meter ASH-31 from Steve Lewis.