Welcome

 

The Silent Knights Soaring Society (SKSS) is an AMA sanctioned club (#950) operating at the “Big Pond” in the White Clay Creek State Park, just north of Newark, Delaware.

SKSS is an environmentally friendly club and only flies “green” aircraft – restricting operation at the Big Pond to pure gliders and models with electric engines.

Although most members own the models they fly, training aircraft and instruction are available for the new RC pilot, along with as much advice as the novice can absorb.

SKSS currently has about 50 members who range in skill from absolute beginner to accomplished contest pilot. The club sponsors a number of “fun fly” and contest events at the field during the Spring to Fall season – and groups of members also attend fun and contest events at other locations – or just schedule a safari to experience the beauty and adventure available at a new flying location.

In addition to flying at the field, the club has a meeting approximately every other week during the winter to plan events for the next season – and to review new designs or model building techniques – these are “hands on” demonstration sessions conducted by club members.

We also schedule indoor flying events during the winter – when we can coordinate with schools that are not using gyms or other large indoor spaces.

If you are interested in learning to fly RC gliders or electric airplanes you can come out to the field – or contact our Membership Chair – or attend a winter meeting.

2019 Blue Hen ALES Contest

2019 Blue Hen ALES Contest

We had two days of epic weather for the ALES contest.  Thanks to Walt, Sharon and all helpers the event went perfectly.  We had the honor of having the current Nats champ Pete Schlitzkus compete with us.  Thanks to John Powell for the pictures taken on Sunday!  

Camp Awesome

Camp Awesome

Our club hosted the park’s day camp, Camp Awesome, as we have done for the last three years. We had sixteen 8 to 10 year old boys and girls. The activities we had for them were an RC computer simulator, give away Guillows wind-up toy airplanes and an RC demonstration with a Radian glider by […]

They came, they saw, they flew rockets. They had a blast.

They came, they saw, they flew rockets. They had a blast.

Pun intended. As they have done for the last 25 years the Delaware Aero Space Education Foundation brought about 70 kids to the Silent Knight’s field for their annual rocket fly off. Once again their mentor, Drew Yeager, showed his skill at herding teenagers. The kids were in a week long summer camp to learn […]