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.

Delaware Nature Society and Concept School of Westtown, PA

Delaware Nature Society and Concept School of Westtown, PA

Eric Teder shared these news: On July 27th the club hosted another summer day camp. This one was given jointly by the Delaware Nature Society and the Concept School of Westtown, PA. The DNS coordinator for this event was Shannon Tilmon, who is a teacher at the Concept School, and she did her usual excellent […]

2018 SKSS Blue Hen ALES Challenge

Silent Knight Soaring Society (SKSS) Blue Hen ALES Challenge Newark, Delaware September 15th & 16th, 2018 Come join us September 15th & 16th for the fifth annual Blue Hen ALES Challenge in Newark, Delaware! The contest will be held at the beautiful and recently-renovated SKSS flying field in Delaware’s White Clay Creek State Park, located […]

DSAEF at the Field

DSAEF at the Field

On July 13 the SKSS hosted the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation. The DSAEF has programs for young people on many aspects of science and technology. The program the club hosted was the “Mars” program which provides training and awareness in the subjects of space and aviation.   The event was a mass model rocket launch […]