Organized in 1985, “VSA” was originally the logo of the Vacaville Soaring Association (VSA), but since we moved away from Vacaville in the 90’s and relocated in the Sacramento Valley, the “VSA” logo now represents the Valley Soaring Association (VSA).
We fly gliders/ sailplanes, either privately owned or ships that are rented from Williams Soaring Center (WSC). If you want to see what gliding and soaring is all about, browse our VSA pages – see the list of over 100 of our web pages in the column to the right. If you want to take a flight or learn to fly, then contact WSC. Although many of our members do own their own gliders privately, the VSA does not own or operate any gliders or tow planes. We do not provide instruction. We are strictly a social organization. Our web presence was initially established in order to promote the sport, and particularly to lend support to Rex Mayes, then working for is father, at what used to be Lagoon Valley Soaring and has now morphed into the proud and professional organization of WSC. Rex is fulfilling the vision he has maintained since his 20’s and The VSA continues to proudly support that vision.
Now in our 30th year and going strong, the need for the VSA to maintain a web presence has diminished. These days, there is little interest by members to use web pages or blogs for communication between members. All of our current news and communication is conducted on the internet using the Forum maintained by WSC. In fact most people these days just use their “phone” for internet communications – rather than desk computers with keyboards. As webmaster I may occasionally copy a story posted on the Forum or create a new web page from a narrative sent to me via email, but generally we use the resources of WSC. The Forum, although not indexed or easily researched, provides all of our latest news, thus there is only limited need for our VSA web pages these days.
Note: Feb, 2017: A BIG thank you to a great friend of VSA, Larry Roberts. Larry is an IT professional and his assistance was invaluable in revising and updating the permalinks that are used here on our web site. We now have more “user friendly” URL’s (the on line addresses). Search engines can now find us more easily. Thank you Mr Larry Roberts.
Contact our current club Secretary, Cora, and join VSA today if you are interested in becoming a member:
Cora Knowles, VSA Secretary
Noelle Mayes, Williams Soaring Association
2668 Husted Road
Williams, CA 95987
PHONE: 530-473-5600, FAX: 530-473-5315