Who we are

Southern Soaring League (SSL) is a club with a long history of gliding and welcomes new glider pilots and anyone who wishes to learn to fly park flyers and electric sport aircraft.

SSL was formed in 1973. For most of its life, the club has had around 80 members. There are three members of more than 25 years standing and many more with 20 and 15 year badges. This strong core is at the heart of the club.

The main flying site is SSL Park at Milang about 40 minutes south of Adelaide. This site has been the arena for some exciting F3J and F3B National competitions and is the launching place for Australian Representatives in International competitions.

SSL Executive

Greg Potter
Greg Potter
Greg started playing with model aircraft at a very young age, influenced by his father’s early interest in aero-modelling. He built models and competed in Free Flight events for many years, specialising in F1B in the late 90’s and early 90’s. In 1995 he visited the ORAM annual Open Thermal Glider competition and has been flying RC gliders ever since, buying his first radio (a JR X388) the same day.  He spent many years flying with the Barossa Valley club where he achieved his bronze wings in power but concentrated on gliders and electric powered models. Since joining SSL he has concentrated on most aspects of RC soaring, competing in the all the classes of competition offered by club as well as some scale gliding as well. He later accepted the role of club president and set about raising the levels of enthusiasm for RC soaring, introducing new events and mentoring new members.  He has also overseen an ambitious program of improvements and enhancements following the clubs final loan repayment on the Milang property.

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2015 Club Awards

01

Andrew Meyer

Radian Challenge

Andrew Meyer

2m Challenge

Greg Potter

2m F5J

Andrew Meyer

Open F5J

Mal Pring

Combined Results for F5J

Michael O’Reilly

Open Thermal

02

Greg Potter

Radian Challenge

Greg Potter

2m Challenge

Mal Pring

2m F5J

Mal Pring

Open F5J

Andrew Meyer

Combined Results for F5J

Nick Chabrel

Open Thermal

03

Mal Pring

Radian Challenge

Mark Stone

2m Challenge

Andrew Meyer

2m F5J

Mike Seyfang

Open F5J

Connor Thomas

Combined Results for F5J

Greg Potter

Open Thermal