The Rocky Mountain Soaring Association (RMSA) has been Denver's foremost model sailplane club since 1976. We are a A.M.A. chartered club with over 80 members. Among our members we have:
Operate as pilot in command of a sport pilot eligible aircraft
• Carry a passenger and share expenses (fuel, oil, airport expenses, and aircraft rental);
Fly during the daytime using visual flight rules (VFR). Three statute miles visibility and visual contact with the ground are required.
Cross-country flying anywhere in the U.S.
Fly up to 10,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL) or 2,000 feet above ground level (AGL), whichever is higher.
Fly solo or with one passenger.
Share operating expenses with another person.
Fly in Class E and G airspace (and B, C, and D airspace with appropriate training).
Allows sport pilots to fly production (standard airworthiness certificate) and experimental amateur-built aircraft that meet the definition of a light-sport aircraft.
Allows rental of special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA).
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One of the U.S.'s three world champions in model soaring

Skip Miller
U.S. Absolute sailplane altitude record holder (7,717')     
Mark Howard
U.S. F3B speed record holder
Jack Sasson
U.S. Distance record holder
Lennie Keer
... and the noted soaring columnist Byron Blakeslee.
We can offer the beginning flier a wealth of information and experience to help make his or her inaugural flight a success. We normally fly at our primary club field - a large sod farm near Barr Lake. Club membership is required to fly at the field unescorted. Current A.M.A. membership is required by ALL pilots. Training sessions are conducted at the field on most Saturdays, weather permitting. Launching equipment and experienced instruction will usually be available at these times. Other training times may be arranged with any instructor. For directions to the field, or if you have questions about building, flying, or trimming your sailplane, feel free to contact one of the club members listed below. We have a checklist that covers many of the items that can "make or break" your first flight. We will be happy to mail this checklist to you so that your first trip to the field can be an enjoyable experience.
Club members fly a variety sailplanes, including thermal duration, slope, scale, hand-launch, cross-country and F3B. We have specialists who can assist you with these specific styles of flying. RMSA also conducts competitive events to help promote flying excellence.
Events are scheduled monthly during flying season. Club meetings are generally on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The location of the meeting varies and published in the newsletter prior to the meeting. Interested parties can contact the club President Jim Monaco (303-906-6965) for details of the next meeting.
Chief Instructor Mike Verzuh (303) 709-3232  mike@verzuh.com 
Hand Launch Dave Jensen (303) 548-7729 dave@integrity-inc.com  
F3B  Skip Miller (720) 231-4400 skip@skipmillermodels.com 
F3J Jim Monaco 303-906-6965 jim@monacocasa.com
President  Jim Monaco (303) 906-6965 jim@monacocasa.com
Vice-President Bob Pederson 303-929-9883 bpedersn@colomail.com
Secretary  Bob Rice  (720) 581-3099 briceflyer@q.com
Treasurer  Mark Howard (720) 273-2208 howard4113@msn.com
Newsletter Editor  Tony O'Hara tonyoco@q.com 
Field Manager Steve Suntken flyingdogtwo@comcast.net