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Power Scale Soaring Association Goes Online

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Power Scale Soaring, or PSS is a fast growing dimension in Radio Controlled model slope soaring. PSS is all about building and flying scale model gliders of full sized jet, rocket or piston powered aircraft, excluding powered gliders. These basic guidelines enable the modeller to construct slope soarers based on a huge variety of full sized aircraft. This is demonstrated by the vast array and diversity of model designs seen soaring over the years.

Now, the PSSA has just launch the Association on to the world wide web. Although the site is still in its infancy, you can still find an interesting array of information. A well designed layout and excellent graphics guide you through the site with ease. Navigation bars appear both at top and bottom of each page to find you way around the site.

PSSA Web PageThere is a potted history of PSS from its early beginnings in the late 1970's and the first events organised by the Clwyd Soaring Association in the early 1980's. By 1986 Alan Hulme had formed the Power Scale Soaring Association. Many photographs taken over the intervening years are featured on the Gallery page. All of them are of good quality, download resonable quickly and all make interesting viewing.

The site also features an events page, with a growing list of places to compete with your pss models It will be worth while to check back soon, to find out where this year's comps are taking place.

One major feature of the PSSA site is it's extensive list of PSS plans. There are well over fifty plans, and all of them are available at a small price, from the Association.

Today the PSSA has a membership of over 100 modellers. The PSSA is an international association, with active members in countries as far afield as Australia, Barbados, Belgium, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the USA.

Mick Galvin's Aermacchi MB339 in 1983The current annual membership subscription for U.K. members is 10, for other European countries 15 and for all other locations 20. The annual subscription entitles you to 4 magazines per year and ensures you are kept up-to-date with world-wide PSS developments.

If you would like more information about the PSSA, contact:
J. Alan Hulme,
52, Mount Way
Waverton,
Chester.
CH3 7QF
England.

AlanHulme@pssa.freeserve.co.uk
or Webmaster@pssaonline.co.uk

Web Site:
www.pssaonline.co.uk