top of page
Welcome to Harbor Soaring Society Website

Harbor Soaring Society is the oldest Chartered Soaring club in AMA founded almost 60 years ago in the Newport Beach area. Our soaring enthusiasts fly winch launch, discus launch, aero tow and limited motor run gliders up to 4 meters (13 feet) wingspan. HSS members are regular competitors in soaring contests around Southern California. We hold at least one contest at our field every year. 

In recent years we have been joined by members who fly all sorts of electric powered aircraft. Our members fly scale, sport, aerobatic and 3D airplanes of all sizes up to 10 lbs maximum weight. We also welcome helicopters and multi-rotors under 10 lbs take off weight.  HSS has a very complete intro program for people wishing to learn how to fly. Your first lessons are free, HSS will furnish an airplane, radios, batteries and the instructor at no cost to the student. More information about this can be found elsewhere on our website. Please come out to our field to meet our friendly members and fly with us.

Photos taken 5.22.2022
Emerald Herrington and Former Club President Jesse Vasquez Launch their Gliders 
Video taken summer of 2018
Coyote walks runway, video taken February 7, 2021
Imaginology Expo & STEAM Events / April 9-10, 2022
Photos Taken by Rob Askegaard