About us. Located in Nesquehoning, PA. We feel that there is nothing that looks better in the air than a well designed and built vintage sailplane. Those classic lines that are so beautiful in the air and a pleasure to behold on the ground.
Vintage Sailplanes – Vintage Sailplane Association
There is an undeniable beauty in the form of vintage sailplanes. There is a satisfaction to working in the old methods of aircraft construction and repair, smelling the dope and glue and figuring out how things were done in the first half of the 20th century. There is a thrill to flying and feeling the historic gliders and sailplanes of yesteryear. Amazing insights and stories abound when researching the history of vintage sailplanes and those who flew them; and, indeed, aviation history would be incomplete without acknowledging the contributions of gliders. All these thoughts describe the realm of the Vintage Sailplane Association. The VSA considers vintage sailplanes to be those gliders that were built before the advent of fiberglass sailplanes , or more recently built gliders that embody vintage-era appearance, performance and construction. The pilots of these vintage sailplanes developed soaring techniques, investigated meteorology, aided aeronautical research, set records, trained thousands of pilots and provided recreation for generations of soaring pilots.