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British Gliding Association

http://www.gliding.co.uk/

The controlling organisation for gliding in the UK.

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International Gliding Commission

http://www.fai.org/gliding/

A branch of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and world administrator for the sport. It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organization with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide.

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National Transportation Safety Board (U.S.)

http://www.ntsb.gov/

The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation.

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Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association

http://www.rafgsa.org/

The Centre provides a seven day a week gliding site where members of all Military gliding clubs can fly.

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Sailplane Racing Association

http://www.serve.com/BSA/sra.htm

The SRA are a USA-wide group of like-minded pilots who are interested in competitive flying by submitting their own flights for relative comparison instead of undergoing formal competition from a single airfield.

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Soaring Association of Canada

http://www.sac.ca/

Information on Soaring in Canada, Clubs, soaring pilots, back issues of 'Free Flight', Canada's soaring magazine.

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Soaring in Belgium: Federations & Associations

http://www.aeroclub.student.kuleuven.ac.be/soaring.in.belgium/federations.htm

Belgium has a federal government structure, reflecting the existence of Flanders (Dutch speaking) and Wallonia (French speaking part of the country). This division is also visible in the way air sports are organised. Below the national level there are two regional soaring associations (LVZC and FCFVV). A third significant player in the Belgian soaring scene are the Belgian Air Cadets (sponsored by the Belgian Air Force, with squadrons in both parts of the country).

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Soaring Society of America (U.S.)

http://www.ssa.org/

The official SSA website has a database-driven section called "where to fly". Search by state and type of operation. Database is updated on a regular basis by the SSA staff.

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Soaring Society of South Africa

http://www.sssa.org.za/

The Sporting Portal to South African Soaring

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Standard Cirrus User Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StandardCirrus

An association of Standard Cirrus owners and pilots for the collection and dissemination of information about the glider type.

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Women Soaring Pilots' Association

http://www.womensoaring.org/

Division of the Soaring Society of America, promoting all aspects of soaring for women glider pilots. How to join, benefits, and membership requirements.

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