New Garden Airport (N57)
Toughkenamon, PA

Duty Schedule

Nothing Scheduled


Nothing Scheduled


Spring Membership Meeting

02/10/18 08:30AM (Sat)

4 attending

Spring Mandatory Safety Meeting

02/24/18 08:30AM (Sat)

3 attending

About BSA

Who We Are

Located in beautiful southeastern Pennsylvania, BSA is a non-profit organization focused on providing a safe and cost-effective approach to flight-training and club-flying. Our well-maintained fleet of gliders offers a nice variety for those interested in the art of soaring.


Your membership with Brandywine Soaring Association is a great investment. We invite you to become part of a fun, family-friendly, diverse group of people who all share a love of aviation. Some members fly every weekend, while others fly only a few times a year. We even have a non-resident membership for those who live far away but still want to be part or our great organization.

Membership Benefits:

- Free Instruction

- Free Glider Usage

- Voting Privileges

- Use of instructional material

For more information, visit

About Soaring

Thermal Lift

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Ridge Lift

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Mountain Wave Lift

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Posted on: December 31, 2017

The 12/31/2017 ASK-21 donation summary follows ... almost at cloud base !!!

Posted on: December 22, 2017

Latest donation totals for new BSA ASK-21(provided by Richard Kellerman)

Posted on: December 05, 2017

Posted on: December 02, 2017

Fellow Members - here's an informal look at where we are and where we need to get too. Expect to hear from me or one of our Board members in the next few days. Let's make the climb. (Richard Kellerman)

Posted on: November 11, 2017

Fall Breakfast Social!

Posted on: November 11, 2017

At this morning's Fall Breakfast Meeting, our membership voted to purchase a brand new Schleicher ASK21 glider! It is currently being built at Schleicher's facility in Germany and should be delivered just in time for the 2018 soaring season. Thanks to all our generous donors and to the hard work of all involved for making this possible!

Posted on: August 24, 2017

Well, here is an option for those who want to band together to buy a glider field. One of the most famous in the world. $1,200,000. Any interest?

Posted on: August 03, 2017

Day 4 of training week and we have our 3rd first solo flight! Congratulations to John Stradling on this major milestone!!!

Posted on: August 01, 2017

QV and KK launched from Morgantown Airport on July 31 to do some XC soaring over higher ground. The day started late - and the lift was weaker than forecast - and we had a beautiful day for local soaring.

Posted on: August 01, 2017

Day two of training week 2017, and we have two first solo's!! Congrats to Cade and Matt for achieving this milestone!!

Posted on: June 11, 2017

Posted on: June 10, 2017

Congratulations to Phil Chidekel and Richard Kellerman as both had G-Cup completions yesterday (June 9 2017) - flying Schleicher gliders at the opposite ends of the performance spectrum - ASH 31Mi and ASW-15.

The day looked great from the ground - but was a challenge for both pilots ... here is Phil's account and flight trace. The launch point was Morgantown Airport.

"The day started out with towering cu that threatened to OD, but scattered out into clouds that were *just* close enough for an ASW-15 flying into the wind. Overall, a very fun--yet extremely challenging--flight. Thanks to Forrest for the tow, and Mike for letting me fly CT."

Posted on: June 03, 2017

Brandywine Soaring is proud to congratulate our newly certified glider flight instructor Dave Anderson, who passed his check ride today! We are thrilled and proud of Dave's accomplishment!

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Congrats to Emil Vasko on completing his first solo glider flight! #firstsolo #bsanews

Posted on: April 10, 2017

We had an excellent operation today at N57! We had plenty of members on hand and everyone showed great teamwork sharing the new paved runway. We were operating like an Indy-car pit crew to safely stage and launch the gliders in less than 2 minutes! Well done everyone!

Posted on: March 04, 2017

BSA Spring Safety Meeting

Getting ready for the 2017 flying season.

Posted on: February 19, 2017

First day of 2017 operations at New Garden Airport (N57) on new runways.

Posted on: February 02, 2017

Posted on: January 25, 2017

Posted on: January 07, 2017

Piper Pawnee

Our towplane.

Posted on: October 31, 2016

What a weekend! Three new Pilots passed check rides, with Laszlo Jr. Being our newest Private Glider Pilot. Congratulations to all!

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Runway is dug up. Like the nice green area to the south!

Posted on: July 03, 2016

Like a "field of dreams" for Soaring, BSA is up and running at Smyrna Airport (38N) while the runway is being replaced at N57. Stop by and say hello if your in the area on sunny weekends!

Posted on: May 16, 2016

BSA is an active supporter of EAA's young Eagles program. It's one way to pass the love of aviation on to a new generation!


Blanik L23

Our primary trainer

Grob 103

Piper Pawnee

Our towplane.

Schweizer 1-26

Single-place glider.

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