About Williams Soaring Center
Joy Of Soaring
The members of the Williams Soaring Center (WSC) staff invite you to join us in our appreciation of pure flight. We support and teach the principles of the Soaring Society of America (SSA), which is dedicated to the art and science of motor-less flight both for pleasure and competition, emphasizing a maximum degree of safety through professional training. We encourage participation in the SSA badge program, local, regional and national competitions, and record soaring.
Williams Soaring provides a private airport with a 2300 ft paved runway, complimentary pilot bunk rooms with kitchenette, heating,air conditioning, bath rooms & shower.
- Private airport with a 2300 foot paved runway
- Pilot Bunk rooms with kitchenette, TV/VCR, heat/air, bathroom and shower.
- Pilot lounge, computer area, DSL web access.
- Training and briefing room.
- Full Service Shop (FAA Certified Repair Facility)
- We also provide glider trailer storage.
All Pilots should read the Pilot Information section
We are located near the Southern edge of the Mendocino Mountains, well known for fantastic summer and fall cross country flying. Also, the airport's valley situation creates favorable conditions for spring and early summer adventures.
Mountain Wave is also encountered when the "westerlies" blow, usually post-frontal in winter and early spring. And finally the famous Maxwell shear is a phenomenon in the summer. This intrusion of marine air into the heated Sacramento Valley air mass is known for creating great soaring conditions and you'll find it right on our doorstep.
Flights originating from Williams have been made to:
- Montague, California and return the next day.
- Crater Lake, Oregon and return to Williams, CA in one flight.
- Minden, Nevada; and back to Williams the next day.
- Reno, Nevada and return the same day.
- Near Santa Cruz (Boulder Creek), California, back to Byron, California.
- Wave flights to over 23,000 ft.
(Williams Soaring has a Wave Window).
- And more!
We are located at: (see location page for maps and directions)
2668 Husted Road
Williams, CA 95987