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Memphis Soaring History




The Memphis Soaring Society (MSS) is one of the oldest continuously active soaring clubs in the nation. It was founded in 1947 by the late Eugart Yerian, a pilot, instructor and all-around soaring enthusiast who has been inducted into the Soaring Hall of Fame.


Memphis Soaring has been located at several airfields in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas including:


1947-1952 Early efforts to develop club (AR and MS)
1952-1955 Memphis Flying Service (TN)
1955-1959 Twinkle Town Airport, Walls (MS)
1959-1966 Wilson Field, Memphis (TN
1966-1976 Finley Field, Marion (AR)
1976-1992 Colonial Airport, Olive Branch (MS)
1992-2002 Forrest City Municipal Airport (AR)
2002-2003 Cartiller Airfield, Cherry Valley (AR)
       Current & Final Lawrence Field, Cherry Valley (AR)