Joining the Post Mills Soaring Club requires payment in full of the one-time initiation fee, the annual dues and membership in the Soaring Society of America. The SSA is the national organization that promotes the sport of soaring in the United States and membership is required by our insurance carrier. If you are already a member of SSA, please let us know your member number.
All members who have paid their initiation fee in full and are current with their dues payments are entitled to all the instruction necessary to obtain their glider rating at no additional charge.
The rates for the year 2011 flying season are as follows and subject to change without notice.
Contact Andy Lumley with any questions.
Application for Membership (updated 2/28/2011)
Rates for 2011 Flying Season
(current as of 5/3/2011 and subject to change w/o notice)
First Adult: $400
Each additional family member: $175
Regular Member: $360
Private owners: $205 1
Junior: $205 2
Full Member: $64 3
Youth Member: $36 3 (under age 22)
Hook up: $16
Per 1000′: $9
Pattern tow: $25 (to 2000′ msl at 2B9)
Rope break: $22
Aero Retrieve: $43 plus $100 per hour tach time
One Flight: $80 for one flight with a credit of $25 towards annual dues if you join within one calendar year of that flight
Temporary Student Membership – 1 Year (other forms may exist)
Initiation Fee (one time): $200, payable in full*
Guest Fee for members in good standing at any other Soaring Club: No charge if part of ‘the group’, otherwise $15 per day/weekend/event
*This would be considered a down payment towards full permanent membership initiation if you should decide to join in the future.
Note: All of the above is offered as a one time event, considered temporary and may be changed or cancelled without notice. All trial memberships must be used in the calendar year they were purchased except at the discretion of the BOD.
1 In the case of joint ownership there will be only one discount per glider and should be understood that that a private owner is expected to be using their glider when flying at Post Mills however they are welcome to use club ships.
2 Juniors must be age 18 and under for the remainder of current flying season. In the case where two junior members share in the ownership of one glider, each junior member shall pay the full amount as there is no further discount for juniors who own gliders.
3 Payable directly to the SSA and mandatory. Renewal anniversary date is March 31st.
All rates subject to change without notice