Saskatoon Soaring Club - Our Rates
 
Associate Membership:

An associate membership is available for $60.  This provides a one day membership, and includes an introductory familiarization (FAM) flight with an instructor or qualified pilot.  An aerotow takes the glider to 2,500 feet above the ground and the flight lasts about 20 minutes.  Longer flights that include soaring may be arranged depending on weather conditions and availability of aircraft and pilots.  If the winch is set up for use then a shorter flight can be taken at a lower cost using this launch method.
 
A special "SIX PACK" form of associate membership is available to those interested in taking some instruction and then making a membership decision.  The first flight is a regular introductory flight.  During the next five flights the prospective member learns the flight controls and flies the aircraft with the instructor.  The flights can be taken on more than one day.  Cost of this package is $300.00.

If you are interested in coming out for an introductory ride or just want to check out the club you are welcome to come out to Cudworth airport.  Click on this SSC Flying Schedule link and put your name and phone number down on the date (and approximate time during the day) that you'd like to come.  Someone may try to get hold of you to confirm things.  We do keep the schedule updated regularly to indicate if there's any cancellation due to poor weather or any other reason (i. e. always best to make a last-minute check of the spreadsheet before heading out to Cudworth).

Type of Associate Membership Fee
FAM Flight (Aerotow): $60.00
FAM Flight (Winch): $20.00
SIX PACK: $300.00
Regular Membership:

For regular membership, the club has a one-time joining fee of $100.00.  A member will not have any voting privilegFor regular membership, the club has a one-time joining fee of $100.00.  A member will not have any voting privileges until the joining fee has been paid.  An annual membership of $300 ($150 for other family member or junior\Air Cadet member) is required at the start of each flying season.  This represents the member's share of fixed club costs such as equipment, facilities, and administrative expenses.  After August 1 the membership fees drop in half.  As well, an annual membership is required in the Soaring Association of Canada (SAC) at $80.  The SAC fee for additional family member or Junior (< 21 years of age or < 25 years of age and a full-time student) is $40, and is $0 for Youth (< 19 years of age).  After August 1 these rates drop in half for first time SAC members.  Launch costs vary according to method and launch altitude.  For aerotow the minimum fee is $20.00 which includes the first 1,000 feet above ground, plus an additional $1.00 per 100 feet.  A standard aerotow is to 2000 feet at a cost of $30.00  The cost of winch launch is $10 regardless of height.  Aircraft rental is $42 per hour of actual air time.  A season's rental may be prepaid at a cost of $425.

Membership Application Form

Regular Membership Type SSC Fee SAC Fee Total Fees
Adult: $300.00 $80.00 $380.00
Air Cadet: $150.00 $0.00 $150.00
Junior or Other Family Member: $150.00 $40.00 $190.00
Half Year Adult: $150.00 $40.00 $190.00
Half Year Air Cadet: $75.00 $0.00 $75.00
Half Year Junior or Other Family Member: $75.00 $20.00 $95.00
Glider Rental and Launch Fee
Glider Rental: $42.00 per hour or $425.00 for the season
Aerotow: $20.00 for the first 1000 feet plus $1.00 for each additional 100 feet
Aerotow Retrieve: $85.00 per hour
Winch: $10.00 per launch
Postal Address: 510 Cynthia St, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 7K7       

For questions, or comments, or to leave any message with the Saskatoon Soaring Club please contact: SSC Mail