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Membership Has Its Privileges
Become a Member of CSS

Membership
Membership in the Cleveland Soaring Society affords you many things, not the least of which is access to club owned gliders and the tow plane to get where you want to be!  Gliders are available free of charge (no rental fee) on a first come, first served basis.  Tow fees and instruction fees (if required) are charged on a per flight basis (see below)


Full Membership

Full membership in the Cleveland Soaring Society entitles you to the membership privileges noted above and also voting eligibility in all club elections.  Full membership cost is $700/year, due on or before our annual meeting in early April.


Introductory Membership

Introductory membership is offered to prospective members who want to give glider flying a try before committing to a long term relationship with CSS.  Intro membership is $120, is good for one month and includes:

1. One tow to 3000’

2. A free three month Intro membership to the Soaring Society of America (our parent organization), including three free issues of Soaring magazine, published monthly by the SSA.

3. Tow fees at regular club rates (see table below)

4. Access to glider instruction

 

Youth Membership

Youth membership is offered to full time students age 21 or under at a 50% discount from regular Full membership rate ($350/year)


Instruction

Glider instruction is available on site by an FAA certified glider instructor.  Instruction fees vary, based on flight altitude and duration but should average out to about $20 per flight.

Prorated Membership

So, you want to become a Full member but you’re starting late in the season.  Don’t worry!  We offer prorated membership dues specifically for this case. Here is the prorated schedule

Tow Fee Schedule

All members pay the same tow fees, based on release altitude

Release Altitude
Tow Fee
Rope Break
$10
1000'
$15
2000'
$20
3000'
$30
4000'
$40
5000'
$50
Month
Dues
June
$600
July
$500
August
$400
September
$300
October
$200