Membership Info


Membership Information

Central California Soaring Association Membership is open to anyone with an interest in soaring flight.  From student pilots to diamond level cross country flying, CCSC membership accommodates everyone.  As an SSA Chapter, all members must maintain their membership within the SSA for our chapter and insurance purposes.


Introductory Lesson

Central California Soaring Association in concert with the Soaring Society of America (SSA) FAST program offers an introductory lesson with a certified flight instructor.
The FAST package is a great value at $139. With your purchase you will receive:
  • An introductory lesson consisting of a minimum of 30 minutes of ground instruction and approximately 30 minutes of flight time.
  • A copy of "Everybody’s 1st Gliding Book".
  • A glider pilot logbook.
  • An introductory three (3) month membership in the Soaring Society of America, including three (3) copies of the monthly magazine Soaring, the society's journal.

How Much Will it Cost?

Typical Cost Estimates to Solo in Gliders

Full Membership


The full membership entitles you to fly or train in the club aircraft at a nominal cost per flight plus tow fees.  See Fee Schedule below for full details.

Student Membership

Students enrolled full-time in an accredited school are offered a deep discount on club membership and no initiation fee.


Tow Pilot Membership:


If you are a qualified power pilot interested in towing gliders aloft, we have a membership plan specifically for this.  No monthly fee.  Typical weekend days will net you about 2 hrs of time for your logbook and it is a fun place to hang out if you are an aviation buff.


Membership Applications:

For information on joining the CCSA, please send an email to:

membership@soaravenal.com

Club Bylaws:


2019 Updated CCSA Bylaws

Member Information Packet and Manual:

Member Packet


Membership Fees: