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, CCSA membership accommodates everyone.  As an SSA Chapter, all members must maintain their membership within the SSA for our chapter and insurance purposes.

How Much Will it Cost?

Typical Cost Estimates to Solo in Gliders


Standard Membership:

The standard 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:

Club Bylaws:

CCSA Bylaws - 2019

IRS Determination Letter as to 501(c)(3) Status 

Membership Fees:

Membership Information Manual:

This document has a complete description of the membership classes and rates that are summarized above.

Membership Information Manual (March 2022)

New Member Packet (December 2020)

Procedure for Crediting Service for Towing and Instructing