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Costs & Fees

Windy City Soaring Association is a non-profit organization , a 501(c)(7) social club.  All costs and fees are set to assure proper maintenance of our assets and reasonable reserves while balancing the desire to keep the cost of flying low for our members. Fees are subject to change as may be needed but our intent is to keep them as stable as reasonably possible.

Membership Fees & Dues

 Fee  Regular Family   Youth  Associate
*Initiation Fee  $800 Regular + $125 / Added Member   $100 / yr  
**Dues (monthly)  $50 Regular + $13 / Added Member  $21  
SSA Membership (annual)  $75 Regular + $45 / Added Member    $42 $72 Adult / $42 Youth 
CLGC Membership (annual)  $10 Regular + $10 / Added Member   $10  

* Youth Initiation Fee is Paid annually until the Regular Member Initiation Fee Level is reached.

** Dues are discounted if paid in full at the beginning of the year as noted below:
        • Regular Members are discounted to $500/yr
        • Additional Family members are discounted to $125/yr

Aircraft Rental Rates

 Aircraft Rental Rate
Schweizer 2-33  $20 / hr
PZL-Swidnik PW-5  $22 / hr
Grob 103 Twin II  $35 / hr
Schleicher ASK-21  $40 / hr

• Aircraft Rental rates may be adjusted if required.

Instruction Surcharge

 Item Surcharge Rate
Instruction  $15 / hr

• All instruction is provided by an FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFIG).

Aero-tow Rates

 Item  Rate
Hookup Fee  $10
Each 100 ft of Tow  $1.25

• Maximum tow height is limited to 4000 AGL (4760 MSL) without prior Crew Chief approval.
• Aero-tow rates may be adjusted based on fuel prices.

Aero-tow Retrieve Rates

Retrieval  Rate
WITHIN 11 nautical miles from Hinckley (0C2) Airport  $35 Flat Fee
BEYOND 11 nautical miles from Hinckley (0C2) Airport  Cost of a 2000 ft tow + $70 / hr

• Aero-tow retrieval rates may be adjusted quarterly.

Field Use & Hanger Fees

 Item Rental Rate
Privately Owned Glider Field Use
(Includes Tie-down in Staging Area)
 $300 / yr
Full Time Hanger Storage
(Includes Field Use)
 $110 / mo
Winter Hanger Storage
(December - April)
 $300 / season

• Full Time and Winter Hanger Storage are available on a limited basis.