Membership has its privileges.
SOGA Fee Structure for 2021
Club Membership Fees: Club membership paid on or before
May long weekend - $300.00.* Paid after May 24
Non-member Day fees: $50 (one or two days on same weekend),
$25 for new AT graduates (for the remainder of the season)
Tow Fees: $35 per standard 2000' tow; Partial tow below 1,000' - $20.00;
Tows above 2,000' are an additional $10.00/1000' provided there are no pilots
waiting to launch.
Volunteer Recognition: Members can earn a $50 discount in membership fees
by volunteer labour for a sanctioned work event or task. Earn a discount
by contributing in excess of 10 hours on a minimum of two club work days.
Time will be self logged at the site.
Glider Storage: Membership includes storage for one glider. If you have a
second glider, there is an additional fee of $50.
[* Clarification: In the interest of encouraging more volunteer effort in
support of the club and to recognize the significant benefit of volunteer
effort of club members, the BOD has fine tuned the fee structure for 2021.
In a nutshell, club fees will increase by $50, but members will be able to
earn a $50 credit for working 10 hours on a minimum of two designated club
work days. Club members who pay a $250 membership fee on or before May 24
will be committing to a minimum of 10 volunteer hours. If you don't anticipate
being able to participate as a volunteer, please pay the full membership
fee up front. ]
Attention New Pilots - 2021
Fee Structure for Aerotow Students and New AT Pilots
Over the past several years SOGA has waived membership fees for students
of the Aerotowing Course offered by Instinct. The club has reduced or eliminated
membership fees for new AT pilots. At a recent meeting of the BoD, this policy
was reaffirmed with minor adjustments as follows:
Aerotowing Student Fees: SOGA Annual Membership
Fees are waived for aerotow students working toward their AT sign-off.
Regular tow fees continue to apply.
New Members: For recently graduated AT
pilots, their first annual SOGA Annual Membership fee is $100.00 before July
31 and $50 after that date.
Full membership fees would apply for the following year. Regular tow fees
continue to apply.
Looking forward to seeing you all out at the field in 2021.
Yes, membership in SOGA definitely has its privileges. Like access to the
SOGA MEMBERS Yahoo forum and the "closed group" SOGA FaceBook page where
we post and discuss forecast conditions, flying plans, and special events.
SOGA members can also use the confidential URL on your membership card to
access the private members list and other member-specific resources. Not
to mention that wonderful sense of belonging ... to an exclusive group of
HG pilots who are friendly, supportive, and passionate about what they do.
Types of Membership: Full membership
and Associate membership.
Non-members can subscribe to the
SOGA FaceBook page
to gain some insight into our club.
Who Can Join: Anyone can join as an associate
member. In order to join SOGA as a full aerotow member, you must be, at minimum,
a Novice rated pilot with an aerotow sign-off and have current HPAC
How To Join: Talk to other members to explore
the possibilities to see if it is right for you. Come out to a monthly meeting
and meet the members. Visit our site and watch how we do things.
Then, if you're still up for it, go to our Resources page, select Forms,
and print out an Application For Membership. Fill it out and send it in ....
along with a cheque and a signed SOGA waiver.
Membership List: The private area of this web
site can be accessed using the info on your membership card.
BOD: There are 4 directors on SOGA's board.
President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Trearurer. Refer also to
the Contact Us page.
Projects and Committees: Public Relations
Monthly Meetings: The membership meets once
a month, usually on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Guests are welcome to
Paid up members have full access to all amenities
on site including glider storage and free camping.
Rates: Annual membership is for the calendar
year. See above for details.
Breaking down after a great day of flying.