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Why Join SOGA?

In a word ...... FUN. When you're floating around at cloud-base and your only concern is finding that next thermal, life is pretty darn good. But beyond the ready access to flying, SOGA offers many other benefits.

Glider Storage / Camping / Large glider set-up area / Glider Rental / Camaraderie / Cross-country flight mentorship

Planned and impromptu social events / Free Seminars / Access to the members-only FaceBook page.

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How to Join: Check out our Contact page for more information and our email address.


All active pilots must download, sign and submit a current waiver before their first flight of the year. A photo of both pages of the 2023 waiver, initialed and signed, then emailed to Kevin Thomson. No membership will be considered active without a signed waiver and active HPAC membership.

You can download a Waiver for 2023 here for your convenience.

Fee Structure for 2023

Club Membership Fees: Club membership paid on or before May long weekend - $400.00. Paid after May 24 - $500.00

Tow Fees: $40 per standard 2000' tow; Partial tow below 1,500' - $25.00; Tows above 2,000' are an additional $12.50/1000' provided there are no pilots waiting to launch.

Glider Storage: Membership includes storage for one glider. If you have a second glider, there is an additional fee of $75.

Looking forward to seeing you all out at the field this flying season.

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 insurance.

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 field and watch how we do things. Then, if you're up for it, do not hesitate to contact us.

Board of Directors: There are 4 positions on SOGA's BoD. President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Standing Committees: Public Relations and Safety.

Monthly Meetings: The membership meets once a month, usually on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Guests are welcome to attend.

Rates: Annual membership is for the calendar year. See above for details.

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Southwestern Ontario Gliding Association is a not-for-profit corporation registered in the province of Ontario, Canada