Sierra Soaring Club
PO Box 956
Ridgecrest, CA 93555PO Box 956 Ridgecrest, CA 93555
The club has several classes of membership to serve the needs of the members. Because we are a chapter of the Soaring Society of America, SSA membership is required to receive any club services.
1.Basic -- fly the Blanik ($250 initiation, $50/month dues, no charge for sailplane)
2.Advanced -- fly the Blanik and 1-35 ($500 initiation, $50/month dues, no charge for sailplanes)
3.Power -- fly the Cessna 182 (towing tasks primary) ($500 initiation, $75/month dues, $130/hour wet.
4.Premier -- fly the Blanik, 1-35 and 182 ($750 initiation, $100/month dues, $130/hour wet for the 1-82, no charge for sailplanes)
5.Tow Pilot -- must meet FAA requirements, complete a towing course, 500 hours power minimum -- no charges, no salary. Tow pilots earn one hour of Blanik time for each hour of towing.
6.Private Owner -- No charge but tow fees slightly higher
7.Inactive -- no dues, no vote; reactivate by resuming paying dues
8.Distant (greater than 50 miles away) -- initiation fee, monthly dues only when flying.
Note: Instruction fee is arranged between the student and instructor, but typically $30 for club members; $60 for non-members; tow charges additional to all other fees.
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80103/13/2014 8:33:16 PM UTC
Club Gliders: L-23 Super Blanik Schweizer SGS 1-34 Schweizer SGS 1-35 Tow Plane: Cessna 182A Tows provided to glider owners and club members.
80093/13/2014 8:30:03 PM UTC
Sierra Soaring Club is located at Inyokern Airport (KIYK) just north of the new airline terminal.
- Organization Type: Not-for-Profit
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- Average number of Aircraft: 3
- Memberships Currently Available: Yes
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