DUES & FEES
Initiation and Dues
Annual SSA Dues
† Single initiation fee covers principal and dependent members of a family.
‡ Pre-solo dependents do not pay dues.
A 3,000 foot release is most commonly used, and provides a good basis for estimating tow expenses.
† Minimum aerotow charge is $26. Releases above 1000 feet are charged at $1.00 per additional 100 feet. (effective 01-Jan-2021)
Aircraft Rental Fees
Club aircraft are made available to members at an hourly rental rate. Members may use gliders any time equipment and facilities are available, in accordance with Sandhill rules and policy.
Demo Ride Rates
Demo ride rates for non-members.
Flight instruction is provided free of charge to club members by Sandhill's volunteer CFIGs (Certified Flight Instructor Glider). Instructional flights typically last 20 – 30 minutes, with approximately 40 flights needed to reach the solo stage of training. A variety of instructional materials may be purchased through the club, as well as outside vendors.
Richmond Field has a limited number of outdoor tie downs and hangar spaces for rent on a monthly basis, for members who own their own sailplanes. Arrangements may also be made for temporary overnight storage of aircraft. Please contact the club for further details.