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Benefits & Fees

Field Access

  • Access to Silent Wings Ranch outside of contests to fly your gliders as you please.

Field Amenities

  • 3.3 acres of grass in the desert, dedicated to RC soaring
  • This location is a FRIA, so no remote ID equipment is required. What is a FRIA?
  • Two shade structures (south and north)
  • Toilet facilities (south and north), including an ADA toilet on south side
  • Field weather station and weather cam
  • Wi-Fi access (5GHz)
  • Member RVs are welcome to make your stay more comfortable (no hookups).

Reduced Fees for Club Events

  • 30% discount on monthly club contest fees ($10 rather than $15)
  • $20 discount on multiple-day events
  • Waive of credit card convenience fees

Club Website Access

  • Member directory
  • SWSS Slack: Instant-messaging, discussion, and collaboration among members
  • Member classifieds (get best deals before they are made available to the public)
  • SWSS field-view camera
  • Automatic e-mail reminders for upcoming events
  • Member login/profile for easier management of event registrations and payments
  • Interaction with soaring interest groups
  • Member photo albums and blogs
  • Additional member-only information

Ability to Invite Guests

  • Club members may invite guests for $10/day with limitations. See Club Bylaws

Annual Membership Fee

The annual membership fee is collected after the member application is reviewed and approved. Renewals are yearly, prompted by our website on your enrollment anniversary.

This site accepts PayPal, all major credit cards, and check payment. If you choose to pay by check, processing time will vary.

  • Adult (18 to 64): $150
  • Senior (65+): $100
  • Junior (Under 18): $50
  • Family (Up to 5 in single household): $150 + $50 for each additional member