MGSA offers various membership categories for use of club equipment and instruction, as well as social and non-flying activities. Applications for Full Membership are submitted along with fee payment to the Membership Director or Treasurer in order to qualify for immediate flying privileges. It is suggested that prospective new members observe flight operations and meet members to become familiar with MGSA before applying for membership. Since all club operations are conducted by members only, all Full Members are expected to serve as a daily Operations Director, Tow Pilot, Instructor, Crew Chief, MGSA officer, or other duties qualified to perform.
Check out the video below for an introduction to soaring and becoming a member by our coordinator, Michael Price!
All club gliders are free to use for members. Just pay for the tow, about $45 to 2000 feet!
Eligible to fly any MGSA aircraft qualified by logbook CFIG sign-off, take MGSA aero tows, and received club-sponsored instruction (at fees determined by the instructor). All voting and social activities privileges.
Fees: $500 one-time MGSA initiation fee, $400 annual dues and $75 annual Soaring Society of America (SSA) membership. In addition - members choose between either:
A one-time capital funding non-interest bearing note for $500 (to be returned if member leaves the club)
A $50 annual interest fee
Spouses and children of Full Members are eligible for Family Membership. Same privileges as Full Member. Fees: $250 initiation fee, $200 annual dues and $75 annual SSA membership. No capital funding note or interest required.
Reduced rates for student budgets! Must be a full-time student under the age of 23 enrolled in an accredited high school or college. Same privileges and responsibilities as Full Member. Eligible to fly any MGSA aircraft qualified by logbook CFIG sign-off, take MGSA aero tows, and received club-sponsored instruction (at fees determined by the instructor). All voting and social activities privileges. Fees: $250 Initiation fee, $200 annual dues, $42 SSA Youth membership. No capital funding or interest.
No flying or voting privileges but eligible for all social activities and newsletter. Fees: $40 annual dues and $75 annual SSA membership. No other fees.
The membership application can be accessed here.
For training frequently asked questions, click here.
For more information, please contact our membership coordinator at email@example.com or 770-815-6031.