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CISS Membership

Central Indiana Soaring Society is 501(c)3 corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes including:

  1. Promoting the science of motor less flight
  2. Sponsoring and promoting education in flying safety and equipment care
  3. Providing facilities and equipment to test motor less aircraft for the public safety.
  4. Financing educational programs to inform the general public of the science of motor less flight

Club members from as far away as Fort Wayne, Rome City, Angola, Terre Haute, Louisville, Lafayette, and Indianapolis come to Alexandria to enjoy their hobby of soaring. They fly in one of the club’s four sailplanes or in one of the dozen privately owned sailplanes based at the airport. Membership is open to anyone interested in flying sailplanes. Approximately half or the club’s 65 members are student pilots learning to fly with the clubs 8 flight instructors. Members vary in age from 12 to over 80.

Benefits of Membership

  • Central Indiana Soaring Society provides an opportunity to fly sailplanes in Central Indiana
  • Costs are kept low by members serving as operations crew teams, tow pilots, or flight instructors
  • Flight instruction is donated by club members who are flight instructors
  • Hangar space and tows are available for private sailplane owners
  • Club social activities include monthly cookouts for all members

Costs

Full Membership.......... $ 1000

  • Payable $ 500 plus $ 250 each of next 2 years
  • Monthly Dues...................    $ 60
  • Annual SSA Membership....    65

Membership is for the whole family and allows spouses and children under 21 to fly

Student Membership..... $ 200  ( under 22.yrs of age )

  • Monthly Dues.........  ..........    $ 15
  • Annual SSA Membership... .   36

Club Member 2017 Rate Schedule

Tows

  • Up to 500 ft .................  $ 16
  • 1000 ft ........................      21
  • 2000 ft............................   28
  • 3000 ft............................   35
  • 4000 ft............................   50

Rentals

  • Blanik L-23.................... $ 16.20 /hr
  • Grob 103........................   19.80 /hr
  • Schweizer 1-34................ 17.40 /hr

Flight Instruction..................... no charge

Membership Application Form

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