Club Rates & Fees
|SSA (Required by all members)||-||$72.00/year|
|SSA Youth member||-||$42.00/year|
|NOTE:||When joining, new members are responsible for paying the appropriate Initiation fee, first month's dues, and the SSA membership fee.|
Flight Fees for Members and visiting SSA pilotsFlight charges and tow fees are subject to state sales tax. Student instruction and solo flights are tax exempt.
|Club Glider Fee||
Unlimited Use: $34 per month*
Limited Use: $45 per flight
|Standard Tow Fee||Minimum charge:
A $20 hookup fee for the first 1000 ft. The tow rate above that is variable. It is derived from the formula:
Tow Rate per 100' (above 1000 ft) = $0.80 + (4.66 (fuel price) * 0.125).
The club will adjust the price of tows based on the price of 100LL on the day of billing. The tow rate changes if the new rate determined by the formula is 5 cents less or 5 cents more (per 100') than the previous tow rate.
1/29/2017 - Current Tow Rate (above 1000 ft) = $1.38 per 100' resulting in a standard 3000' tow costing $47.60
|Dual Tow Fee||Both pilots pay a $20 hookup fee for the first 1000 ft and 60% of the Tow Rate per 100 ft (above 1000 ft) using the formula above.|
|Non-member Tow Surcharge||$20 per tow (why a non-member charge?)|
|Aero Retrieve||$125 / tach hour|
Demonstration and Introductory Flight Fees
|Demonstration Flight||$120 per flight, including a 3000' tow.|
|Additional altitude||$20 / 1000 feet|
Why do we have a non-member tow surcharge? The Evergreen Soaring Board of Directors believe that members and non-members alike should fairly share the total costs of aerotowing.
Our club tow rate covers variable towing costs: fuel, oil, tow-plane maintenance; tow line replacement, etc. Fixed costs (hangars, insurance, etc.) are covered by membership dues and average about $20 per tow. It is not a punitive charge. The total cost of a non-member tow is just barely covered.