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Benefits & Fees

Field Access

  • Access to Silent Wings Ranch outside of contests to fly your gliders as you please.
  • Right to camp at SWR up to two weeks per month in designated area. Note: Longer-term stays require authorization by the SWSS board.


Field Amenities

  • Access to 3.3 acres of grass in the desert, dedicated to RC soaring
  • Shade structures
  • Toilet facilities
  • Field weather station
  • Wind socks and wind direction indicators


Reduced Fees for Flying Events at SWR

  • Monthly club contest fee of $10 versus $15 for non-members
  • Waive of additional $20 fee for 2-day competitions


Club Website Access

Members will gain access to the following club website features...


  • Automatic e-mail reminders for upcoming events
  • Membership directory
  • Access to soaring interest groups
  • Access to calendar for scheduling ad-hoc practice or casual flying events
  • Member-only discussion forums
  • Member blogs and photo albums
  • Posting to classifieds
  • Additional member-only information


Ability to Invite Guests


Annual Membership Fees

Membership fees are collected after member application is reviewed and approved. 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

Junior (Under 18): $50

Family (Up to 5 in single household): $150 + $50 for each additional member

Senior (65+): $100