Regular West Coast Soaring Club membership costs $80 per year and includes access to club launches. We have fresh blood discounts: pilots under 25 pay only $25; and first year students only $10. Temporary and out of town membership options are also available – apply below.
Your membership funds the freeflight infrastructure and ecosystem in the Lower Mainland and Squamish-Lillooet regions of BC. WCSC pays for launch site tenure (including commercial use for instructional and tandem flights), we negotiate LZ access with landowners, organize events like fly-ins and repack clinics, etc. We are very efficient at what we do, and every member can view our finances on the forum.
"We" are not just the board of directors. Our indispensable volunteers maintain flying sites, teach pilots to repack their chutes, offer their homes for events, etc. We're all in this together.
Apply & Renew Online
We have a NEW online membership system for 2019. You can pay with credit card (easiest), cheque, or cash.
Sign up if you are a new member OR haven't renewed in 2019 yet.
Log in if you have already created a new account in 2019.
If in doubt, try to sign up and follow the prompts. Please do contact us if something's wrong (see bottom of page).
Apply by Mail
Please note: online applications are much faster. There is no need to submit a paper application if all you want is to pay by cheque or send us a waiver – just apply online and mail us the cheque and/or waiver.
Do I need to send in a waiver?
- New members: yes, please mail us one.
- Renewing members: only if you haven't sent us a waiver since late 2014. If your membership was valid in 2018, you don't need a new waiver.
Please mail completed paper applications, signed waivers, cheques to the following address:
PO Box 10016 Chieftain
HPACHang Gliding & Paragliding Association of Canada membership provides third party liability insurance that is required to fly at sites in Canada. Join or Renew your HPAC membership
Email Nikita for membership questions.
Email Pedro with technical / website issues.
Our emails can be found on the About Us page.