Regular West Coast Soaring Club membership is $80 $40 per year and includes access to club launches (why the discount?).
Pilots 25 and under only pay $25; and first year paragliding / hang gliding students only pay $10. Temporary and out of town membership options are also available – apply below.
Your membership funds the free flight 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 transparent about 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 or Renew online
if you are a new member
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 or Renew 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. You can also email us the signed waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to send in a waiver?
- New members: yes, please email or mail us one.
- Renewing members: only if you haven’t sent us a waiver since late 2014. If your membership was valid in 2019, you don’t need a new waiver.
Please mail completed paper applications, signed waivers, cheques to the following address (make sure to include my name):
PO Box 10016 Chieftain
Please note: our mailing address changed recently, the address above is the new one. Do NOT mail your application to Oakridge, we will not be able to receive it.
Email Nikita for membership questions.
Email Pedro with technical / website issues.
Remember to get HPAC Insurance
All pilots must obtain HPAC insurance in order to fly at WCSC sites – this is a requirement of our LZ landlords and launch tenures.
This applies to visiting pilots just as well. HPAC offers temporary insurance for visiting pilots.