How do I join the Soaring Society Of Boulder?


The best way to find out more about the SSB is to visit the glider side (north) of the Boulder airport located on Independence Road. We usually operate every weekend and some weekday afternoons. By all means, feel free to stop by the field on any active day and introduce yourself.

You can join the SSB at the airport or by attending a monthly meeting. When you join the club you will receive a complete new member package outlining the SSB procedures along with manuals for each sailplane in the fleet. The SSB holds monthly meetings on the SECOND Monday of each month at 7 PM. The meeting place is announced in advance but is usually held at the Boulder Airport terminal. Visitors are welcome, so please come if you have an interest in soaring with the SSB.

If you prefer to join at the monthly meeting the SSB membership coordinator will be available to answer your questions about the club.

Please contact the membership coordinator if you have any questions.

See you at the airport!

How much does it cost?

The SSB has several types of memberships to chose from. The Regular member joins with a $500 initiation fee plus a refundable $500 deposit. Dues are $39/month. When it comes down to flying, charges range from $15 to $25 per flight depending on sailplane type and flight duration. Tow fees vary.

Along with the social advantages of belonging to a friendly club - compare our prices. 

Table of Dues and Fees

What should I bring to the airport?

A hat, sunscreen, water bottle and notepad.

After I join then what?

You will need to get together with an instructor and schedule your initial flights. If you are new to flying you will begin your primary instruction under the watchful eye of the SSB instructor of your choice. If you are a transitional power pilot or licensed glider pilot you will need to schedule check rides with the SSB instructors in order to solo club sailplane.

SSB Monthly Meetings

The SSB holds meetings on the SECOND Monday of each month at 7:00 PM, usually in the downstairs meeting room of the Boulder terminal. Visitors are always welcome, so please come and sit in if you are interested in getting to know us or learn more about the sport of soaring. It's a good idea to contact our new member coordinator to obtain the upcoming schedule. 


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