To act as Pilot In Command of a CSA glider, a pilot must have:

  1. had a CSA proficiency check in the current calendar year, with a grace period through February
  2. completed the annual written quiz covering CSA gliders and operations
  3. attended a CSA Safety Meeting in the previous 12 months, or watched a video tape of such a Safety Meeting or received 1 hour of ground instruction on safety-related topics from a CSA instructor
  4. had three flights as sole manipulator of the controls in gliders or approval from a CSA instructor within the preceding 90 days
  5. received a make and model specific endorsement from a CSA instructor

Completion of the above requirements (except #4) must be noted on the pilot's CSA Pilot Card by a CSA instructor.

Non-members may not receive instruction in CSA gliders.

A member is responsible for a glider whenever the glider isn’t in the hangar and responsibility hasn’t been accepted by another member. Tying the glider down outside is not sufficient unless someone is responsible for the glider.

Aerobatics are prohibited in CSA gliders, except for the purpose of spin recovery practice. Pilots doing spins without an instructor in a CSA gliders must have received a spin signoff for that glider from a CSA instructor.

Unsafe flying or FAR violations by a club member will be cause for loss of that member’s flying privileges at Owl Canyon Gliderport. Satisfactory completion of a review with a CSA instructor will be required before restoration of flying privileges.

In the event of damage to club equipment, the responsible member will pay up to $1000  for the cost of the repair. The "responsible member" is the operator of the equipment or the pilot in command of the aircraft unless otherwise determined by the Board of Directors. So fly safe, trailer safe, and tie it down.


To fly the LS-4, a member must have:


To act as PIC, a pilot must have:

Student Pilots


For the purposes of these rules, "cross-country flight" is defined as any soaring flight beyond gliding distance from the point of departure. In order to fly a CSA glider cross-country, you must have:

To fly a CSA glider at a site other than Owl Canyon Gliderport, you must either:

Pilots flying cross-country are expected to hooked up the appropriate trailer to their retrieve vehicle and have arranged for a retrieve crew before takeoff.

To fly the G-103 cross-country you must have met the requirements for the silver badge in addition to the requirements above.

High Altitude Flying

In order to fly a CSA glider above 18,000 feet, you must have:

No fiberglass club glider may be flown above 22,000’ MSL, or above 18,000’ MSL for more than one hour.


In order to launch a glider as PIC on the CSA winch:


The basic procedure for scheduling a glider is described under scheduling policies.

To take a glider to an event away from Owl Canyon Gliderport, request permission from the President or Vice President at least one week in advance. Preference will be given to members who have made the earliest request and have not taken a CSA glider on an outing recently. If you intend to fly as PIC at the outing, you must have a current CSA cross-country endorsement for the sailplane you request.

Each regularly scheduled flying day the glider is absent from the gliderport, a "camp fee" will apply.

Single-place gliders 3 hr min flight fee
Two-place gliders 4 hr min flight fee

If the event is designated as a "club event" by the Board of Directors, the camp fee will be waived.

Good citizenship

The gliderport is run almost entirely by the volunteer efforts of club members. There is no paid help to cut weeds, run wings, or clean gliders. A member who is pulling his or her weight will do all of the following and more:

Introductory Members

Introductory Members are limited to 3 flights in CSA aircraft while they are Introductory Members.


Updated 01/18/2014