Seattle Area Soaring Society


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New members are $50 for the first year, and renewing members are $100. All memberships include immediate family members, and people 18 and under may join for free. If you're not local to the Seattle Area, associate memberships renew at $75 year. Finally, if paying dues every year is a big hassle, for $2000 you can become a lifetime member.

What do I need to do to join?

Follow the checklist in the right column. More details? Read on:

In order to become a member, you must first be a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). The AMA is the national sanctioning body for aeromodelling in the United States, and membership provides insurance to both the individual and the club. Beyond that, the AMA has a terrific monthly magazine and a proud history in aviation stretching back to 1936.

If you wish to fly at Carnation Farm, you will need to fill out, pay for, and pass a criminal background check. This is a requirement of our lease with the property holder. You do not need to do this if you don't plan to fly at Carnation Farm. Please note that the fee for the background check is paid to Carnation Farm, and not to SASS, and is the responsibility of the member.

Please also read the Carnation Farm Rules, and sign the last page.

Finally, you'll need to fill out and send in the SASS membership form and pay the dues. You may send the dues by check, or pay with the convenient PayPal button.

You may pay via PayPal without having a PayPal account: PayPal will ask for a valid credit or debit card number.


  • Yearly renewal payments must be received by January 31. A 10% late fee will be assessed on all payments received after that date.

  • There is usually a contest fee associated with participation in a contest. For details, visit our event calendar.

  • All memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Forms and links

Pay or Renew Online

Membership Options:
AMA Number:
Preferred email for club info:

    New Member Checklist

  1. Join the AMA at the AMA Membership Page

  2. Fill out the SASS Membership Form

  3. Fill out the Background Check Form (Send fee to address on form)

  4. Read Carnation Farm Rules (sign last page)

  5. And finally, send all the forms and a check to:

  6. SASS Treasurer
    3005 S. College St.
    Seattle, WA 98144-5505