About WSPA


The WSPA was founded June 11, 1986 in Tucson, AZ. The charter meeting was the result of a year's effort and input by the pilots who attended the 1985 Women Soaring Seminar at Air Sailing near Reno, NV. Our current membership exceeds 200 pilots including International pilots.

The highlight of each year is the Annual Women Soaring Seminar where members from all over the country meet to encourage and support each other and to soar.

Check the Seminar tab for more information about the annual seminar.

WSPA is a proud division of the SSA.


Membership Information

Quick one page list of benefits


  • Participation in the Women's Soaring Seminar held annually.
  • Subscription to Hangar Soaring, the Official quarterly newsletter of the WSPA.
  • Ability to compete for the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Trophy for the longest handicapped cross-country flight of the year.
  • Ability to compete for the Virginia Schweizer Trophy for the best performance by a woman pilot at the 1-26 Championships.
  • Scholarships


  • Full Membership is open to any woman holding a student glider rating or higher.
  • Associate Membership is open to everyone else, male and female.


  • Dues are $20.00/year due in June. ($22 for PayPal)  Dues are not prorated.
  • Dues are $10/year ($11 for PayPal) for students up through 18 yrs old.
  • Life Member $300 ($310 for PayPal)


Click on the PayPal button below to pay dues using PayPal!  

Donations always accepted too!  WSPA is 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation, so all donations are 100% tax-deductible.  We take monetary donations of support for our mission to enable more women to soar through seminars and scholarships.  Any amount is appreciated and will be acknowledged in writing.



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