Southern California Soaring Academy, Glider Flight School, The Best Soaring Site in Los Angeles County

Southern California Soaring Academy, Glider Flight School, The best soaring site in Los Angeles County

The best soaring site in Los Angeles County

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GIVING BACK... to those who have given the most

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Southern California Soaring Academy, Inc. (SCSA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit glider flight school offers a unique opportunity to wounded service members to spend a day at the airfield, take a glider flight and continue with flight training toward the goal of learning to solo and earning an FAA private pilot license.

This is often a once in a lifetime opportunity for some and for many this is the first time since being wounded that they've been able to recapture a sense of adventure.

Recreation's purpose is not to kill time, but to make life;
not to keep a person occupied, but to keep them refreshed;
not to offer an escape from life but to provide a discovery.

For wounded service-members the simple joy of recreation is eclipsed by the stress and daunting challenges of recovering from serious wounds. Frequent financial stress and the wrenching choices these young people must now face compound their challenges.  Every American safe at home enjoys the liberty of re-creating from the stresses of everyday life because of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform who put themselves in harm's way each and every day.

Our way of saying "thanks" to these many brave young men and women is to provide a simple day of respite from their stresses and a chance to "re-create" in a truly memorable way.

The SCSA Wounded-Service-Member-Glider-Program is unique in the United States and takes its cue from similar adventure programs used to enable, empower and build confidence in seriously wounded and disabled service members.

Learning to fly solo in an aircraft (i.e. pre-flight, take-off, navigate back to the airfield, enter the pattern and land by yourself) is a once-in-a-lifetime thrill for every pilot and no less so for a young person struggling to come to terms with the severity of their wounds.

In January of 2012 SCSA took delivery of two new ASK-21 two-place high-performance state of the art gliders equipped with hand controls to actuate the rudder foot pedals, thus enabling a person to fly the aircraft even if they lack the use of their legs.

SCSA is committed to the simple principle of honoring those who have served our country by giving back to those who have given most.

SCSA self funds its wounded flying days through your generous donations, the support of our many volunteers, the students who take lessons, as well as the general public who come out and purchase glider rides.

 

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  • DONATIONS

  • TAX INFORMATION

  • PRIVACY POLICY

DONATIONS

Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Online Donations

You can support our program by making a credit card contribution online via PayPal. PayPal is secure, fast and easy, and you will receive an acknowledgement for your tax records. You do not need a PayPal account to process your donation.


Make payments with PayPal, it's fast, free, and secure!


Planned Giving

There are many charitable planned giving options available to you. You can make a planned gift by naming Southern California Soaring Academy, Inc. as a beneficiary of your last will and testament, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or charitable trust.

Some of the above-mentioned planned giving strategies may have a greater tax benefit to you than others, so please consult with your attorney or financial advisor on which strategy would work best for you.

If you, your attorney or financial advisor has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Southern California Soaring Academy, Inc. by calling 866.945.0240, or emailing our office at: donate@soaringacademy.org

Give At Work

Increase your donation with employer matching funds. Many employers will match your personal donation. Check with your company for more information on matching gift programs.

Give By Mail

Mail checks payable to: Southern California Soaring Academy or SCSA

Mail to:

Southern California Soaring Academy
24307 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Suite #513
Valencia, CA 91355

 

TAX INFORMATION

Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Tax ID # 26-4006234 (listing in www.irs.gov/app/pub-78/)

 

PRIVACY POLICY

What information we collect.

We collect and use various personal information from donors that includes: amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments and email address. The tax laws in the United States and the State require us to keep contact information and contribution levels of donors on file.

How we use that information.

We will never publish, sell, trade, rent or share your name (unless released by you for publication), email or mail addresses, or telephone number. We will use and by donating you grant us permission to use contact information (email, telephone number and address) of donors for these purposes only:

  1. Distribute receipts for donations
  2. Thank you for your donation
  3. Inform you about our upcoming fund-raising and other activities via newsletters
  4. Internal analysis and record keeping
  5. Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
  6. Contact you about changes to this policy

Financial information

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff who need to process those data. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access those data. Southern California Soaring Academy, Inc. uses PayPal's payment processing services. We neither store nor have access to your credit card information, bank account numbers or other account data sent to those processing services. We have chosen to use this service due to their world class security and strong reputation. Checks, money orders and similar methods of payment sent to our PO BOX office are handled by professional and trusted staff. Handling of these drafts is always performed in the presence of at least two members of staff. However, we cannot guarantee the security of these drafts while they are in the postal system.

Contact us.

If you have questions about this Donor Privacy Policy or if you wish to be removed from our email/postal contact lists, then please email donate@soaringacademy.org or write a letter.

Mail to:

Southern California Soaring Academy
Attn: Give Back
24307 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Suite #513
Valencia, CA 91355

 

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2017 SPONSORS

2012 Sponsor, D.A.V. Industires, Inc., Spring Valley, CAD.A.V. Industries, Inc.

1049 Elkelton Blvd
Spring Valley, CA 91977, Phone: 619-337-9244
www.davveteransthriftstores.com

 

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