The Tucson Soaring Club (TuSC) was formed in November of 1967 and operated out of Ryan Field. There were 25 charter members. In 1983, the club moved to Marana Number 5 Auxiliary Field (a field used during WWII). The members cleared the brush for runways and built the hangars. The field was named El Tiro Gliderport after the road which leads to the airport.
The purpose of the Tucson Soaring Club is to foster and promote the art and science of motorless flight.
We are pleased to have your interest in being a member of the Tucson Soaring Club. The procedure of application consists of three steps: one or more visits to El Tiro; a required meeting with a designated club member to discuss details of the way the club functions and the role of members; and finally, a review by the Board of Directors of the Club.
Tyler became the youngest pilot to fly a Zuni. Great job Tyler.
A view of Mt Lemmon from a glider.
El Tiro Gliderport as seen from a glider.