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.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
The hours of operation are from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesdays year round
HOW TO CONTACT US:
Phone: (520) 575-2500
Line Cart Cell: (520) 449-0138 (during hrs of operation)
TuSC Mailing Address.
The Tucson Soaring Club, Inc.
7320 N La Cholla
Suite 154, PMB 165
Tucson AZ 85741-2305
El Tiro Gliderport, Marana, AZ, I-10 to Marana Exit 236, follow green signs to gliderport, 11 1/2 miles from exit. 100 members. Rides offered only on Wednesday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. Call in advance. Instruction available for all glider ratings and program for paraplegic individuals. Visitors are welcome.
Equipment:(1) Grob G-103A Twin II, (2) Grob G 103A Twin II Acro, (1) PZL Swidnik PW-6, (1) PZL Swidnik PW-5 Smyk, (2) Pawnee towplane, (2) Schempp-Hirth Std Cirrus, (1) Callair towplane