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Thanks for visiting the Mid Columbia Soarers (MCS) web site. We are an AMA chartered club whose main mission is caretaker of Eagle Butte. Eagle is one of the best slope sites in the West. We also fly at Kiona Butte and are working on an access agreement for Chandler Butte. In addition to these excellent slope sites we have an arrangement with Basin Sod near Eltopia where there is great Thermal flying.

With all that great slope and fields of grass access and the name Mid-Columbia Soarers you might think soaring is all we're about. Wrong! Our members fly everything from ultra-lite indoor planes to quarter scale monsters. If you don't pour the fuel in it, we fly it!


     The biggest issue facing Eagle Butte is the access road. I have been in contact with the farmer working the back side of the slope and we havge come to the conclusion that access from the South side of the field would best suite both club and farmer.
     The club has the funds to create a "primitive road" starting from the water tower on Grandridge St. to the top of the slope. There is a road to the North that was created by the farmer (starting at the original pipe gate) for access to his circle pivots. This is for his use only and may be plowed under at any time for planting purposes. PLEASE do not use this road.  The new access road will be finished by late Oct. Watch this page for  that anouncement.
     The crop to be planted for 2014 will be Timothy (hay) so land large glass ships won't be a problem for the next 2 years.
      CLUB DUES will raise to $40 per year to create revenue for maintaining our road. Please contact Doug Coleman at   dougalert@aol.com  for membership questions. Down load the membership form from this web site and send it to Doug with your dues. Please write clearly, especially your e-mail address.
     MORE NEWS as it happens!

Thank you,
Don Stewart
MCS President


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