Membership Fees and Charges

2019/2020 Season

(Oct 2019 - Sept 2020)
 
Fixed price to solo scheme  
Includes 1st year full membership and flying fees over 2 years (minimum 45 launch fees) and maximum 100 launches to solo. Full Flying member. £1250
Includes 1st year full membership and flying fees over 2 years (minimum 45 launch fees) and maximum 100 launches to solo. Under 18 years. £625

Please see the to solo conditions.

Annual Membership
Adult (25 or over / under 65 years) £450
Adult (65 years or over) £330
Family (two adult members) £730
Young Adult (18-24) £225
Student (18 - 24 and in full time education) £170
Junior (under 18) £57.50
Country Adult (Full flying (non-country) member of another BGA club; lives > 50 miles from Aston Down) £220
Associate (up to 12 flights per year at club rates) £80
Reciprocal Members
Reciprocal members must be full flying members of a BGA club.
Reciprocal membership is free for “Rockpolisher League” club members.
£10 per day, £60 per 9 day week

The membership year starts on the 1st of October. Members joining in the middle of a year will be given a pro-rata discount for the part year and pay the full year's fee at the time of renewal.

Gliding Courses
wc 25 March to wc 22 April £544 Booked by 28 Feb 2019
wc 25 March to wc 22 April £577 Booked after 28 Feb 2019
wc 25 March to wc 22 April £610 Booked after 16 March 2019
wc 29 April to wc 19 August £654 Booked by 28 Feb 2019
wc 29 April to wc 19 August £676 Booked after 28 Feb 2019 and by 16 March 2019
wc 29 April to wc 19 August £698 Booked after 16 March 2019
wc 26 August to wc 21 October £577 Booked by 28th February 2019
wc 26 August to wc 21 October £588 Booked after 28 Feb 2019 and by 16 March 2019
wc 26 August to wc 21 October £588 Booked after 16 March 2019

Courses are 5 days starting on each Monday.
Course fees include one month membership, starter pack, all winch launches and soaring fees but exclude accommodation and meals.
There is a non-refundable deposit of £70 to be paid when the course is booked.
Existing club members are given a £50 discount on the course fees.

One day Courses, Trial Lessons and Guests  
One day Course £225.00
Trial Lesson - single flight with aerotow launch £95.00
Extra winch launch flights during one month membership £11.00
Guest Flight (up to 4 guests per member per year) £22.00
Weekday Evening Trial Lessons  
Single flight £45.00
Groups of 10 or more £43.00
Launching and Soaring Fees
Winch Launch Refresher Training
Adult £11.00 £6.50
Under 25 £9.00 £6.50
Simulated cable break - land ahead £6.50  
Simulated cable break - 360 or abbreviated circuit £6.50  
Cable break - land ahead No charge No Charge
Cable break - 360 or abbreviated circuit No Charge No Charge
Aerotow    
Standard 2000ft launch May vary according to tug available and ferry costs £1.20 per 100' (min charge £14.40)
Per 100ft thereafter May vary according to tug available and ferry costs 90p per 100'
Soaring Fees Adult Junior
Free soaring for the first 10 minutes of flight for launches at Aston Down. All gliders have a maximum charge of 2 hours soaring (2 hours 10 minutes total time)
ASK 8 17p 15p
ASK 18 23p 21p
K23 27p 24p
ASK 13 39p 35p
ASK 21 / DG500 whether dual under instruction or solo / mutual 44p 39p
Aeroplanes  
Powered aircraft landing fee (strictly PPR) £12.00

There is no landing fee for aerotow retrieves and aircraft specifically arriving for aerotows.

Facility Fees  Per day Per week Per year
Private glider facility fee (was trailer parking) £2.50 £11.00 £210.00
Hangarage - main hangar & T hangars     £480.00
Caravan parking £11.00 £55.00 £260.00
Bunk room - shared twin room £26.00 £164.00  
Bunk room - sole occupancy £19.00 £115.00  
Workshop hire £20.00
£10 half day
£115.00  
Aircraft hire (for off-site use and by agreement with the CFI) Per week Per day
Single Seater Summer (April - Sept) £275.00  
Single Seater Winter (Oct - March) £170.00  
Two Seater Summer (April - Sept) £315.00 £80.00
Two Seater Winter (Oct - March) £210.00 £52.50
Five day gliding course, one day course and trial lesson entitlements
One week summer course Free 28 days membership and 8 further winch launched flights at member rates. 20% off Full Membership (if taken up within three months of the end of the course).
One day course Free 28 days membership and 8 further winch launched flights at member rates. 10% off Full Membership (if taken up within three months of the end of the course).
Trial Lesson (winch) Free 28 days membership from date of 1st trial lesson, and maximum of 8 further  launches pre-booked flights (max 3 per day) at member rates, if applicable,
after date of trial lesson (subject to duty instructor’s discretion vis a vis launch capacity)

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When to Pay:

The club allows members who have their account in credit to pay their annual membership and caravan fees in two installments, the first installment on the 1st of October and the second on the 1st of April. This is to make it a little easier on the pocket for everyone. This option is only for club membership and caravan annual fee and not for any other of the annual fees payable. We respectfully ask that all club members pay their annual fees promptly.

How to Pay:

To make it easier, we have a range of options for club members to pay their fees. The following methods are available:

  • By electronic banking: Either as one off transactions or as monthly standing orders. If you wish to use this method you can get the club bank details from the office.
  • By credit or debit card: We can take payments over the phone or in person using credit and debit cards. We reserve the right to pass on credit card fees.
  • By cheque: Payable to Cotswold Gliding Club and posted in the envelopes provided into the office letterbox.
Cotswold Gliding Club is a Community Amateur Sports Club
 

We fully support the promotion and participation in the sport of Gliding. In order to make our sport and club as accessible as possible we are willing to be flexible in considering membership options to suit individual circumstances. To discuss these options please contact the club office.