Membership Fees and Charges
The gliding season runs from 1st October to 30th September.
The following is a summarised price list. A more comprehensive one, including other fees and charges as well as detail on specific items, can be seen at or obtained from the club office
|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.
|Adult (25 or over / under 66 years)||£450|
|Adult (66 years or over)||£390|
|Family (two adult members)||£720|
|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)||£225|
|Associate (up to 12 flights per year at club rates)||£80|
Reciprocal members must be full flying members of a BGA club.
Reciprocal membership is free for “Rockpolisher League” club members.
|£12 per day, £90 per 9 day week|
The membership year starts on the 1st of October. Members joining after 31st October in a club year are asked to pay the full annual membership rates but will be given a pro rata discount on renewal at the following 1st October for each of the months in the year in which they joined but for which they were not a member.
Full details of special cadet scheme for young budding pilots can be obtained from the office.
|wc 22 March to wc 19 April||£625||Booked by 27 February 2021|
|wc 22 March to wc 19 April||£665||Booked after 27 February 2021|
|wc 22 March to wc 19 April||£700||Booked after 15 March 2021|
|wc 26 April to wc 16 August||£750||Booked by 27 February 2021|
|wc 26 April to wc 16 August||£775||Booked between 28 February 2021 and 15 March 2021|
|wc 26 April to wc 16 August||£800||Booked after 15 March 2021|
|wc 30 August to wc 27 September||£865||Booked by 27 February 2021|
|wc 30 August to wc 27 September||£665||Booked between 28 February 2021 and 15 March 2021|
|wc 30 August to wc 27 September||£676||Booked after 15 March 2021|
Courses are 5 days starting on each Monday.
Course fees include 28 days membership, a starter pack, all winch launches and soaring fees but exclude accommodation and meals.
Existing club members are given a £50 discount on the course fees.
|One day Courses, First Flights and Guests|
|One day course - weekdays||£225.00|
|One day course - weekends||£250.00|
|Trial Lesson - single winch launch (any day up to 16.00 hrs)||£55.00|
|Trial Lesson - single flight with aerotow launch to 2000' above the airfield||£95.00|
|Trial lesson - single flight with aerotow launch to 3000' above the airfield||£125.00|
|Trial lesson - aerotow mile high experience to 5300' above sea level||£200.00|
|Extra winch launch flights during 28 day membership||£11.00|
|Members' guests||£22.00 plus soaring fees for first flight.
£11.00 plus soaring fees for subsequent flights.
|Weekday Evening Trial Lessons|
|Groups of 10 or more, each||£45.00|
|Simulated cable break||£7.50|
|Cable break||No Charge|
|Standard 2000ft launch||May vary according to tug available and ferry costs||£29.00|
|Per 100ft thereafter||May vary according to tug available and ferry costs||90p per 100'|
|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). Charge is per min. Soaring fees are waived for successful FAI / BGA badge flights.|
|ASK 21 / DG500 whether dual under instruction or solo / mutual||44p||39p|
|Powered aircraft landing fee (strictly PPR)||£15.00|
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||£15.00||£210.00|
|Hangarage - main hangar & T hangars||£480.00|
|Bunk room - shared twin room||£28.00||£164.00|
|Bunk room - sole occupancy||£19.00||£115.00|
Apply to the Treasurer for longer-term project occupancy rates
£10 half day
|Five day gliding course, one day course and trial lesson entitlements|
|One week summer course||Including 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||Including 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)||Including 28 days membership from date of 1st trial lesson, and maximum of 8 further pre-booked winch launched 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).
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.