Trial Lessons
Aerotow and flight of up to 30 minutes £99
Includes One Months Full Membership

One-Day Courses
Introduction To Gliding – includes 3 flights plus ground school and One Month Full Membership £245
Please contact the office for dates

Guest of Member - Trial Lesson £60
Members of Lasham and Ringmer - Nil
Members of other BGA clubs - per day £12.00
Trailer Parking £5/day, £25/7-day week
Winter Membership - per trailer Oct to March incl 2 non-members per day only £130

Joining Fee                  
All Memberships £60
Except :
Junior £40

Annual Membership Fees
Full Flying Member (26 and over) £315
Dual Only full flying Member * (26 and over) £284
Junior Member (18 - 25) £90
Joint Flying (husband & wife) £497
Restricted Associate (6 flights p.a.) £95
Junior Restricted Associate (6 flights p.a.) £45
Family Associate £33
Overseas £135
* Only available to a previous full flying member

Flying Fees
Glider Hire plus Instruction – 41p/min (Cadets – 24p/min)
Aerotow Launch  (Cadets - 42% discount)

    1,000 ft    £24.00
    1,500 ft    £27.25   
    2,000 ft    £30.50  
    2,500 ft    £35.50
    3,000 ft    £40.50
    Then each additional 500 ft £5.00


Aerotow retrive back to Lasham, Lee-on-Solent or Ringmer £85

Aerotow Simulated Cable Break £10.00 + 0.41p/min

Winch Launch £7

Winch Simulated Cable Break £3.50
Motor Glider plus Instruction (Cadets  42% discount)
Motorglider  Rates (Tacho + Hobbs)
Tacho hour       £51.95
Hobbs hour      £28.95     

Facility Fees
Trailer                                    £337
T-Hangar                                £395
Trailer plus T-Hangar               £452   
SLMG Trailer                           £557 
SLMG T-Hangar                       £615 
SLMG Trailer plus T-Hangar      £672


Affordable Fees


Southdown Gliding Club is a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), and fully supports the promotion and participation in the sport of Gliding.


Gliding is by its nature one of the least expensive ways to go flying, and Southdown, as an all-volunteer club and CASC, has some of the most affordable fees in the UK.  We make it even more affordable for Juniors (up to age 25) by offering a vastly reduced membership fee.  In addition our young Cadets, who are chosen by the club on the basis of flying ability, enthusiasm and contribution to the Club, have a 40% discount on flying fees.  Adults can also have a reduced annual cost by choosing an Associate Membership. 


If our standard charges present a problem to people on low income, the Club Committee will consider applications (in confidence) for a £520 annual fixed cost membership with flying plan and full access to all club activities.  Applicants must demonstrate to the club that they do not have the financial resources to pay our normal fees.  If you think you might qualify, please talk to the Membership Secretary in the first instance.