Fees & Tariffs 2018

From 1st July 2018

Introductory Flights
Aerotow and flight of up to 30 minutes £120
Includes One Month’s Full Membership

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 £140

Joining Fee    
All Memberships £60
Except :
Junior £40

Annual Membership Fees
Full Flying Member (26 and over) £340
Dual Only full flying Member * (26 and over) £300
Junior Member (18 – 25) £96
Joint Flying (husband & wife) £535
Restricted Associate (6 flights p.a.) £100
Junior Restricted Associate (6 flights p.a.) £50
Family Associate £35
Overseas £145
* Only available to a previous full flying member

Social (non-flying) £10 (no joining fee)

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 retrieve 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.