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Membership and Flying Fees

These new fees are applicable from 1st July 2014.

All hire of club gliders will be charged per minute from launch.
Due to rising fuel costs, these prices may change at short notice.

Move the mouse over the column that applies to you to highlight it. Please note that there are conditions applicable to many fees (sometimes indicated by a number) so check the Membership Categories page to make sure they apply to you. Some fees have a number in brackets next to them, indicating important points on the membership categories page.

For general information or to join, contact or phone 01869 252493.

Cadet Training Scheme
Bicester Gliding Centre has in place an initiative aimed at encouraging students aged 15-17 into the sport of Gliding. The scheme recruits about February each year, with the most recent information pack available here (as a PDF file). The scheme includes a bursary for students - giving essentially free flying lessons up to about solo standard (see information pack for more details). The number of Bursaries each year are limited, and are by application only. Please contact us for more information on the scheme.
For those not lucky to receive a Bursary, we would still love to see you and have you come and try gliding. There are special rates for Cadets (see price list) which make gliding a very affordable sport for everyone.

Community Volunteer Scheme
Bicester Glding Centre encourages members of the local community to join the Club and has initiated a scheme that offers a free annual membership to those who are prepared to volunteer their help for at least three days per month taking on such task as grass cutting, winch driving, log keeping, etc. The number of of Community Volunteer memberships available are limited and by application only. If you are interested please contact us via email at fly@windrushers.org.uk.

Membership Costs
Member
/ Period
Full Member Family Member Country Member Junior Member Cadet Member Power Member Social Member Temporary Member
One Year £450* £825* £200*+ £120* (4) £35 (5) £90 (3) £55
3 Months £200    
Day £8++
Joining Fee £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0

* Includes the annual £27 BGA Capitation fee
Full and Family Membership may be paid by standing order commencing 01 July over 9 months.
All membership charges above are subject to a 5% surcharge if paid after the 30 June 2014

Fixed price to solo 850

This offer is an opened ended deal until the pupil reaches solo standard, and is predominantly winch launching. It includes one year's membership, after which a membership fee will be required. More Details

 
 
Flying Costs
  Full Family Country Junior Cadet Power Social Temporary
Launch Fees (All winch launch failures will be charged at 50% of the member's rate)
Winch £8 £8 £8 £8 £6.50 £8 + VAT+
Winch and aerotow fees are subject to any fuel price increases.
Aerotow
Up to 1000ft £23.50 £23.50 £23.50 £23.50 £23.50     £23.50 + VAT+
Each additional 100ft £0.85 £0.85 £0.85 £0.85 £0.85 £0.85 + VAT+
Aerotow retrieve/Hr £160 £160 £160 £160 £160 £158 + VAT+
Aerobatics 4000' aerotow £40 £40 £40 £40 £40 £40 + VAT+
Glider Hire (per minute)
K13, Astir 38p 38p 38p 27p 27p 38p + VAT+
K21 44p 44p 44p 30p 30p 44p + VAT+
K8 26p 26p 26p 20p 20p 26p + VAT+
Discus 44p 44p 44p 30p 30p 44p + VAT+
Maximum soaring charge is 3 hours.

Motor Glider Hire GCFMW (per hobbs hour)
Falke £75 £75 £75 £75 £75   £75 + VAT+

NPPL SLMG Training £90.00 per hour. - Temporary members £90 + VAT

Tug hire - £147 per tacho hour, excluding aerotow retrieves (£160 per tacho hr)
Trial Lesson - see the main menu Lessons/Courses for full details.
As Arranged 2000 - 4000' £79 - £119 (8)
Motor Glider Trial Lesson
(30 mins)
£99
Discover Gliding half-day course £159
Flying Start Intro Course £295
5-Day Course £650
 
 
  Full Family Country Junior Cadet Power Social Temporary
Private owners levy (includes one trailer). A signed agreement is required.
SLMG/Year £446.50 £446.50 £446.50 £446.50
Year £295 £295 £295 £295
Week £16 £16 £16 £16 £16 £16 + VAT+
Per Night £3.50 £3.50 £3.50 £3.50 £3.50 £3.50 + VAT+

 

Caravan Facilities Fee (includes £100 into your flying account if annual charge is paid). A signed agreement is required.

Year £400(1) £400(1) £400
Week £18 £18 £18 £18   £18 + VAT+
Day £5 £5 £5 £5   £5 + VAT+

£100 credit is to be used within the year of issue and cannot be carried forward.
Caravan slots will be allocated at the sole discretion of BGC.

Tent Facilities Fee

Per Night £0 £0 £0 £0 £2 + VAT+
Bunk Room
Per Night £5 £5 £5 £5 £5 £5 £5 £5 + VAT+
Family Room £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 £10 + VAT+



+ Temporary members fees are subject to VAT
Day membership is available for up to a maximum of 10 days per year.

*+ To qualify as a country member, you must be a member of another BGA club and live outside a 100 mile radius from Bicester.

4000' aerobatics aerotows are only valid for flights of 20 minutes or less and the log sheets must be clearly marked.

We reserve the rights to change the prices.

Additional Membership Information, 2014 rev2

EXCLUSIVE USE HIRE – enables members to book a club glider for exclusive use to take away on expedition or to fly in a competition. Minimum 2 days hire required. Charged at hours per day at published soaring fee (e.g – Astir would be £45.60 per day, Discus £52.80 per day) for the duration of the hire period.

SEASON TICKET - £450 for 12 month period. Covers all soaring fees on all single seat gliders also gives 50% discount off published rate for exclusive use hire.

MOTORGLIDER MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTION – pay annual fee of £300 (£25 per month) and enjoy a £25.00 per hour discount off of the published Motorglider hourly rate. Available to licenced PPL/NPPL/SPL holders only.

TUG HIRE - £147 per tacho hour for member's private use (self hire is subject to BGC approval) and £176.40 including VAT for non members where used for retrieve, non members may not hire the club tugs for self use..

FIXED PRICE TO SOLO – This is an open ended deal until the pupil reaches solo standard and is predominantly winch launching, aerotows are intended for spin training only. You must be a flying member to take advantage of this offer. This offer is priced at £850.

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP - A class of membership open to those under between 18
and 25 years old at the start of BGC's membership year (01 July)

CADET MEMBERSHIP – Open to those under 18 years old at the start of BGC's membership year (01 July) and to OUGC and GUGC members.

CADET TRAINING SCHEME - is an initiative aimed at encouraging young people aged 15-18 into the sport of Gliding. The scheme recruits during February each year. The scheme includes a bursary for students - giving essentially free flying lessons up to about solo standard. The number of Bursaries each year are limited. For those not lucky to receive a Bursary, we would still love to see you and have you come and try gliding. There are special rates for Cadets (see price list) which make gliding a very affordable sport for everyone.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SCHEME - We encourages members of the local community to join the Club and have initiated a scheme that offers a free annual membership to those who are prepared to volunteer their help for at least three days per month taking on such task as grass cutting, winch driving, log keeping, etc. The number of Community Volunteer memberships available are limited and by application only. If you are interested, please contact us via email at fly@bicestergliding.com.

RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIP - Bicester Gliding Centre allows reciprocal membership free of charge to members of BGA recognised clubs that also offer the same facility to our own members. This membership is allowed for a maximum of ten days in any one year and must have the approval of a Director, or the duty instructor. Please note this does not provide trailer/glider parking over night.

COUNTRY MEMBERSHIP – This is offered to members of other BGA clubs who live more than 100 miles from Bicester

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