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Membership and Flying Fees

These new fees are applicable from 1st July 2013.

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 £415* £765* £185 £105* (4) £29 (5) £70 (3) £46
3 Months £47 (2)  
Day  
Joining Fee £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 £0
* Includes the annual £27 BGA Capitation fee
All membership charges above are subject to a 10% discount
- if
paid within one calendar month of the renewal date.
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
Winch £6.75 £6.75 £6.75 £6.75 £5.50 £6.75 + 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+
2000 ft £32 £32 £32 £32 £32 £32 + VAT+
Each additional 100ft £0.85 £0.85 £0.85 £0.85 £0.85 £0.85 + VAT+
Aerotow retrieve/Hr £158 £158 £158 £158 £158 £158 + VAT+
Aerobatics 4000' aerotow £40 £40 £40 £40 £40 £38+
Glider Hire (per minute)
K13, Astir 32p 32p 32p 22p 22p 32p + VAT+
K21, Acro 37p 37p 37p 22p 22p 37p + VAT+
K8 26p 26p 26p 20p 20p 26p + VAT+
Discus 37p 37p 37p 22p 22p
Motor Glider Hire GCFMW (per tacho hour)
Falke
(G-CFMW)
£72.50 £72.50 £72.50 £72.50 £72.50   £72.50 + VAT+

GCFMW winter rate until 31 March 2013 - 60 per/tacho hour except Temp members

NPPL SLMG Training £89.00 per hour.

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 £600
 
 
Facilities
  Full Family Country Junior Cadet Power Social Temporary
Club Workshop Hire (Electricity not included)
Per Day £5 £5   £5        

NonMember day/week

£10 / £60

£10 / £60

£10 / £60

Trailer Facility Fees
SLMG/Year £446.50 £446.50 £446.50 £446.50
Year £140 £140 £140 £140
Week £11 £11 £11 £11 £11 £11+
Per Night £3.50 £3.50 £3.50 £3.50 £3.50 £3.50+
Glider Hangar Storage Fee (does not include trailer fee, hangarage agreement must be signed and returned by end of July) - unless the aircraft has taken less than 20 launches at Bicester in the previous membership year, then the fee will be £650.
Year £450 £450 £450 £450
Week £33 £33 £33 £33 £33  
Day £7 £7 £7 £7 £7  
Power Aircraft Hangar Storage Fee (hangarage agreement must be signed and returned by end of July)
Year £1420 £1420 £1420   £1720
Space Sup. £7 m2 £7 m2   £7 m2   £7 m2  
Week £47.50 £47.50   £47.50   £47.50 £45+
Day £9 £9   £9   £9 £8+
Power Hangarage Space supplement charge - 6 per square metre
Fuel
Avgas, **
per Litre
£1.92 £1.92 £1.92 £1.92 £1.92 £1.92
Caravan Facilities Fee (Electricity not included, caravan agreement must be signed and returned by end of July)
Year £240(1) £240(1) £240
Week £11 £11 £11 £11 £11 £11+
Day £3 £3 £3 £3 £3 £3+
Tent Facilities Fee
Per Night £0 £0 £0 £0 £2+
Bunk Room
Per Night £5 £5 £5 £5 £5 £5 £5 £5+
7 day week £25 £25 £25 £25 £25 £25 £25 £25+


** AvGas price is subject to fuel price changes and is inclusive of VAT.
+ Temporary members fees are subject to VAT

Reciprocal Membership for other BGA clubs - £90 for one continuous 3 month period, within a 12 month period.

Members of Oxford and Aquila/Banbury Gliding Clubs are now charged Temporary Members' membership and flying fees.