Membership and allied charges
with effect from 1st April 2012 - valid until April 2013
The Midland Gliding Club levies various charges that reflect the costs of running its activities.
The main charges paid by all flying members are the following:
an annual subscription, that covers airfield, BGA affiliation, club house and administration costs
an annual flying fee that covers the cost of maintaining the club’s aircraft for club members’ use
launch fees for each flight that cover the associated costs; winch-launch fees cover our professional winch drivers’ salaries, winch and workshop costs, bungey-launch fees cover wear and tear on the equipment, aerotow fees cover the cost of operating the club’s tug aircraft for members’ use.
Members under the age of 21 benefit from half price flying and launching charges and heavily discounted membership rates.
Except on holiday courses (where instruction is included in the course fee), instruction is free to all club members, and those under 21 benefit from half price flying charges and discounted membership
Other flying and non-flying activities and facilities are paid for by members and visitors as and when they are used.
holiday course fees cover our two professional instructors’ salaries and the cost of maintaining the club’s aircraft for course members’ use.
charges for our accommodation and in the bar are set to cover costs and return a small profit to the club.
our staffed restaurant is an independently managed
for Members’ charges click here
for Visitors’ charges click here
(apply to members of BGA or overseas gliding clubs)
for Trial Lesson charges remain at last year's prices click here
for Accommodation and related charges click here
Additional notes on flying charges
done before 10am are charged at half
price (trial lessons, aerotow launches and flying
by under 21s excepted)
The first aerotow on a weekend day is charged at half price for up to 8 minutes
under 21 on 1st April of the current year should
indicate on their payment envelope the deduction
of 50% from all charges for winch and bungee launches
and all flying.
Simulated cable breaks are charged at half price if the landing
is immediately straight ahead.