These schemes are run by Stratford-on-Avon Gliding Club to encourage young people to take up gliding. While gliding need not be an expensive sport, the initial costs are certainly beyond the means of many young people, especially those in full-time education. The schemes provide reduced cost flying through subsidised membership and flying fees. All we ask for in return is commitment and enthusiasm.
Who is Eligible?
There are three schemes for Junior Membership each with differing degrees of subsidy.
- Student Membership: for those between 13 and 25, inclusive, and in full-time education.
- Under-21 Membership
- Under-26 Membership
What is it Worth?
The scheme provides reduced-cost Club membership and flying fees whilst you satisfy the requirements specified above. For details of the costs involved please go to our Prices page.
It’s a ‘pay as you go’ arrangement – the more you fly then the more you pay.
What does it Involve?
On a normal flying day, all student pilots can expect several training flights when it is their turn on the flying list. They will also receive training on the various ground-based tasks that need to be undertaken to keep us flying such as logging flights and retrieving gliders once they have landed.
How to Apply
You should come and discuss what is involved with us at the airfield (if you are not yet 18 a parent or guardian should also be present). This is so that you can meet us and see how we operate, and so that you understand what is involved and the level of commitment needed. We have a formal Club Policy regarding our dealings with young members.
You need to fill in an application form for Student Membership. These forms are available at the Club; or contact the Membership Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org