We’re a Members’ Club, the members do most of the work for the Club voluntarily, and nobody makes a profit out of the flying. This means that we can keep our costs low, which in turn means that we can keep our prices low.
Our aim is to bring safe, affordable flying within reach of everyone.
For members there is an annual membership fee (which can be paid monthly) and then a charge for every flight you undertake. Most of our members ‘pay as they fly’, but we do have fixed priced packages available from as little as £9.50 per week should you wish to budget your flying.
Member prices valid from 1/4/2023
|Annual Membership||One off||£495||£330||£165||£104||£49.50|
|New member joining pack (on joining)||£26.25||Free||Free||Free||n/a|
|FLYING FEES (INCLUDES INSTRUCTION)||ADULT||UNDER26||UNDER 21||STUDENT||ASSOCIATE|
|Winch Launch Fee||£11||£11||£8.70||£6.45||£11|
|Club Aircraft Time Charge|
|Two Seater (K13/K21)||£0.50||£0.50||£0.40||£0.40||£0.50|
|LS4, SZD Junior, Astir||£0.45||£0.45||£0.35||£0.35||£0.45|
|TMG Hour (tacho)||£85||£85||£85||£85||£85|
|Metered Supply (per kWh)||£0.28|
|Unmetered Supply (per 24hr period or part thereof)||£3.00|
(*) – Student membership applies to any young person in full time education.
(**) – Launch fee reduces by £1 after 50 launches in any membership year, and again after 100 launches.
(**) – Reduced rates for simulated launch failure practice flights.
(***) – Applicable to periods over 14 days
Fixed Price Packages
We can arrange a personalised package for anyone from as little as £9.50 per week.
We run a Junior Membership scheme and also operate a Junior Sponsorship Scheme, which is fixed price package including all membership and flight charges. This 12 month scheme is available to young people aged 13-17 and is by application. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
If you’re not a member of the Club or of any other BGA Club, this is what it will cost you. These charges include 28 days membership, during which time you can return and experience gliding as our members do and at member prices.
Vistor prices valid from 1/4/2022
|BGA Vouchers||Sold by BGA||Hand voucher to Bursar in cash box|
|TMG Experience||£95||30 mins|
|Gliding Experience (all year)||£80||Refunded if visitor takes full membership within 28 days|
|Member’s Guest flights|| ||Must be bought on the club lap-top. Subject to availability on the day|
|Member’s Guest||£5||Day membership for guest who will fly with the member, at the member’s expense|
|Day group (min 3 booked) ( Mar-Oct only)||£45 / head|
|Experience 2nd Flight||£15|
|Experience 2nd Flight if 1st flight less than 10 mins (Mar – Oct only)||Free|
|Introductory membership||£350||3 months, £300 in F/A, New Members pack, 10% discount off full membership. No discount for Juniors, except flying fees|
Evenings & Events
We have bookable gliding experience events and evenings available during the season.
|TLE (Jun, Jul, Aug)||£45|
|TLE concessions (SPICE & Scout groups)||£40||No May discount|
|TLE (Member’s Guest and under 18, incl Scouts)||£10 discount|
|TLE 2nd Flight||£15|
|Corporate Experience Days (from)||£500|
For more information, and how to book, please go to our Trial Lesson Evenings page.
We offer a range of gliding courses in the summer months.
|1 day course (adult)||£200||Includes membership for 1 month, first course only|
|5 day course (adult)||£655||Includes membership for 3 months, first course only|
|5 day course (under 18)||£520||Includes membership for 3 months, first course only|
For more information, and how to book, please go to our Gliding Courses page.
If you are a member of another BGA Club, there is a nominal reciprocal membership fee of £5. However, we have an agreement with most other BGA Clubs that this fee is waived. There are Notes for Visiting Pilots that tell you what you need to know when you’re flying from Snitterfield.
If you are a student and a member of any BGA affiliated club or university gliding society, you can fly with us during the university vacations. Any reciprocal membership fee is waived, so you can fly at Club rates.
If you are a pilot visiting from abroad, we have to charge visitor rates for a single flight, for insurance purposes. This flight includes a two month membership of the Club, during which time you can fly at Club rates.
If you are visiting the area for a limited period such as three or six months, we can arrange a Temporary Membership of the Club. We’ve had temporary members from Germany, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the USA. Please email Daniel Brown, the Membership Secretary for details.