Prices

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.

Prices valid from 1/4/2018

Member Prices | Visitor Prices | Evenings & Events | Courses | Reciprocal Membership

Member Prices

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.

Membership Fees AdultUnder 26Under 21Student (*)Associate
Annual MembershipOne off£420.00£280.00£140.00£75.00£42.00
Monthly£36.75£24.50£12.25£6.50£3.70
New Member Pack (on joining)£25.00FreeFreeFree-
(Additional family member at same address as Adult member)One off£210.00£210.00---
Monthly£18.40£18.40---
Flying Fees (includes instruction) AdultUnder 26Under 21StudentAssociate
Winch Launch Fee (**)£9.50£9.50£7.50£5.50£9.50
Club Aircraft Time Charge
K13£0.40£0.40£0.30£0.30£0.40
K21£0.40£0.40£0.30£0.30£0.40
SZD Junior, Astir £0.35£0.35£0.25£0.25-
LS4£0.40£0.40£0.30£0.30-
Falke (TMG)
Per tacho hour.
£75.00
Site Fees (Annual) 
Glider Trailer£160.00
Caravan£145.00

(*) – 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.

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 secretary@stratfordgliding.co.uk for more details.

Visitor Prices

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.

  Pay on the dayVoucherMembers Guest2nd Flight (*)
Air Experience Flight£45£55£20 discount£15
Trial Lesson£55£70£20 discount£15
Trial Lesson TMG£95
Concessions Available?YESnonono
(*) - Subject to availability on the day

Concessionary Rate

We offer a £10 discount for visitor flights that are paid for on the day where any of the following conditions are met:

  • The person flying is under the age of 18.
  • The permanent address of the person flying is within the CV37 postcode area, Norton Lindsey or Wolverton.
  • The flight takes place during the months November to February

These concessions are not available for any Courses or Vouchers, and only one concession can apply to any flight.

Evenings & Events

  MayJune-August2nd Flight (*)
Trial Lesson Evening (per person)£35£40£15
Corporate DaysFrom £500 per day
(*) - Subject to availability on the day

Concessionary rates apply to Trial Lesson Evening flights.

For more information, and how to book, please go to our Trial Lesson Evenings page.

Courses

 1 Day5 Days
Course£150£500

For more information, and how to book, please go to our Gliding Courses page.

Reciprocal Membership

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.