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 1/8/2021
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||Adult||Under 26||Under 21||Student (*)||Associate|
|Annual Membership||One off||£460.00||£306.00||£153.00||£82.50||£46.00|
|New Member Pack (on joining)||£26.25||Free||Free||Free||-|
|Flying Fees (includes instruction)||Adult||Under 26||Under 21||Student||Associate|
|Winch Launch Fee (**)||£9.95||£9.95||£7.85||£5.80||£9.95|
|Club Aircraft Time Charge|
|SZD Junior, Astir||£0.37||£0.37||£0.27||£0.27||-|
Per tacho hour.
|Site Fees (Annual)|
(*) – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|A Gliding Experience (all year)|
Refunded if visitor takes full membership within 28days.
|If you come as the Guest of a Full Member||£20 Discount|
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
|May||June-August||2nd Flight (*)|
|Trial Lesson Evening (per person)||£35||£40||£15|
|Corporate Days||From £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.
|1 Day||5 Days|
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.