If you want to learn to fly, membership gives you both the greatest flexibility and the best value for money. Membership of the Cambridge Gliding Centre provides a range of benefits including:
- Low cost flying
- Book lessons at time that suits you
- 7 days a week during summer, plus some evenings
- 5 days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun) during winter
- Book lessons online
- Training lectures
- Social events
- Expeditions to other gliding sites
- Support to go from novice to first solo flight and beyond.
We offer a range of membership options to suit your circumstances.
Full Membership – £580 per year
Taster Membership – £150 (for 3 months)
Taster membership is available for those new to gliding and is only once. It can be converted to full membership for the remainder of the twelve month membership period for the balance of the full subscription.
Associate Membership – £10 per year
Associate members do not have flying rights, if they wish to fly they must pay for temporary membership.
Under 18 Membership
Young Person – £90 per year
Cadet – £90 per year
Admission to the Cadet scheme is by application only, and limited places are available.
Family Membership Deals
Children of a Full Member – Free
Pre-Solo Spouse of a Full Member – Free
Post-Solo Spouse of a Full Member – £290 per year
Solo Spouse membership is not available to those members having access to more than one private glider between them.
The spouse, or partner, and any children (aged under 18) of a full flying member pay no subscription but must enrol separately. For the spouse or partner, this class of membership will continue until the renewal date following their going solo, whereupon they become eligible for post-solo spouse membership (see above).
Children become liable for the young person’s rate at the renewal date following their 18th birthday.
Cambridge Gliding Club is a Community Amateur Sports Club and wishes to be open to the whole community. If you would like to fly with us but are worried about the cost and have only a low/modest income then please feel free to contact the Secretary or telephone the office (01767 677 077) for further information.
Reciprocal & Day Membership
Daily membership charges for short-term members and reciprocal members of other BGA gliding clubs
One Day – £25 – (plus a facility fee for reciprocal members with own glider of £10 per day)
Two Days – £50 – (plus a facility fee for reciprocal members with own glider of £10 per day)
£20.00 per day for three days or more up to one week – (plus a facility fee for reciprocal members with own glider of £10 per day)
(Check with the office as to what arrangements and fees apply to your club).
Note: If you join within one week of paying for a daily membership, the cost of daily membership will be deducted from your full membership fee.
Club membership year runs from 1st October to 30th September. However, on first joining, a member joins for a full twelve months. At the end of his/her 12 months, the member renews until the subsequent 30th September, paying the appropriate proportion of the annual subscription rate. Thereafter membership is renewed each 1st October for a year.
Cambridge University & Anglia Ruskin University Students
Students may be able to have discounted membership and flying costs through the Cambridge University Gliding Club which is based at the Cambridge Gliding Centre. Students interested in this membership option should contact Cambridge University Gliding Club directly for more information.
The Cambridge Gliding Centre, in conjunction with Hertfordshire Scouts, operates a Falke motorglider to offer air experience flights to Scouts.