Fees

Membership

We offer a range of membership options including full, young person, temporary, and reciprocal for a full list click here.

Flying Charges (Members) – Effective 1st April 2018

All charged in 5 minute fractions of the hour. (Special rates apply to cadet scheme members, family members, young person members, and Lite members.)

Aircraft Type Cost
Per Hour  Max
Two Seat Training Aircraft  £45.00  £140.00
Junior  £39.00  £104.61
Pegasus, Discus, ASW-24  £52.80  £150.00
Motor Glider  £88.50 (£78.50 over 10 hours)
Tug  £118 (£15 minimum)

Launch Charges (Members) – Effective 1st April 2018

Launch Cost
Winch  £11.40
Aerotow – 1,000 ft £24.00
Aerotow – 2,000 ft £33.20
Aerotow – 3,000 ft £42.40
Aerotow – 4,000 ft £52.10
Aerotow – 5,000 ft £61.80
Aerotow – 6,000 ft £75.10

Additional aerotow height is charged at £0.92 per 100 ft above 1000 ft, at £0.97 per 100 ft above 3000 ft and at £1.33 per 100 ft above 5000 ft.

Facility Fees (Effective 1st October 2018)

Launch Cost
Syndicate/private owner with trailer  £410 p.a.
Syndicate/private owner with trailer and T Hangar £635 p.a.
Member trailer parking glider non flying (not available to non-members) to be parked in Romney Hut trailer park (pro rata rebate if removed during year) £135 p.a.
Use of FES charging facility £145 p.a. including electricity

Visitors £5 per day including electricity

Caravan Park Pitch (New caravans to the site £200 RETURNABLE deposit due) £430 p.a. plus electricity
Caravan Storage Pitch (New caravans to the site £200 RETURNABLE deposit due) £135 p.a.
Visiting Touring caravan with use of toilets and showers £20 per night
Camping with use of toilets and showers £5 per head per night
Heather Suite £25 per night
Bedroom 1 (small double) £20 per night
Bedrooms 2 and 3 (twin rooms) £15 per night (single occupancy)

£20 per night (double occupancy)

Workshop £12.50 per day

Other Fees

Aerotow retrieves
£1.80 per km distance from Gransden Lodge Clubhouse. Minimum charge: £25.00.

Bursaries and Scholarships

There are a range of schemes that you might be eligible to apply for to help with the costs of gliding. We have listed some of them here.