Flying Charges

Flying Charges for full members

 Aircraft Type Cost
 Per Hour Max
 Two Seat Training Aircraft £45.00 £140.00
 Junior £39.00 £104.61
 Pegasus, Discus £52.80 £150.00
 Simulator £20.00 charged at £5 per 15 minutes or part
 Motor Glider £88.50 (£78.50 over 10 hours)
 Tug £180.00 (£20 minimum)
All charged in 5 minute fractions of the hour for flying time only. There is no additional charge for instructors.

Launch Charges for full members

 Winch £11.40
 Aerotow – 1,000 ft£25.90
 Aerotow – 1,500 ft£31.45
 Aerotow – 2,000 ft£37.00
 Aerotow – 2,500 ft£42.55
 Aerotow – 3,000 ft£48.10
 Aerotow – 4,000 ft£59.70
 Aerotow – 5,000 ft£71.30
Additional aerotow height is charged at £1.11 per 100 ft above 1000 ft, at £1.16 per 100 ft above 3000 ft and at £1.60 per 100 ft above 5000 ft.

Facility Fees

 Syndicate/private owner with trailer£536.00 p.a. – payable £134.00 per quarter
 Visitor’s glider – daily facility fee£10.00
 Syndicate/private owner with trailer and T Hangar£845.00 p.a. – payable £211.25 per quarter
 Member trailer parking glider non flying in Romney Hut trailer park (pro rata)£188 p.a.
 Use of FES charging facility£195 p.a. including electricity / Visitors £5 per day including electricity
 Caravan Park Pitch£560 p.a. – payable £140.00 per quarter plus electricity
 Caravan Storage Pitch £188 p.a.
 Visiting Touring caravan with use of toilets and showers£15 one night only / £30 per 7 day week or part / £60 per 7 day week or part with power
 Camping with use of toilets and showers£5 per head per night
 Heather Suite£27.50 per night
 Bedroom 1 “Arcus” (small double)£22 per night
 Bedrooms 2 and 3 “Discus” and “Pegasus” (twin rooms)£16 per night (single occupancy) £22 per night (double occupancy)
 Workshop£18 per day (Member working / assisting on own glider)
New caravans to the site £200 RETURNABLE deposit due

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.

Special rates apply to cadet scheme members, family members, young person members, and Lite members.