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

Flying Charges (Members)

All charged in 5 minute fractions of the hour for flying time only. (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  £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)

Launch Charges (Members)

Launch Cost
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 (Effective 1st October 2023)

Syndicate/private owner with trailer £536.00 p.a. payable £134.00 per quarter
Visitor’s glider – daily facility fee

(available for a limited number of occasions per year)

Syndicate/private owner with trailer and T Hangar £845.00 p.a. payable £211.25 per quarter
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) £188 p.a.
Use of FES charging facility £195 p.a. including electricity

Visitors £5 per day including electricity

Caravan Park Pitch (New caravans to the site £200 RETURNABLE deposit due) £560 p.a. payable £140.00 per quarter plus electricity
Caravan Storage Pitch (New caravans to the site £200 RETURNABLE deposit due) £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)

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.