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Being a member - The Real Costs

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The costs

So, how much does gliding really cost?

Once you have paid your joining fee and annual subscription you pay for your launch type and time in the air on a per minute basis.

As a raw recruit it is recommended that your first flight is and aerotow, so, you pay the aerotow fee and the time in air fee. 

Generally, your flying as a trainee will normally be 2 or 3 winch launches with many flights being relatively short, in the region of 5 minutes. Where possible flights will be longer. So, for a typical days training you pay for the 2, 3 winch launches plus your time in the air.

If conditions permit and you are able to stay in the air longer, say for 20 to 30 minutes, then it is likely that you will only have the one flight that day.

You can calculate typical costs using the price list here. 















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