What it Costs to Glide
Gliding is one of the lowest-cost forms of aviation. Once you have joined the Club and reached solo standard in a club single-seater, then a 2.5-hour flight can be as cheap as $152. This is based on $55 for a 2000′ tow and $39/hour for one of the Club’s Astirs. To make longer flights more affordable, if you stay up longer than 2.5 hours, there is no additional glider hire charge!
Membership Costs (Normal Rates)
To fly legally in Australia (and to have insurance cover for third-party liability), all pilots must become members of the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA) and a local gliding club.
When you first join, you become a Probationary Member for the first 3 months. The cost for this is $401 ($235 for Club Membership and $166 for GFA membership).
After that, you can be invited to join the club, which costs $765/year ($455 for Club Membership and $320 for GFA membership).
Note: Annual Renew is May 1 each year, so the above rates may be prorated to end on the renewal date. These prices were current at the time of publication but may have varied since. Please check with the club for current rates.
Schedule of Fees
You can download the current Beverley Soaring Society’s Current Fees and Charges document using this link.