Costs updated October 2013
The member's rates for flying are detailed below.
Flight instruction is available:
For our Cessna contact Nick Taylor,4493037, 021-428392. For Gliders contact John Robinson on 448-7863
|Cessna 172||$4.50 per min (aerotow)||$200 per hour solo||Instruction available|
|Twin Astir||$1.25 per min||$75 per hour||2-seat high performance trainer|
|Winch launches||$25|| ||A great winch!|
Also ...there's a maximum glider charge equivalent to of 2.5 hrs, which means fly for say 6 hrs and you're only charged for 2.5hrs. This is designed to encourage cross-country soaring flights (only applicable if no-one else has the glider booked!)
It is now possible to prepay for a year's glider time and get a good discount if you fly a large number of hours. Generally the discount rate is 2/3rds but contact us for the current terms. Note that this is for glider time only and you must pay for launching as per usual. There will be no refunds.
Download the application form if you are interested in this option.
We offer trial instructional glider flights. These are NOT "joy flights" or rides, and are intended for members of the public to experience gliding (and hopefully take up the sport!). You will get a thorough pre-flight briefing and instruction from a qualified instructor. You will get a chance to operate the controls. The cost is $160. This is typically an aerotow to about 3000' and a 20 min or much longer flight if we find lift. We also launch via winch. This is a more exciting launch method but with a lower release height. The flight is usually about 10 minutes but can be much longer if lift is encountered. The cost of a winch trial flight is $60 (more if the flight is extended with lift). Should you wish to join the club afterwards then you'll get charged club rates for your instructional flight!
We can also arrange trial instuctional flights in our Cessna. These are $120.
Medical form (Gliding)
The medical requirement for gliding is similar to that required for driving a car. Your GP needs to sign the form. If you take passengers the medical lasts 5 years (if under 40 years old), or 2years (40-49), 1year (50+