Below are our yearly membership rates and the flight costs.

A common question we are asked, is “how much will it cost me to learn to fly, so I can fly solo” There are various factors that will affect this but typically we see people achieving this within 30 to 40 flights; of between 15 minutes to an hour. So if we assume 40 flights at an average of 30 minutes each with a typical 2000 foot launch height, this will cost £2080, including your membership fee. Instructor costs are zero.

Membership rates.
With effect from 1st May 2018. Annual unless stated otherwise.

Full flying membership. This is the only class of membership which allows solo flying. Syndicate members who wish to fly must hold full flying membership. Club members are not to fly if membership fees are outstanding. Includes complimentary and social membership for immediate family/partners. £300

Country Membership. Includes complimentary and social membership for immediate family/partners. £200

Junior. Does not include social memberships.
Up to age 19: £60
Age 19 to 25: £150

Visitors from other BGA Clubs. Free daily membership if the visitor’s club does not charge daily membership to PSGC members, otherwise daily membership will be payable.
£10 per day

Limited Flying Membership. Automatically included with the purchase of a trial lesson flight (via a voucher or paid on the day) and is not transferable.

Daily. Family and friends (including social members), introduced by a full flying member. Limited to 6 flights per year.
£5 per flight

Social and Modeller membership. £50

Affordable Gliding Package. Available to qualifying individuals on a “low income“. Allows one flight per week (weather dependant). For qualifying details call 07720 901935
£520 per year.

Per flight cost

This will consist of launch height plus flying time charged per minute.


Launch height (feet)Cost
1000 ft£17.50
Over 1000Charged at £1.50 per extra 100 feet
Glider Hire (flight time)Per minute
Puchacz - twin seat40p
Grob - twin seat35p
Astir - single seat30p