Membership and flying fees below are applicable from April 2019 until March 2020.

If you would like further information about membership of DGC, please email

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES
Full Flying1      (plus £32.00 BGA levy)£250.00
Student & Junior2      (No BGA levy)£70.00
Country Membership3      (plus £32.00 BGA levy)£170.00
Discretionary4      (plus £32.00 BGA levy)£70.00
Guest of Member5      (plus £4.00 BGA levy)
(Launch & soaring at club rates)
£14.00
Social£30.00
FLYING FEES
Winch Launch
(Winch Launch and Soaring Fee for cable breaks below 700 ft shall not be charged)
£8.00
Student & Junior Winch Launch
(Winch Launch and Soaring Fee for cable breaks below 700 ft shall not be charged)
£5.00
Warwick University GC Members£5.50
Aerotow Launch up to 2,000 ft
(£3.50 for each additional 500 ft)
£20.50
Soaring, per minute, all club aircraft£0.35
Student & Junior Soaring, per minute£0.20
WUGC Soaring, per minute£0.25
Winch Launch before 10:00am
(No soaring fee payable before 10.00am)
£5.00
Student & Junior Winch Launch before 10:00am
(No soaring fee payable before 10.00am)
£3.00
Falke Motor Glider      (Club members with instructor, per hour)£45.00
FLYING EXPERIENCES
Trial Lesson6      (1 winch launch)£45.00
Silver Course6      (3 winch launches)£105.00
Fixed Price to Solo
(Limited to 1 year's membership and includes winch launches and soaring fees)
£925.00
MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES
Trailer Parking Fee      (per year)£140.00
Hire of a Club Glider      (per day)£40.00
Electric Hook Up      October - March (per day)£5.00
Electric Hook Up      April - September (per day)£1.50
Workshop Hire after initial free week (per day)£2.00

 

Reciprocal Membership
Visiting members from BGA affiliated clubs are charged at rates equal to those charged by the visiting club at their own site. DGC, however, has a mutual agreement with most clubs in the region for zero reciprocal membership charges.

WITH THE AUTHORITY OF THE DUTY INSTRUCTOR, THERE IS A PAYMENT LIMIT OF TWO HOURS FOR MEMBERS PRE-DECLARING AND ATTEMPTING A BADGE FLIGHT IN CLUB GLIDERS OR CROSS-COUNTRY TRAINING FLIGHTS IN THE CLUB JANUS.

 

CASC Membership Scheme
The club also participates in the CASC affordable gliding scheme. Further details can be found in the DGC Affordable Gliding Policy & Procedures document, or by contacting the club secretary at secretary@darltonglidingclub.co.uk.

 

Notes
1 Full flying membership
2 Student/Junior: a student is defined as someone in full time education less than 25 years of age. Juniors under 21.
3 Country Membership: is available to those who live outside a 50 mile radius of the club site.
4 Discretionary: this category can be offered to any club member who the committee feels has circumstances which merit support.
5 Guest membership (full members’ guest) includes 2 weeks membership.
6 Temporary membership (ie, trail lessons) one month membership from date of flight. BGA vouchers are three months membership.
7 On the day, the Silver Course can be offered as 1 winch launch and 1 aerotow launch (2000 ft) if required.
8 On the day, Trial Flights can be done in the Falke if needed due to the lack of glider availability provided the voucher holder is happy to proceed.

 

Further Information

Check out the following links: What to Expect (Videos) Airfield Safety Weather Restrictions

 

Gliding Videos

Experience Gliding at Darlton

Experience Gliding Flying at the (then) recently merged Darlton Gliding Club  

Darlton Gliding Club

Never Too Old TV news clip of one recent Trial Flight at Darlton