Cost

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Get information on the cost of a Joy Flight

Getting solo - we can help

The cost to fly is certainly well below what people expect, it does cost a little more to go become solo, as this often requires a number of flights over a short period of time to become proficient.

All training is done by qualified instructors free of charge. On average it will take about 40 flights, before a pilot becomes proficient.

As a guide, a prospective pilot could expect to spend around $2,100 to become solo.

The GCWA advantage

If a pilot then joins the bulk scheme, the upfront cost at the beginning of the year is $690.00.

Once the pilot has flown 15 hours the flying becomes cheaper, as it is effectively free, and the only other costs that may apply are those associated with launches that are required at the beginning of each flight.

A pilot on the Bulk scheme that flies 100 hours per year, at two hours per flight would be paying $13.00 per hour.

 

To the Prospective Club Member

 Annual Membership Fees

Members
GCWA
GFA ****
TOTAL
General
$ 410.00*
$270.00
$ 680.00*
Juniors (Student)
$205.00**
$141.00
$ 346.00**
Family No longer available

**** GFA - Gliding Federation of Australia - membership fee to be pay on line

* - $33.00 discount if paid in advance (existing members only) - before the end of financial year

** - $15.00 discount if paid in advance.

*** - Total of $331.00 Full time student / Junior.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

Short Term Membership - Overseas Pilot only

Members
GCWA
GFA
TOTAL
General - 3 Month***
$155.00
$141.00
$296.00

*** $200.00 Bond require

Glider Hire

Glider
C/N
Member rate
Visitors rate*
Minute Hourly    
Std Rate
 
Std Rate
 
Minute
Hourly
DG-1001s ***
$1.00
-
$60.00
-    
IS-28
75c
 
$45.00
 
75c
$45.00
Jantar Std.-2    
Jantar Std.-2    
Pilatus    
PW-6U
Ka-6
45c
$27.00

* - Visiting pilots (GFA / Overseas affiliated members)

DG-1001s- GTO

*** - Max. hire cost - $300.00 / Day for solo / mutual pilots.

  • Preference to Cross Country for allocation
  • Rate for Cross Country Coaching $1.00/minute to a maximum of $150.00 (Typically 2x cross country Instructional / day)
  • In the event not required by others and/or used around clubs $150/day applies.
  • Excess is payable by pilot - $1000 (Club will cover rest)

Link to GCWA-Fleet

Associate Membership Fee with Glidabout Magazine posted- $ 55.00

Family Associate Membership Fee - $ 30.00

Private Hangarage Fee - $ 360.00

Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

Bulk Flying Scheme

Bulk Flying Scheme $ 690 per annum payable in advance ( minute rate applies until paid ).This is where the pilot pays his glider hire in advance at the start of the season, from then on no additional glider hire fees will be charged. This is unique to GCWA and is optional.

Bulk Flying Scheme is not applicable for trainee pilots, visiting pilots or guest flight.

 

Tug Launching Fees *

    Standard Rate
up to
500 feet
$18.00
501
to
1000 ft
$24.00
1001
to
1500 ft
$33.00
1501
to
2000 ft
$41.00
2001
to
2500 ft
$48.00
2501
to
3000 ft**
$58.00

 

* -Tows Subject to change based on fuel prices.

** - For launches above 3001 feet add $5.00 per 500 feet or part of it.

Retrievals $4.25 per minute.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Link to GCWA -Fleet

 

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