TO JOIN THE CLUB
1) To begin your flying lessons you have to be a member
of the gliding club and the Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA)
Gliding club of WA has a number of forms available on our webside Learn
to Fly on the bottom of this page.
a) Membership Application Form
b) Medical Details Form
When you decide to join, fill this two forms and bring them to the club
for further processing
a) We are going to collect this documents from you and there is one
more form you have to fill;
b) Gliding Federation of Australia membership form has to be fill on
The cost of membership is available on the web http://www.glidingwa.com.au/Cost.htm
a) The General Flying membership cost is; $410.00 (GCWA) and $253.00(GFA).
Total of $663.00 per year.
b) Juniors Flying Member cost: $205.00(GCWA) and $126.00 (GFA)
Total of 331.00 per year.
COSTS are made up as follows:
An annual subscription paid to the Club , running from 1st July to 30th
June. A full year’s subscription is payable on joining, with a
credit towards the following year for those joining part way through
involves two separate charges, one to cover “Aero-Tow - launching”
and one to cover “ glider hire”.
Aero - tow charges are based on the height to which the glider is towed
before release is made.
The average launch height is approximately 2,000 feet above the ground.
Payment of the launch fee is made each day. Other launch methods, when
used, are charged at a flat cost per launch
Two alternatives are available
“Minute Rate”, that is the rate per minute for the use of
the glider from the time of take-off to touch-down.
The “Bulk Flying Scheme” where the member pays the sum at
the beginning of the financial year and then pays no further glider
hire for the remainder of that financial year.
The "Bulk Flying Scheme" applies to all club owned and operated
gliders other than DG-1000.
4) The “Bulk Flying Scheme” is not available
for a trainee pilots.
Members must nominate
at the time of joining the club or at the beginning of each financial
year, how they wish to pay.
The club attempts to provide flying for its members at as low a cost
as possible, consistent with the safe operation of modern gliders. Most
of the work involved Club operations are performed by the members. These
tasks are many and varied and range from cleaning the club house buildings
and grounds to maintaining the aircraft to a safe standard of airworthiness.
Many tasks require commonsense only, while others demand special skill
and expertise. After a period spent becoming familiar with all the various
aspects of gliding operations, members will find opportunities available
for developing skills in any of these special fields which interest
It is essential new members understand that all Club work is done completely
on an honorary basis and all Club officers, such as Committee Members,
Instructors, Tow Pilots and Maintenance Technical Personnel, etc., donate
their time and expertise voluntarily. They pay the same fees as all
other members and therefore expect, in addition to the tasks they undertake,
to have the opportunity to enjoy their own personal gliding along with
Not all members can donate as much time to the club as they wish. Very
occasionally, flying activities may be curtailed because of lack of
key personnel available, or some other urgent club work that takes precedence;
however, we are a gliding Club and always plan to minimize the effect
of non-flying activities on club flying operations.
Joining the Club
and paying the fees entitles members to a fair share in the pleasures
and disappointments which arise from club activity.
We ask members to fairly consider the total effort that needs to be
put in to make the club operate, the effort they personally are able
to contribute, and the amount of satisfaction they derive from being
part of GCWA.
This information sheet should be retained for your reference and the
accompanying forms completed as necessary and forwarded to the Secretary
at the above address, or given to any club member at the airfield.
We thank you for your interest in our gliding activities and trust that
should you decide to commence gliding you will experience the exhilaration
which fascinates thousands of glider pilots throughout Australia.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Email us now
to begin flying as early as this weekend!
Or better still if you want
to talk to us about how to get started, or about any part of the journey
to learn to fly gliders, call now on 0409 683 159 or (0400581132)and
talk about starting your aviation experience.
the Prospective Club Member.pdf