Gliding Club of Western Australia

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 $2,400 to become solo.

The GCWA advantage

If a pilot then joins the bulk scheme, the upfront cost at the beginning of the year is $850.00.

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.

 

 

To the Prospective Club Member

 

 Annual Membership Fees *

Members
GCWA
GFA **
TOTAL
General Flying
$ 475.00
$ 275.00
$ 750.00
Juniors (Student) Flying
$ 235.00
$ 143.00
$ 378.00
Associate
$ 30.00
-
$ 30.00

* Prices are subject to change without notice.

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

 

 

Short Term Membership - Overseas Pilot only

Members
GCWA
GFA
TOTAL
General - 3 Month***
$250.00
$143.00
$393.00

*** Additional $200.00 Bond required

Glider Hire

Glider
Rego
Charged Rate
Fee Cap
Minute Hourly Hours Charge
DG-1001s ***
GTO
$ 1.20
$ 72.00
5 $ 360.00
PW-6U
GRB
$ 0.90
$54.00 4 $ 216.00
IS-28
ZAY
Jantar Std.-2
IZS
Jantar Std.-2
GEE
Jantar Std.-2
IZQ
Pilatus
GIC
Ka-6
JMC

 

DG-1001s : GTO

  • Preference for allocation is to Cross Country coaching and flying
  • Rate for Cross Country Coaching $1.20/minute to a maximum of $180.00 (Typically 2x cross country coaching flights can be flown per day)

 

DAMAGE TO GLIDERS

  • In the event of damage, an insurance excess is payable by pilot - $600 for most of the fleet and $1,000 for the DG-1001s.  The remainder is covered by the club.

 

Link to GCWA-Fleet

Private Hangarage Fee - $ 600.00 per year

Caravan Site - $ 240.00 per year

Prices are subject to change without notice.

 

Bulk Flying Scheme

Bulk Flying Scheme $ 850.00 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 *

  Launch Height Standard Rate
up to
500 feet
$ 20.00
501
to
1000 ft
$ 25.00
1001
to
1500 ft
$ 35.00
1501
to
2000 ft
$ 45.00
2001
to
2500 ft
$ 50.00
2501
to
3000 ft**
$ 60.00

 

* Towing Fees subject to change based on current fuel prices.

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

Aero retrievals are charged at $4.25 per minute.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Link to GCWA -Fleet

 

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