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All Prices are from 1 April 2019


Trial Lessons, Courses for non-members

Kent Gliding Club has a range of trial Lessons and courses to suit all individuals. You can experience a glider flight via our popular trial lessons at a weekend, or spend a day with us getting a more in depth feel for gliding during the week.   

The week, day, half day course and the trial lesson all come with full flying membership for a period of 1 Calendar month following completion of the flights.

Should you wish to continue learning to glide after your trial lesson or course, you can within a month of your flight enrol as a full club member or enter our go for solo programme, with a  £50 discount following a trial flight or half day course and a £100 discount following a day course or week course.

Trial Lessons - weekends only.
One 2000ft aerotow with up to 20 minutes of soaring.


£95 If two purchased together

£90 if three or more purchased together

Half Day Flying Course - weekdays only.
One 2000ft aerotow & one winch launch, with up to 30 minutes of soaring.
One Day Flying Course - weekdays only.
Up to 90 minutes of soaring with the equivalent of one 2000ft aerotow & 5 winch launches
Week (Holiday) Flying Course - weekdays only.
Up to 3 aerotows and 20 winch launches, giving up to 7.5 hours of soaring.
Free accommodation for the week.
Go for Solo assessment flights.
One 2000ft aerowtow & one winch launch
£135 (deducted from cost of full course)

Fixed price to solo course - weekends and wednesdays only.
Membership of club for a year and up to 40 winch launches and 15 aerotows until the pupil goes solo.

(Go for solo course must be paid in full up front. Following review after 3 months, if a pupil decides not to continue the Club can at its discretion refund the fee less the cost of membership and flights taken at club rates)



Membership Charges

The following are the prices to become a club member.

Full Flying membership – full year or pro rata


£460 if signed up for direct debit or fully paid before 1st April

Family membership – full year or pro rata
One flying member plus one additional adult and up to three children
Junior Member Under 18 or Student In full time education or equivalent £60
Junior Member (18 - 25) £130
Reciprocal maximum 7 days per year £6 per day
Affordable Flying Membership per year See Affordability Policy for details.... £520
Trial Membership Full flying membership for a period of 1 Calendar month following, completion of a flight purchased via the following course


Flying Charges for Flying Club Members

The following are the prices to fly at Challock (Kent Gliding Club), temporary membership allows you to fly at these rates.

Flying Instruction (Sun, Sat, Wed) Free
Winch Launch £8.00 After 11am
Simulated launch failure £3.60

1000ft - £24.60
1500ft - £27.30
2000ft - £32.10
2500ft - £36.90
3000ft - £41.70
3500ft - £48.20
4000ft - £55.60
4500ft - £64.20
4900ft - £74.90

Soaring fees – 2 seat club gliders £0.50 per min (£30.00/hr) from all out
Soaring fees – single seat club gliders £0.30 per min (£18.00/hr) from all out

Members' 1 Day Flying Course

Ths course is available to trial membership which must be activated by purchase of an initial Trial Membership product above.

The fee once booked is non-refundable or non-transferable, except in the event of bad weather.

All launch fees and soaring fees are charged at club rates or deducted from Go For Solo entitlement. 



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