Prices Effective April 2023.

  • All prices include GST.
  • EFTPOS and Credit Cards are NOT accepted at Springfield.
  • Eftpos, VISA and Mastercard payment only available at Omarama from November to April.
  • A 5% (minimum $10.00) Bank Handling Fee may be added to all VISA & MasterCard Payments.


Dynamic AerotowPer Minute
From Springfield$8.00
From other airfields$9.00
X-country tow$6.25
General Hire (CTP approved Pilots only)$4.50
  • Aerotow rates reduced by 50% for Instructors on training courses (please note in glideTime).


CGC Glider HirePer Minute
OR & PR Grob Twin $1.26
CC LS4b $1.37
PB Janus Ce $1.58
  • An excess of $5,000 is applicable to each and every insurance claim for CGC gliders flown by Non CGC members. Read the Insurance Excess details.
  • Glider hire rate is zero for Instructors on training courses
  • Glider hire rate is 50% for Junior and Student members and zero for Junior and Student members pre-solo or under instruction and finishing the flight before noon.
  • Glider hire rate is 50% for Scout and ATC trial flights
  • Max. time charge for a pre-declared Cross-country or Award flight is 3 hours for Members
  • Competition hire is charged at the hourly rate to a maximum of 3 hours per day.
  • All ‘concessionary rate’ flights must be clearly indicated in glideTime
    e.g. “Junior”, “FCFS”, “Badge Attempt” ,”6FC”, “YGC”, “MQ Synd”, “Instructor Training”, “Cross Country”, “Competition”.


YGC Syndicate MQ Club Astir Glider HirePer Minute
 MQ syndicate members Free
 YGC members $0.50
 All Others $0.70
  • Please ensure MQ syndicate or YGC membership is noted in glideTime.


Landing FeesPrice
 Springfield – Gliders $15.00
 Springfield – Glider self-launches and power planes $30.00
 Omarama (on-charged at cost) $15.00
  • Per aerotow flight, charged at the towplane and includes the landing (more properly described as a movement fee).
    Only one landing fee per day payable except at Omarama where one landing fee per day concession is for pre-solo only.
  • No landing fee for instructor training flights.


Winch LaunchPrice
 Other airfields $25.00
  • Per launch and DOES NOT include landing fee.
  • Winch launches are free of charge for Instructor training (please note in glideTime).


Fixed Charge Flying Scheme (FCFS)Price
 12 month fee$1700.00
  • Download and complete the application form to join this scheme.
  • Covers normal glider hire only (i.e. not competition hire, aerotows or landing fees).
  • For shared flights charged 50/50, if one pilot is not in the FCFS they are charged 50% of the flight at normal rates.
  • Membership of the FCFS continues until written notice to terminate is received.
  • The annual fee will be debited against the member’s flying a/c automatically on the anniversary of signing-up.


6-Flight Introductory Scheme PricePrice
 6 Aerotows to 2500′ and 3 months membership$850.00
  • More information on the 6-Flight Course here
  • Record 1/6FC, 2/6FC, … beside flights on timesheet.


Bottle Fill (CGC Members filling own glider)$30.00
Bottle Fill (Non members)$60.00
  • Please note oxygen purchase on timesheet.


Miscellaneous ItemsPrice
Hardcover Log Book$36.75
QGP Study Manual$28.50
  • Please contact the CFI to purchase these items.


Campground & AccomodationPrice
Camping anywhere on site, per person per night$15.00
Overnight stay in house, per person per night$20.00
  • Please contact Joan Marra to book a room in the house.


Membership Fees

  • The club financial year is from 1 June to 31 May.
  • If you would like to become a member, please fill out our Membership Form, or if you are under 19 years of age, our Youth Glide Canterbury Membership Form.
  • Membership continues until written notice of resignation is received by the Secretary: this means if you want to resign or change your membership (e.g. from Flying to Social) you need to email or write to the Secretary, preferably before 31 May.

The membership fees for 2015/16 are:

Membership TypeTotal
Full Membership (Flying)$610.00
Partner of Full Member (Flying)$395.00
Full Time Student (Flying)

– Less than 21 yrs old on 1st June in current financial year

Junior (Flying)

– Less than 19 yrs old on 1st June in current financial year

Social (Non flying)$55.00
Associate Membership (Flying)

– GNZ and SoaringNZ Fees paid at another NZ club

Overseas Pilot 3 Months (minimum period)$285.00
Overseas Pilot Additional Months$75.00
DDSC Visiting Pilot 1 month membership$130.00
Accident Costs Contribution Scheme

– Compulsory for all Flying Members


Last Updated 2-Apr-23