Price Lists

Flying Costs

Please see our price list below for details about the pricing of services at Essex Gliding Club.

Launch Costs:

Winch launch: £7.50
Aerotow 2000 ft: £25.00
Aerotow 3000 ft: £35.00

Fixed price to solo: £700.00

Glider hire:

Single seat Astir or solo glider use of K13, PW6 or Marianne: £0.35 per minute
K13, PW6 or Marianne use with an instructor: £0.50 per minute

Abandoned winch launch (below 500ft): £2.50

Abandoned aerotow (below 1000ft): £17.50

Simulator hire: £20.00 per hour

Membership Costs

Annual Subscription Rates:

Adult Full Flying Membership: £350.00

Family Flying Membership: £450.00 (2 adults and 2 children under 21 years old). Immediate family only

Under 21 Full Flying Membership: £75.00, (Only if not in full employment)​

Trailer parking: £160 per year for members, £250.00 for non-members

Fixed Price to Solo: £700.00 Read more about our fixed price to solo scheme HERE.


An Affordable Membership Scheme is available for those, who because of low income, are not able to afford our standard fees. See below.

To join our club as a member please fill out the contact form HERE and our membership secretary will get in touch with you.. 

Flying members joining after April 1st, full annual subscription first year, then part year pro-rata second year


Rebate to voucher holders after trial flight: difference between member rate credited to flying account.

Please read information regarding our affordability scheme here: