Membership & Flight Fees
Members pay an annual subscription.
Flying members - pilots and students - pay a subscription that covers the fixed costs of operating the group offices and group aircraft.
Associate or social members pay a nominal subscription that entitles them to use the group offices and to fly when accompanied by a flying member.
Temporary membership is available to guests of flying members, allowing them to use the group facility and to join the flying member for a flight.
Pilots pay a pro rata hourly rate for flying. The basic rate is for a suitably qualified and current pilot to operate an aircraft (with or without a passenger) unsupervised. A fixed 'dual' fee is added to the hourly rate charge for pilots under instruction, whether students or PPLs doing check flights etc..
Members are personally responsible for paying all fees and charges incurred when flying away from Old Warden.
Subscriptions are set annually. The flying rate is subject to regular review and may be revised in the light of changes in fuel and maintenance costs.
All of the group officers and instructors are volunteers. Additionally the group relies on all members volunteering to take on the many tasks needed to keep the group operating, including taking turn at being a duty pilot, supervising ground operations.
Flying on operating days is supervised by instructors who will decide on the suitability of weather and aircraft serviceability for all pilots wishing to fly that day.
Experienced pilots can ask to be authorised to operate 'unsupervised' on other days subject to the rules and conditions set out in the group 'Flying Orders' book.
MEMBERSHIP & FEES
Air Experience Flight £220
Introductory Flight £160
Solo Flight (hour) £247.50
Instructor Fee (Fixed) £17.50
Group Membership (year) £275
Associate Membership (year) £30