BGC is fortunate to be located at Boonah Airfield, where we operate the whole year through. We have some of the best seasonal soaring conditions in Australia. As a member of our Club you now share our Club owned fleet of gliders. This fleet includes 3 two-seater and 2 single seater gliders and 1 tow plane.
There are two components to the cost of any glider flight – the launch and the glider hire. The launch or “tow” is charged by the height of the tow. Therefore, the higher you go on launch the higher the cost.
The glider hire is charged at different rates, dependant on the glider selected, and are charged by the minute. Glider hire rates are available from the Duty Pilot.
Flying members of BGC must also have current membership with the Gliding Federation Australia (GFA). GFA regulates gliding on behalf of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and will provide you with a membership card and the magazine “Soaring Australia".
Schedule of Fees
See below for our schedule of fees for Club Membership, glider hire, tug hire and Gliding Federation of Australia Membership. Fees subject to change without notice.
Fees are due annually, on the 30th June and mid-year memberships are prorated. Contact the Club for full details.
Joining Fee (One Off) $115.00
Membership 12 Months $316.00 per annum
Flying Account Deposit $150.00
3 Month Membership Call for details
Tow charges are based on the glider release altitude above airfield height. There is a minimum charge for tows up to 1000 feet, and then an additional charge for every 100 feet of climb beyond that. The Average tow cost is approximately $50.00.
Minimum Charge 1000 feet $32.30
Every extra 100 feet $1.53