Care to join us?

At Bathurst Soaring Club we’re always delighted to welcome visitors and new members to the exciting and challenging sport of soaring! To make your decision as easy as possible, we’ve summarised several options in the "Like to Join" document (pdf), or below.

 

3-Month Trial Membership

If you are not entirely sure but you think you would like to take a few flights and some training to help you decide, a 3-Month Trial Membership could be just what you need! Trial Membership gives you 3 month's membership of both the GFA (the national gliding body in Australia) and Bathurst Soaring Club.

There are two choices here: 

  1. You can simply join as a temporary member for three months and fly on a "pay-as-you-go" basis for instructional flights taken during those three months. These flights will be charged for at the standard club rates for launch and glider hire.  The membership fees are $175 for club membership and $143 for the GFA. There is no joining fee payable and you can use these three months to decide if you want to get more involved in gliding.
  2. A better and more structured option is to take a short training package. The package that we offer includes your own Flight Log Book, a Basic Gliding Knowledge textbook with all the necessary theory, five Instructional flights at no further cost to you, and the right to take as many additional instructional flights as you like during that 3-month membership period, paying only normal club rates. Cost: $575 including 3-month membership of both GFA and BSC.

3-month membership of the GFA does not automatically extend into full membership and expires after the three months have passed. You need to renew your GFA membership on their website (http://www.glidingaustralia.org.au) and choose the 12 month option to continue with your gliding training (it is not possible to take out more than one 3-month membership with the GFA). 

Converting to a full 12-month membership with BSC is as simple as paying the 12-month membership fee which is currently $350. You must complete these two transactions if you wish to continue flying with us.

 

Full Membership

As an alternative to using the 3-Month Trial Membership, you can go straight to Full Membership and get involved in this exciting sport! This option gives you access to one of the best equipped and best situated private gliding clubs in Australia with its own airfield, gliders, clubhouse, etc. There is a once only club joining fee of $120 for adult or working members but full-time students, apprentices, Australian Air League members and immediate family of full BSC Members are exempt from the joining fee!

 

Current 2017/2018 Costs as at 1/07/2017 are:

Membership  Joining Fee  BSC Annual  GFA  1st Year Total 
 General  $120  $350  $275  $745
 Family Member (non-student)  $0  $175  $275  $450
 Family Member (student)  $0  $175  $143  $318
 Student  $0  $175  $143  $318

 

See you at Piper's Airfield soon! Welcome and have fun!

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