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 There are no age restrictions for members of the Caboolture Gliding Club, however pilots are not permitted to fly solo prior to their 15th birthday. The membership fee structure covers Club requirements as well as compulsory membership of the Gliding Federation of Australia.

Membership Responsibilities

The Club runs on a "co-operative" basis with all members being expected to play their part in ensuring that flying operations run smoothly and safely to the benefit of all. To this end, members are placed on duty rosters according to their stage of progress and time availability. Duty Rosters are maintained for Duty Instructors, Instructors, Air Experience Instructors, Duty Pilots and Tug Pilots.

New Membership Fees


Student/Youth Membership

"Youth" = under 18 years. "Student" = under 26 years and a student (minimum 20 hours per week).

Family-Flying Membership

Family members can fly as a Private Passenger at any time, but if they decide they would like to take gliding a little further they can take out a Flying Family Membership. The cost of this flying membership is $60 per year and the rights and privileges are very similar to those of an Air Experience Flight - they can receive instruction but no pilot-in-command rights, no solo, they must fly with an instructor to touch the controls and they must be a member of Caboolture Gliding Club.

Ongoing Membership Fees

 Membership Fees are payable 12 months in advance. At the end of the Financial Year in which you have joined, you will receive a pro-rata invoice relative to the months in the following Financial Year that are not covered by your initial 12 months membership. For example, if you joined in Dec16, you will receive in Jun17 a pro-rata invoice at 50% of the current membership rate to cover the six months from Jan18 to Jun18 inclusive.  

 This pro-rata invoice will be issued at the same time that Existing Members are issued with their annual renewal invoices for the upcoming Financial Year (issued early June and payable by 30--Jun) and places New Members in line with Existing Members who have a standard 01-Jul renewal date and pay their membership fees 12 months in advance on a Financial Year basis.

Flight details/charges - from 1-Jan-2020

Glider Hire = $1.15 per min.  Aero-tow = $15.0 flag fall + $2.50 per 100 feet (minimum charge = $27.00 per aero-tow).

Details of individual flights taken and their respective charges are updated during the month (as soon as possible after each flying day) in the Secure Members Area of the CGC website.  CGC policy is that Member Flying Accounts must be retained in credit balance at all times.

 Pre-solo pilots are billed weekly at member rates relative to each Friday/Saturday/Sunday of flying with payment due BEFORE the following Friday. As an ongoing (post-solo) member of CGC your flying costs will thereafter be invoiced monthly at member rates.

 Payments for flight charges are required to be paid by Members into the Club’s bank account via direct deposit.

(Bendigo Bank: BSB 633-000.  Acc No: 131727182). 

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