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Fees & Prices

All our club fees and prices. Updated June 2018.

Trial Flights & Gift Vouchers

See the trial flights page for prices and details.

Membership Fees - 2018 to 2019

 
Fee Class
Jul - Jan
Feb – Apr*
Apr – Jun*
Glider Pilot - 19101
Includes SoaringNZ and Gliding New Zealand affiliation
$475.00
$237.50
$118.75
Glider Pilot - Excused Duty - 19101
Includes SoaringNZ and Gliding New Zealand affiliation. Pilot is not included on duty roster
$1,475.00
$737.50
$368.75
Glider Pilot - 2nd club - 19101
Flying member who pays GNZ affiliation fee and magazine through another club
$300.00
$150.00
$75.00
Family - 19102
One or two adults plus Students/Youths living at the same address. One magazine.
$655.00
$327.50
$163.75
Student - 19104
Glider pilot in full time study and less than 26 years of age as at 31 October
$180.00
$90.00
$45.00
Youth - 19104
Glider pilot, not in full time study, less than 26 years of age as at 31 October
$325.00
$162.50
$81.25
Tow Pilot - 19105
Tow pilot member; Includes SoaringNZ magazine and Gliding New Zealand affiliation
$275.00
$137.50
$68.75
Tow Pilot - 2nd club
Tow pilot member who pays GNZ affiliation fee and magazine through another club
$70.00
$35.00
$17.50
Life - 19103
Flying member granted Life Member status by Piako Gliding Club
$175.00
$87.50
$43.75
Associate with Magazine – 19106
Includes SoaringNZ subscription, invitation to social events, and occasional non-solo flying
$125.00
$62.50
$31.25
Associate - 19107
Includes invitation to social events, and occasional non-solo flying
$50.00
$25.00
$12.50
*For members first joining the club part way through the year. No part year subscriptions available.

Unlimited Flying Scheme

Prepay 15 hours of glider time and pay no more glider rental for the year. The only cheaper way to fly a glider is to steal it! 
 
This scheme runs for the year from 1st July to 30th June. No pro rata for part year and no refund available - join only if you think you will exceed 15 hours for the remainder of the year; otherwise the hourly rate will work out cheaper for you.
 
UFS does not include exclusive use of club gliders for contests or courses.
 
Cost is $900 per year. May be paid in 3 instalments of $300 due by 20 July, 20 Aug & 20 Sep.

Payment Options for Annual Fees and UFS

  • By cheque to Piako Gliding Club, PO Box 100, Matamata 3440.
  • By internet banking to BNZ 02-0360-0025367-000
    • Include your name and word SUBS or UFS in reference
  • By EFTPOS at the club
    • Select Piako Gliding Club, not Matamata Soaring Centre
    • Send an email to treasurer@glidingmatamata.co.nz with your name, date of payment, amount and what it is for.

FLYING CHARGES (1 July 2018)

Flying charges to be paid on the day at the club by cash, cheque or EFTPOS.
 
Credit cards, and debit cards issued by credit card companies, are not accepted.
 
Invoices for groups by prior arrangement with the club only.

Aerotowing Charges

Aerotow charge is $26 per 1,000 ft
Aerotow Height
Charge
1000 ft (circuit)
$26
1500
$39
2000
$52
2500
$65
3000
$78
5000
$130
 
Double tow (not normally available) – each glider pays 75% of above fee.
 
Aero-retrieve or other use of club tow plane cost $355/hr. Retrieve at absolute discretion of the tow pilot.
 
Charges for aero-tows below are estimates only.
Location
Estimate
Spud Patch
$105
Tokoroa
$275
Wharepapa South
$235
Te Kuiti
$370
Te Kowhai
$250
Mercer
$360
Thames
$305
 

Winch Launch

Winch launches cost $17/launch.
 
Normally our trial flight vouchers are for aero-towing only. However, if guests are present on winch launching days, Trial flight winch launch costs $35/launch including club glider time (approximately 5mins). e.g. voucher for 2000 ft Trial flight is equivalent to 4 winch launches.

Club Gliders

  • Members’ rate for all club gliders is $60 / hour ($1/min)
  • No hourly charge for members who have joined the Unlimited Flying Scheme
  • No charge for student members (<26yrs old and in full time study) while flying twin gliders with an instructor. Normal members’ rates for solo flying.
  • Members may request the exclusive use of a club glider for an organised event, such as a competition or a training course. If approved by the committee, the member will pay $50 per flying day. There is no charge for days that are not flyable due to adverse weather. The Unlimited Flying Scheme does not include exclusive use of club gliders.

Youth Groups

We have a special place in our hearts for organised Youth Groups such as the ATC, Scouts, school groups and Young Eagles. To help foster the soaring spirit, Piako Gliding Club offers special rates for organised Youth Groups.
 
Please contact us to see if your group qualifies, and to make arrangements for your group. Note these prices may change at any time, call us to confirm costs.
 
Launch
Costs
Approximate Time
Winch
$30 / flight
4 to 5 mins
1000 ft aerotow
$45 / flight
4 to 5 mins
2000 ft aerotow
$90 / flgiht
15 to 20 mins
 

Miscellaneous Charges

Prices for drinks and nibbles posted at the bar. Contact us for prices of logbooks, pilot study training notes and club branded apparel.

Bunkhouse or campground accommodation may be arranged through Matamata Soaring Centre.