Discovery Flights 

Introductory flights are available to the public whenever there is flying, subject to the availability of a pilot and a club owned glider. To fly at the Winnipeg Gliding Club, a person must be 12 years of age or older.  Guests are asked to become a "one-day" members of the Club and sign a waiver before taking a flight.

*GST is included in all prices.

 

The Classic Discovery Flight  $139

You and your qualified pilot will be towed to 3000 feet above ground level where you will release from the tow plane and experience the silent freedom of soaring as you glide back to the airport. (approximately 18 to 20 minutes).

 

The Hands On Flight  $169

You and your instructor will be towed to 3000 feet above ground level with the opportunity to have hands on instruction for your first flight as a glider pilot.  If conditions permit, you may experience the thrill of thermal soaring and stay aloft for a longer duration. If you choose to sign up for lessons, this flight may be logged as your first training flight towards earning your license, and the cost may be applied towards the Introduction to Gliding Package. (you must purchase the Package within the same season as your Discovery Flight in order to credit your Discovery Flight towards it).

 

The High Flyer    $400 for 2 people

Take advantage of this special package designed for 2 ( a great option for friends, couples, a parent and child (over 12), or siblings).  *This type of flight should be booked in advance to ensure we have the necessary resources and conditions to create the best experience for you.

You will each be towed up along with your pilots in separate sailplanes to an altitude over a mile high, and release from the tow planes in close proximity to each other. This is a wonderful opportunity for some air to air photography while sharing the experience of silent flight and the thrill of soaring. If conditions permit, this flight could last for up to an hour - without an engine! This flight can be tailored to what you want to experience, from your first lesson to a fast paced thrill ride, or gentle, relaxing glide back to the airport. The duration of this flight will vary depending on the type of flight you choose and the conditions.

 

Group rates (by advance booking only)

We offer the Classic Discovery flight to groups of 5 or more people at a reduced rate of $125 per person, or $119 per person if you have a group of 10 or more people (Note that the maximum number of flights we can accommodate in a single day is around 14). Groups are welcome to take advantage of our club house facilities and BBQs if they would like to prepare meals for their group.

 

 

Student Fees

Groundschool  approx. $200

To be completed on-line

Introduction to Gliding Package   $800

Package includes 10 training flights & SAC membership. GST included in price.

Student Flights

 Tow Height  Tow Cost (GST included)
 Rope break practice  $42
 1000 feet  $46
 2000 feet  $56
 3000 feet  $66
   +$10 per additional 1000 ft.

SAC Membership Fees

SAC is the Canadian national soaring association. All WGC pilots must be SAC members in order to fly

Soaring Association of Canada (SAC) Membership   $80

Soaring Association of Canada (SAC) Junior Membership   $40

Soaring Association of Canada (SAC) Youth (under age 19) Membership  Free!

 

WGC Membership Fees

Regular Membership   $450

Yearly membership fee for members who do not have the qualifications to be a Junior member (See next section). GST extra.

Junior Membership   $225

Yearly membership fee for members under age 25 and who are full time students. GST Extra.

Added Family Members   $165

Where more than one family member is a regular member of the WGC, only the first membership is charged at regular rates. All subsequent memberships for family members are at the reduced rate. GST extra.

Associate Membership   $25

Non-flying membership. Associate members receive the WGC newsletter and receive advance  notice of social events. Price includes GST.

Monthly Membership   $90

Monthly memberships are available for visiting pilots who are SAC members. GST extra.

 

All Glider Package   $238

Almost unlimited use for the year of all gliders that the pilot is qualified to fly. Daily time limits for glider usage may be in effect on busy days. Subject to GST, 

Capital Assessment  $388

For major expenditures such as fleet renewal. Subject to GST.

Monthly Glider Package   $150  (or 60 cents/min. to a maximum of $150)

Monthly glider use packages are available for visiting pilots who are members of their national soaring organization. As with the "All Glider Package", you get almost unlimited use for the month of all gliders that you are qualified to fly. Daily time limits for glider usage may be in effect on busy days. GST extra.

 

Aerotow Fees

Tow Height Fee Calculation Tow Cost (GST extra)
Rope break practice $18 hookup + $12 for 1000 $30.00
2000 feet $18 hookup + $12 x 2 $42.00
3000 feet $18 hookup + $12 x 3 $54.00
ea. additional 1000ft. + $12  

 

Sustaining Membership   $100

 One time fee granting voting privileges to a WGC member.

 

Promotional Gliding Video   $15

Soaring: Your Sport for the New Millennium. This promotional video has been produced for FAI's Soaring organisation, the International Gliding Comission . Filmed in the South Island of New Zealand.

Notes:

  • Unless otherwise indicated, 5% GST must be added to determine amount payable.
  • These rates are subject to change without notice.
  • Care has been taken to try to ensure that the rates listed here are correct. In the event that a rate listed here differs with the rate set by the Board of Directors of the club, the rate set by the board will be used.