Flying Fees

Lake Keepit Soaring Club Flying Fees effective June 2021

GLIDERS HOURLY HIRE

– Casual glider usage by visitors
– Availability subject to sharing with others
– Max charge 4 hours per day

Glider TypeCallsignFlying Charge $ / hourFlying Charge incl. Instruction 
PW5VH-LKJ, VH-LKU$66.00
Grob 103/Twin AstirVH-IUR, VH-IKX$82.00$212.00
ASK21VH-GCI$90.00$220.00
LS7VH-XJY$82.00
Discus 2BVH-NSO$98.00
Duo Discus XTVH-ZAB$125.00$255.00
– Duo Engine use (incl. fuel)$3.60 / minute

 

DAILY & WEEKLY HIRE

Applicable only when booked for sole use of the hirer. Must be booked prior to the first flight of the booking.

Glider TypeCallsingDaily (for multiple days < than week)Weekly
PW5VH-LKJ, VH-LKU$231.00$1039.5
Grob 103/Twin AstirVH-GFP, VH-IKX$287.00$1,291.50
ASK21VH-GCI$315.00$1,417.50
LS7VH-XJY$287.00$1,291.50
Discus 2BVH-NSO$343.00$1,543.50
Duo Discus XTVH-ZAB$437.50$1,968.75
– Duo Engine use (incl. fuel)$3.60 / minute$3.60 / minute

 

AIR EXPERIENCE FLIGHTS

AIR EXPERIENCE (Trial Instructional Flight)Cost
Deluxe Air experience Flight (up to 45 min) incl glider hire & aerotow to max 4000ft agl$295.00
Air experience Flight extension$2.00 / minute
Cross Country Air experience Flight in Duo Discus.
Initial fee includes two hours flight time, aerotow launch, glider hire, and instructor fees.
Time after the initial two hours – charged prorate per minute
$ 645 initial fee.
$120 per hour.

 

CHECK FLIGHTS, ORIENTATION FLIGHTS, AREA BRIEFING FLIGHTS

Check Flights, Orientation Flights, Area Briefing FlightsCost
Glider hire
Launch fees
Instructor fly time
As per table
As per table
$130 / hour

 

CROSS COUNTRY COACHING

Coaching TypeCost
XC Coaching in Dual Seater
Includes briefing, in flight coaching, debrief
Coach: $300 / day or part thereof
Glider: as per table or BYO
Launch: as per Table
XC Coaching Lead & Follow
Includes Briefing, in flight coaching, debrief
Coach: $300 / day or part thereof
Coachee Glider: as per table or BYO
Coach Glider: no charge (subject to Glider being available, no bookings, if booked the coachee needs to pay for the coach Glider)
Coachee launch: as per Table
Coache launch: as per Table
XC Ground Coaching and Assistance (coach does not fly)
Includes Briefing, assistance planning task, preparation, task declaration, debrief, tips and general help
Coach: $120 per hour charged in 5-minute blocks

 

LAUNCH FEES

Launch TypeHeight AGL (ft)Cost
Winch$22.00
Aerotow (pre-arranged training tow)<500$29.00
Aerotow1000 – 3000$49.00 + $2.02 / 100ft above 1000ft
Aerotow3000 – 4000$89.40 + $2.50 / 100ft above 3000ft
Aerotow4000 – 5000$114.40 + $4.12 / 100ft above 4000ft
Aerotow>5000$155.60 + $6.80 / 100ft above 5000ft

 

AIRFIELD USE FEES

Use Type Cost
Aerotowed Gliders landing fee$0 (Included in launches fees)
Self Launchers landing fee$15.00 / day
Use of site facilities per day flown for non-members only. This is not charged on days when hiring a club glider or staying in selected club accommodation (excluding rooms 10,11,12)$37.50 / day
Power Aircraft landing fee$15.00 / day

 

AB-INITIO TRAINING COURSES

Training TypeIndicative Cost (depend on number of flights, fly time and accommodation type)
One week Ab-initio training
incl. Instruction, Launch fees (aerotow), Glider hire, Instruction, $250 for manual, logbook, 3 mth Club/GFA membership, basic accommodation.
~$2600

 

OUTLANDING RETRIEVES

Retrieves TypeCost
Road retrieve, self arranged with own vehicle$0
Road retrieve, performed by LKSC Staff with LKSC vehicle$55.00 / Staff hour + $0.70 / Km
Aero retrieve$350.00 / Tug tacho hour

DAMAGE LIABILITY

General Damage: Pilot in charge is solely responsible for damage, damage is payable as set out below.
Canopy: Cost of repair up to insurance excess then excess and other charges apply
Wheels up landing: Minimum charge of $750 towards cost of accumulative refurbishment expenses.
– If the repair cost is greater than $750, the pilot is responsible up to the insurance excess.
Insurance Excess: gliders – as per insurance policy for individual aircraft plus $500.00 fee plus any transport costs ( – Insurance excess is $1000/glider except Duo Discus XT which is $2500) Trailers – as per insurance policy plus any additional cost incurred by L.K.S.C.