For those learning to glide, a combination of flying practice and ground briefing is needed,
and we aim to provide that within the booked slots. More experienced pilots may only require flying time.
The other consideration is that the club needs to cover the cost of providing a professional instructor,
and it is only fair that this cost is largely borne by the users of the service.
With these factors in mind the following arrangements have been implemented:
|Questions and Answers|
|What if it's unflyable?
Ground briefings will be organised by the professional instructor during unflyable weather. Anyone learning to glide needs to learn theory to help them progress faster. If no flying is possible the fee will be £25.
What if I don't need any ground school?
If it's unflyable, and you make contact with the instructor and agree with him that briefings would not be useful, then no fee will be levied. If you don't make contact the full £30 fee will be charged – the weather may be different at the club from where you are and the club is having to pay the instructor to hang around waiting for you. If you mutually agree to scrub he can get on with other work.
What if the professional instructor happens to be free and I just need a check flight or something similar?
A 15% surcharge on normal club launch and flying fees will apply. It makes sense to accommodate ad hoc requests when possible, but while the instructor is flying he can't be doing other things, and the costs of employing him still have to be covered.
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