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Oxford Gliding Club is a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) and we fully support the promotion of and participation in the sport of gliding. If you want to fly with us but are concerned about the cost, contact our membership secretary. Our privacy policy can be viewed here. Our site map can be viewed here.

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2019

Oxford Gliding Club

Flight Experience Terms and Conditions

The following apply to all purchases made via this website.

“The Club” = Oxford Gliding Club
“Voucher holders” = The person who will use the voucher to receive a flight experience.

The following rules apply to all flights (these are the "Normal Flight Rules"):
 

  • Every voucher for a “flight experience” is valid for one year unless otherwise stated.

  • The club reserves the right to cancel any voucher but will endeavour to provide a full reason for cancellation.

  • The club reserves the right to weigh, obtain height measurements or other required details from any voucher holder prior to a flight. These details will not be recorded but are necessary in order to maintain flight operational safety requirements.

  • The minimum age for a flight experience is 12 years of age, unless agreed with the club's Chief Flying Instructor.

  • The club reserves the right to refuse any voucher holder a flight on the grounds of flight safety, including but not limited to:

a.    The instructor (or any club member) has reason to believe the pilot is above the legal alcohol limit of 20mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood (correct at time of writing). This is approximately a quarter of the alcohol limit for driving, though Oxford Gliding Club strongly suggests that you don't consume any alcohol in the preceding twelve hours before your flight.

b.    The instructor (or any club member) has reason to believe the pilot is under the influence of any illegal substances

c.    The instructor (or any club member) has reason to believe the pilot is not medically fit to fly. This can be due to prescription medication, medical or surgical history, or any current illness or infection.

This list is not exhaustive, but should any section be used, the pilot may be offered the opportunity to re-book the experience, or obtain a refund, at the discretion of the Chief Flying Instructor.  

  • All vouchers sold from Oxford Gliding Club may only be redeemed with Oxford Gliding Club

  • The club reserves the right to cancel all or part of the experience at short notice due to safety, weather or operational reasons. The club will not be held liable for any losses as a result of this action, however will endeavour to re-book the experience at a mutually convenient date.

  • A voucher holder may bring family or friends to the airfield to watch the experience, however they must not pose a risk to flight or operational safety.  

  • Voucher holders and their associates should bear in mind that they are visiting an active RAF airfield, and as such must confirm to lawful RAF instructions (both those posted on airfield signs, and from RAF personnel).

  • Voucher holders and their associates should wear proper clothing for the conditions of the airfield at the time, depending on the weather. In winter, the general advice is to bring one or two layers in addition to what you would wear normally, as you may be on the airfield for an extended period of time.


The following terms apply to the FPTS (Fixed Price To Solo) package only (in addition to the normal flight rules):

  • After one (1) year, if the member has not achieved solo standard, the scheme closes and the member continues their training at normal club rates.

  • If the member reaches solo standard but chooses not to fly solo, the free flying arrangement terminates but the membership continues.

  • Maximum allowance of one hundred (100) winch launches.

  • Flights are limited to Oxford Gliding Club's K13 and K21 training aircraft

  • The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable

  • This opportunity is limited to new members only

  • Oxford Gliding club may terminate the agreement and refund the payment at any time, minus any flights taken (at normal rates) and any membership used (pro-rata).



The following terms apply to the FS (Flying Start) package only (in addition to the normal flight rules):

 

  • After three months the scheme closes no matter what point the member is in their training.

  • If the member reaches solo standard but chooses not to fly solo, the free flying arrangement terminates but the membership continues until the three month period has been reached.

  • Maximum allowance of twelve (12) winch launches

  • Flights are limited to Oxford Gliding Club's K13 and K21 training aircraft

  • The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable

  • This opportunity is limited to new members only

  • Oxford Gliding club may terminate the agreement and refund the payment at any time, minus the cost of any flights used, and the amount of membership pro-rata.

The following terms apply to the "Vintage Gliding Experience" package only (in addition to normal flight rules):

  • It is up to the duty instructor's discretion whether or not to allow flights in the T21. It is advisable to call the club on the day you have booked your experience in order to check whether the T21 will be flying.

  • We reserve the right to offer an experience in one of our other two seat training aircraft and refund the difference if unable to fly the T21 

  • We will also provide the option to delay your flight until we can guarantee the use of the T21 (as much as reasonably possible).