Join the Club
The Taupo Gliding Club has currently over 43 Flying members and is located at the Centennial Park Airfield. Facilities include a club house with bunkrooms, a kitchen with cooking facilities, a campsite with a shower and toilet block. A newsletter is posted to keep members informed of club activities and provide a duty roster for instructors, duty pilots and tow pilots.
From 1st April to 31st March, annual subscription rates are:
Full Flying member $380
Associate Flying member $75
(must be a full member of another club)
Social member $30
Junior Flying member (under 19) $0
Plus $30 insurance to fly club aircraft.
Full membership includes the Soaring NZ magazine, which is the official magazine of the NZ Gliding Association. For those joining after April the club rates will be "pro rata" for the time remaining in the financial year. There is no charge for instruction.
Club member rates.
Glider charges $60 per hour or we have a scheme where you pre pay $800 for 30 hours of flying time.
The aero tow is charged to the release height.
Aero tow Launch Based on actual height above sea level plus a $15 flag fall. Therefore, a tow would be:
2500 feet $40
3000 feet $45
4000 feet $55
5000 feet $65
Conditions apply. Different rates apply to visiting overseas pilots.
Contact any of the committee for an application form or call the club on 07 3785627.
Call 7 days a week 07 378 5627
421 Centennial Drive, Taupo
P.O.Box 25 Taupo