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Every year the GFA requires clubs and other organisations that need to affiliate with the GFA, to complete a form confirming the affiliation details.

For first time Gliding Club affiliation, there is a one time fee.

Currently there are three types of organisations that need to affiliate with the GFA.  These are:

  • Operationally active gliding clubs. No fee.
  • Approved Maintenance Organisations that operate under the GFA Manual of Standard Procedures. This category has an annual renewal and fee, to be paid directly into the GFA Shop.  
  • Organisations that act as the Registered Operator of one or more sailplanes.  Usually these will be companies that operate a glider on behalf of an individual or a syndicate, rather than as a gliding club.  Once again the reason for requiring affiliation is to ensure that the Registered Operator is bound by the GFA's Manual of Standard Procedures.  This category has an annual renewal and fee, to be paid directly into the GFA Shop.

Gliding Club Affiliation is annual and runs for the period of the GFA Financial year - 1st May to 30th April.  Reminder notices will be sent to all affected organisations that are currently affiliated.  New affiliations can be arranged by completing the online Affiliation Form and paying the appropriate fee in the GFA online shop.

Clubs who are not affiliated may not operate and their members cannot fly with any club, unless they become a member of an affiliated club.

The online affiliation form can be found AT THIS LINK.