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Old 05-23-2007, 10:47 PM   #21
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:07 PM   #22
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I currently belong to two clubs one is $25 a year, the other is $60. Both in the Edmonton area, and both have 2 flying sites.
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:34 AM   #24
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$250 to fly in the whole province or just in designated sites?

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Old 05-24-2007, 06:57 AM   #25
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$60 per year - this just covers the costs for our club of ~30 members. We have a primary field and its associated costs and also rent a gym throughout the Winter months.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:01 AM   #26
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I joined a new club this year because of moving. It was $100.00 plus a one time $30.00 field improvement fee. I think that's fabulous. What can you do for $100.00 annually????? It's a great group. Play a round of golf or go to a hockey game and the costs are rising a lot. I suppose different clubs have different deals for site fees etc. and it would be difficult to compare. Overall my money is reasonable and well spent I think.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:40 PM   #27
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In answer to Moo's question:

The guys that want or need a mowed strip use their own mowers and buy their own gas, simple as that.

We use a privately owned field (farmer), and no problems for him seem to be enough. Every once in a while he gets a bottle of scotch or some other gift, along with our profuse thanks. Amazingly, not every farmer is grovelling for every last cent return on his land... Key phrase in this is NO PROBLEMS: no complaints from the neighbours, no traffic difficulties, that sort of thing!
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:29 AM   #28
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Fees seem to be anywhere from the almost unbelievably low to the equally almost unbelievably high.

The really strange thing is that there does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to their setting.

How do some of these clubs wind up at $30 while others charge several hundred? And don't forget, it's really about double that considering the time you can actually fly in many parts of the country, since we have that minor impediment called winter.

In Aurora, it's about $60. We work to actual expenses and a budget in setting the rate. Some people though think that it should be much higher just because other nearby clubs cost more. Oh, and we also have our own lawn tractor, roller, etc., cut the grass up to 2x per week, pay field rent, run an indoor facility, provide free training - except for the fuel - with club aircraft and so on.
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:53 AM   #29
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Part of what we should get past on this thread here is the rumours of very high costs (hundreds of $$) or rumours of free clubs. Informed statements from the guys and ladies who actually are part of this hobby is what I was hoping to read on this thread, as most of you have done. Go ahead, tell the rest what you are truly paying.
"i heard...." or "some places....." etc are not the same as facts from an individual at some particular lower or higher priced club.

Here in London, I belong to 2 clubs.... one is at $30. (about 35 members)
The other is at $45, with about 55 current members (77 last year) ($55 if paid after Jan 31st), but is soon to go up, or have a special levy placed on current members.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:04 AM   #30
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We also have our own lawn tractor to mow with (we used to bring our own push mowers ), pay field rent and all other expenses related with having a nice flying site..i do know our rent is cheap, I believe less than $400....

We average 35 to 50 members a year @ $30...We have some people donate their time and supplies such as gravel, signage and tools etc. etc...This helps immensely...

Some members have received donations from their respective employers that help...

We have all types of members and flyers, youngsters on up flying small,large, foamies,choppers and whatever...

We all get along quite well and this makes for an extremely enjoyable place to spend a day or two...

We do not have contests or the such, so no extra costs are incurred by that...

Don't know why some memberships would be in the hundreds, i'm glad we are where we are.
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