Airfield Research Group currently has under 300 paying members. Between them, these members' subscriptions are paying for a further 7200+ forum users to enjoy the use of the forum for free.
Forum and website costs are continually rising, and the supply of funds available to the charity to provide the forum for as a free-to-use facility is sadly becoming unsustainable. This is reducing the charity's ability to maintain our other charitable objectives. Add to that the sheer amount of material being lifted directly from the website and forum for outside commercial use without ARG authorisation or even any accreditation to ARG, something has had to change.
The Charity has therefore been forced to introduce subscription-based forum access to assist with the funding of the forum and ensure its continuity.
Starting Friday evening there will be a change to the forum, introducing a “Forum Member” subscription membership category for non-ARG Members. ARG Members continue to have full access.
This membership will be available through our membership page for a annual fee of 10 pounds. For less than three pence per day you will be able to help ensure the continued existence of the forum.
We hope you will understand the need to make this change to ensure the continued success of the forum and support the charity's decision.
The following user(s) said Thank You: REF, Ossington_2008, ianbache, CornwallPhil