WELCOME TO THE THRILLING WORLD OF GLIDING!
Are you ready for an exhilarating adventure in the skies? Gliding, also known as soaring, is an incredible air sport that lets you fly unpowered aircraft called gliders or sailplanes. Get ready to experience the freedom of flight and the thrill of using the energy in the atmosphere!
What is a Glider?
A glider is a high-performance aircraft with a remarkable glide ratio. For some gliders; every 60 meters the glider travels through the air, it only loses 1 meter of altitude. That’s the kind of efficiency that allows gliders to stay aloft for extended periods.
Feel the Freedom of Control
Soaring with the Elements
To take flight, gliders are initially towed to a specific altitude by a powered aircraft or launched with a winch. Once in the air, it’s all about finding the rising air known as thermals. These thermals, created by the sun’s heating of the ground, are full of rising air, right to the top of clouds. Using a variometer to detect thermals, you’ll skillfully circle within them, climbing higher and higher.
Covering Long Distances
Adventure Awaits at Great Heights
Safe, Serene, and Exciting
Gliding is both safe and serene. Statistically, it’s as safe as normal airline flying. Gliders are built to stringent strength standards and undergo rigorous maintenance. Structural failures are virtually non-existent. Plus, landing a glider is a breeze, as they can be safely landed in paddocks as short as 150m. Gliding is a unique combination of adventure and tranquility.
Start Your Gliding Journey
Whether you’re a seasoned aviator or someone looking for a new, exciting hobby, gliding is for everyone. Experience the joy of glider flights in a dual-seat training glider to get a taste of the sport. Once you’re hooked, become a member of our club and receive training to become a solo glider pilot. From there, the sky’s the limit as you develop your skills and explore cross-country flights, competitions, and even instructional roles.
Age is Just a Number
Affordable and Accessible
Gliding is an affordable form of aviation, making it accessible to many enthusiasts. The cost of learning depends on your pace and availability. We operate every weekend with instructors that can impart the skills required to pilot solo. After reaching solo status, there are endless opportunities to further enhance your skills and take on new challenges. Our coaches can guide you into the ever expansive world of cross country soaring, giving you the confidence of knowing where the next thermal is!