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New Gliding Australia
Welcome to the upgraded website - now optimised for phones and tablets
Gliding is for everyone
Gliding is an exhilarating, spectacular yet serene flying experience
Club-based community
Gliding can be enjoyed at your own pace to suit your lifestyle
Develop your skills
Continue to develop your skills and experience cross country soaring
Aerobatics
or experience the excitement of aerobatics
For all types of pilots
Many glider pilots have backgrounds in commercial aviation, hang gliding, paragliding, RA and general aviation
From all walks of life
Glider pilots come from many different working environments and lifestyles
All glider pilots have one thing in common
They love the freedom of soaring flight
'For there you have been
'and there you long to return.'

Members Survey

Members Survey

A link to the 2017 member’s survey was emailed to alll GFA members. I would really appreciate you taking a couple of minutes to tell us what you are thinking...

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Soaring into the Future

Soaring into the Future

From L to R, Steve Pallas Sports Community, Ian Caldwell CMD, Tighe Patching Vic, David Fosdick WA, Peter Cesco VP, Mandy Temple President, Chris Thorpe EMO, Jenny Thompson Qld, Ian...

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News from the International Team Com…

News from the International Team Committee (ITC)

The 2016/17 ITC selection ended with the completion of the 20m Class Nationals at Narromine, and as usual Narromine turned on the full range of weather reaching over 15,000ft one...

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GLIDING AT AVALON AIRSHOW

GLIDING AT AVALON AIRSHOW

The attendance at Avalon Airshow 2017 was the largest yet, with more than 210,000 aviation enthusiasts attending and providing an attractive recruiting ground for gliding. However, this year we had...

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Sporting Grants

Sporting Grants

  There are a number of Sporting grants available at a Federal, State and local Government level that can be applied for by clubs.  Corporations, such as Holden, also provide grants...

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Ventus 3 with Andreas Lutz at WGC Be…

Ventus 3 with Andreas Lutz at WGC Benalla

  Austrian 18 M pilot and Schempp HIrth engineer Andreas Lutz talks about the Ventus 3 at WGC Benalla

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Ventus 3 Andreas Lutz Launch at WGC …

Ventus 3 Andreas Lutz Launch at WGC Benalla

      Ventus3 Andreas Lutz, Austria flying the Ventus 3 at Benalla on 1 January 2017

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WGC Benalla Cockpit video from Steve…

WGC Benalla Cockpit video from Steve O'Donnell

    Australian 15 m Class pilot flying from Benalla to the Victorian Apps on the official practice day.   {media id=32,layout=blog}  

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Champions Declared at WGC Benalla

Champions Declared at WGC Benalla

  Before the championship medals were awarded, the final day winners received their day win medals. Above Open Class Day winners 21 January Riccardo Brigliadori, 1st centre, Peter Szabo2nd left, Bruce Taylor...

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AUSTRALIAN SAILPLANE GRAND PRIX CHAM…

AUSTRALIAN SAILPLANE GRAND PRIX CHAMPION

After six exciting races, the Australian Sailplane Grand Prix Champion is Australian Geoff Brown. Mark Tingey from New Zealand took 2nd place followed by Sean Fidler from the USA in...

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Horsham Week Competition

Horsham Week Competition

4 – 11 February 2017 Horsham Week is now accepting entries online at www.horshamweek.org.au/horsham-week    Horsham has a long history as a fantastic competition, eminently suited for people new to...

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ABC TV Coverage - World Sailplane Gr…

ABC TV Coverage - World Sailplane Grand Prix: Elite glider pilots from Australia, NZ and the USA race over Victoria

See the video here http://ab.co/2gO5U70

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Sailplane Grand Prix Horsham - Day …

Sailplane Grand Prix  Horsham - Day 1 Highlights

Day 1 of SGP  Here is video from the evening debriefing and prizegiving given by Cpmpetition Director Tim Shirley. Brian DuRieu,  Tim Wilson and Bill Gawthrop took the first three...

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WGC Benalla entrants eclipsed by loc…

WGC Benalla entrants eclipsed by locals at SGP Horsham

After an exciting low-level race, Day 1 of SGP Horsham is over. Local Australian pilots Brian DuRieu and Tim Wilson took the first two places, followed by WGC Benalla entrants...

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Executive Officer Report December

Executive Officer Report December

Exec/Board meeting 5/6 November 2016Member Protection Policy (MPP): Our MPP describes the standards of appropriate behaviour for members and the GFAs requirements to ensure a safe, respectful and appropriate sporting...

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WHAT GLIDER IS THAT?

WHAT GLIDER IS THAT?

Ventus 3 WHAT GLIDER IS THAT? Some contestants are shipping gliders to Benalla that have never been seen in Australia before. Glider manufactures from around the world release new machines especially...

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Multiclass Nationals Kingaroy

Multiclass Nationals Kingaroy

New Australian 15 Metre Class Champion Adam Woolley After ten competition days, new National Champions in four classes of competition were decided at Kingaroy on 21 October. Terry Cubley who competed in...

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The Olympics of Gliding comes to Ben…

The Olympics of Gliding comes to Benalla January 2017

The Olympics of Gliding comes to Benalla January 2017 The World Gliding Championships will be the biggest gliding event to come to Benalla for 30 years – since the last one...

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World Gliding Championships Benalla …

World Gliding Championships Benalla - 26 Nations to Compete

WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS BENALLA VICTORIA 8 - 22 JANUARY 2017 WGC2017.COM Press Release                        30 August 2016 2 Countries to Compete at the WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Benalla Victoria Entries to the World Gliding Championship at...

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Horsham Sailplane Grand Prix

Horsham Sailplane Grand Prix

8th Series Sailplane Grand Prix – Horsham Australia 14-22 December 2016 The first event in the 8th Series of the Sailplane Grand Prix will take place at Horsham in Victoria, This event...

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Team Netherlands at WGC2017 Benalla

Team Netherlands at WGC2017 Benalla

The Dutch will be sending six pilots to compete at Benalla. Alfred Alfers from Amsterdam will be competing in 15m Class. His home club is Amsterdam Club for Gliders (ACVZ) and...

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New Zealand to send full team to Ben…

New Zealand to send full team to Benalla

New Zealand is sending six pilots, two in each class, to WGC 2017 Benalla. Team Captain Julian Elder said, “It’s great to be bringing a full team to Benalla for...

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Austrian Team for WGC2017 Benalla An…

Austrian Team for WGC2017 Benalla Announced

The provisional Austrian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla has been announced. Austria will field five competitors in the three classes of competition. Werner Amann will fly in 15m Class. Werner’s home...

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Help the Junior Gliding Team get to …

Help the Junior Gliding Team get to Lithuania

  We have been lucky enough to be selected as the team that will represent Australia in the upcoming 20m World Gliding Championships, to be held in Lithuania between the 31st...

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FAI Sailplane Grand Prix in Spain

 FAI Sailplane Grand Prix in Spain

The second Sailplane Grand Prix 2016 will begin on 17 April in the beautiful valley of Cerdanya in the eastern Pyrenees. The Cerdanya valley has a micro climate providing consistent and...

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OSTIV Congress at WGC2017 Benalla

OSTIV Congress at WGC2017 Benalla

The 33rd Congress of the Organisation Scientific et Technique Internationale du Vol à Voile, (OSTIV) will be held at the WGC, Benalla, Australia from 8 to 13 January, 2017. The...

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Australian Team for World Gliding Ch…

Australian Team for World Gliding Championships Lithuania announced

The World Gliding Championships will be held in Lithuania 30 July - 13 August 2016.  The Australian Gliding team, will consist of six flying members.

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Australian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla…

Australian Team for WGC 2017 Benalla Announced

After strong performances in the Australian summer national gliding competitions, the Aussie team for WGC2017 Benalla has been decided. Bruce Taylor will fly in Open Class. Bruce has previously represented Australia...

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Women's World Gliding Championships …

Women's World Gliding Championships Lake Keepit

Terry Cubley EO attended the International Gliding Commission (IGC) meeting in Luxembourg and presented the bid for Lake Keepit to host the 2019 Women's World Gliding Championships. The bid was successful...

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World Gliding Championships Benalla

World Gliding Championships Benalla

34th FAI World Gliding Championships, BenallaThe Australian Multiclass Nationals and Pre World Championships have now concluded and the countdown to WGC Benlla  has begun.You can keep up to date with...

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JWGC2015 Closing Ceremony

JWGC2015 Closing Ceremony

After a sunny and cheerful medal and tropphy presentation the 9th JWGC was officially closed by Max Stevens. The FAI flag handed over to Karolios Mikalauskas the captain of the...

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Junior World Gliding Champions are

Junior World Gliding Champions are

STANDARD CLASS Australian Matthew Scutter finished in 22nd place on the day but maintained his commanding lead of the field to win the Standard Class Championship by 255 points. Robin Smit of...

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