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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
Austrian 18 M pilot and Schempp HIrth engineer Andreas Lutz talks about the Ventus 3 at WGC BenallaRead more
Ventus3 Andreas Lutz, Austria flying the Ventus 3 at Benalla on 1 January 2017Read more
Australian 15 m Class pilot flying from Benalla to the Victorian Apps on the official practice day.
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
See the video here
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
BENALLA VICTORIA 8 - 22 JANUARY 2017
Press Release 30 August 2016
2 Countries to Compete at the
WORLD GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Benalla Victoria
Entries to the World Gliding Championship at...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
The World Gliding Championships will be held in Lithuania 30 July - 13 August 2016. The Australian Gliding team, will consist of six flying members.
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more